Where would you go with the snow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Holland, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Just picked up my neighbors driveway. Did it for the first time this morning and am having trouble finding a place for snow. Ive included a picture. Her lot is outlined in red, mine in yellow. Blue lines indicate a stone wall. Red dot indicates where her old snow plow provider put the snow. He had a two door blazer and i have an extened cab truck. I just cant turn in there, had to shovel the whole push into a pile. I have three options, continue how i did it this morning, use my little single stage blower on the whole thing, or, and this sounds stupid i know, pull the snow to the end of her drive, push it up the street, and put it on my snowpile, indicated by a red square. What would you guys do?
  2. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Why not straight in and cut to right on grass?
  3. OP

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Definately would be possible if they owned it. They only own to about a foot off the edge of the drive. I was told the neighbors get upset if the snow is pushed there. Guess i could do it until i get into trouble.:laughing:

  4. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    I would talk to the neighbor and ask why? Its not gonna block them and you arnt gonna dammage much. Otherwise use a blower and shoot it on them evenly. Ha ha.
  5. BMB Plowing

    BMB Plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    they probably don't want the snow bank to spill over to there driveway. What did the guy before you do?
  6. CuttingEdgeLS

    CuttingEdgeLS Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Could bring it all to the end of the drive way and push it over the sidewalk onto the grass to the left of the brick wall just make sure you lift your blade accordingly so you don't clip it, over exaggerating how much you lift it wouldn't hurt. Then you could just shovel the little run off you have on the sidewalk so the city doesn't get on your case for leaving snow on the walk.
  7. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,203

    thats what i would do.
  8. PlatinumService

    PlatinumService Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    i would windrow to the right until you get in trouble.. once that happens do what cuttingegde says... i think thats your best options for now
  9. Tubby's Snow Plowing

    Tubby's Snow Plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 199

    I would tell the neighbor, if they let me push snow onto their front lawn across their driveway, I'll plow from your neighbor's garage forward to the street and keep that clear for them. No charge (since it's plowed when you push across it anyway).
  10. Mr.Freezzz

    Mr.Freezzz Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 81

    Go easy and push on to lawn. Wont hurt anything if you stance your tracks.
  11. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,773

    Do the sidewalks have to be kept clear? Cant you just push it into the street and then push it off to the side of the road like the plow trucks will do? If not I'd say windrow to the right as much as possible and then if you have to stack on the corner of her lawn just be careful of the bricks and you'll be fine. I dont like it very much when people don't plan a spot for the snow to go. Im surprised there is not also a mailbox in the way.
  12. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,755

    if you want bigger probs then do what Jdipp says
    DO NOT push it in the street and then down the road
    just push it into the yard
  13. Winterized

    Winterized Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Tell your client they are certifiably insane for having that stupid wall there!!!
    In a nice way of course.

    Come Spring, get them to have you do the right thing with their lawn.
    Many problems solved.

    I'm not being sarcastic, I'm dead serious. there's no reason for that wall. It's an accident waiting to happen.

    For this Winter, yes... maybe speaking nice to the neighbor would be the best.
    Never hurts to ask and be polite.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011
  14. OP

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Going up the street was definately a dumb idea. We got 13in yesterday so i just shoved it to the right.
  15. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    Yup, i would approach the owner and ask who plows their drive, offer them a break on the rate since they are side to side and see if they will allow you to push the snow to the right on the grass since they got a break in price. Sucks not to make more money but to pick up 2 customers side by side and make life easier would make it worth while.
  16. Kale Lawn

    Kale Lawn Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 107

    step one. push all snow to drive...
    step two. push snow like city truck only faster to throw snow into lawn area