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tips for driveways

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by skinut2234, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. skinut2234

    skinut2234 Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 57

    Looking for tips/better ways to clean driveways-
    I have an F250 crew cab with Arctic plow (so turning around sometimes is a pain)- To handle a long driveway- what is best way? - the apron always seems to be hardest part.... if I drive up apron and push snow up driveway and off to the side- I am ok- but then I drove over snow on the apron making it harder to push out (plus town doesn't exactly like that)- Looking for better ways since I get asked a lot by my neighbors to just do a push or 2...
  2. B-2 Lawncare

    B-2 Lawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    You're kind of between a rock and a hard place. The only helpful thinng that I can say is if its a light push the snow toward the house and the hand shovel it on to the grass.
  3. Fantastic

    Fantastic Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Ah a fellow bus plow guy like myself lol. I've got an 04 Sierra 2500HD ext cab and a full box!


    This is what I've been doing.

    I start by cleaning the mouth of the driveway.

    Then I push in wind rowing to a spot where snow can actually go.

    Last edited: Feb 6, 2014
  4. Fantastic

    Fantastic Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    I then back drag by the house/garage dragging the snow far enough back so that I can back the truck in behind it.


    Then I back in and push out to left or right side of driveway.

    If it's necessary I might reclear the mouth again but it's usually ok. This is a one time turn around. Hope this helps??
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2014
  5. Rusty Silence

    Rusty Silence Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    @Fantastic, that's how I would do a drive like that as well. I have one that has a retaining wall that runs the leangth of one side so I push it all to the other side. I back drag the snow that's near the doors and push it to the side though instead of turning around and backing in to push.
    My truck is a reg cab long bed and i wish I had a shorter truck.
  6. Fantastic

    Fantastic Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    The reason I like to turn around and push the snow out from in front of house/garage is for the clean look after... I'm not really picky or anything I just like that the banks on each side look like I wind rowed them from one end to the other... Maybe that does make me picky :laughing:

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    That's exactly how I would do it as well
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    That sucks with a long truck You need a back pull plow with down pressure

    My self I use a tractor on drives This year a Skid To much easier with a skid