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frozen ground

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by gc3, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    Any you guys have any rough idea how long it would take the ground to freeze or frost deep enough with the weather below 32°, to where you can drive onto the grass and push your snow without sinking and leaving ruts?
  2. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Needs a week of below 25°F at least...2 weeks would be better. 32°F isn't cold enough to do the trick, unless there's a couple months of it.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    The way the weather has been in Illinois the past two weeks, you would probably be fine right now as long as the truck isn't too heavy, especially after the cold temps we are seeing this morning.

    Supposed to moderate later in the week though, it will probably thaw out again.

  4. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    Also depends on snow cover,snow acts as an insulator.
  5. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    We may not get much frost here. 17" last week - with NO frost before the storm.
  6. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    As of Saturday are ground temps still above freezing
    Snow we got Saturday at the farm made are dirt road into mud Then Sunday it froze the road made better driving till the sun came out
    Sunday did some digging ground isn't frozen its getting close First 2-3'' was frozen

    All depends how much moisture you have in the ground and type of soil it is
  7. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    yeah these last few days have been brutal but I think the weekend is supposed to be mid 30's