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Old 10-10-2012, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
Two trucks wont do it. The customer seems like a PITA trying to dictate how to do it. The reason tractors are used is because a truck cant push piles that far and if they did without a pusher plow it will windrow. Trucks are used for tight spaces and to push the piles to the edge. The loaders then move the piles where they need to be. If you want to do this with trucks, youll need about 8 to finish in 3 hours. Your going to need 12-14 tons of salt also.

If your trying to bid this hourly its going to take you over 20 hours with 2 trucks. I dont see how a business will operate like this. Considering they want it cleared before opening.

Theres a reason why excavation companies clear malls.

i totally agree and after several passes you will have so much snow in front of your truck you will not be able to take more then a half a plow width with each pass and then after a few more passes you will barely be able to push anything at all.

all it takes is one nasty heavy storm and that is when the trouble starts.

i don't do malls but i do several home depots and 3 kohls as well as a dozen banks and chains like applebees and the home depot lots are big and when we get a 8 inch storm and by the time you get 1/3 of the lot done the only thing that will move the snow is the big machines.

any retail location speed is the name of the game and everything has to be kept up with during hours of operation as well as if it is a evening storm it needs to be done by the time they open the next day.

it is also a matter of not destroying your truck and in big lots that is real easy to do.
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