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Inverted snowblower Pictures and Info

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by blowerman, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,263

    Over the past few years more interest has been expressed with snow removal using large snowblowers. I thought I'd start a thread where we can post pictures and information related to this topic.
    To get things started: I've added the Kubota M100X with a Normand inverted snowblower.

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  2. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
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    A picture of just the tractor

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  3. motoxguy

    motoxguy Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 292

    Thats a nice set up, if you dont mind me asking what does something like that run as well as how many drives are you able to do with that?
     
  4. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,263

    It's in the $60k range. As for the number of drives, this is dedicated to a specific condo project that has 130 drives.
     
  5. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,024

    Cute Sidewalk machine :laughing:
     
  6. blade runner

    blade runner Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Nice looking equipment Blowerman!
    You Niege and others here on Plowsite have inspired me to use blowers!
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    Having trouble uploading my Normand Inverted blower picts.

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  7. blade runner

    blade runner Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Cat 252B also wolf paws and 10' snow wolf plow.
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  8. blade runner

    blade runner Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Are new Normand N82-260INV just getting ready to hook it up to our Kubota.
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  9. blade runner

    blade runner Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Picture showing the rear blade with two rams.
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  10. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,263

    bladerunner, what are you putting the normand on?
     
  11. blade runner

    blade runner Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    We are putting on a Kubota L5030 cab machine (50hp). We have 140 drives to do in a development we are doing. Eventually we will have 225 to do. We are planning on doing streets with GMC Youkon and Cat 252B speed with snow tires and 10' plow.
     
  12. CM's

    CM's Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 17

    Just got it from Steve @ Fargo Snow.

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  13. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,263

    Good to see guys posting and hopefully sharing experiences with this type of equipment.
    While the inverted blowers seem to be popular in Canada, the US appears fairly new. I've owned both skid loader and the PXPL Pronovost, so hopefully we can all help each other with ideas.
     
  14. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,263

    Not inverted, but one of the best most efficient snowblowers out! Small pick of our TV145 in the shop.

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  15. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 186

    I just purchased a Lorenz 7810SS for my skiddy... Hopefully be in next week. Will post pictures when I get it. Not inverted but will be helpful for many accounts.
     
  16. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
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    I'll have pictures of our tractor tomorrow when we go and pick it up. Steve from Fargo Snow called me today and said that Normand had a mfg delay and our blower (n92-280) wouldnt be in until dec. 15. He told me Paul (Neige) had a few Shoule units available so he will send me one of those here soon.

    Until then here's what we got:
    erskine 2410x hiflo unit on our rc100:

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  17. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,263

    protouch, is that Erskine brand new? If not, how do you like it? I've got a old erskine on hand and they work great! The main reason for going inverted over skid is to save time with larger snow falls. That was probably the one downfall of our skids and blowers, deep or really wet snow...
     
  18. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    the blower was new last fall. It worked well for us in the hoa we service. the lighter snowfalls it was a bit quicker to just have the trucks drag out the short drives (~20') but anything 4" or more we used this. It worked really well and we have not had any issues with it. It helped us out by blowing back piles to give us more space at this location where there are few areas to stack snow that we cleared off the streets.

    this year, we bought a boss 9' skid plow that we are putting boss wings on to drag out the lighter snowfalls and the blower will be on hand for heavier snow and pushing back piles at the same hoa.

    the tractor+inv. blower will be servicing a route of about 130 standard residential drives within a 2 mile distance.
     
  19. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,191

    Very nice blowerman, you are going to love the years you get out of that setup. Looks like you do not have defrosting lines in you side and rear windows, I would have some installed the Kubota is notorius for fogging up during snow.

    Here is a pic of the blower you will be getting next week. Thumbs Up

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  20. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,191

    Here are some pics of our latest addition. This one will blow snow in both directions.

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