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Do you stack?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by terrapro, Dec 3, 2008.


stack or no stack, that is the question

  1. yes i stack, i am a man

    79 vote(s)
  2. pfffft stacking for losers

    10 vote(s)
  1. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    Do you stack?

    I dont know if its inexperienced drivers or what but in my area maybe 5% of lots are stacked. by the end of the season the lots have maybe only 75% usable space because of lack of stacking. i see lots where the guys push the pile straight out from where ever they last dropped the blade so there are little piles everywhere lining the outside perimeter of the lot.

    i see piles of snow as liabilities and they need to be located in safe areas for visability and melting runoff purposes.

    I stack!
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Gotta stack it...
  3. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Yes I stack, I am a man.....not sure about 06boss tho! lol
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    totally agree
    Just amazed at how poorly some of the others move their snow
    Get it up and out of the way, not hard at all.
  5. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    With the big Boss V stacking is a breeze. Personally I try to see how high I can stack and take pride in huge piles! Last year we had at least 100" which was pretty much a record here and I didn't lose a single space in my 3 commercial lots.
  6. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    I stack to best of my abilities then i remove the snow to my house and shop area but for a fee :)
  7. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    I've noticed the same thing. It blows me away every time I see these guys pushing it right behind the last bank they made!
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I like women who are stacked! Oh wait wrong forum.:D

    The other company I worked for didn't want us to really try and beat the trucks stacking the piles. They said that's what loaders are for and extra money it brings in.
  9. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    So you are saying they wanted you to stack it as best you can without beating the trucks, or no stacking at all? I am pretty nice to my truck and can stack pretty well.
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Basically push it to the end of the lot. Normal plowing and stacking not drive the truck over the top of the pile like some guys do.
  11. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Sounds reasonable. I'm not driving up any snowbanks myself.
  12. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,275

    I tell my guys when the truck stops you stop. Don't beat my trucks. My rule is "that's what we have loaders for." We don't charge extra, just run the loader at the same time as the truck. Square up with a loader. Just easier.
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The XV rules at stacking! Without exageration, I made stacks easily 8 or 9 feet tall last year with my little pickup. I put a great amount of effort into pushing past the end of the lot early in the season, and stacking high to maintain spaces. Paid off with a new three year deal for three locations.
  14. grnstripes

    grnstripes Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    9.5 fisher extrem v stacks snow very nicely
  15. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Stack as high as you can. the higher the better
  16. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    We stack, but we also don't go nuts. To much stacking means no loader work.
  17. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I stack as high as I can. Some places you have no choice.
  18. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    Yeah, we have a lot of small lots we service, some sub contracted to us per push.. i wont spend 2x the time just to stack a larger snow storm, in jersey they'd most likely melt before the next accumulation anyway though.

    We would come back with a tractor to dump it past the curblines if we had to though and were paid for it. All of our own contracts pay hourly rates for the machine so if they want it, theyll pay for it and ill be more than happy to come back and make the places look perfect when done.
  19. GreenManEnvy

    GreenManEnvy Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    I stack...

    I do a small lot, and if I don't stack, it disappears quick. Not really any choice but to pile it up!
  20. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I know this will get some reactions, but I instruct my drivers NOT TO STACK to the sky! We get paid to push, not to pile snow over curbs or 20 ft in the air. Stacking or relocation is extra in all of my contract, Pickups arent loaders, and we dont get paid to treat them like that, Been that way for the last 15 years, nobody complains, and evryone keeps paying and renewing year after year. Guess its all as to how you've trained your clients.