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Small condo association I plowed last winter

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by willofalltrades, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    This a a small condo association I plowed over winter. The driveways go from like 10 feet to 20 feet long. I used a bobcat 873 with a 9' boss blade.

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  2. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

  3. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    Nice shots! I wish there some smaller condo assocations by me. There all huge!
  4. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Very nice picture, is that all lake effect? Also your work is very nice and neat, thats what i like to see.wesport
  5. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Nice pictures, thats alot of snow.
  6. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    you didnt plow the main road did you? or just the drives with teh bobcat?
  7. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    Yea I plowed the road. Then a cab over truck with a huge salt hopper would come through and salt it.
  8. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    Thanks, yea thats all lake effect... The bobcat made it easy to keep things tidy, the only problem came when we got pounded, There wasn't any place to put the snow. The banks on each side of the road were 3 feet high and the bobcat didn't go fast enough to shoot the snow over the bank.
  9. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Will, do you mind me asking what place that is?? It looks very familiar. I plowed a place very similar to that in Willoughby Hills for the LCO that I used to work for. Good job on keeping it tidy!!
  10. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I wish I could pile snow anywhere in our condos. The ones we do require us to push all snow to one end. Both places are over 100 yards long and one is uphill.:eek:
  11. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,059

    Man I wish I could do my condos with my skid. There's now where to leave it ,and they wouldn't want to look at it anyways. It is 20 dethached unit with drives about as long as yours but they have a sidewalk( that no one uses)that must be cleared 4' from the road. They complain about piles but wont pay to have them moved! Silly millionaires,atleast I have my blizzard!!! Great pic's , can't wait for the snow!!!

    ROSELAWN Member
    Messages: 78

    Will, how many drives are there and about how long does it take you. By the way nice work.
  13. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    ROSELAWN- My times were inconsistent. It really depended on the snow fall. 1.5-2in: 2hours, 3-5in: 2.5 hours 5 or more would take 3-4 hours. Anything after four hours must have been serious so I would just mark in the book that I had to plow twice. There were 70-75 garage doors but the drives would be connected... with a little flower bed in between extending 5-6 feet out so its kinda like plowing a 40'X40 area with a little divider. I would back drag the whole thing into the street (it took 5 passes each) then push the snow into a pile. Next I would just push that pile into the front yard (if theres a common space that has just grass I would move the snow there). Believe it or not I only had for people ask me to keep the snow out of the front yard.

    magnatrac- Yea we hid the bobcat in the back of the development at one of the mailbox stations. The sidewalk issue makes life difficult if you get a heavy snow... if not push the snow where ever and buzz around with a snowblower after to straighten the sidewalk out. This development is seriously a pain in the arse with a truck simply because the drives are too small and its nothing but back dragging.
  14. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    This development is called Stonebrook. Its off Miles Rd. 5 min. from the Bedford Lowes. Its literally across from Miles Rd. Farmers market. This season, because I am going to school at The University of Akron, I will try and plow Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna for Wheeler.
  15. nice job i really like the skid steer with the boss
  16. pieperlc

    pieperlc Senior Member
    from 4-5
    Messages: 180

    Will, does your 873 have a problem handling that 9'er. I was looking into a Daniel's 10', however was advised against not putting over 7' on my Cat 252. What is the weight and hp on your 873. Thanks.
  17. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    IM pretty sure the cat 252 is more alone the lines of a bobcat 753 or s175(new model) and i wouldnt put more then a 7.5' blade on that machine
  18. lawnkid

    lawnkid Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    which condo you talking about. That one off Rt. 6 by the corner of Bishop and chardon or the one across from La Vera. We may be looking to bid on those next year since we do a lot in that area.
  19. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    for what its worth, we have two 773 bobcats that have eight foot fisher plows on them, and one S175 that has an 8' fox skidsteer folding plow. They all plow snow just fine. one condo we plow is very hilly so we put chains on the back tires, but other than that, they plow awesome.
  20. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    Yeah im sorry your right 7.5 an is a little small am 8 ft bladr eould be fine i was thinking snowpushers