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What do you do with little nieghborhood drives?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JeffNY, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Like this one. Im almost thinking it would be easier to back drag by the garage, then push it to the end of the drive way, then onto the yard. But that little turnaround spot on the side, theres no way im maneuvering my truck into there. Im almost thinking about shoveling that little spot. Might be quicker.
    OR, the other option, jump that 5" curb from the apt complex next door, push it into the main part, then drag it out. But thats ghetto.

    I have another drive with a turnaround spot twice the size, and I can barely get that one cleared.

    Ideas?
    Thanks.

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  2. Get Plowed AK

    Get Plowed AK Member
    Messages: 78

    What is that place? Its got multiple drives? If its just the little one, id pile out by the road under the tree by the apt. As for the turnaround, you could drive over the curb, back drag and pile in their pile or yours. Eventually the curb will be a smoth ramp if you play it right. otherwise your shoveling. you could push out a spot opposite the turnaround on the yard but to much traffic on that and their grass will be shot next year. Just an idea. curb is hard on stuff and shoveling is good for you! ha
     
  3. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    i would back my truck into theyre garage. take a 20 ton loader and park in the big parkin lot, if you play your cards right you can use theyres, just call a locksmith at 2 am itll be worth it. then you push the turn around into the driveway, and then you jump into the truck and push it into the other side of the road and onto the next one. thats gettin it done.
     
  4. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Just plow it, its not rocket science, we have over 125 residential just like it.
     
  5. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Duh! Push everything IN and as you get up the garage brake off to the left. The only thing you'll have to backdrag is the little triangle immediatly in front of the garage. The turn around? well continue pushing inward braking to th left. I'd doubt if the Apt next door would have aproblem w/ that unless they really just have to be jerks.
     
  6. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,549

    The right tool for the job

    I'll tell you how to plow that with your TRUCK if you tell me how to plow Walmart with my Jeep:D
     
  7. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609



    you just couldnt help yourself could you. :jester:
     
  8. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    'Just plow it' ...... why didn't I think of that?!!

    Im glad you have 125 just like that, I have one. And im trying to figure out the easiest way. Once I get alot of these, I'll know just what to do, like yerself.
    Till then, im learning, and I have to ask stupid questions.

    next.....
     
  9. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    without putting snow near the garage (water runoff shouldnt be by a house)

    without going on anyone elses property.


    you will be shifting your tranny about eighteen times.


    you can get in where you want. back drag each side twice backing out diagnal with the blade fully angled.

    Looks like a big colorful mess.

    i would have skipped taking this drive unless it paid REAL WELL just because when i have to shift that many times in such a small drive i get annoyed fast.....

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    Last edited: Nov 10, 2008
  10. bsuds

    bsuds Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Looks like its only about 2 parking spaces. Save the wear and tear on you trans. and shovel it. Nothing like the smell of clean fresh air. :nod:
     
  11. Saltydawg

    Saltydawg Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I'd drag and push everything that was straight and then bust out my secret snowplowing weapon, my 16 yr old nephew with a snow shovel wesport
     
  12. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,873

    thats an easy drive. deposit all snow on the roadside of the parking spot. back drag from the garage. jump that curb and push the snow into the drive so you can push it into the deposit spot and same with the rest of the snow. i could do it in about 8 shifts of the trans, then cleanup with the shovel.
     
  13. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    . . . and this is why they put snowblowers on skidsteers
     
  14. i think the easiest way would be to back drag from the garage to the little 2 spot place and push from the street to the 2 spot place and go into the lot next door and hop the curd pushing the pile onto the lawn lol or u could back up to the garage and push the snow by the tree then turn around and back blade the snow till u get past the 2 spot thing almoust then pust from the street into the 2 spot thing and pile on the grass by the 2 spot thin opposit the tree
     
  15. MB3

    MB3 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    This is why I have a blower in my truck. SOmetime you have to get off your butt and shovel,
     
  16. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Maybe Im just ghetto or somethin, but that's exactly what I would do....more efficient than trying to shovel or backdrag that.
     
  17. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    I persoanlly would gently ghetto hop the curb, just do it slowly, and as soon as the plow clears blade clears the curb, drop it into flot so the weight come off the front off the truck a little, and just do it slowly. Odds are, the people doing the big lot arent going to scrape against the curb so it will leave you something to help make it a little less jarring.

    JMO
     
  18. Get Plowed AK

    Get Plowed AK Member
    Messages: 78

    Yeah just a little hard on your truck. Shoveling is refreshing sometimes. Unless the snow is heavy then its just a chore.
     
  19. tonybands

    tonybands Member
    Messages: 31

    ? What if the apartments pile snow on that side?
     
  20. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    can't, theres 2 parking spots right there, to the left and right