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Getting rid of snow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by lordstanley, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. lordstanley

    lordstanley Member
    Messages: 43

    I have 10 city blocks that I take care of with lots of small to medium parking lots- what do i do with the snow. Anyone ever see snow melters for sale?
  2. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Up here we load snow into a truck and dump it in the ocean, or on a empty lot, with a permit of course.
  3. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    snow melters are big money, even used second you still need permits to get rid of the run off and third they are slow on our bigger removals we use 6-8 10 wheelers and 3 loaders we run for 12 -16 hours at a time no way a melter could be faster.
    the best part is the property owner foots the bill could you say the same to recover the cost of the melter just my 2 cents
  4. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    i beg to differ on that point some of the smaller melters can do 15-20 tandem truck loads per hour, and the largest one i have seen does 65-70 tandem truck loads per hour. i do however agree with you that the price to buy one and to pay the fuel to run it would be rediculous but some properties such as an airport im sure it would be more efficient and pay for its self.