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Winter's almost here! STAKE Question!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by alwayz-plowin, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. alwayz-plowin

    alwayz-plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    Ok well im just wondering what all you guys use for stakes....
    Do you stake commercial stuff or no?
    I know Some people use flags good or no?

    i use these cheap little stakes from j thomas!
  2. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    I use Re-rod..Then i paint them white..It makes it more of a challenge to find when its Snowing...If you miss a little while plowing ...It Scratches the Crap out of your truck..Lesson Learned....:eek:
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2010
  3. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

    Discount snow stakes is where I ordered my last 100 from. They seemed to be pretty good quality.

    I also picked up 40 from Home Depot tonight, they were a little more expensive, but it was faster than ordering.
  4. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    I buy Angelos snow stakes, I order them by the 1000 delivered cost is $560.00 the are 1/4" x 4feet, orange but not reflictive. these stakes go through the blower just fine, anything metal would cost $1000's of dollars to fix the blower......1000 HD stakes would cost $2180.00
    it all depends on your application My application is a 4 mile road.

    there are a few other posts on this topic.
  5. ShorePower

    ShorePower Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Angelos supply. .45 each when you buy 100 or more. Shipping is within a few days.
  6. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    i did the same for ours
  7. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    I had to pay shipping of $0.11 each. what about you?
  8. dm5.9

    dm5.9 Member
    Messages: 59

    In a pinch you can get them at lowes they have the fiberglass ones with the metal top's in orange or yellow for I think 1.39 ea
  9. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Lowes fade BAD and quickly but the metal caps are nice. I've used them, HD's and just ordered Discountstakes ones. HD were the best locally IMHO- held their color and, like all, pass through blowers easily.
    I tend to cut them off near the ground when stacking, but happens to all glass type.

    Used thin white glass with big round reflectors on the top for a year too- first plow that bent them the reflectors went flying and I was left with thin white rods.
  10. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    if you need to mark something...then stake it
  11. blue sky guy

    blue sky guy Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I constructed a hybrid stake. Used wood stakes from LOWES by them 25pk ($4) various sizes. Then attached 100pk of orange marker flags ($8) to them with a few heavy staples. Very visible-will stay in the ground better. Just used marker flags for sidewalk without attaching stakes. Just something different I'm trying.
  12. plowboss

    plowboss Member
    Messages: 48


    just made up 360 new stakes to add to the stock. Bought 1x2x8 (15 per bundle) for 1.26ea
    and cut them in half, then paint top 4". 1.26 divided by 2 = .63 ea. (plus tax) 1 can of spry
    paint (about 3.00) did about 120 stakes. adds about about .2 to each stake. Total of .65 each (plus .065 tax) equals about .69 cents each. I did 180 in about 1/2 hour or so.
  13. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Angelo's. I have 1000 of them in the back of my truck for Stakesgiving Friday.
  14. bighornjd

    bighornjd Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    :laughing: I like it

    Hell of a day to pick to put stakes in, especially if you do many retail lots...:dizzy:
  15. alwayz-plowin

    alwayz-plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    Just saw the ones at Lowes Look good with the caps!
  16. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    All commercial and industrial businesses so it will be a ghost town.
  17. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Happy Stakesgiving
  18. Pinzgauer

    Pinzgauer Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 134

    I use cheap wood grading stakes (1.5 x 1.5) and spray the top with reflecting paint. Costs me next to nothing.
    But that's just me .........