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What is the date you remove your sanders?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Maleko, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 777

    Ive always taken it out the first day of April.

    What is your set day?
     
  2. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Somewhere between 4/1-4/15 using weather forecasts.
     
  3. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,987

    Usually clean it, lube it, and store it for the off season the day before the last storm of year. :eek:
     
  4. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    Seems to be the way it goes!
     
  5. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    We take them out after the last event... But then there is always that last ice storm.
    They are put up on pallet racking and if needed can easily be put back on a truck. Trucks are wired and always ready; main issue is the rear tail gate removal needed for v-box spreaders.
     
  6. FourDiamond

    FourDiamond Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Anywhere from April 20th to April 30th depending on workload.
     
  7. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    March 15th. It sucked because we had to put them right back on since there is snow in the forecast.
     
  8. FISHERBOY

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    remove spreaders

    yes the same goes for me also
     
  9. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    I take out 3 mid march and leave the other 3 till April 15 when my contracts are over
     
  10. fairwaymowing

    fairwaymowing Member
    Messages: 90

    we got 3 inches of snow April 23 last year....we had been landscaping since first week of march.
     
  11. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    If it were to ice/snow on April 17, on a 24 hour property, would you still be called? Or is a contract being over, just mean its over? Just curious if you've ran into this. I ran into it on seasonals that started Nov 1, and it was snowing well before then.
     
  12. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I remove mine after every storm to clean it
    Mine hangs on the hoist till I'm ready to salt
     
  13. jdo150

    jdo150 Member
    Messages: 55

    I'll take the one in my pickup on and off all winter because it is easy and I need my truck bed. The one in my mason dump will most likely be taken off this up coming week.
     
  14. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,851

    I just moved my tailgate salter to storage shop yesterday....& Murphy & his law made the forcast change, I might get a few cm tonight or in morn.
     
  15. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    I empty and unload sandboxes, shovels and other ballast around May 1st. Don't have a spreader, so I can't go for that.
     
  16. Landcare - Mont

    Landcare - Mont Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    Never. Dedicated salt trucks or trucks with 4-season boxes.
     
  17. floriolandscape

    floriolandscape Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Typically remove ours the last week of march to free up the dump beds but this winter has been unpredictable so we still have them on just in case, however the weather here in and around the GTA is looking fairly consistent and in the positive range. Any day now I'd imagine.
     
  18. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    We normally take one off around the 1st of April, one around the 15th, and one at the end of the month.
     
  19. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Well, since I'm lazy and don't take my plows off betwixt every storm, after the last snowfall.

    Wait, I don't have any sanders. That isn't right either, I do have an orbital sander come to think of it.

    As far as spreaders go, there is no set date, because I don't control the weather. Besides, I have 2 that are 4 season trucks like Landcare, so I can put the spinners back on and away I go. Another is an UTG that allows me to use the truck as normal except pulling a trailer.

    The others.......when the snow is done.
     
  20. LockedUP

    LockedUP Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    Gonna come off any day now....