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stacking ..

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by vector6, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. vector6

    vector6 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    commercial plowers.... what procedure do you guy's use to "stack" snow..?:confused:
  2. Hiwire

    Hiwire Member
    Messages: 76

    It takes a lot of practice and your have to get to know the capability of your vehicle as well as the type of snow you are pushing. The trick is to go far enough into the pile so that you dont raise the blade over what you are carrying but not so far that you cant lift what you have accumulated. It also seems to work better when you are cleaning up your trail offs since you will have more loose snow in front of the blade. Keeping momentum going is good but dont go for "ramming" it. You will just find yourself stopping real fast, breaking parts, and getting hung up. Slowly lift the blade as you go into the pile but over a short enough distance so that your front isnt in the deep stuff. It sucks burying your front in a pile with no one around to help you out. Practice, Practice, Practice.
  3. vector6

    vector6 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    Thanks Ray, i guess it's an aquired skill.
  4. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    I forgot about a small depression in front of my moms house when i was stacking. Truck sank right down to the frame. Luckily I wasnt out working, just doing my moms for free. spent about 45 min digging my truck out. Like everyone said, go slow, and try not to leave alot of snow to drive over, otherwise you can get hung up it that. You will get stuck, just keep a shovel and hopefully someone can pull you out. :D :D
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2004
  5. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I wait until I get to the pile and then raise the blade at the same time I'm driving forward. Pretty standard I suppose.:waving:
  6. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Was cleaning up a bit today, and found that with the snow a little wetter, that I could push the tops of my piles back more and drive right up on the snow without getting stuck. Makes more room for the snow we expect later in the week.

    Its called "planning ahead"
  7. jscott

    jscott Junior Member
    Messages: 16