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3-12-08 3" wet, i really hate this driveway...

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by 91AK250, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    first off i'm sorry for my buddy taking the vid, i really am..i expect to get ripped apart for it..and im ready..i know and im sorry :(

    so the last 2 weeks its been in the 40s and we have lost almost all our snow pack..last night we got 3-4" of heavy wet snow..slick stuff. so i went to do the guy down the street..i hate his driveway its very steep and very slick..as the vid shows.

    **warning** there is cussing, and again im sorry
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  2. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    There's no debating how slick stuff was for you there, but I have to ask why you drive over so much unplowed snow? You have SO much more control driving forward on a snow-free surface especially with the wet stuff packing down as it does.
  3. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    we dont salt,at all or sand much here..so before i get up there to plow it packs down..its just how we do it up here..theres usealy a good 3-5" of snow/ice pack on driveways by spring..just how we do it up here i guess...but it sure is a pain in the butt!

    the main thing is, i want to back drag everything from the front of the garage and top of the drive...then push it all down the hill..thats how he wants it plowed..so thats how i do it..it also seems the best way to do it..theres no way i could keep going if i tryed to plow up the driveway..so its just a catch 22
  4. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    you may want to think about charging more than $20 to do that driveway. seems like you can do a lot of damage to your truck there.
  5. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I really like your truck, but don't ever let your buddy run the camera again. His commentary sucks. That drive is worth a lot more than $20 too.
  6. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    i thought his buddy was funny a very simple not to sharp person. it was nice relaxing morning video
  7. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    HA HA the commentary reminds me of the dude from Jay Leno. All that he would of had to say was Fabulous and it would of made the entire video.
  8. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    I had a driveway like that last year, don't have it this year:bluebounc. Its just not worth getting stuck and upsetting the rest of your clients.

    IF that were my truck I would put studds on it and 1000lbs of weight in the back. I think I would try backing up the fresh powder and pushing it all out then return to clean up by the garage.
  9. the_mayor

    the_mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    I really enjoy all of your videos, and pictures, but I swear I'm not going to look anymore if you have that kid do commentary again lol. :D
  10. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Nice video but it needed better comentary! Thanks for the plowsite shout-out though!
  11. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    4x4 i think u will be fine then!:dizzy: Yeah that kid on the cam got annoying, take out his voice not a bad vid! Keep up the good work!:waving:
  12. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    I would think that drive would be more in the $50 range it would be very easy to slide into a tree and put a nice dent in your truck. what kind of tires are you running? are they getting low on tread?
  13. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    Show your customer the vid of when you spin out...then up your price. But shut the volume off when you do. I had a 250 like yours; without ballast and good tires I slid around on the greasy stuff. Time for new sneakers on that rig?
  14. 350-CHEVY

    350-CHEVY Member
    Messages: 81

    i was going to flip out when he was making fun of canada until i realized he doesnt know cancun was good vid but get rid of the comentary
  15. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    i allways run in 4x4, i have 350lbs of weight in the back. the tires are older BFG(not a/ts) with atleast 90% tread (the truck has only gotton 5k miles in the last 5 years) i cant see spending the money on tires when these have so much left in them...they arent bad..but i would like a set of snow tires..but the cost..so idk

    i think next year i will tell him i cant do it for so cheap, theres such a high chance of screwing up and messing my truck up..which i dont wanna do.

    haha and my friend isnt as bad as he comes off..but sorry lol
  16. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    thats just it even though they have a lot of tread when tires get old they turn rock hard and dont grip.
  17. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    i may see if i can pickup a set of cooper M+S, i have a set of them studded on my explorer and it doesnt slip for anything..

    your right, a hard tire wont help any...they arnt dry rotted or anything. but im sure i could do better. most situations they do just fine..but theres allways room for imporvment.
  18. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    i agree the drive is worth more than twenty bucks but i dont drop for under fourty five anyway and im in a different area so take it for what it is worth.

    suggestion. i know you arent a big salt fan but either
    a. plow it on a zero trigger so it is scraped clean
    b. salt and sand it and bill your customer accorrdingly so you dont look like a dumbaZZ trying to plow it.

    it really doesnt look like a hard drive to me. pretty cut and dry (and free of ice if you deal with it like a professional)
  19. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    the magic line that fits all customers "he doesnt pay me enough" LOL

    i feel your pain on that drive
  20. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Try this plow in front of the door sideways and make enough room to back the truck into the plower area. Then push it down hill you'll scrape it better than trying to back drag it.