Truck + plow blade. Snow-covered driveway ending in garage. Can it work?
December 31, 2013 5:02 PM Subscribe
Dumb question: can a pick-up truck with a plow blade clear a short straight driveway that goes from the street right up to a garage? By design, the plow is intended push snow in front of it—so won't the result be a pile of snow against the garage door? Or can the blade be raised high enough so that the driver can move it over a mound of snow, lower the blade, and drive backward to pull the snow away?
posted by StrawberryPie to Home & Garden (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm considering trying out Plowz, an iPhone/Android app for requesting a service to plow a snow-covered driveway, to clear my mother's driveway in Utah when she needs it. As far as I can tell, Plowz acts as an intermediary to hire drivers with pick-up trucks outfitted with a plow blade in front, rather than (say) people with snowblowers. I don't personally know of anyone who has ever tried to have a pick-up truck with a blade try to clear straight driveways, nor have I ever seen it done, so I just don't know if this approach would work. If I hire a driver and they go do it, and the result is a pile of snow against the garage door, that'll leave my mother with a different and possibly worse problem. This is not a good "try it and see" situation, or else I would try it.