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Extreme Plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cj2002b, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. cj2002b

    cj2002b Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I live on a mountain with a 3/4 mile long driveway that climbs 500' up (19% grade in some areas). 12-30" snow is common. I used to plow commercially, but now have my hands full with my own property. I'm looking for recommendations on plowing vehicles, etc. I've gone through a K3500 and F350. Currently I'm using a Mitsubishi FG (4x4) with a 9' Fisher, chains on all 6 tires, and full load of sand in the back. Anyone have any idea's or suggestions. I'm thinking about switching to a 10' blade (lots of curves on the mountain). And no, the Unimog isn't in the budget this year. Thanks!
  2. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 877

    Best bet may be a tractor with a hefty snowblower, especially if the driveway/road is narrow and there is limited ability to push the snow around.
  3. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    What it your budget? Rent or buy? Where are you exactly? How long is your season

    My vote for renting is cat 906 with a blower. New 60k

    My vote to buy is a used sno-cat.... 40% grades no problem. 12' 6 way blade, deisel auto cat can be had for 25k.

    19% grade for how long? 19% grade plowing is TOUGH!