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Plowing the lake

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Snow tracker, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. Snow tracker

    Snow tracker Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    Who's ready for some pond hockey? A local group is having a pond hockey tournament. They hires us to plow the five rinks and parking areas. Plowing on ice with the cat. Woo hoo.

  2. Snow tracker

    Snow tracker Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    More pics. Don't know why I can't post more than 1 at a time??

  3. Snow tracker

    Snow tracker Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    One more and then I'm done

  4. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Unless that lake is less than 12" deep, there is not enough money in the world for me to do that.
  5. Snow tracker

    Snow tracker Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    15 inches of ice and only three to four feet deep along the shore where we were
  6. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    that looks awesome! i miss playing those hockey tournaments, theres nothing like em especially cause we always won! i should be playing some pond hockey tonight but im being a responsible person doing my paper for college for once.
  7. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Paging Mr Oomkes......
  8. gusdust

    gusdust Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    7 inches of ice on a shallow pond wasn't enough for this skid. I wasn't there, but would have liked to have been to give the operator some crap. All in good fun though.

    Matt Sharp_resized.jpg

  9. Snow tracker

    Snow tracker Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    That's one way to give it a good washing
  10. Snow tracker

    Snow tracker Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    Couldn't sell them on a salting contract no matter how hard I tried...
  11. Ty27

    Ty27 Senior Member
    Messages: 599

  12. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    The lake I do a lot of ice fishing on usually has a road plowed across it and people plow "driveways" to their ice shacks. I have never plowed on the ice and I don't plan to, it makes me nervous. I won't drive my Tundra out there but, I used to drive my Chevy out there all the time. I got to say it's really convenient to drive right to your ice shack.

    The guy that plows the road went through a few years ago.

  13. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,782

  14. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    I had a call last year to go with s250 and do area for a fishing thing parking area and such, my answer was some what like Mr. Markus. Hahahahahahahahahahah, nope.
    About three year ago a father near Winnipeg Man was plowing a skating rink for his kids with a skid steer they are growing up with out their dad he went thru and drowned.
  15. mnlefty

    mnlefty Senior Member
    Messages: 980

    In the first pic are they using a pump to flood the rinks then? I've always wanted to do the same for my kids at the in-laws lake place, but we just don't get there enough to justify the effort/investment.
  16. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    If it's cold enough using a pump and flooding does smooth it out and it builds up the thickness of the ice.

    look how dark the ice looks.
    that is a sign it's been warm and it still is.

    we plow and drive on the ice,
    many go to fast and this creates a ice ridge or a bow wake of ice.
    when it gets shallow this can blow out the ice just in front of you and down you go.
  17. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    16 posts and not a peep from MarkO?? :eek:

    He must be busy with lake effect