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Process for cleaning the vehicles/lot after a big snow

Oct 20, 2015
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Hello to my fellow Northern dealers. How do you guys clean the cars after a big snow day? Currently all our sales guys have to come early and help plow and brush the vehicles. Seems very tedious and always a decent chance someone slips and hurts themselves, or nicks a vehicle w the plow.

Anyone found any cooler/smarter methods of cleaning up the lot after a big snow?

I was thinking of maybe ordering some giant tarps and trying to lay those down on top of the vehicles right before the big snow comes. Then now only would we not have to brush the vehicles, but they would still be looking pristine. Right now, we brush them off but they still kinda look like shit cuz there's snow packed in all the crevices. Anyone ever tried this before?
 
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ChrisR

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Oct 12, 2015
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I saw one dealer has a huge 2 way blower attached to a fork lift, they drive down the middle of each aisle, and blow the snow off each inventory piece. This only works with certain snow types, and just moves the problem from on the cars, to beside the cars.
 
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Yeah I was kinda hoping someone would reply with a link to a giant hair dryer I could order off of alibaba.

Step 1 Order the giant hair dryer
Step 2 Get forklift certified
 

Tallcool1

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What we find works the best is to pack the cars as tightly together as possible when we know a big snow is coming. We get all of the inventory into about 25% of the footprint of the entire lot. most of the snow will just blow over the cars because they are packed so close. 75% of the lot can be cleared without having to move any vehicles. Then we pull them out a row at a time, brush the snow off, and go park them in line on the cleared lot. When we get done, the rest of the snow is all in a small area.

I don't know if you were serious about the tarp idea. That idea would be a hard no for me :dontdoit:
 
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GH860

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Feb 16, 2018
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You could try building/ buying one of these from the guys up a State Line AA in New York! Similar to what was suggested earlier (turbo on a forklift, I believe).
State Line AA Turbo Blower
 
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