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Old 01-12-2011, 01:03 PM
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What's it called? (powered walk behind plow)

I saw a truck and trailer load of these going the opposite direction early one morning and am trying to look them up to learn about them. They are like a walk behind lawn mower only they have a plow in the front. I imagine one of the sponsers here have them but I don't know what they are called.

Can anyone point me to some. Kind of like a snow blower with a blades.

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Old 01-12-2011, 01:04 PM
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I'm intrigued a bit, subscribing
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:51 PM
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I think some walk behind mowers can have the deck and front wheels removed and fitted with things like a blade, rotary broom, etc.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saNwVW3oS1g

I was really into them for a while...

They are weak, most operate on electric motors. They barely have any power to push the snow, or weight, or traction.

I am building somethign like this in the summer. 6.5hp greyhound engine, couple of beams, and an atv plow on the front. Slower than an atv, but I could argue it may be better. It will have 6 tires and a live axle, and will weigh alot, so no traction problems.

Just telling you my ideas if anyone wants to follow them.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:54 PM
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Is this what you're thinking? http://www.turfteq.com/
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:01 PM
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BCS is another maker, big in Europe. There used to be several tiller mounted for troy-bilt, gravely, etc. Probably could find one on eBay.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saNwVW3oS1g

I was really into them for a while...

They are weak, most operate on electric motors. They barely have any power to push the snow, or weight, or traction.

I am building somethign like this in the summer. 6.5hp greyhound engine, couple of beams, and an atv plow on the front. Slower than an atv, but I could argue it may be better. It will have 6 tires and a live axle, and will weigh alot, so no traction problems.

Just telling you my ideas if anyone wants to follow them.
The units I saw were bigger, about the size of a 36 to 42 inch commercial walk behind mower with the deck out front, only with a blade like a bulldozer. Also, a much bigger motor, I'm guessing 8 to 16 HP. (Only guessing because I just got a glimpse but they were parked crossways on the trailer like a commercial lawn service would park.


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Old 01-12-2011, 02:50 PM
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Like a Simplicity? Looks like a walk behind mower with a 36" blade. My father in law has 1, late 1930's-early 1940's. Thing is an animal, but over 6" and it needs help. Gotta run to stay up with it... Model 14 Briggs n Stratton engine. Think Simplicity stopped in the '60's making 'em. I don't have a picture of it but he still uses it, plus he's got a York rake and sickle bar mower for it. Well made piece of equipment.
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Is this what you're thinking? http://www.turfteq.com/
Yes, they looked kind of like that. Here is a closer page so you can see what I am looking for. http://www.turfteq.com/products_plow.html

If you know of different models of this kind of thing I would like to look at them.
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I think this is what you are asking about. I saw it on craigslist the other day. Know nothing about them. http://kansascity.craigslist.org/for/2135723479.html
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I think this is what you are asking about. I saw it on craigslist the other day. Know nothing about them. http://kansascity.craigslist.org/for/2135723479.html
Thank you Dennis, that looks like a good one. I guess they are called "Sidewalk Snow Plows"
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Looking at the guy trying to plow his driveway...I much prefer my snow blower.
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Looking at the guy trying to plow his driveway...I much prefer my snow blower.
Are you refering to me?
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snow etc.

What you are refering to is a "Two Wheel Tractor" of which there are 40 manufacturers world wide.


BCS and Grillo are the largest builders and seller of the Two Wheel Tractor specificly.
and can be used the year round as they were designed for the european farmer with steep
slopes to traverse to harvest hay and grain.


It all depends on your pocket book as they can be used the year round and have both diesel and gas engine power using Both Honda and "Kohler Lmbardini" diesel engines.

The Diesel engines provide the same power value at lower horse power as the same CC displacement gas engines.


The Grillo Line of two wheel tractors has the most available attachments for its use as a two wheel farm tractor.
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Could have been a Gravely.......
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Came across these:
http://providence.craigslist.org/grd/2135958995.html
http://providence.craigslist.org/for/2155494172.html
http://providence.craigslist.org/grd/2135986731.html

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Think you should get one of these instead!!'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VozlU...eature=related

This looks like more fun though!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QJel...eature=related

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:24 AM
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Think you should get one of these instead!!'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VozlU...eature=related

This looks like more fun though!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QJel...eature=related
I dig that mini dozer, why do I always want what somebody else has? Thanks for finding that.
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:28 PM
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If anyone is interested here is a link about 2 wheel tractors from a tractor forum. Maybe I should look into a multi-purpose machine for my home. Currently I have a broken snowblower and roto-tiller, along side a Scag Wildcat, Honda goldwing and camper. All taking up space in my garage. It would be nice to have more room with less items.

Sorry for the rambling, here is the link

http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/2...ing-using.html
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Gravely used to make serious 2 wheeled tractors.

Good grip, versatile...use it for plowing, slap on a snowblower attachment, tiller, tank sprayer...whatever you need.





How about this for a sidewalk machine?
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