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Winter's almost here! STAKE Question!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by alwayz-plowin, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. alwayz-plowin

    alwayz-plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    Ok well im just wondering what all you guys use for stakes....
    Do you stake commercial stuff or no?
    I know Some people use flags good or no?

    i use these cheap little stakes from j thomas!
     
  2. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985



    I use Re-rod..Then i paint them white..It makes it more of a challenge to find when its Snowing...If you miss a little while plowing ...It Scratches the Crap out of your truck..Lesson Learned....:eek:
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2010
  3. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,270

    Discount snow stakes is where I ordered my last 100 from. They seemed to be pretty good quality.

    I also picked up 40 from Home Depot tonight, they were a little more expensive, but it was faster than ordering.
     
  4. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    I buy Angelos snow stakes, I order them by the 1000 delivered cost is $560.00 the are 1/4" x 4feet, orange but not reflictive. these stakes go through the blower just fine, anything metal would cost $1000's of dollars to fix the blower......1000 HD stakes would cost $2180.00
    it all depends on your application My application is a 4 mile road.

    there are a few other posts on this topic.
     
  5. ShorePower

    ShorePower Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Angelos supply. .45 each when you buy 100 or more. Shipping is within a few days.
     
  6. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    i did the same for ours
     
  7. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    I had to pay shipping of $0.11 each. what about you?
     
  8. dm5.9

    dm5.9 Member
    Messages: 59

    In a pinch you can get them at lowes they have the fiberglass ones with the metal top's in orange or yellow for I think 1.39 ea
     
  9. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Lowes fade BAD and quickly but the metal caps are nice. I've used them, HD's and just ordered Discountstakes ones. HD were the best locally IMHO- held their color and, like all, pass through blowers easily.
    I tend to cut them off near the ground when stacking, but happens to all glass type.

    Used thin white glass with big round reflectors on the top for a year too- first plow that bent them the reflectors went flying and I was left with thin white rods.
     
  10. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    if you need to mark something...then stake it
     
  11. blue sky guy

    blue sky guy Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I constructed a hybrid stake. Used wood stakes from LOWES by them 25pk ($4) various sizes. Then attached 100pk of orange marker flags ($8) to them with a few heavy staples. Very visible-will stay in the ground better. Just used marker flags for sidewalk without attaching stakes. Just something different I'm trying.
     
  12. plowboss

    plowboss Member
    Messages: 48

    stakes

    just made up 360 new stakes to add to the stock. Bought 1x2x8 (15 per bundle) for 1.26ea
    and cut them in half, then paint top 4". 1.26 divided by 2 = .63 ea. (plus tax) 1 can of spry
    paint (about 3.00) did about 120 stakes. adds about about .2 to each stake. Total of .65 each (plus .065 tax) equals about .69 cents each. I did 180 in about 1/2 hour or so.
     
  13. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Angelo's. I have 1000 of them in the back of my truck for Stakesgiving Friday.
     
  14. bighornjd

    bighornjd Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    :laughing: I like it

    Hell of a day to pick to put stakes in, especially if you do many retail lots...:dizzy:
     
  15. alwayz-plowin

    alwayz-plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    Just saw the ones at Lowes Look good with the caps!
     
  16. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    All commercial and industrial businesses so it will be a ghost town.
     
  17. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Happy Stakesgiving
     
  18. Pinzgauer

    Pinzgauer Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 134

    I use cheap wood grading stakes (1.5 x 1.5) and spray the top with reflecting paint. Costs me next to nothing.
    But that's just me .........