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Plowing unfrozen driveways

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by KSB, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. KSB

    KSB Member
    Messages: 40

    Never had this problem in Vermont before but with the weather changes it seems we are getting plowable snow on top of unfrozen dirt and mud. Both my fischer and boss plows are almost worthless under these conditions. Thinking of trying to design a system that would work better under these conditions. Anyone have any ideas? Rubber cutting edges? Modified plow shoe design? Any help would be greatly appreciated.:help:
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    I know it might take longer but it might be better to back drag it. This way your cutting edge isn't gouging into the soil. That or just try to keep the blade up a few inches if it's deep. Then back drag.
  3. QuickPlow

    QuickPlow Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I've heard of guys running some type of pvc ( i think) pipe On the cutting edges for unfrozen drives. Try doing a search. They even had pictures on how to install it on the cutting edge. I think anyways. Good Luck
  4. hunt 444e

    hunt 444e Member
    Messages: 62

    white shoes mad e in the beautifull state of nh look them up online
  5. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    back drag, it's not the plow......
  6. hunt 444e

    hunt 444e Member
    Messages: 62

    im telling u look up white shoes made by whyes welding tamworth nh pretty slick setup
  7. hunt 444e

    hunt 444e Member
    Messages: 62

    whytes welding
  8. 32vld

    32vld Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 622

    Threads were about plowing gravel drives. I think they used a galvanized iron pipe. Cut a groove wide enough so blade will fit in grove and use bolts through the pipe to hold pipe over blade. Pipe kept blade from digging into gravel. Had nothing to do with unfrozen ground.
  9. QuickPlow

    QuickPlow Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    OK. Might still work though. Sure beats back dragging everything.
  10. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    do a search on sod pipe. Simple but brilliant idea. I might work on making one in the next week or so.
  11. My bowtie

    My bowtie Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Has everything to do with unfrozen ground. Lot of drives around here are dirt drives, and when the ground isnt froze, the cutting edge digs in making a mess. The pipe over the cutting prevents this.
  12. CAG80

    CAG80 Member
    from ct
    Messages: 62

    Found the company online but no website or info on the shoes. Can you provide a link or elaborate on what the set up consists of.
    Thanks ,