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what would you use for equipment?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by dodgegmc1213, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    im alil bored right now so I figured I post some pics of some sites we do and just wanna know what everyone else would use for equipment at these sites.

    the 1st pic is my dad's contract. we did it for 2yrs before they signed a 3yr contract last summer. so what would you use for equipment? and how big of a sidewalk crew?

    the 2nd pic is townhomes that have 2 sections. we subbed it off a landscaper for the past 3yrs before quitting with them this past February. we only took care of the roads, dead ends, and parking spots, as well as salting, the landscaper had his guys do the sidewalks. again what would you use for equipment?

    also both sites are about 2mins apart from each other.

    thanks guys

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  2. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,082

    Id think the biggest skid steer model with a kage would be perfect here.
     
  3. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    for the site in the second picture yes would be awesome.
     
  4. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    First pic, two 3/4 tons with XV-2 fishers, and 2 guys with 30" Ariens pro hydro blowers.

    Second, two 3/4 tons with XV-2 fishers, 2 ag tractors with blowers, 6 guys with shovels and or blowers for the walks and tight spots.
     
  5. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    First pic, 1 ton or larger dump trucks with V-box spreaders and 9'6'' V's or 8611 Blizzards, or a Wideout or XLS
    Second pic, same trucks, plus a bunch of guys and single stage blowers for walks and a skidsteer for the driveways.
     
  6. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,004

    ok ill tell what we have been doing. last winter (2012-2013) my brother did the site in the 1st pic with the gmc and straight blade fisher with a 2 guy crew (1 with 24" blower the other with a shovel)

    I was doing the second site by myself with my dodge with straight blade and a skid with an 8' pusher. I'd plow the roads with the truck and then go in the skid for the dead ends.

    this past winter (2013-2014) I took care of both sites, had a 2-4 guy crew on sidewalks (depended on storm) and a guy in the skid with the pusher. I'd bounce between sites plowing while the guy in the skid did dead ends and if he had time hit the roads for me alil bit.

    the 1st site isn't bad with a straight blade but would be alil faster with a v-plow. this year if I was there again I wanted 2 bigger blowers for the walks. the 2nd site isn't bad with a truck neither but would rather have a skid with a kage to handle it all. if I had both sites again I probably wouldn't change they way I have been doing it (besides a v-plow and bigger blowers). but if I had another site in the area I would have a skid with a kage at 2 sites and ill plow the 3rd and bounce between all 3 the make sure there ok
     
  7. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    3/4 does fine at both, my dad did the 1st one a few times with the f-450 and was fine but 1 parking lot there is a pain in the ass, its tight just with a pick-up lol
     
  8. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    I always figure faster is better, hence the reply I gave. Bang it out, move on to the next job. Fast reliable quality service leads to more work.
     
  9. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,004

    appsolutely, I only had these 2 sites so it wasn't bad, especially since they were down the road from each other. we try to have atleast 2 sites per truck, depending on how small or big they are. to be honest im so done with these residential commercial sites, they are a pain in the butt. I want sites that are closed at night and possibly during a storm.lol
     
  10. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    Trucks in the first picture. For the second picture I would use a skid with a pusher and a truck or two.
     
  11. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    thanks glenn
     
  12. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Well the site in the first pic takes an hour per visit besides cleanup. So it leaves a lot of extra time for other stuff.
     
  13. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    OK, I have to chime in. How on earth can a single straight blade truck move all that in a hr? I already know the answer by the way.....
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2014
  14. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    I did that site for about 8 years..lol
     
  15. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    During the storm is only road ways, takes me about 30-45 mins with a 8 foot blade, clean up takes alot longer because everyone that lives there are a$$holes. The second site, again during the storm only the roadways, 15-20 mins with that same truck.