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pull plow techniques??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ontario026, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. ontario026

    ontario026 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    I have been thinking about pull plows and residential drives, what's the general technique used by pull plow owners?? back up to the garage doors, drop the pull plow, drag out far enough then turn the truck around and then use the front blade to shove off to the sided of the drive? or pul straight out to the road and then use the front blade to shove into the cusomer's front ditch or lawn??

  2. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    If I had someone to run behind me and spot the distance before I take out someones garage I might buy one. Its tiring enough to turn my head with a plow on the front and then do it again with one on the back.
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I just got an ebling but I find pulling it out to the road and then pushing it up is the way to do it. If your doing driveways and you don't have a backblade your missing out. I can give you a price on any size you want form a 7 ft fixed wing to a 16ft hydro wing. Ebling makes all other back blades look underbuilt and they are competetively prices.
  4. DSLL

    DSLL Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Depending on how much snow is in the driveway and the size of the driveway there are a few different ways to do it. If there is a lot of snow at the end of the driveway from the road being plowed you are going to want to push that off into the apron before you back in. If the snow is light or the drive is small you can usually skip this step. Then just back up to the garage, getting as close as you feel comfortable with. If you have to shovel (see pic if you don't know what shoveling is, GV) this is the time to do it. I just shovel the snow in front of the garage out so that it will get pulled by the back plow. Then drop both plows and pull away. Depending on what kind of plows you have and the driveway you may be able to do the whole drive in one pass (if you were outfitted like JD). But, if there is excessive amounts of snow just use your back plow to pull the snow out far enough so that you can back up over the pulled out snow and push it the length of the drive with your front plow. This gives you the ability to angle the snow off to the side as you push to the end of the drive. Then whatever is left push into the apron. Every drive is different and that is kind of the basic steps I go through.

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  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Good post, I should of explained that I'm talking about plowing a double wide 4-6 car long drive.
  6. DSLL

    DSLL Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Yea, like everything else on this site it is hard to give a one size fits all answer. My experience is based on plowing with a 9'2" V and 7' back plow.
  7. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    and then can you even salt it if your outfitted like me :D