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tough driveway

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by stcroixjoe, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. stcroixjoe

    stcroixjoe Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    it gets packed down pretty east and turns to ice (its my dads)

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  2. Antnee77

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

    I would throw down some salt/sand mix after you're done plowing.
     
  3. stcroixjoe

    stcroixjoe Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    I just plow it he usually throughs down calcium.
     
  4. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    looks like quite a slope on that driveway
     
  5. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    theres some houses around here with drives like that, makes me wounder about the builder. :dizzy: the best one i was driving on some back roads was the drive sloping into the garage at what had to be a a 15-20 degree angle.
     
  6. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Hey it looks like you caught a little turf on that one!!:D
     
  7. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Naww.... he's just turning the mulch a little for spring! Besides, it's his dad's place; what's the homeowner gonna do, fire the plow guy?!? ;)
     
  8. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    My dad would. We had stones along side of our old driveway and boy was that fun to plow and snowblow around. Every spring we would spend 4 days getting the rocks back out of the yard.
     
  9. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    a few years ago i plowed a drive like that.. only for a builder, come to find out it was so labron James could look at the house.. i must not have done a good job, he didn't buy the house:D
     
  10. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    This is my old driveway. It was fun to plow with the lawn tractor except for the time a blew out the tranny and went down backwards with no brakes or anything. I managed to drop the plow and spin around so I was going forwards then got it to stop in a little parking lot we had at the bottom.

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  11. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    First Time... another steep driveway, though it looks like a neighborhood road? St Croix's place looks like a main road of some sort. I'd rather take the odds of sliding into a backroad!! I haven't had many hairy situations like the photos here, but they might have been a kind of situation where I'd suggest the people buy themselves a good snowblower!
     
  12. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    just spray liquidcalcium down before handand you won't have any ice peoblems. or put calcium flakes - wont roll when you spread.
     
  13. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    It doesn't look to be as traveled as stcroixjoe's, but it is the "main road" in my old town. Cars go by at 40 when the speed limit is only 30. I'm glad to be out of there.