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equipment for 7 acre site and 3 acre site

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Birdturd9726, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Birdturd9726

    Birdturd9726 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    here is the situation i have...

    i have a 7 acre site and and 3 acre site in which are located 7 miles apart from each other. They are about 15 miles from my yard and are my furthest accounts. i have the following equipment to use for these sites:

    (1) Dresser 515 wheel loader
    (1) international 4700 with a 10' straight blade
    (2) Daewoo 2060xl's with 8' pushers
    (3) pickups with 8' straight blades

    plan a: i usually sub out my wheel loader to a local college. I was wondering if some of you guys with more experience think i would be able to efficiently maintain these 2 lots with 2 skid steers and a 10' plow truck. I have a 20 ton deck over and can transport both skids at the same time, so i was thinking of rolling the plow truck and the 2 skids as the storm starts, drop one guy off at the small lot then drive with the other to the big lot and help him with the truck. then go back to the smaller lot, salt and load up the skid, go back to the bigger lot, salt and load up the skid, then catch some sleep.

    plan b: would be to drop the loader off at the big site, then shoot over to the small site and hit it with the plow, salt and go back to the big site. This would cut me out of one account in essence.

    plan c: would be to send 2 pickups and the international to the sites.

    which of my 3 proposed plans would you think would be the most efficient? Thanks
  2. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    I don't know about your plan, but I would....

    Dresser loader and one skidsteer would be kept onsite at the big lot

    Small skidsteer would be at the little site

    1 pickup dispatched to each site

    International would be full of salt, do the small site first, since they would still be plowing the big site, top off the salt and then hit the big site

    Be home by 10 am and go back to bed
  3. Birdturd9726

    Birdturd9726 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    no one else?
  4. JT SNOW

    JT SNOW Member
    Messages: 74

    Nope....Matthew G pretty much has the Bull by the horns on this one.......:salute:....:drinkup:
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I'd leave both skids at the 7 acre lot and do the 3 acre one with the pickup and if need be bring a skid in when needed. A 3 acre lot isnt that big. Even on a 7 acre lot having a loader and a skid would be overkill.
  6. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Until he gets 12" of snow in one short dumping.
    Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
  7. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    I do a 5 acre lot with 2 pickups.

    I would continue to sub the loader, put 2 skids on the 7 acre with a truck and then have 2 trucks on 3acre.

    You can always trailer a skid to the 3acre if needed.
  8. PhilFromErie

    PhilFromErie Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    moving your skids nightly in a storm would get real old. I would do the big site with a loader, that's just me.
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I'm prepeared for the worse but I have found most places don't want to pay for that. If your leaving a lot until 12" is on the ground your proabably a little slow getting there. A 3 acre lot really isnt that big, I plow one before I spread 20 ton of salt.
  10. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Using 3 pickups with blades, an International with a blade, 2 skiddys, and a loader you should have no problem with those 2 lots. Go with G's plan and then go look for more work.

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    I agree with JDave. Leave the skids at the 7 acre site. And do the smaller one with a truck or two.