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Loading dumps with Blowers

Discussion in 'Government Property Snow Removal' started by shooterm, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. shooterm

    shooterm Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 272

    Since I see this alot on muni operation I thought this was the best place to ask. How do you guys stop it from packing in the box? I know a easy solution is running box heaters but I noticed alot of the operations I see dont have it. Thanks for any tips.
  2. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    dump boxes

    A lot folks simply rock the trucks back and forth
    and the tailgate act like a big vibrator in one bang.

    Mud is different story where a gradall wouldhave the truck
    driver raise the dump body and reach in the dump box
    with the boom and bucket and break the suction created
    by the mud stuck in the dump box.

    You can buy dump body slick liners too as well if desired.

    Being paid by the hour for a haul truck does not merit the
    cost of a slick liner if the truck is not working the year round.

    Most of it is the size of the liner desired and cost per square foot
    and whether it will be installed in one piece or in pieces for fit the box.

    I can help you with this if you want a liner etc.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011
  3. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    I cannot tell you what we use but, it's red and most big trucks use it.
  4. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    snow etc.

    UH HUH,

    Only my dinosaur knows for sure.:yow!:
  5. bighornjd

    bighornjd Senior Member
    Messages: 249

  6. pmorrissette

    pmorrissette Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    fluid film ?
  7. Mr Bigblock

    Mr Bigblock Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    im thinking more like diesel
  8. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    Plastic box liner works great...really slippery, don't try to stand on it when it's wet.

    Last edited: Feb 7, 2011
  9. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

  10. loaderplower93

    loaderplower93 Member
    Messages: 66

    Hamelfire I know exactly what you're talking about. I know they used to do that around here but have stopped...reasons I'm sure you can guess.
  11. shooterm

    shooterm Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 272

    Yah I understand the red fluid :). Only reason we have been shy with it is most of our snow sites sit on a health providers site could be a huge issue. I know all about the banging box's, liners, site excavators for packed snow just wondering if anyone has has tips for loading it with the blower to avoid it. Just a example I know with a loader if you fluff the snow in the box rather the dump as fast as you can you can avoid most of the packing. Thanks for any input.
  12. haligan125

    haligan125 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 64

    I really dont think there is. If you have sander bodies, rin the chain. and then just slam the gate. At least that is our method.
  13. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    snow dumps

    Short of spraying the walls of the dump bodies with the RV antifreeze prior to the snow removal job the only other option is to purchase horizontal discharge dump bodies with pusher plates and telescoping cylinders.NO more raised dump boxes or tipovers with thses dump bodies.
  14. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    Our new trucks have vibes and that works for 99% of it so we are finding.
  15. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 953

    line the box's with poly. Its cheap and works great! Haven t had to shovel corners out for years now!
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