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property staking

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JTS Landscaping, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. JTS Landscaping

    JTS Landscaping Member
    Messages: 53

    just wondering when you guys usually start staking your properties like condos and stuff.
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Right after Halloween. :waving:
  3. eng50

    eng50 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Just curious, what everyone uses to stake....

    Easy & cheap fiberglass garden stakes, reflectors, etc..

  4. ALEX516

    ALEX516 Senior Member
    Messages: 103


    I'd like to know also, I've always went with digital cam. printouts to plow by, ,most of the time if not always I've had my shovelers either do an edge w/ the snowblowers or footprints, or a shovel depending on the location....

    I was thinking about those little flags I see when I get a markout, or???
  5. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I get mine at menards. They are fiberglass reflective poles about 1/2 in. thick. $.99 a piece. :waving:
  6. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I take digital pictures to put in a binder and stake according to what I'm staking. If it's just boundaries, like driveways or parking area limits, I use cheap, plain, markers from Angelos (.45 per hundred). If it's a hazard, like a ditch, I'll use round red reflector-type markers (locally $1.69 - $2.50). If an obstacle, I'll use blue reflectors. If I run out of a particular color reflector, I'll use a plain one and tie a red or blue plastic ribbon (type we use to tie on trees for property boundaries) on it.

    I went around last week. Actually kind of late, but was waiting for a shipment of stakes.
  7. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

  8. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

  9. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Correction - I said .45 per hundred. I meant .45 a piece for a bundle of 100.

    Forty lashes with a wet noodle. :(
  10. RICHIE K

    RICHIE K Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 35

  11. Garagekeeper

    Garagekeeper Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    The Boss
    I would like to see the reflective markers that you get at Menards for .99 cents.
    Can you bring one with you on the 6th?
    I have 48 inch tall 5/16 diameter fiberglass "reflective" markers available for $1.89 each.
    So if anyone wants a "quality" commercial "reflective" marker please let me know.
    :rolleyes: John............................
  12. REED384

    REED384 Senior Member
    Messages: 21


    you can get orange 4foot i think from j thomas for 35 cents each. its what i use.
  13. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    John, I'll bring one along with a couple of other styles they have. :waving:
  14. avalancheplow

    avalancheplow Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    I use wooden survey stakes with the top painted orange. I bought them from a local lumber yard for .25 per sitck. When you plow them over or someone steals them it's not a big hit on your pocket.
  15. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    I use orenge stakes with a white reflective top. I will start staking in about 2-3 weeks, earlier if snow is forecast, but by november 20 th even if snow is not in the forecast.
  16. mole

    mole Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    I use pressure treated deck rail stakes that you can get from home depot for .35 cents each. Come in a bundle of 12. they work great there are already cut on an angle so all you have to do is drive them in with a sledge. They take a beating and you can use them year after year.
  17. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,160

    Would those be comparable to the fiberglass ones that Farm And Fleet sell?
  18. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I'm not sure. I can't remember what they look like. Been awhile since I was there last. :waving:
  19. SnowMizer

    SnowMizer Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I place my stakes out Nov. 1, before the ground freezes. I use oarnge fiberglass stakes sharpened on one end.
  20. ChipsEarthWorks

    ChipsEarthWorks Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 105

    In a couple of weeks is when i start staking out the lots i do. I also take pictures of the curbs and beds and the lots before it starts snow to know where all the imperfections are that way there if the owner tells me that i damaged there property during my plowing i can go back look at the pictures and see if it was like that before it snowed usually shuts owners up when you can produce pictures when they try to cheat you out of money come paytime