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Re: Snow falling

Postby Fancy » Jan 5th, 2018, 7:34 am

One advantage to the snow - finding out the best places to put the rat traps.
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Re: Snow falling

Postby monilynno » Jan 5th, 2018, 9:29 am

3ft H x 60ft L high pile of snow on my street in the town center of Rutland, good thing we have 4 wheel drive vehicles just to be able to park. The city talks about "Snow Removal" my question is what imaginary corner of this city did the city actually do "Snow Removal" LOL

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Re: Snow falling

Postby lesliepaul » Jan 5th, 2018, 11:38 am

monilynno wrote:3ft H x 60ft L high pile of snow on my street in the town center of Rutland, good thing we have 4 wheel drive vehicles just to be able to park. The city talks about "Snow Removal" my question is what imaginary corner of this city did the city actually do "Snow Removal" LOL


Rest assured, this city did not remove any snow, anywhere. Where we live the city feels the street is too wide and that PUSHING the snow to remove 1 lane completely is acceptable. Sent a request in to the city last week to come up with a loader to clean up the worst part of the street but of course...........nothing. With a P.O.S. mayor and equal city council........"nothing" is the operative word unless of course you supported their election.

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Re: Snow falling

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 5th, 2018, 11:44 am

I wonder what the poor people complain about ??? Hmmmmm....

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Re: Snow falling

Postby monilynno » Jan 5th, 2018, 1:33 pm

dirtybiker wrote:I wonder what the poor people complain about ??? Hmmmmm....

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The same thing "Government" and it's inability to do anything right.
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Re: Snow falling

Postby dodgerdodge » Jan 5th, 2018, 3:18 pm

lesliepaul wrote:
Rest assured, this city did not remove any snow, anywhere. Where we live the city feels the street is too wide and that PUSHING the snow to remove 1 lane completely is acceptable. Sent a request in to the city last week to come up with a loader to clean up the worst part of the street but of course...........nothing. With a P.O.S. mayor and equal city council........"nothing" is the operative word unless of course you supported their election.


Ha ha i saw yesterdays story about clearing the streets around Kelowna overnight and to be honest it was about time they cleared out the parking spots. So today i drove down Pandosy and guess what they have "moved" all the snow from the edge of streets where vehicles can park and piled it up in the middle of the road like a huge barrier. Its now impossible to turn left into some businesses!
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Re: Snow falling

Postby featfan » Jan 5th, 2018, 4:39 pm

City of Kelowna`s new motto.
We may be slow, but we do poor work.

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Re: Snow falling

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 5th, 2018, 4:48 pm

OK, It has to be done at night, less vehicles parked and moving, less foot traffic to
worry about.
A night of pulling the snow from the edges to the middle so as to have
better access to it.
Next night, come in with the blower and a fleet of dumps, next thing, it is gone
and forgotten.

Although, Friday and Saturday nights are much more dangerous to do this.
Too many drunks wandering into work zones.

I really don't know what is so hard to comprehend about this...
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Re: Snow falling

Postby Noisy Boater » Jan 5th, 2018, 5:53 pm

Earlier today saw the cities Volvo Loader with a good size blower on it so it happens as DB says. Move it to the middle give it a blow job ( snow blow job ) . Presto change o its gone.
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Re: Snow falling

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 5th, 2018, 6:08 pm

It's snowing big time here in Glenmore.
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Re: Snow falling

Postby dodgerdodge » Jan 5th, 2018, 6:14 pm

Noisy Boater wrote:Earlier today saw the cities Volvo Loader with a good size blower on it so it happens as DB says. Move it to the middle give it a blow job ( snow blow job ) . Presto change o its gone.


I have no doubt this is the plan and will happen BUT why not just scoop it up and take it away from the street sides rather than spending all that time moving it and then coming back and removing it later?
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Re: Snow falling

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 5th, 2018, 6:36 pm

dodgerdodge wrote:
I have no doubt this is the plan and will happen BUT why not just scoop it up and take it away from the street sides rather than spending all that time moving it and then coming back and removing it later?


Blowing into the trucks from the side only gets partial utelization of their capacity,
Loading straight over the gate is the best method.
Trying to do this along road edges is problematic with the way curbs jut out
at intersections.
Not to mention all the low overhanging tree branches with potential to hook
stacks and mirrors, antenna's and such.
Road edge signage also, Christmas decorations or advertising banners hanging off of light standards and poles.
Trust this, there is a lot going on in the drivers seats of both the trucks and the loader
when doing a constantly moving, flowing job like this.
Cutting down on the variables for accidents and incidents to happen, is paramount.

It is done the way it is done for very good reason.

I hope this helps in some way.
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Re: Snow falling

Postby monilynno » Jan 5th, 2018, 6:44 pm

dodgerdodge wrote:


Blowing into the trucks from the side only gets partial utelization of their capacity,
Loading straight over the gate is the best method.
Trying to do this along road edges is problematic with the way curbs jut out
at intersections.
Not to mention all the low overhanging tree branches with potential to hook
stacks and mirrors, antenna's and such.
Road edge signage also, Christmas decorations or advertising banners hanging off of light standards and poles.
Trust this, there is a lot going on in the drivers seats of both the trucks and the loader
when doing a constantly moving, flowing job like this.
Cutting down on the variables for accidents and incidents to happen, is paramount.



It is done the way it is done for very good reason.

I hope this helps in some way.


They don't seem to have any trouble at all in cities like Montreal and Edmonton picking up the snow with a blower from right where it fell.
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Re: Snow falling

Postby Noisy Boater » Jan 5th, 2018, 7:12 pm

The amount of snow blown into the trucks is greater in one swath of wind rowed snow as opposed to 4 or 5 passes of non wind rowed snow. Think of the logistics. A grader with a wing could travel the wrong way on a street windrow each side to the center then blow it in trucks. As long as there are no vehicles parked this could be efficient and speedy. If you have never run equipment you may not get the theory but trust me some high payed consultant has looked into it. :D
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Re: Snow falling

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 5th, 2018, 7:29 pm

monilynno wrote:They don't seem to have any trouble at all in cities like Montreal and Edmonton picking up the snow with a blower from right where it fell.


They also have multi millions of dollars more invested in equipment. and a far
larger snow removal budget than our little berg.

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