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Stacking snow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Neige, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,195

  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,433

    Why don't you use a bucket?
  3. Dustball

    Dustball Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    #1- he's not knocking down trees and a pole to get the snow behind them

    #2- snow crystals through a snow blower gets sliced and diced and compacted and takes up less room rather than using a bucket
  4. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,737

    Just trying to beat others to the punch huh? lol
  5. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Does that blower have its own engine? Also what size blower? Nice vid.

  6. jg244888

    jg244888 Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    i love how everyone slows down when they see it!!!................on second thought id do the same
  7. rebelplow

    rebelplow Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    I think he said in another post that the blower is somewhere around 275 hp. Nice vid.
  8. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    I'd rather use a bucket, assuming I've got the space on site. The blower is amazing, but also very slow.
  9. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    If I had that blower I would use it to blow snow in circles.
  10. rebelplow

    rebelplow Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Slow? If efficient = slow..... then I guess it's slow. Look at all the room he made in the space he had to work in. Think of all the backing up you have to do when using a bucket, especially with a machine that size, and all the chances you have to smash one of those nice cars that he is working right next to.
  11. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,195

    Ok he got rid of that whole pile in eight minuets, I don't think its even possible to do that with a bucket and leave as much space. As the guys below figured out

    That's how we make it disappear. ;)

    You got it, and hauling is included in this contract. He got rid of 4 truck loads of snow in 8 minuets. :drinkup:
  12. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    nice workin' machine. sure looks like a good way to get rid of it to me
  13. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    At our malls we get the box plows on our tractors tro bring the snow to the stack sites then with a Normand 312 Blower with snow going out of the side of the drum (not the chute) we airmail it!!!!! Never had to truck snow away even during the 70cm snowfall in 99
  14. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Sweet Machine!!
    i like this vid b/c you can clearly see the blower!!!

    is that the only one you run
  15. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    That thing literally makes the snow dis-appear.
  16. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,195

    Thats what we do with our largest site. Its amazing how much snow you can blow out the side. Next time will try and video it.:drinkup:
    Yes its the only one we run.
  17. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,433

    I was giving Paul a hard time. See the truck loading thread.

    Yup, looks like I did, too.

    Paul, you run a first class operation, no doubt. Starting to think a lot differently of Quebecians. ;)
  18. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    It was a quebecer who invented the snowblower Sicard (i think)
  19. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,195

    You are right. For those of you who are interested.

    Though Robert Carr Harris of Dalhousie, New Brunswick patented a "Railway Screw Snow Excavator" in 1870, the invention did not advance. Various other innovations also occurred.[3] However, it is Arthur Sicard (December 17, 1876 - September 13, 1946) who is generally credited as the inventor of the snow blower. Arthur Sicard was a mentally challenged boy who lived on a farm when he was a boy, and used to sell milk. Finding that it was hard to transport his milk and eggs due to the snow, he dreamed up an idea for a machine that would blow snow and clear up roadways. In 1925 Sicard completed his first prototype, based on a concept he described in 1894.[4] He founded Sicard Industries in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec and by 1927 his vehicles were in use removing snow from the roadways of the town of Outremont, now a borough of Montreal. His company is now a division of SMI-Snowblast, Inc. of Watertown, New York, USA, as well as a Canadian operation, Sicard SSI Group, Inc. in Knowlton, Quebec. [5]
  20. csx5197

    csx5197 Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    That blower sure did make it disappear, definitely see how it could be beneficial. What was behind the snowbanks? A stream or just more room past the curbing?