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Snow removal on Rolled Drain Curbs??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Justinnsara, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Justinnsara

    Justinnsara Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I plow at an apartment complex, not your standard curbs but rather those rolled curbs great in summer so your not jumping mowers but snow is a pain. Any tips to clear those we do our best with the skidsteer but not perfect in my book, property manager thinks we are doing a great job just looking to go extra mile.payup
     
  2. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,863

    We hand shovel em, push then out 1' so truck or skid can pick it all up. a truck blade back blading works, but prob is you must be at the perfect angle to get it all & you need to go slow, so I've found shoveling is best & quickest way.
     
  3. starspangled6.0

    starspangled6.0 Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    +1

    Just clear the majority of the snow around the curbs, shovel them out, and then run the truck or skid along them again to clean up.
     
  4. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Sounds like you need a supple rubber edged wing and a good driver to get most of it, but the cleanest way is by hand...
     
  5. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Man with a plan This how we do it Wings on the Plow

    My new ProTech wings flexes more and cleans better then the wings on the truck

    That's a normal curb around here smartest thing people did But last 5-6 years people has been putting in square edge curds
     
  6. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,430

    second small skid with a broom would work
     
  7. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377


    If he doesn't have appropriate wings for the job, he could make a simple arm that attaches to the driver's side of the plow and sticks out a ways, perhaps with a pair of cheap C-clamps. Cut some rubber in a good sized square(maybe 12x12"? or wider so the driver has wiggle room lol), even stall matting or similar, then cut slits thru it 3/4 of the way up (like fingers). You could literally use it like a broom to sweep the snow off the curbs. Then unclamp the arm and clean up like normal.
     
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Sound like that should work

    I only do it at one complex that has 14 duplex's with there own curb side mail boxes The rest of the curbs I plow to them not on them
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Here's how they look around here.

    gutters.jpg
     
  10. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I think you posted the before pic where is your after pic
     
  11. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,863

    That is the after, He just did a pass a few min before the pic:eek:
     
  12. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I know them boss vplows doesn't scape well but I think he forgot to drop it