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To big for a condo complex

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by 77gmcserria, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. 77gmcserria

    77gmcserria Member
    from N/A
    Messages: 48

    Would you say that a Mack tandom axle truck with a 11' plow and 20yrd sander to big of a truck for a condo complex? I would have other smaller pices of equipment, trucks / snowblowers for the smaller areas.
     
  2. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Umm yes since they will complain about the noise that thing will make
     
  3. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    Yes, way overkill unless you have miles of roads.
     
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Unless you get heavy snow and alot of drifting it is way too big.
    Most apts are full of cars and backing up would be hard.
     
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    I would say go for it..

    Those trucks aren't that loud, and when did an 11ft blade make more noise than an 8.5?
     
  6. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,546

    you wont be able to get around with that thing.....itll take you twice as long just trying to not hit any cars
     
  7. pohouse

    pohouse Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I run a single axle dump with a 10' plow. The wheelbase is short and the turning radius is tight. Backing up is the problem. I do some commerial lots and streets for HOA's. So I would say if your able to drive through the complex without having to backup, go for it.
     
  8. 77gmcserria

    77gmcserria Member
    from N/A
    Messages: 48

    So basically all they are good for is highway plowing or parking lots?
     
  9. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    Pretty much...........it won't do driveways or any type of detail work if that's what you are alluding to.

    Is this a front plow or belly blade? Not sure you identified this yet.

    Just delay rolling that truck until the plowing is completed on your sites and use it for that. Your salters will make you more $$ per hour doing this as opposed to plowing with it.
     
  10. 77gmcserria

    77gmcserria Member
    from N/A
    Messages: 48

    Front Plow
     
  11. Craaaig

    Craaaig Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I know for a lot of condos around here it would be too big ,but everywhere is different. I would try to avoid backing up to much otherwise give it a try on your larger areas and just have the other equipment do the tighter spots.
     
  12. jimaug87

    jimaug87 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    How wide are the streets thru the condos? Around me there are some places that would work and other it'd be impossible.
     
  13. grasmancolumbus

    grasmancolumbus Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    How much snow do you get and how wide are the drives/roads