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One inch.... What do You do ?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by On a Call, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. On a Call

    On a Call PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,077

    okay you catch one inch of snow do you pre salt or post salt and skip plowing ?
  2. Ty27

    Ty27 Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    It depends on the trigger for plowing ( 1" or 2" etc) we have some places 1" is the trigger and others 3" is it so it kind of just depends on the contract.
  3. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 944

    Drop the blades if it's going to be cold enough to stick around, I don't salt
  4. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    What time of day is it, what's the temperature, what are the expectations of the account, what condition is the pavement in, is it windy, have we been working a lot this week, is the snow wet or dry, is there residual salt on the parking lot from the previous snow, is it going to be sunny today, is the parking lot mostly in the shade, how much traffic is there, how much salt do you have, are you paying an arm and a leg for salt this year.
  5. On a Call

    On a Call PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,077

    We are catching a inch now, it is going to get colder tonight 25 now 12 tonight 23 tomorrow .

    Most account like clean and wet

    I did some presalting last night and pavement is mostly wet
  6. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Like Ty27 said, depends on triggers and weather. If its going to be very cold I would plow then salt, if theres no snow coming for a day or so and the temps are going to be in the mid-high 20's or warmer I would probably just salt.
  7. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,917

    Do whats outlined in the contract and the scope of work layed out in that contract....Pretty Simple....:nod:
  8. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 862

    An inch, I'll plow it every time. Just salt will create a period of slush and slop...and that stuff drives me nuts. If it's sunny and high 20s, plowing alone will probably be enough.
  9. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,917

    If that's what the customer is paying for and expects....Than whats the question???
  10. On a Call

    On a Call PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,077

    That is the question

    Salt the lot heavy and walk or plow, salt, and walk

    I hate plowing when I can just salt

    But....as said I hate slush too
  11. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,917

    What does the contract state??....What is the Scope of Work??...What are you getting payed for??
  12. On a Call

    On a Call PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,077

    I get paid for whatever I do

    My call pretty much
  13. Ty27

    Ty27 Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    If it's your call then, I would plow and salt to make more $$ if they want it down to bare pavement and you won't get chewed out for it, then go ahead and plow
  14. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    What he said
  15. Ty27

    Ty27 Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    Why thank Ya xtreem3d!
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,249

    Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up

    If you have an inch and you salt and it results in slush and slop, you aren't applying enough.
  17. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,910

    Our accounts are all seasonal, so for what it's worth, we generally scrape an inch and then salt lighter. The salt savings are worth it, especially last year and this year.

  18. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    shovel and salt the sidewalks and salt the lots
  19. daveslawns

    daveslawns Member
    from Niagara
    Messages: 48

    I second this motion
  20. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,676

    This is what we do. If we can push it, it will be plowed before salt is put down.