inspired by the brilliant individuals who plow snow in our development: driving around in an f150 with a snowplow mostly down, doing 35 mph, is an effective way to plow roads.
I dunno. I'm not really an expert on this "snow" stuff you're referring to.
Oh, has the global warming started to fall in your neck of the woods already?
probably about four inches on the ground so far.
I'm in the UP haha. Last storm gave us a lot of lake effect snow
That's actually really dangerous... The only trucks that should be going 35 with their plow down are the actual plow trucks. F150s with plows should be going a max of 10-15 and usually staying on driveways and parking lots...
I've been waiting to see one tipped onto it's front wheels.
Just catch its plow and roll forward lol
Advantage of where I live: snow is extremely rare, and snow that sucks it's even rarer.
My wife read me this question, and I thought it was funny. Then when I saw it myself and saw that it came from firefly, for some reason that made it several times funnier. The mind is a strange thing...
it is. and I'm glad you liked it.
Intelligent snark is sexy. ;)
you two are awesome.
Maj: you know it!
We don't get much snow, so when we do actually have it, everything closes for a few hours and we wait for it to melt. :þ
melt? we could do that, but it'd be late March/early April.
Well, yeah. But you get more snow each year than we get rain each year. Or maybe that's Minnesota. Regardless, we mostly just get cute flurries that cover everything like a kiss if powdered sugar and then go away. :)
we get snow like you read about. but the UP, that's just not right.
:-/ sorry to hear this. I think they do it bec of potential road damage with the plow. we often have a layer of packed snow but they almost always follow plowing with sand & salt.
I wish I agreed. the guys who do it here do it this way, honestly, out of sheer incompetence.
have the kids make a sign to post on your front yard that says "Please lower your plow all the way" ?
Nah. Just threaten to sue for safety purposes.
Rednecks with toys and a license to play!
It's a good idea to supplement plows. 2 things. 1. Slow down. 2. A pick up won't handle as deep of snow as a plow
They need to go slow and have the plow on the road, not mostly.
wouldn't that be nice?
Snow plows are meant to make the roads drivable, not completely clear them. Driving with a plow scraping the road does a lot of damage to the road, the blade, and the truck pushing it. The few inches of space also ensures they don't hit patched
spots and manhole covers which tend to be raised slightly above the road.
No salting here (closed to reservoirs) so the run plows all night during a snow. But you do hear the plow scrapping sometimes. i would sleigh ride down my hill for a 1/2 mile!
It's nice, sometimes!
Not funny but I am still chuckling. It reminds me of the guys who clean up the parking lot of a nearby grocery store here. One guy goes whipping around in circles in his little sweeper truck, much too fast to pick anything up
while his partner uses a leaf blower to move the air about 36"above the pavement. Seriously - the only leaves moving are still hanging from the trees.
haha that sounds about right.
Maybe a f350?
How about an F-16
I grew up in the Deep South, so I don't really know. I'll just go with what you say.
I was gonna say something like this^
sometimes they get the layer of lose snow off the top, but all they really ever accomplish is packing it down.
That's what I was going to say. My neighbors company did mine (by accident) and now there is a layer of ice for me to deal with. It's too cold for salt to work so now I get to chisel away, I've got about 1/4 of the driveway done. Ugh!
That's what I was thinking. If ought to be just enough to peel off the thin layer of snow that was giving you traction on the ice.
I have wondered for a long time now, when did it become effective plowing to raise the blade 3 inches above the road deck? I see that all the time here, too.
MrsLauren, maybe it's worse where you are, but I have still put the melting crystals on solid ice here in Nebraska and it still melts or at least gets it slushy so it can be moved off. I have done that in near 0 weather.
Maybe it doesn't work if you're using actual salt. Around here we mostly use the ice melt crystals that are, I think potassium or magnesium, etc. that comes cheap from Walmart.
Be very concerned if they put a plow on the front of a Zamboni...
The state of Penn only has one snowplow so that's a luxury.
the zamboni might be a better idea.
I buy the proper stuff for up here (not actual salt, but I refer to it as salt). The problem is that I buy the environmentally friendly stuff as it goes into a lake nearby. Today the neighbors and I finished the driveway.