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Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Doughboy12, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Doughboy12

    Doughboy12 PlowSite Fanatic
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    What are the 5 things every home owner newbie should know? GO...:help:
     
  2. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
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    Hire someone
    Not the cheapest
    Understand the guy has other accounts your not his only one
    Let him salt
    No city walks
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    Really. C'mon we were on a roll. He never specified as to what.
     
  4. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    Did I mess up?
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    No. We got deleted.
     
  6. Doughboy12

    Doughboy12 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,671

    Clue 1: I posted the question in the Non-Commercial Snow Removal area.
    Clue 2: I assume this is a site for people that actually plow.

    So let me be more specific...

    I would like to know what mistakes I shouldn't make with my plow, on my truck, on my property, plowing the snow that may fall on said property's hard surfaces that I use with my vehicles, to access the interior storage area for said vehicles. I used to and will sometimes still plow with my Polaris Sportsman 700 with 60" plow. I can stack it 5-6 feet high with that but it takes some work. I also spend up to 5 hours plowing a single event with that set-up and am tired of it.

    Sorry for thinking you could figure that part out. :blush2:
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2014
  7. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
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    Oh haha I just didn't know the rules lol
     
  8. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
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    Don't hit the garage door with the plow
     
  9. Doughboy12

    Doughboy12 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Now we are getting somewhere...
    How fast to hit the pile is a good one too?
     
  10. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    responding to gag threads:help:
     
  11. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    R means really fast
    Go fast and throw it in park
    Don't hit the garage door with the rear bumper
    Don't plow the grass or dirt
    Chain lifts are the only kinda plow
    You NEED plow shoes
    There's no different between a full trip or trip edge
     
  12. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    Make sure its manual angle too so you don't angle to fast
     
  13. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    That's why I have a padded steering wheel.
     
  14. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
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    Think about how your gonna plow it before you start. Sometimes you might make a big mess if you haven't done it before.
     
  15. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,652

    Push piles back as far as you can. You will run out of room faster than you think. Take care of your equipment.


    Last but not least, don't listen to most of the people on here. :drinkup:
     
  16. Doughboy12

    Doughboy12 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,671

    Thank you...
     
  17. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
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    How big is this driveway that takes 5 hours to plow?
     
  18. Doughboy12

    Doughboy12 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,671

    That was with a 4-wheeler.
    It has a steep hill and not just a straight drive way...on a four lane county road that is plowed and salted like you wouldn't believe.
     
  19. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
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    What kind of plow do you have now? Do you have a dealer in your area if you need parts? What kind of truck?
     
  20. Doughboy12

    Doughboy12 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,671

    I currently have a Polaris Glacier plow, getting an MVP PLUS, dealer near me, a 2007 GMC 2500 Classic.