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Anyone else use one of these?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by dhadaway632, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. dhadaway632

    dhadaway632 Member
    Messages: 45

    Zero turn plow , anyone use them?

    I bought this about a month ago. When it arrived my thought was to send it back. To my demise I kept it. Anybody else try one out and what are your thoughts?

    http://www.countryztr.com/snowplow.htm
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2008
  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,848

    id put chains on if i were you
     
  3. dhadaway632

    dhadaway632 Member
    Messages: 45

    Chains are not the problem. It is soooo poorly made. Paper thin steel, 1/2 inch cutting edge on the paper thin blade. Brackets that explode on impact when you actually hit something with resistance. I was told when I oredered it it would be great for commercial applications. I plow 15 public schools and all of the sidewalks. I guess if all the sidewalks are as perfect as a smooth lake it would be okay. One raise in the sidewalks and the brackets break. Anyway, beware if you are looking into this product. Save your money.
     
  4. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    I have looked at these before. I always wonder how our JD ZTR's would push snow.
     
  5. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    i wouldn't have ordered it, just based on the pictures.

    Have you tried it yet?
     
  6. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    make it better imo it works just needs strength
     
  7. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    That looks like a leaf pusher.

    I would recommend welding some steel on to it to make it strong enough. I would also let the company know that you are un-happy and that they need to make a better product.
     
  8. dhadaway632

    dhadaway632 Member
    Messages: 45

    I have had to add a real cutting edge to it and had to reinforce all welds that might take the impact of sudden burst of air hitting them. Their warranty page would give the impression that they know it will fail. What in plowing would not be considered :

    "Damage resulting from accident, abuse, or neglect are conditions under which warranty cannot be claimed. Nor will warranty apply to damage resulting from failure to follow the manufacturer's instruction for operation and maintenance nor from the improper selection of a particular application."

    Buyer Beware!
     
  9. rawdog

    rawdog Senior Member
    from Cape MA
    Messages: 124

    doesnt JD make one? I had one for an LT rider.. our driveway was too steep though....pushed down fine but getting back up was an issue even with chains and weights
     
  10. KCLawnTamer

    KCLawnTamer Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 53

    A buddy has on something like that and it bent where the blade mounts up... They warratied that one and the next one we put a ruber cutting edge on it and it works beter now... He uses it for sidewalks...
     
  11. dhadaway632

    dhadaway632 Member
    Messages: 45

    We use a Exmark Lazer and it pushes snow surprisingly well. It doesn't even have chains and it works well.
     
  12. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    It needs a cab...Very cold to run.. Blowing Snow....
     
  13. RickO

    RickO Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 23

    Don't buy one - they are junk


    I know I'm bumping up an old thread in hopes of keeping anyone from making the same mistake you and I did. Fortunately I put it on my Hustler Mini Z the same day I bought it and had it destroyed in about 30 minutes of pushing snow. Just like you said it completely blew apart in about 3 places. Not heavy enough at all. For that money you can fabricate your own bracket buy a NICE Blade AND a winch - which I did. I'll let you know how it works. Yes I agree the Z pushed snow like crazy but the blade was crapussmileyflagussmileyflag - Buy a Swisher Blade
     
  14. RickO

    RickO Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 23

    Don't buy one - they are junk


    I know I'm bumping up an old thread in hopes of keeping anyone from making the same mistake you and I did. Fortunately I put it on my Hustler Mini Z the same day I bought it and had it destroyed in about 30 minutes of pushing heavy wet snow. They gave me my money back the same day. Just like you said it completely blew apart in about 3 places. Not heavy enough at all. For that money you can fabricate your own bracket buy a NICE Blade AND a winch - which I did. I'll let you know how it works. Yes I agree the Z pushed snow like crazy but the blade was crapussmileyflagussmileyflag - Buy a Swisher Blade
     
  15. In2toys

    In2toys Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Fab up an ATV blade .