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can i put snow here?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by theguynextdoor, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Ok this is just a dumb question...at this house for example, i may be able to put it at the end of the driveway by the house, but he may be getting new blacktop and he doesnt want all that snow on the driveway. It can't go to the right of the driveway because thats the neighbors yard. To the left is the mailbox at the end of the driveway. I'm wondering if i could pull the snow out in front of the driveway in the street, then plow it over past the mailbox and come in a push it up on the curb? Is that a reasonable place to put it, or do you think it will cover the sidewalk, or is it illegal??? It is that person's property. I was just wondering. I know this will take a little more time, but i'd like to avoid putting it up on the lawn between the sidewalk and the house as theres not much room there either with landscaping.

    Last edited: Sep 27, 2007
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    What about across the street?
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Back drag it to the sidewalk then push in onto the front lawn. Then touch up the approach Your not suppose to push across the street.
  4. we do that in my town and no one cares unless your pile is wide and extends into the middle of the street. their fine with it as long as its as wide as a parked car around here by me. but I'm not sure if its legal to do and they just don't bust chops if it is illegal
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609


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  6. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    I can't put it to the left or right of the driveway at the end...one side is the mailbox and one side is the neighbors yard...no i can't put it across the street, thats another house that i do (both are my neighbors). I know i can put it between the house and sidewalk, but is what i was thinking ok? I would prefer not to put it on the lawn there as there isnt much room because of the landscaping along the driveway.
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Across or down the street what's the difference?

    Bouh carry the same fine.;)

    maybe one of thoes snow melter thing-a-ma-bobs....

    looks like a job for a snow-blower. You can't win....
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2007
  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    :rolleyes: looks like the sidewalk?
    where is the mailbox?
  9. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Its still their property, i dont see a problem with that. I wouldnt put it on someone elses property. If its not fesible, i can put it on the lawn, im just looking for other options. The mailbox is on the left of the driveway, neighbor on the right. I'm not putting it on the sidewalk...I have to clear the sidewalk too hahah
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    This is were years of being a "snow relocation specialist" becomes handy .You should have room between the sidewalk and mailbox. Is this a city property? Yes,you could do a dump and run along side the curb.
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    In most if not all states it is ILLEGAL to plow snow into the street.
    Even if you clean it up.
  12. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Had one almost exactly like that except there was a garage where your landscape is. You'll need a snowblower. You'd have to push everything between the house and the sidewalk. Then push back into the yard far enough to push future snows up there, too. The biggest problem is there isn't enough room to negotiate a truck to push the snow and, even if there was, the ground isn't frozen for the first couple of snows. You'll dig up the yard and put ruts in it. Plowing across the street isn't an option and if you try plowing it along the street curb, you'll quickly run out of room.

    The only real option is a snowblower.
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    The easy way out ,don't do it.
  14. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,106

    Your options are small but if you dont have the snow you dont need to get ride of it push towards chemicals. My son is at fort drum in upstate NY the street he lives is a normal one but with large snow falls there is no place to stack the snow for the next storm. So I have told him to treat it and forget it.......
  15. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    If I had to do it with a truck I would... Go in, back drag...Then plow in from the street with the blade angled left, cut the wheel to the left and lift plow right before curb to clear it and try to get as much snow onto the front yard as possible from the driveway... Sometimes you got to bounce up and down curbs to get snow where it has to go...Then back into driveway and do the same cutting the blade and wheels to the right..Then take the crumbs out to the street. Won't be as much snow and you can find a home for it much easier....and less noticable...;)
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2007
  16. Rcgm

    Rcgm Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    That is a good one I always carry a snowblower in my truck and I USE it. I always get the question why do you have a snowblower if you have a plow. I uess to many people are plowing in the flip flops hehe:D and don't want to get out of the truck no more.

  17. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Just remember that we're in the business of ensuring the customer gets what they need/want (sometimes what needs to happen intereferes with what they want, but sometimes the two can coincide). However, this particular time might be the time you have to suck it up & say your truck can't do it (well, the truck can do it, but you're probably not at a point with plowing that you're gonna get it done without destroying the yard). They will appreciate your honesty. If you do have a snowblower & think it fits into your schedule, quote them the cost of using a blower.

    Good luck!

  18. ondagawood

    ondagawood Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    Tell them the dilema and ask them to move the mailbox before the ground freezes. Even offer to help move the mailbox, otherwise pass on this customer or snowblow it. Just my 2cents.
  19. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Well...I'm doing the driveway for free....its my girlfriends parents house. I'll find a place to put it, even if its on teh grass. He's letting me keep my plow at the end of the driveway when it won't be snowing for a while too.
  20. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    In that case just push into the backyard. If he complains tell what do you expect for free!:D