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when do you stake?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DaySpring Services, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    When do you guys stake your accounts?
  2. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,559

    As late as possible, but before frost. Depends on what you stake with. I know a guy who uses metal pipe painted orange, he can wait a bit longer.
  3. mrplowdude

    mrplowdude Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    about 3 or 4 week in November. Unless you will see snow sooner.
  4. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Late as possible so the landscapers dont mow them over. I am always too late though, I have to drill them in, and never use metal. If your truck hits metal you will be crying. I use the plastic ones so on small accounts its no biggie if I hit them.
  5. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Mid November,I hate having to cut around them the last couple weeks of the season.Plus you get all the people that can't drive and they knock them over before it even snows.
  6. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I only stake one account which is a huge church with a few new islands. Well....I did that is. I put up over 40 stakes last year and didn't even collect 20 at the end of the season. Little booger eaters stole most of them so no more staking.;)
  7. Dieselman19

    Dieselman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    did it this weekend, becuase my contracts starts Nov. 1
  8. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    The first or second week in November.