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Loading docks

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Blizzard1980, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Blizzard1980

    Blizzard1980 Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Alright, this is first time for me to get involved with sites with pretty steep loading docks. Looking to get tips/ advice from more seasoned guys.

    Chain up for sites like that or just dive in there and see what happens? I know that a lot depends on type of snowfall and temps etc., but lets hear your side of the experiences.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Depends on how steep the grade is,so we used to back drag the front half to clean up some snow.Then you can pull in and back drag closer to the building so your not trying to pull so much up.Also depends how big the overhang is too. Might be able to back right in and plow it up.
  3. Blizzard1980

    Blizzard1980 Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Thanks GV.

    Unfortunately there is no overhang on none of the buildings. One has individual/ single docks/pits on 2 separate sides which might get drifted full to the top with high winds. Other has about 20 spots side by side. that shouldn't be too bad to deal with.
  4. MowingisMaddnes

    MowingisMaddnes Member
    Messages: 85

    back blade

    Use a piece of equipment with a back blade...