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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Peter Person » Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:20 am

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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby k hutchins » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:40 pm

Lt Mike

I have to admit, l'd be mega upset if l had just cleaned my driveway and they came through and left 2' windrows acrossed it. I wonder how the road guys feel about having to go back and clear them out of the intersections afterward?
Still kinda neat that they utilize "old" technology for the job. In my town they use JDs or Kubotas with enclosed cabs and blowers on the front. It takes them a lot longer than that video shows.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:02 pm

I’ve never lived in a town where anyone but me cleared the sidewalk in front of my house. :shock:
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Peter Person » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:10 pm

Don McCombs wrote:I’ve never lived in a town where anyone but me cleared the sidewalk in front of my house. :shock:


...and the town I grew up in required us to clear the sidewalks within a certain amount of time after the storm passed or face a fine. Same if there was a fire hydrant on your property, which we did at our 1st house in that town.
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Lt.Mike » Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:35 pm

k hutchins wrote:Lt Mike

I have to admit, l'd be mega upset if l had just cleaned my driveway and they came through and left 2' windrows acrossed it. I wonder how the road guys feel about having to go back and clear them out of the intersections afterward?
Still kinda neat that they utilize "old" technology for the job. In my town they use JDs or Kubotas with enclosed cabs and blowers on the front. It takes them a lot longer than that video shows.

The speed he’s plowing in the video is hair raising. I’d never plow that fast. I guess with the dramatic sweep back from the front of the plow, that curved bar in front to hop stuff and it all hanging loosely from a chain there’s little chance of it slamming into an immovable object and stopping like it hit a wall like a flat blade will do. From the video it looks like they plow the sidewalks before the roads.
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby SamsFarm » Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:49 pm

Masmith wrote: I also installed a urethane cutting edge.


How is that holding up?

Are you clearing a concrete, blacktop, or some sort of stone driveway?

Are you using the plow shoes?
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:04 pm

k hutchins wrote:Lt Mike

I have to admit, l'd be mega upset if l had just cleaned my driveway and they came through and left 2' windrows acrossed it. I wonder how the road guys feel about having to go back and clear them out of the intersections afterward?
Still kinda neat that they utilize "old" technology for the job. In my town they use JDs or Kubotas with enclosed cabs and blowers on the front. It takes them a lot longer than that video shows.

There is a never ending battle between us (township plow drivers) and the landscapers clearing driveways and sidewalks. They push it into our "turf" and we push it back onto theirs.
We just got a foot of snow over the last 36 hours, so once I get a nap in from plowing streets all day I'll clear my own driveway
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Lt.Mike » Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:35 pm

Greenthumbfarms wrote:
k hutchins wrote:Lt Mike

I have to admit, l'd be mega upset if l had just cleaned my driveway and they came through and left 2' windrows acrossed it. I wonder how the road guys feel about having to go back and clear them out of the intersections afterward?
Still kinda neat that they utilize "old" technology for the job. In my town they use JDs or Kubotas with enclosed cabs and blowers on the front. It takes them a lot longer than that video shows.

There is a never ending battle between us (township plow drivers) and the landscapers clearing driveways and sidewalks. They push it into our "turf" and we push it back onto theirs.
We just got a foot of snow over the last 36 hours, so once I get a nap in from plowing streets all day I'll clear my own driveway

When I plow my driveway I hang a left out of my driveway and push back the snow against the flow of traffic for about 150’ along the shoulder.
That way when the county plow comes back he has nothing to push back in front of my driveway. ;)
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Magnum » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:27 am

Peter Person wrote:
Don McCombs wrote:I’ve never lived in a town where anyone but me cleared the sidewalk in front of my house. :shock:


...and the town I grew up in required us to clear the sidewalks within a certain amount of time after the storm passed or face a fine. Same if there was a fire hydrant on your property, which we did at our 1st house in that town.


I never lived in town but the one I'm in has cleanup and plow drivers for the sidewalks. That has made it easy for the lazy , and now with the added personnel gave them a reason for the never ending tax hikes. Sorry , but it makes me angry

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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:01 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:
Greenthumbfarms wrote:
k hutchins wrote:Lt Mike

I have to admit, l'd be mega upset if l had just cleaned my driveway and they came through and left 2' windrows acrossed it. I wonder how the road guys feel about having to go back and clear them out of the intersections afterward?
Still kinda neat that they utilize "old" technology for the job. In my town they use JDs or Kubotas with enclosed cabs and blowers on the front. It takes them a lot longer than that video shows.

There is a never ending battle between us (township plow drivers) and the landscapers clearing driveways and sidewalks. They push it into our "turf" and we push it back onto theirs.
We just got a foot of snow over the last 36 hours, so once I get a nap in from plowing streets all day I'll clear my own driveway

When I plow my driveway I hang a left out of my driveway and push back the snow against the flow of traffic for about 150’ along the shoulder.
That way when the county plow comes back he has nothing to push back in front of my driveway. ;)

Thats the right way to go. Just so long as you don't push the stuff out of the driveway and into the street to leave there, you'll never hear a complaint from the Township drivers
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Lt.Mike » Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:53 pm

Magnum wrote:
Peter Person wrote:
Don McCombs wrote:I’ve never lived in a town where anyone but me cleared the sidewalk in front of my house. :shock:


...and the town I grew up in required us to clear the sidewalks within a certain amount of time after the storm passed or face a fine. Same if there was a fire hydrant on your property, which we did at our 1st house in that town.


I never lived in town but the one I'm in has cleanup and plow drivers for the sidewalks. That has made it easy for the lazy , and now with the added personnel gave them a reason for the never ending tax hikes. Sorry , but it makes me angry

It’s quite possible the average age of residents there are in their golden years. I never much cared for a town that would ticket a senior on a fixed income that just hasn’t got it in him/her to lift a shovel.
My neighbor to the left had a quadruple bypass, I dug him out. My neighbor to the right had been up since 5am and was out helping everyone else, when he got home he found I someone had his back too. ;)
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Lt.Mike » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:02 pm

Greenthumbfarms wrote:
Lt.Mike wrote:
Greenthumbfarms wrote:There is a never ending battle between us (township plow drivers) and the landscapers clearing driveways and sidewalks. They push it into our "turf" and we push it back onto theirs.
We just got a foot of snow over the last 36 hours, so once I get a nap in from plowing streets all day I'll clear my own driveway

When I plow my driveway I hang a left out of my driveway and push back the snow against the flow of traffic for about 150’ along the shoulder.
That way when the county plow comes back he has nothing to push back in front of my driveway. ;)

Thats the right way to go. Just so long as you don't push the stuff out of the driveway and into the street to leave there, you'll never hear a complaint from the Township drivers

While doing my neighbors drive the township guy caught me at the end of the drive so he had to swing wide missing a lot of his run. When I cleared the end of the drive I made a fast pass down the street clearing what he missed.
Coming back the other way he saw it.
I’ll say one thing for that SA, 4th gear at full throttle will throw snow some 5’ off the side of the blade. :)
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:20 pm

I'm now plowing six neighborhood driveways and for each and every one, the snow that falls on the property, stays on the property. I'll not push snow across the street to another property or leave it in the street. I'm sorry to say that some of my neighbors do not do the same.

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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Glen » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:25 pm

Hi,
As I remember, a few years ago someone on here was moving snow with his later 1960's Cub and blade.
He was going along a sidewalk in 3rd gear, I don't know if he said how fast he was going.
The blade caught on cement or something that was sticking up, the Cub stopped fast, he hit the steering wheel, I think.
The engine wouldn't start after that. He found that the idler gear that drives the governor had broken, I guess from the force of stopping so fast.
To replace that he would have needed to remove the front end from the Cub, remove the front crankshaft pulley, and remove the front cover from the engine.

So I guess you could say, don't go fast pushing snow when you don't know what is under the snow. :)

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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Lt.Mike » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:06 pm

If you dig back Ricky made a slick mod to his graderblade making it a proper snowplow that would trip forward if it hit something.

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