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stacking snow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Eliw, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Eliw

    Eliw Member
    Messages: 30

    stacking snow. finally got some pics of me stacking snow with my boss RTII. my bankings are about 7-8feet high. can anyone beat that?

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  2. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    looks good but I know I have one lot where my snow is higher!:nod: gotta love those boss v's:drinkup:
  3. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    :dizzy:Keep it guys, mark my words, its gonna cost ya. Read some of the posts elsewhere,
  4. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    what do you mean??
  5. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    A truck or a plow is not designed to stack snow, you can end up with a busted plow, harness problems,stuck truck ,its tough on the drivetrain. Ever since we stopped stacking and pushing snow into banks and leaving it for a tractor snowblower combo to remove we have not had any of the above problems.I m just putting my .02 cents in for what its worth, so when someone in their first season of plowing reads above and following posts they can make their own mind up just how much of a "cowboy" they wanna be!!!!!!!!!!!:salute:
  6. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    A good driver (me lol) can stack snow 10 feet high and not break anything and not get stuck. I'll try to remember to take some pictures but it is usually dark when I am plowing. You don't have to beat on the truck or plow to stack it you know what you are doing. A little momentum and you can slide that stuff nicely right up the pile.
  7. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Oh, and thanks for the pics and I like your truck and backrack.
  8. Eliw

    Eliw Member
    Messages: 30

    Haven’t gotten stuck yet this year. Just need to know when to pick the plow up and when to stop pressing the gas. It doesn’t take much effort to push the snow up how could it be hard on your drive train? I would think pushing snow in to the side of a solid banking over and over again with a sudden stop would be hard only your truck. How do your customers like having to pay for extra equipment charge for a bucket loader?

    Thanks for the compliment. Got the front rack off craigslist for $50 (the guy was a dumb ass) the steel it was made of is worth more then that. The one near the tailgate I made.
  9. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    I dont believe stacking snow when done correctly does any harm to your vehicle. Now the "cowboys" lol that like to go out and ram frozen snowbanks.........well thats a different story. like JDiepstra said a good driver can stack snow in excess of 10 feet without doing any harm. I can now finally stack snow almost that high with my straight blade but that only because of the wings.
  10. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,748

    I agree. I think that ramming into a solid pile is hard on your truck. As long as the snow is soft enough, I don't see any harm in stacking it. If you don't, you would run out of room way to quick. But at the same time, you gotta take it easy, and not gun it or anything. That's when it becomes hard on stuff.
  11. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    You need to find better drivers or something. I've made piles 8-10ft tall and that's with a 1/2ton and a straight blade with wings. I never got stuck, I never rammed anything to get it that high. It's all about timing and momentum. It takes a little bit of practice to get it right but once you do it's easy. Pick the blade up slowly as you coast towards the pile and things should work out pretty well.

    Wing's are a great thing arn't they BMW? :nod:

    As I stated above and these two gentlemen also commented, it can be done quite well with a truck and blade while causing no damage or excess wear on parts. If you commonly have drivers come back with broken plows or trucks from stacking then they do not know what they were doing.
  12. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    Oh yes, def! I doubt I will buy another straight blade ever but I must say the Boss wings on my plow made a huge difference. It was amazing to actually be able to move snow with a straight blade and not just push it around. Cant wait to try wings on my V next winter. everyone else on here that does them really seems to like them! I think its alaska boss if im not mistaken that took a buch of pics of his. It looks huge but I think thats a good thing :D
  13. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    I read all the above posts, sorry to stir up the "hive"
  14. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248


    About 10-12 feet.
  15. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    I think everyone understands what your saying. And there is truth to it.
  16. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    But dont worry your absolutely rigth. too many guys bust up their s**t because they think in order to stack higher you must go faster :dizzy::dizzy: but I bet they learn quick:D
  17. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    right* sorry, I just wanted to correct it before someone thought I was a bad spweller lol
  18. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,872

    agreed. Id still consider myself a newB at the whole plowing service, but anything nearly that big is left for the machines lol. What happens when the plow goes so damn high that it is maxed out? lifts the front of the truck by the plow mount? ouch.

    Even before getting my new tractor, i'd use my little 48" bucket and move it somehwere out of the way if there was that much snow. I wouldnt ever let or suggest to any of our drivers to do that. Looks cool im sure but id rather not break something.

    Some stacking pics with V plows almost look fake its such an awkward position.
  19. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Now that is a thinking mans stacking, seems to be more of a ramp built up to the end of the pile!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cool::cool:
  20. Lynden-Jeff

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

    Although not a pic, the pile this guy is filming on is atleast 10 if not 11 ft tall, and I still filled his boots with snow at the end lol

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