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#1 oldtimer OFFLINE  

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 10:41 AM

Maybe this's silly, but I always try to clear the edge of the road on each side of my driveway about 20' - 30' so that the town plows don't push as much snow back into my driveway. Anyone else do this ?


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 11:11 AM

I do the same thing.  I think it helps, but sometimes it doesn't matter because we get so much snow.  


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 11:40 AM

Aren't you a really nice guy, anything to get more seat time. I know what you mean, I would probably do the same thing.

 

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 12:17 PM

I try and do that to some degree, as they usually come back around to push the banks back after the storm and if you don't they fill the end of the drive AGAIN


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 12:40 PM

I do the same but it's to provide free access so my mailman can drive right up to my mailbox.


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 01:14 PM

i do the same thing i dont want that much extra snow at the end of my drive or my neighbors since i plow them out too


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 01:17 PM

I do it too. Its just the right thing to do.



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Posted February 17, 2013 - 02:19 PM

I do about 50 yards before my drive, and two passes wide, never get any from town trucks anymore unless they beat me :thumbs:


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 02:37 PM

I do the same but it's to provide free access so my mailman can drive right up to my mailbox.

 

My driveway is shaped like a Y at the end due to a light  / utiliity ines pole.  the mailbox is in the middle,and I clear that too.



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Posted February 17, 2013 - 02:41 PM

I do about 50 yards before my drive, and two passes wide, never get any from town trucks anymore unless they beat me :thumbs:

 

the 20 - 30 feet gives the mailman enough to swing in. Hey John, you take away sat time from those guys !!  :D



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Posted February 17, 2013 - 03:19 PM

I do the same thing but mostly on one side only. We are on a dead end street and the plow always makes it's first pass on my side of the road. The majority of snow seems to end up in front of my driveway and only little tiny piles in front of my neighbours across the street.  



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Posted February 17, 2013 - 03:44 PM

I open mine up about 15 feet each way and do the neighbors too. When I work I will swing out from drives where people have done this. A lot of the time I can't but I try for most people. They don't have nice GTs to get seat time on. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 11:18 PM

I always take some of my valuable seat time to assure the "postperson" (sometimes a post-woman who can't read addresses or names OR numbers!) easy access to my mailbox.  Actually, I really want to be able to reach the box from the tractor seat after the mail comes.  After the last storm the mail didn't come at all!  Next time I'll blow all the snow in front of the box!:D 

 

I really don't like running any more salt laden snow through the blower than I have to but I guess it's really doesn't matter as I always flush it out with water and leaf blower air afterward... 



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Posted February 21, 2013 - 11:21 AM

I try to do that too. Not because of plows but being rural and on a private road, I want the snow piles pushed back far enough a wind does not drift it in.






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