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Scratching Blacktop

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by huskerfan523, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. huskerfan523

    huskerfan523 Member
    Messages: 51

    I kind of searched around a little bit, and from what some people are saying, I shouldnt have a problem, but I just got a blacktop driveway, and am worried about scratching it. I have a 7.5 western pro steel. let me know if I should tell them to find something else, I really dont want to deal with a claim in my first season...
  2. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,696

    Just put a disclaimer in your contract stating you are not responsible for the integrity of the hard surfaces you plow.
  3. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    Blacktop scratching will be a never ending issue... On some of my equipment I use rubber, on other stuff I have Poly... Either way, I prefer the metal edged blades and like TLCA said, put a disclaimer on the contract and use what works the best: Metal
  4. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,027

    You might see scrathes towards the beginning of the year, but they usually go away after a few months.
  5. huskerfan523

    huskerfan523 Member
    Messages: 51

    I'll have to call the owner, because its like brand new blacktop, I dont know how old it is, but its really black...
  6. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Tell the client that's why they make blacktop sealer.A driveway is not a piano for crying out loud.
  7. huskerfan523

    huskerfan523 Member
    Messages: 51

    I'll keep the thread posted as far as what the client says and how the drive looks after a couple pushes