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has anyone seen the snowpile or the loader...thought it was over there...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 1olddogtwo, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    wow i wonder whom will be at falt on this one? skid steer operator for stacking the snow? or the property owner for a poorly built or maint structure?
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    These guys that plow parking ramps need to remember that you can't park all the snow in one spot to save time.
  4. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Same thing happened by me a few years ago at our largest mall.Point load of snow on a 1 level parking garage.Luckily nobody got hurt here either.
  5. Knockah22

    Knockah22 Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    I plow parking decks and always worry about this. Another reason to convince your customers that you NEED to remove the snow off of the decks regularly.
  6. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    Looks like a nice New Holland took a spill.
  7. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I thought we removed all of it a few weeks ago,lol. When we left there a couple weeks ago they still had tons of snow left.
  8. shooterm

    shooterm Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 272

    Seems kinda strange a parking ramp collapsed with just a skid and a skid stacked pile on it. I guess never plowed or built a parking ramp though.
  9. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    Precisely--copy this article and include it with your quotes.


    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Oops, that's going to be expensive. As far as weight, say that was a 30x30 area (which it looked bigger) they were stacking snow if it was 5 feet deep that would be 166yrds. If it was wet heavy crap that would EASILY be over 100ton. Say 6 diesel pickups were parked in that same area it would only be 24ton max. I hope the contractor has good insurance
  11. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    Those parking garages are design for cars. That was a precast structure and they had precast double tees for the floor, with all the weight of the snow they probably broke in two. I wonder where the pre-tension cable ended up after the concrete broke up. I was in a parking garage in town and they pushed all the snow against the exterior spandrels. Wait till they push a little to hard and watch one fall off the building