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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Lawnchoice, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Just curious to see what method you guys use to paint your plow stakes before you put them onsite.


  2. snoluvr

    snoluvr Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 266

    liquid paint
  3. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    flour. orange spray paint for wood stakes.

    I started buying orange fiberglass stakes from Agnelo's supplies. I like the idea of orange and fiberglass, but they are a bear to get into the ground..
  4. Mick

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

    I buy Angelo's by the 100 bundle, too. We have a lot of rocky ground to contend with, so I use a metal rod the same thickness and pound it into the ground for a guide hole. Works like a charm.
  5. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    That is a great idea Mick. I just use wooden stakes painted orange.
  6. avalancheplow

    avalancheplow Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    Orange spray paint. It dries much faster than liquid.
  7. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    That's a good idea. I was making holes with the wooden stakes and then putting the fiberglass stakes into the holes, but it takes too long.

    I'll see if I can find a metal rod..

    Thanks! :waving:
  8. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    I bought some 36" tall marking flags this year instead of wooden stakes. I'm not sure how well they're gonna hold up, but I was worried about someone slipping and landing on a wooden stake. I had them printed with the company name and phone number. I started flagging today and at the local bank, while talking to the manager, two different people were reading the flags, so it works great for advertising. I got a flag insertion tool, but it's not going deep enough into the ground. I purchased a long shaft masonry drill bit (about a foot long) and gonna try it out with a cordless drill.
  9. snoluvr

    snoluvr Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 266

    I found some nice oak stakes, with white bottoms and flourescent orange for the tops.They seem to hold up real well, even when they are hit with flying snow/ice. My buddy has used the same stakes for 4 years now and only paid about 6=$6/each..not bad $1.50/year so far...
  10. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    get a timber nail, i think that is what it is called, about 8 in long, pound it into the ground with your trusty hammer, remove then istall plow marker.
  11. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    I use the metal rod as well to make a guide hole, its the only way i can get the things straight. Then the dam kids across the street steal them from my house and they get stolen form other places i plow too. There is the occasional driveway on my route that stakes are essential for me not to do something really bad.