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stacking snow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by earl964, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. earl964

    earl964 Member
    Messages: 53

    Can someone tell me the correct way to stack snow ?
     
  2. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Is there really a correct way? It depends on the amount of traffic & the needed space during any given moment until the snow has melted. For me, I raise the plow as I am stopping so as to push the snow as high as possible into the pile.
     
  3. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    Lift the blade and STOMP on the long skinny pedal :nod:
     
  4. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,861

    Start at the bottom and push the snow up. Its not that hard and NO you don't need speed. Nice and easy thats how **** gets broke. I have one job where I'm limited to where I can pile snow. With my Blizzard 810 I have stacked it 22 ft high and 30 feet long, no joke.
     
  5. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    it helps if the weather is in your favor, your not stacking that high all in one powdery snow storm, that takes time and the pile has to harden and then the next snow storm you drive up your snow ramp.
     
  6. Hiwire

    Hiwire Member
    Messages: 76

    22 feet high? I thought only a snow way could stack snow that high. Think about it man. Thats higher than a lot of houses. What kind of a loader do you have that plow on that you are piling snow 22 ft high?? Are you sure you didnt mean 7 ft? I cant wait to see these pictures!
    Ray
     
  7. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,861

    Exactly but it was still done. I was amazed myself.
     
  8. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,861


    No I ment what I said. Hense the NO JOKE part.
     
  9. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    The best way to stack snow is with a wheel loader. Stacking with a truck just breaks things.
     
  10. ed39

    ed39 Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    o and sometimes when you go to stack sticky snow by rasing the blade up you can sometimes make a nice hole for the front tires to get burried in along with the plow. if you stack to much and have a bunch of snow come over your plow will get stuck along with your front tires so becareful with sticky snow. usually wen i stack i angle it hard one way to get the bank as high as i can
     
  11. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    I'm not as experienced as alot of the guys here, but I elarned pretty quickly last year that when stacking snow its a good idea to not raise the blade to its max lift when pushing into the pile...you stand a really good chance that the snow will pop your blade up higher than the piston can pul it and then drop it behind a few hundred pounds of snow...if you leave an extra inch or so of travel you can still lift it over that ridge.

    Another thing I've found is that you want to try to stack with the plow square against the pile...when I don't I find it usually tosses the rear end of my truck to the side when it makes the plow square with face of the stack...naturally this is almost always directly intot eh UNplowed area of my driveway. Last time this happened to me I had the snow up over the fender flares and had to dig wiht the shovel for like a half hour before the truck could even move.
     
  12. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,861

    I just lift the blade about 2 inches and then let it ride up the mountain. Stacking and compacting for the next time.
     
  13. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    If I get suck when stacking I will move the plow side to side when trying to backup it helps to push me out and I have yet to get stuck. I better go and knock on some wood :)