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Snowed In By Snowplow

Re: Snowed In By Snowplow

Postby common_sense_guy » Dec 22nd, 2017, 3:04 pm

Just because a person says it's up to you to deal with it doesn't mean there is no empathy for you. If I was your neighbor I would have gladly got out there and helped without even being asked if I noticed my neighbor had problems. But really what do you want the plow driver to do if there's one house on every road that has to get blocked in somewhat because of how the snow needs to be plowed. So you want him to take 10 minutes to fix your driveway. now multiply that 10 minutes times one house on every road or two and you'll see why they don't do it.. and I don't think the snow plows are doing a terrible job. There's only so many of them and there's probably twice the number of roads that there used to be 20 years ago here.. would you expect the contractor to double the fleet of trucks and hire twice as many people for the occasional snow storm. Or here's a novel idea if you don't have to go out don't go. 2030 years ago when we had major storms there was days when you couldn't go anywhere for awhile until the plow trucks made it. But but most people in society expect everything and demand it now now now. We live in the area that gets no frequently in the Winter's so if you choose to only have a front wheel drive car or rear wheel drive car then don't expect the plows to be making the roads perfect so everybody can get everywhere right away
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Re: Snowed In By Snowplow

Postby WalterWhite » Dec 22nd, 2017, 3:31 pm

TreeGuy wrote:
WalterWhite wrote:I'm surprised more municipalities aren't implementing this to snow removal equipment. Pretty simple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvp6dZLRqiY



That is on a grader in rural setting. Running a tandem axle truck with a blade and sander is enough to operate. This also wouldn’t work in a high density neighbourhood.


I hope you're not saying a tandem and blade is more complicated than a grader to operate :)
Of course the attachment wouldn't work for any and all areas, but certainly has a use in a number of residential/commercial areas. Matters not - they don't have them here anyway.

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Re: Snowed In By Snowplow

Postby TreeGuy » Dec 22nd, 2017, 3:33 pm

WalterWhite wrote:
I hope you're not saying a tandem and blade is more complicated than a grader to operate :)
Of course the attachment wouldn't work for any and all areas, but certainly has a use in a number of residential/commercial areas. Matters not - they don't have them here anyway.


In a way I am, only because when operating a grader you don’t have to worry about sand application.
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Re: Snowed In By Snowplow

Postby TreeGuy » Dec 22nd, 2017, 3:34 pm

common_sense_guy wrote:Just because a person says it's up to you to deal with it doesn't mean there is no empathy for you. If I was your neighbor I would have gladly got out there and helped without even being asked if I noticed my neighbor had problems. But really what do you want the plow driver to do if there's one house on every road that has to get blocked in somewhat because of how the snow needs to be plowed. So you want him to take 10 minutes to fix your driveway. now multiply that 10 minutes times one house on every road or two and you'll see why they don't do it.. and I don't think the snow plows are doing a terrible job. There's only so many of them and there's probably twice the number of roads that there used to be 20 years ago here.. would you expect the contractor to double the fleet of trucks and hire twice as many people for the occasional snow storm. Or here's a novel idea if you don't have to go out don't go. 2030 years ago when we had major storms there was days when you couldn't go anywhere for awhile until the plow trucks made it. But but most people in society expect everything and demand it now now now. We live in the area that gets no frequently in the Winter's so if you choose to only have a front wheel drive car or rear wheel drive car then don't expect the plows to be making the roads perfect so everybody can get everywhere right away


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Re: Snowed In By Snowplow

Postby Fancy » Dec 22nd, 2017, 3:43 pm

common_sense_guy wrote:Just because a person says it's up to you to deal with it doesn't mean there is no empathy for you. If I was your neighbor I would have gladly got out there and helped without even being asked if I noticed my neighbor had problems. But really what do you want the plow driver to do if there's one house on every road that has to get blocked in somewhat because of how the snow needs to be plowed. So you want him to take 10 minutes to fix your driveway. now multiply that 10 minutes times one house on every road or two and you'll see why they don't do it.. and I don't think the snow plows are doing a terrible job. There's only so many of them and there's probably twice the number of roads that there used to be 20 years ago here.. would you expect the contractor to double the fleet of trucks and hire twice as many people for the occasional snow storm. Or here's a novel idea if you don't have to go out don't go. 2030 years ago when we had major storms there was days when you couldn't go anywhere for awhile until the plow trucks made it. But but most people in society expect everything and demand it now now now. We live in the area that gets no frequently in the Winter's so if you choose to only have a front wheel drive car or rear wheel drive car then don't expect the plows to be making the roads perfect so everybody can get everywhere right away

You do realize other cities have solved this problem. And for years and years. No 10/10 here. I had trouble with removing wet snow and I have had to deal with a fraction of the ice. This incident was not necessary so I will assume a lazy worker.
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Re: Snowed In By Snowplow

Postby TreeGuy » Dec 22nd, 2017, 4:13 pm

Sorry Fancy you have had to struggle with the snow and ice. If it makes you feel better, even though I work for the company that plows our roads I too have to dig out my driveway.

Which other cities are you referring to?
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Re: Snowed In By Snowplow

Postby Fancy » Dec 22nd, 2017, 4:30 pm

TreeGuy wrote:Sorry Fancy you have had to struggle with the snow and ice. If it makes you feel better, even though I work for the company that plows our roads I too have to dig out my driveway.

Which other cities are you referring to?

Digging out a foot of snow is one thing but to dig out heavy ice and snow is another that when it only happens once in 30-40 years sort of tells a story. When a bobcat has to come out to dig out kinda says something about the driver of that particular snowplow.
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Re: Snowed In By Snowplow

Postby Whyme2 » Dec 22nd, 2017, 4:51 pm

I was wondering when they plan on putting down sand on residential streets coverd in ice?....July!
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Re: Snowed In By Snowplow

Postby Old Techie » Dec 22nd, 2017, 4:54 pm

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lightspeed wrote:Buy a snowblower.


Unfortunately not everyone is able to work one of those either and the days of neighborhood teenagers going door to door offering to clear snow is long gone too.


Ain't that the truth. I used to make a fortune shoveling driveways when I was a teen.
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Re: Snowed In By Snowplow

Postby MAPearce » Dec 22nd, 2017, 8:23 pm

If it makes you feel better, even though I work for the company that plows our roads I too have to dig out my driveway.


What's your companies policy about plowing roads onto freshly cleared sidewalks ? The same as freshly cleared driveways ???
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Re: Snowed In By Snowplow

Postby lightspeed » Dec 22nd, 2017, 9:09 pm

Whyme2 wrote:I was wondering when they plan on putting down sand on residential streets coverd in ice?....July!


Waste of money. Totally unnecessary. Just drive accordingly.

Or you can pay about twenty times the property tax and we can pretend that we're in a cold version of Saudi Arabia....
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Re: Snowed In By Snowplow

Postby LTD » Dec 22nd, 2017, 9:14 pm

yes much better to pay for it in insurance claims instead

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Re: Snowed In By Snowplow

Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 22nd, 2017, 11:22 pm

lightspeed wrote:Waste of money. Totally unnecessary. Just drive accordingly.

We use sand for a reason, a very good reason :132:
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Re: Snowed In By Snowplow

Postby Queen K » Dec 22nd, 2017, 11:23 pm

People are idiots?
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Re: Snowed In By Snowplow

Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 22nd, 2017, 11:29 pm

Queen K wrote:People are idiots?

People are idiots - especially those who think they are some godlike being behind the wheel :up:
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