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Anyone ever see anything like this?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by RBRONKEMA GHTFD, Jan 14, 2009.


    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I was bored and surfing google pics for plow trucks and found this. Could be fun, looks like they took a fisher head gear and hydros, and then mounted the blower on it.

  2. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    i've seen blowers but not an a minute mount like that. I woudl think it'd be way to heavy for the motor and pump. very cool tho
  3. Krieger91

    Krieger91 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Yeah, I'm gonna bet that's a spoof or has some seriously jacked up motors to lift extra weight.

    Probably move some snow, though...
  4. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Thats pretty neat.
  5. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    My neighbor down the road has one of those on an excursion... on a Fisher MM2 headgear setup and he also has a SS X-blade to for the really light storms! Pretty sweet setup!
  7. Red_Rattler

    Red_Rattler Senior Member
    Messages: 202

  8. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    i think it would be good for driveways but way too slow for commercial lots.
  9. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,226

    Ya even town home drives where you tend to get the sides of drives pretty high after a while
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009
  10. sbolli

    sbolli Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Saw on in the UP of Michigan

    I saw one of these for the first time in the UP of Michigan. Went on a snowmobile trip and rented a cabin. The owner woke me up with the motor on the blower. Two passes on a narrow twisting drive about 1/4 mile to his three rentals and down to his house by the lake near Munising. Seemed to work well for the driveway since there was no areas to push the snow in his situation.
  11. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    I would spent the money on a v plow before buying that thing .Windy day and power snow your lot wouldnt even look done.

    BDEMOTT Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    that is wierd that you found that picture, that is my uncles landscape buisness and they use that on 56 drivways that they manage. It works amazing just pull straight in a couple times and its done.. they have alot of drifting up near houses and garages where a plow just cant really handle it and the blower just eats right through it. In the picture the blower is about 7 yrs old and now its about 10 or 11 and it still works great.
  13. vi009dz

    vi009dz Member
    Messages: 37

    A friend of mine bought one for doing condo driveways. It works perfectly as you can do one driveway in 2 passes instead of having to hand-blow them where plowing just isn't feasable. It was a requirement of the association contract he got, and there are 50-some odd driveways. Blowing by hand would be a nightmare.

    Its a slick setup, but downfalls I see are 1) slow for anything but a short, tight driveway, like a condo. 2) the unit itself has a motor on the front that drives the auger, and you have to put an external gas tank in the bed of your truck, then run rubber line from the tank to the motor somehow.

    They have electric start and remote chute angle, so you don't have to leave the truck. It bolts right up to an existing plow mount, and raises/lowers with the plow lift.
  14. jomofo

    jomofo Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I looked at one of those for my road - ended up with a v plow instead - mostly because the blower was a> too expensive, b> too slow, c> hard to get parts for, d>too many stories of the thing working great for 100 yds and dying. I've got 4 miles of road and about 300" of snow to move each season - much as I like the idea of it, it seemed like too much trouble.
  15. blacksilver

    blacksilver Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    yea ive seen that around, I live right by your uncles joint on peck, think I saw it a few says ago. To slow for me but looks like it handles any kind of snow
  16. speedy

    speedy Senior Member
    Messages: 104

  17. KCB

    KCB Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    ^^ Now that thing is cool! ^^ Nothing but iron, and grease.:salute:
  18. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

  19. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

  20. TerraScapesMT

    TerraScapesMT Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I agree, it might be nice for driveways and drifts, but anyone who would clear a parking lot with that would have to be nuts.