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Sidewalk snow removal - 30 miles worth

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ernest, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. ernest

    ernest Member
    Messages: 67

    Has any body used a utility vehicle with a v-plow on sidewalks before.What were the results ? I have about 30 miles to do. Any suggestions. Thanks
  2. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Holy smokes! I've used my ATV for walks before. It did a decent job, but didn't get all the way to the ground. If quality is what you're going for, use a snow blower; if you're wanting speed, a plow on an atv can't be beat. If you get mad at an employee & want them to quit, put them on a shovel for that 30 miles.
  3. dakotasrock

    dakotasrock Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 260

    30 miles? Holy crap.
    U'r gonna want something like the kabota f-series. When u get wet heavy snow, a 4 wheeler wont cut cut it. Get a kabota f series with a cab, snowblower, and plow attachment. The blower doesnt always get down to the ground, but if u want perfection, run over it with the blower, then hit it with the plow. Otherwise, u could go with a bobcat.
  4. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Do you need to spread salt as well? yo might look to a compact tractor with 3pt salt spreader. you can put a plow and blower or even a broom on it.

    How wide are the sidwalks? with 30 miles you are probably going to need more then one machine. with most of what we are talking about havine a 7mph top end...you are talking 4+ hours to complete your first pass. There could be alot of snow behind you in a heavy storm

    I had about 5-6 interconnecting miles of side walk last year. I use 2 complact tractors with 6 foot plows and spreaders, 2 atvs with plows and spreaders and anywere from 4-20 shovel guys to clean up behind them.
  5. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,709

    Sweet mother, thats alot of sidewalks! I would go with a Skid Steer, maybe two:nod:
  6. rgjlawn

    rgjlawn Member
    Messages: 65

    bobcat toolcatprsport
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,433

    Just curious, but wouldn't one determine the method of removal before getting the job so one could price based on the efficiency of that piece of equipment?

    How else would you know how much time it is going to take?
  8. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    30 miles??

    Holder or Trackless with a 2 stage snowblower and a v plow
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

  10. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    How dare you make that assumption!!!:eek:
  11. Tommy10plows

    Tommy10plows Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    Sidewalk solution

    My choice would be a Jeep, CJ 5 , with a v-plow. Unstoppable, reliable, and comfortable.

    Should take about 3 hours to do at 10 MPH
  12. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Assuming it will fit? How wide is the walkway? How narrow are the restrictions by things like Tele poles, hydrants, mailboxes? Are you responsible for clearing any driveways you fill in?
  13. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,527

    What city are you doing?....I can't think of anything else with 30 miles of walks, unless it's the worlds' biggest retitrement community.

    Messages: 43


    Thats A Lot, Bombardier Sw48
  15. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065


    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    Toolcat with a snowblower this would be the only thing i would use, be sure to charge plenty!
  17. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    But it's more fun to bid the job first; then figure out how you're going to do it. Why waste time on details before you have to?:cry:
  18. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    the holders are a good tractor but are made overseas. if you have any problems you will have to wait for parts. the mttrackless has parts that are more common to the USA.
  19. RipT

    RipT Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    Anyone noticed that this post was from last April and Ernest has not responded with any followup info?

    "Left the room" so-to-speak !
  20. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    That's funny!!!