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Trigger point

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Krieger91, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Krieger91

    Krieger91 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    I'm not a plow guy, per se. I work for an apartment management company, in student apartments near MSU. I'm a maintenance/grounds guy, so we're responsible for moving snow on the walkways; steps, sidewalks and what have you. We don't do the lots, we sub that out.

    My question is this: My supervisor says we have a 1" trigger to salt, and a 2" trigger to push. I'm just wondering if that's a reasonable trigger for student apartments in a busy area? Just seems to be a bit of a high trigger to push in a higher-traffic area.
  2. NW Snow Removal

    NW Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    I agree with you, but in Michigan you get a bunch of snow and they need to keep it within the budget. when it is below 15 degrees salting(with rock salt) won't work, so plan on shoveling/plowing first then applying chemicals.
  3. Krieger91

    Krieger91 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Yeah, I understand that. We don't use rock salt. We use an ice-melting compound. Sort of like salt, but it's not legit salt.

    Just seemed like the trigger was a bit high to me for student apartments where we have zero vacants.
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    the school budget may be part of the reason
  5. Krieger91

    Krieger91 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    We're not funded by the school. The company I work for, DTN, owns probably 90% of the apartments in walking distance of MSU. We're funded by rent payments from the tenants which is veerrry high. The zone I work in (closest to MSU, Cedar Village if anyone knows about it) has the highest budget of any DTN area that I'm aware of.
  6. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Cedar Village....Been to a few Partys There....Been to a few couch Burnings there too....:nod: