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Best for Driveways

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by JDKSERVLLC, Aug 28, 2014.

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    JDKSERVLLC Junior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 15

    Plowing near 100 residential driveways this year in SE Mich and considering a couple things,

    1) Best length blade for residential
    2) Steel or Poly
    3) Straight or V-Blade

    My local dealer Weingartz sells Boss so its either a Super-Duty Straight or a Heavy-Duty Power-V.

  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    8', poly, straight.....
  3. Meezer

    Meezer Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 300

    The best plow for driveways is the Hiniker C Plow.
  4. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    I agree but that wasn't an option!
  5. Ryank

    Ryank Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    i'd go stainless V... 100 driveways is a lot...
  6. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,914

    I would hate to be number 99 on your route......How long do you think its gonna take to Plow 100 Driveways???.....
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

  8. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,478

    I call "B.S." on this whole thread. 100 driveways??? And doesn't know what kind of plow to use? So, he signed up 100 customers for himself and doesn't even have a plow yet? Ya, right.
  9. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 594

    residentials can vary so much. Some areas that means tiny two car driveways and all 100 in a 10 mile radius. Some areas that means 500 feet long and two cars wide. are you in an urban country or city area?

    JDKSERVLLC Junior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 15

    Thanks for the advice, those who gave it. Took a look at the C-plow. Dealer in my area is not very close and although that is an ideal configuration I wonder how robust all those moving parts would be. One other question, why go stainless over poly other than the obvious no rusting on blade.

    JDKSERVLLC Junior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 15

    It's gonna be a very long day that's for sure. Most likely I'll bring in another crew to do walks and such. Haven't worked out all the details yet!
  12. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 945

    i send 2 guys out with snow blowers and they do 15-20 driveways in a reasonable amount of time. we run three crews. blowers are cleaner, less possibility for damage, and cheaper imo. my labor for the three crews for the winter is less then the cost of a v plow.
  13. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    so if i am understanding this correctly, you will be plowing 100 driveways in a few short months from now. but you do not currently have a plow? and based on your questions of what kind of plow to get, it sounds as if you have no prior experience plowing snow - or at least residentials?

    if true, i don't know how you were able to acquire 100 driveways for your first season, but you are biting off way more than you can chew.
  14. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    This sh!t is so funny...

    These better be the smallest driveways ever made or you're in trouble.
  15. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    V Plow, 8'2" Steel

    100 Driveways - Three Trucks - for the kind I have around here. I could not even imagine 100 driveways. What happens when it snows 12" in one shot. Or like 2 years ago we got 21 inch all at once with 50 MPH winds.
  16. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    I second this^^^^
    This thread sounds like bs to me

    JDKSERVLLC Junior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 15

    I must say I am very disappointed at some of the posts from people on my thread. I came here for advice on what blade would be good for residential. I never said I have no experience pushing snow nor did I say I would be the only one clearing my accounts. I will agree that I may have bite off a chunk but will say that I have never had a problem getting the job done. My client is an REO client so if any of you know what that is than you'll know why the volume is what it is. Good luck and be safe to all of you this season. I will never return to this site for advice again!
  18. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Ya'll come back now!
  19. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    i dont think anyone was rude or disrespectful. people were merely commenting on the facts as you laid them out.

    if i went to an arborist site and said "i just acquired a 10 acre site to clearcut, what chainsaw should I get?" i would hope the guys on that site wouldn't just say "get a stihl". hopefully they'd slow me down a bit and help me understand what i am getting myself into.

    anyway, take the advice you got or leave it. its up to you. good luck.
  20. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    100 drives I would own 3-4 Jeeps with plow on the front and a Snowman Rear pull plow

    If You don't have $$ to buy jeeps Look in to a rear pull plow it will be faster then back dragging

    I would hate a 100 drive route even at 50
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