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What the method for this lot (pic)

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by LesleinLawn, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. LesleinLawn

    LesleinLawn Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 98

    I use a straight 7.5 blade.


    tell me how you plow this lot?
    What would be your process?
    How long will (should) it take?


    I feel it is taking me to long to do. Not sure that's why I am asking?
    Plenty of pushing room, no curbs.

    I only do inside the green area!!


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  2. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Before we get too deep here .What's the square about , 35,40 thou ? Whats your intentions for a major storm , say over 12'' ?
    Did heavy equipment ever cross your mind as back-up ??Little late to be looking for subs. you'll need them.

    Do a search here , you'll get answers quickly.

    Most of all , best wishes and good luck!
     
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Should take about an hour, maybe less.

    If it were me, at least the first time (you always learn something when you push it and change how you are doing it)

    I'd drive in and go off to the right, up against the building (pushing to the right) and do that long skinny piece.
    Then turn 90 degrees and push that square piece to the right, winrowing everything down.

    Then turn back against the building, pushing down and going left, then push that big square piece on the left, winrowing down.

    That keeps all the snow away from the building and has very little backtracking.
     
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    ETA
    You have an F350 why are you plowing with a 7.5 straight blade?
    Jeez, in the early 90's I was plowing with F250's with 8' with wings.

    BUY (*^^&*))__)&& WINGS.

    Drop 25/30% off your times, they more than pay for themselves
     
  5. LesleinLawn

    LesleinLawn Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 98

    well, good question.

    This lot this year is my first commercial lot.

    I have only done residential up to that point.



    Do not think a need for subs just for this lot will be necessary. I will just keep pushing. I have serviced it 3 times so far this year.
     
  6. Plowfast9957

    Plowfast9957 Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I think you will be fine with a pickup. I have done bigger lots with mine. I would just break it into squares and work on 1 section at a time.
     
  7. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Hey buddy you'll be fine, Get a set of wings on your plow, I would almost swear it will take more than 30% of your time. Or at least it feels that way. I have a boss 7.5' with wings and its fast, just as fast if not faster than my 9.2 V due to the lack of spill over.

    **how do I insert a picture?**
     
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  8. LesleinLawn

    LesleinLawn Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 98

    I would like a set of wings.

    Can I install (securly) to my Meyer poly blade?
     
  9. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Section #1 I would push straight foward and Windrow to the left if possible.
    Section #2 Just mound that up
    Section #3 Windrow all to the right and just keep stacking it, Make sure those island are marked very well you do not want to hit one. Also your going to have to clean up around them but I am sure you knew that.
     

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  10. LesleinLawn

    LesleinLawn Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 98

    thank you, I do not do the red X area


    I have done this lot 3 times. 3 different ways.

    Below is what I think my best was.

    The blue shows small staging pushes. The yellow cleares that little center to and stages to those areas. The pink and orange are finish pushes.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. LesleinLawn

    LesleinLawn Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 98

    have you or anybody ever used this method? Lets say it is a 4" push.

    Look at this one area, would you ever do this?

    Blue arrows - straight blade.
    Red - angle to windrow to the right.

    So come in straight blade to the SW. Then angle blade to the SE?

    If yes or no, got any reason why?

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  12. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416


    dont want to get off topic but how do you find pics like this , what site do you use?
     
  13. carl b

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

    X2 get wings
     
  14. carl b

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

    yep you can
     
  15. LesleinLawn

    LesleinLawn Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 98

    who makes em, where do I get them. Or do I have to do some fabricating?
     
  16. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    go to google.com or yahoo and search for "google maps" and it will bring it up. Type in either an address or a business name and it will bring it up for you.
     
  17. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452



    The only reason i could see doing that is because you dont have enough room to stack on either side and need to spread the snow out but i would only do that on a large storm and then i am not even sure if i would. Just my take not sure if anyone else has or does.

    Any other questions feel free to ask ill help all i can.
     
  18. carl b

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

  19. LesleinLawn

    LesleinLawn Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 98

    thank you.

    Did you do any fabricating, beyond drilling?
     
  20. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    There is a recent thread on here that has a set installed on a poly Meyer. Do a search using say...the word "wear", and use my name (in the name category of the "advanced search" option of the search) - as I know I used that word in my post on that thread. I'm not sure if he welded the He welded the holding tabs onto the edge of the frame - which is HIGHLY recommended to do anyway, regardless of what plow the wings are going on.
    Ok,...here it is...Hope this helps! http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=75558&highlight=wear
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2009