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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Wiggins, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. Wiggins

    Wiggins Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Does anyone have experience in working on airports for snow removal and ice management?? if so anyone willing to give me some professional advice?
  2. stumpslawncare

    stumpslawncare Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 60

    Duck, LOL J/K have no experience can't help much..
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    The landing area is handled by the airport themselves and the parking is usually done by bid.
  4. zman9119

    zman9119 Member
    Messages: 42

    All our areas were handled by our staff (runways, taxiways, tarmac, ramps, & parking lots).
  5. suzuki4life

    suzuki4life Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    the small airport that i fly out of does all of its own stuff.

  6. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    I had a friend that...

    Hi,This wont be much help but I had a buddy that operated a Cat 988 for a contractor at Logan in Boston, clearing taxi ways and that stuff....Once he was in his machine he stayed there for the duration of the storm.....They brought him out his meals ,he had a bucket...need I say more....It was a tough way to plow snow as a operator....
  7. hobbie

    hobbie Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    we plow a small local airport. It's pretty fun to get out on the runway and let the snow fly. TOO Bad we have no snow:realmad:
  8. Wiggins

    Wiggins Junior Member
    Messages: 8


    What kind of equipment do you use to handle the airport?? do you just use your truck and plow? or is there a need for larger equipment? also how did you price the job?
  9. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

  10. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    oh yea, i made a thread last winter about asking wtf that thing was!! lol, if i can find it, it has a lot of info about it in there as well as how much they are!!
  11. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

  12. hobbie

    hobbie Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    It is just a small local Airport, We charge by the hour. I think we are up to $60? an hour. usually 4 trucks 1hour each 1-3 in. snow. (around hangers,runway, taxi strip,and fuel area) if we really get snow or their is drifting by the hangers they bring in a tractor and blower. I'm not sure what they charge for that.
  13. Precision Lawn

    Precision Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 334


    I work at BWI airport in Maryland and we took care of a satellie area of the airport.
    We took care of the hangers,parking lot,fueling area and the tarmax that leads out to the runway.