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why you don't let painters plow

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by plownoob, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. plownoob

    plownoob Senior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 128

    This guy can't even plow a sidewalk without getting stuck.

  2. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 695

    Would probably get out ok if he had some weight in the back.
  3. OldSchoolPSD

    OldSchoolPSD Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I can't say a whole lot, we kept a backhoe busy pulling out my trucks this last storm. 5 stucks that I know about, that doesn't count the drivers that pulled each other out and won't fess up to getting stuck lol.
  4. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    That's a lot of snow..
  5. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Honest question here but dont you guys plow with the storm? We got 14" here last week and it was business as usual. We had to make 5-6 rounds and the worst thing was one lot I did had about 4-5" in it by the time I got back to it.
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Looks like the plow frame got hung up on the curb.
  7. TPCLandscaping

    TPCLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    hell of a sidewalk to be plowing it with a truck…and its a church, no sander in the truck so some poor lady doesn't slip?
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Must be that plowsite hack JTVLandscaping trying to plow.;)
  9. OldSchoolPSD

    OldSchoolPSD Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    We plow with the storm. Its was just the perfect combination of snow and ice to make everything really slick.

    Every stuck was the result of driver laziness though. The road temperature was warm enough that we weren't putting material down, and they were too lazy to drive back to the salt dome and fill up. Every truck I pulled out had an empty hopper and was barely off the edge of the road... they would have all done just fine with a little weight on the drive axle or if the driver had chained up BEFORE they got stuck. After the 3rd or 4th time I had to get out of bed I called everyone and told them if I caught them with an empty hopper they were going to sit the rest of the storm out.
  10. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Maybe if he was in Vee mode he would have made it
  11. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Yeah weight is your best friend in deep snow! Ive barely had to use 4wd this year even in that 14"er last week. A v box full of salt is the perfect combo.
  12. greg8872

    greg8872 Member
    Messages: 39

    He was headed downhill too. Here is a google map street view of the area in the photo. http://goo.gl/maps/cGRBI

    Awesome church inside, I've only been to it for Christmas services with my ex-inlaws each year.
  13. mega10cab

    mega10cab Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    A lot of snow, was not in V mode and the biggest thing I see is no weight in the bed. I have basically the same truck, mega cab, on 35s. I had 800-900lbs in the bed last storm. The ole girl tanked through everything.

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,619

    Plow rode on top of the snow, got to pay attention before its too late
  15. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    My guess is more to do with down hill than anything else. Ive only gotten hung up this year in a loading dock and almost took out the truck next to me. It just wanted to go sideways for some reason not reverse. Oh well it happens to everyone.
  16. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Is that a Dodge?
  17. ALC-GregH

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

    A heavy v blade on the front doesn't help much if there's no ballast weight.
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,440

    5-6 times for 14" of snow?

    How long are your routes and\or how long did it take to get to 14"?

    That's way more labor, fuel and wear and tear than I'd want to expend on 14" of snow.
  19. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Belinda could do it in half the time.Thumbs Up
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,440