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Gas stations.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snowinjoe, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. snowinjoe

    snowinjoe Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    Does any one else have a problem with the lids to the underground tanks? Are there any tricks to not pulling them off? I hate having to search thru a windrow to find them.
  2. Soans89

    Soans89 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I don't have any advice to give, but have you really pulled them off before just by plowing over them? I thought they were at least bolted down or something.
  3. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

  4. snowpusher 03

    snowpusher 03 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    i have 6 esso gas stations and i put cones over them and my shovlers do the rest .
  5. CamLand

    CamLand Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    I've been pushing Gas stations for yrs and never had a lid come off.The only advise I can you is slow down in the fueling areas or shovel them out...
  6. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I angle my blade it goes right over them. Never had one come off.
  7. ahaycoman

    ahaycoman Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 78

    I've popped a lid or two off. This is accompanied by a sudden stop and the phone flies out of the cradle and the thermos rolls under the seat, etc. Angling the blade hasn't seemed to help in this case, but since I only have one gas station customer, I just live with it.
    On the other hand, one of the newspapers that I do has railroad tracks in the asphalt paving of the back parking lot that don't move when I hit them either. No way around them so I just windrow up to them and then move it down the tracks to a pile. Maybe something like that might work in your case.
  8. mickman

    mickman Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    I've never done them, but for an idea, maybe try to put down some ice melt
    over lids {heavy, & use potash or something maybe other than plain salt}
    then it might keep em' wet. it's just an idea, but it might work if it's not coming down @ a 2-3" clip/hr.