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what is the best way to do this?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by empire, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. empire

    empire Member
    Messages: 35

    :dizzy: I am looking for advice on how I should clear driveways.They are very short and all have to be backdraged to the street which I also will plow.bobcat? ,hinker c plow? drop box?
  2. Mick

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

    Maybe a backblade. Back into the dtiveway, drop the blade. Pull to the street (but not into it). Push snow whereever you're going to put it. You've just cut your time per driveway in at least half and saved yourself the problems of plowing in reverse.
  3. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    Keep in mind that it is illegal to push snow into the street in most places. I'm not saying that I don't do it but be careful. I do a carwash where some of the snow has to go out in the street and I put someone out in the street to guide me. Cheap insurance against a stupid mistake.
  4. empire

    empire Member
    Messages: 35

    yes I know but this is a private street that i will be responsibe to clear as well.so I need to get this clear asap
  5. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    So you're doing an HOA basically, a whole subdivision of homes, the driveways and roadways in there? A bobcat would be good for the drives but visibility isn't super great out the back end, and it would do the roads fine but many skidsteers aren't very fast just driving like that. A Bobcat or tractor would be good on the driveways, and for the roadways, either a truck or a tractor (for speed). If you can have only one, I'd look into a 4wd tractor with a box blade on back and a loader on front with a quick hitch blade attachment to go on the loader arms. This way you can do the drives with the back blade and bucket (drag to street with blade, use blade to stack snow or bucket to pick it up and dump elsewhere) then snap the blade onto the front of the tractor to do the roadways with.