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Driveway entrance

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Zrxpilot, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Zrxpilot

    Zrxpilot Member
    Messages: 34

    New to plowing. Longer drives 500-800 feet. On the long part of the drive you have an outgoing run doing the ride side and an ingoing again on the right to finish it.

    My question is how to get rid of the snow in in your plow when you are exiting the driveway onto the road.

    Push it out in the street with you and gradually raise the blade? Seems something illegal in there somewhere. Or stop some distance prior to the exit cleaning it up on your way back? This makes for few extra stabs at the end to clean up
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Push it to the ends of the drive.
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Raise the blade and drive through it then start your push back the way you came.
  4. tmcmurran

    tmcmurran Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 15

    I just run it across the highway to the ditch. What stay's on the shoulder it taken care of by DOT pretty quick.
  5. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I do 2 pushes in on my way up the drive,4-5 truck lengths, doing your exit pass the blade angled to the side it peters out in the void before you reach the road.
  6. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Alway do the entrance on the way in. That way you are 100 percent aware of what's happening on the road. If you push in and the out, and then dick around turning the truck around you are not as aware of the road.
  7. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Pretty sure it's illegal to put snow on the road in any state. At least it should be.

    Also in the wrong section.
  8. tmcmurran

    tmcmurran Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 15

    I am in Northern Canada where we are lucky to even have the town plow our streets. We have a little more freedom as to where we deposit snow here. As long as you are not creating a hazard on the highway it is all good.
  9. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 944

    Push across the street. Just be quick and safe. Most towns don't care as long as you don't leave the pile in the road
  10. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    It really all depends on the road. And the driveway.
    As mentioned, sometimes you plow everything in. On some driveways, there is nowhere "in" to plow to, so everything has to be plowed OUT. If its a low traffic small road, you can in some cases get away with pushing it directly across the road (if there is nothing there like a driveway), sometimes across and a bit to the left. Sometimes you can just create a heap at the end of the driveway on the road, and then push it up into the municipal plow's snow banks on your way out.

    On larger roads though, you can't do any of this. In this case, you may need to create small piles at the end of the driveway OFF the road, and push to the side (parallel to the road).

    Basically, assess the situation, and use your best judgment.