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What would you use?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by magneto259, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. magneto259

    magneto259 Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    Hello all I don't need any pricing for this lot just some manpower and equipment recommendations.

    I currently have 3 1 ton trucks with plows.
    -7.5 with wings
    -7.5 without wings
    -9' without wings

    2 tailgate spreaders

    home made liquid dispensing rig

    Various shovels, walkbehind spreader and a 2' self propelled powerbroom.

    Here is the lot I was asked to bid.

    http://www.findlotsize.com/?place=42...&submit=Go&r=e

    I have never done this much sidewalk before so I wasn't sure on how much man power to throw at it and equipment to throw at it.

    They spec 2" trigger for walks and drive lanes. Salt and calcium both after pushing. This is a assisted living facility with older tenants.

    The main branches of sidewalk I figured power brooming off and the off shoots to the doors by hand with a shovel. I figured about 4252 square feet of hand shoveling. 10452 square feet that could be power broomed or use a snowblower.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,898

    I didn't know it snowed in Syria?
     
  3. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Yeah, wrong address
     
  4. magneto259

    magneto259 Senior Member
    Messages: 217

  5. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,898

    Backpack blower in lighter snows, power broom in heavier snows.

    I would figure 1.5 man hours for the hand work, and 1 hour for the power broom work. It looks like the person on the power broom can help on the side shoots to the buildings some in the larger snowfalls to make it easier.
     
  6. magneto259

    magneto259 Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    Thanks for the reply. I didn't think of a blower. Can they move a lot of snow fast?
     
  7. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,898

    If it's lighter snow, you bet they move snow fast. Anything under 2 inches, unless it's wet, cleans great and very very fast with a BP. Unless it's snocrete, I'd use a BP on all the sidewalks.