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time to plow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Freddy130, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. Freddy130

    Freddy130 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Tonight was the second time this year plowing this account. Just wondering how long you guys would estimate it would take to plow with one and two trucks.

    RC

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  2. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    With those (2) 1500s in your signature? I'd say about 2 hours, depending on conditions.
     
  3. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    By doing a quick count of the parking spaces (107), and using my software, I estimate the following.

    APPROXIMATE TIME TO PLOW
    Truck with 8' plow Hours
    2"-4" 0:39
    4"-6" 0:49
    6"-8" 0:59
    8"-12" 1:08
    Truck with 9' plow Hours
    2"-4" 0:29
    4"-6" 0:36
    6"-8" 0:44
    8"-12" 0:51

    POUNDS TONS BAGS
    SALT 309.3 0.15 6.19
    MAG 171.4 0.09 3.43
    CAL 171.4 0.09 3.43

    Total S.F. To Be Treated: 21420
    Total Acres: 0.49


    Had to estimate the length of travel lanes at (400 linear feet) but assuming I'm close, this should give you some idea.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2006
  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    I say around 50 min with 1 truck. and around 30-40 min with 2 trucks.
     
  5. fulltiltwill

    fulltiltwill Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    easy

    One truck 30 min
    Two trucks 15-20 min
     
  6. Freddy130

    Freddy130 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I wish I could plow like you can that is quick it takes about an hour for us with two trucks and about 5" of snow and took one truck 2 hours with 2" of slushy snow and freezing rain and an inch of snow...

    RC
     
  7. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    an hour tops - 1 truck
     
  8. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I'd say about an hour or so with one truck.
     
  9. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    that looks like a plowers dream

    no shopping carts, no light poles, no medians, no bushes, no cars

    damm im jealous
     
  10. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Bah! you've had snow and down here we've had jack squat :(
     
  11. Sciticofarms

    Sciticofarms Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    What software do you use?:bluebounc
     
  12. Freddy130

    Freddy130 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I guess i should have added the snow has to be pushed down to the left back corner behind the island that i highlighted in red... I think that is what takes the most time but I don't know might have to change my plowing style?

    RC
     
  13. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,861

    All of the snow from the entire lot? You should put box wings on your blades so you can scoop and hold all of the snow. Your probably wasting alot of time chasing snow.