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Anyone use a sulky or proslide on a snowblower?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by lawnboy11, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. lawnboy11

    lawnboy11 Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    I want a wright stander type snowblower. Is there such a thing? I want something to drag me around as I do 20+ houses instead of me walking. Might be stupid since snowblowing is usually a little slow and turns are tight, but I think I'll try to rig some jungle wheels or something on a snowblower this year. Wadda ya think?
     
  2. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    I don't think you could make the proslide work. They (the early model I have anyway) want to fold up as you slow the machine down if you are on a smooth surface as opposed to turf. Could be a harry ride and bloody your shins on snow and ice/pavement. Maybe detachable wheels for transporting you house to house
     
  3. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    You're kidding right?

    Just sub your work out to some kid who isnt affraid to get his feet wet then you can stay home and play your playstation 3.
     
  4. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    Why not just use a four wheeler? Kids around here make a killing doing driveways with their fourwheelers.

    fake edit: I mean dirty rotten lowballers make a killing stealing my monies :p

    fake edit 2: just kidding, if the kids want to steal driveways all the power to them
     
  5. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    I was thinking the same thing today, we have alot of sidewalk to clear. In the past we plowed it with a skidsteer , but it was a little to large to fit between signs and buildings. I thought about buying a 4' snowblower and adding some type of sulky.
     
  6. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Just attach a little set of two foot long skis to your slippers and let the machine pull you along. Dont forget to add a drinkholder and a dvd player to your blower too.

    You can keep the remote control in the pocket of your bathrobe.
     
  7. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Hey, good idea dildo. Have you ever blown snow or are you still blowing guys?
     
  8. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Ouch.

    That almost hurt my feelings.
     
  9. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I would wonder if a snowblower would have enough traction to pull someone on a sulky. If you have that much snowblowing to do, I would look into a small garden tractor and blower set up. Might be a pain to get from site to site but if that truck is not plowing you would be fine.
     
  10. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

  11. lawnboy11

    lawnboy11 Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    Thanks for the replies, except llm who is a complete assmonkey.

    Ok then, forget the proslide idea, good advice about that.

    On my accts the best method is snowblowing due to the fact that they are all small residentials and need to have walks, etc. done. They need to be cleaned to bare pavement and there isn't anywhere to stack snow with a plow. If I could plow I would. Around here you'll never see plows on resi drives for all those reasons. Very high end $1,000,000 +++ homes. Tight route mostly of existing landscape maintenance customers.

    ATVs are not an option although that would be so much fun. Not an option because 1. you can't legally drive them on the streets and 2. the sidewalks are too narrow .

    So, I'm looking to be fast/lazy!
     
  12. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I don't see a sulky being all that useful for a snowblower. Compared to a walkbehind mower a snowblower is real slow. Will it work..I don't see how it couldn't.
     
  13. lawnboy11

    lawnboy11 Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    I agree. I just wanted to see if anyone had done it with any success. I guess not so I won't waste my time trying...unless I get reeeal bored this winter
     
  14. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    traction for snowblowers is poor and not designed for such.

    Most modern walk behinds are designed with a sulky in mind