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new toys for the season

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snow, Jul 16, 2000.

  1. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    Just wonering what you guys are planning to buy this winter? any new toys? sanders? plow? trucks? central hydraulic systems? I am planning to have my lawn customers on my street sign contracts for snow removal. I added a mirror to my snowblower to help with visibility, and i also plan on using the blower in conjunction with a gravely l w/ plow. I also probably have a bigger supply of sand/salt, along with a new spreader. What about you guys?<p>Bryan<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://content.communities.msn.com/BryansEquipmentPicts&quot;&gt;Bryan's Equipment Pictures&lt;/a&gt;<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.snowplow.web.com&quot;&gt;The Snowplow Homepage&lt;/a&gt;
     
  2. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    Unless something really bad happens I'll have a Sno-Way Lobo vee plow next week. Then comes the central hydraulics on the 5500. If money allows (not likely) I'd like to get a small Ice-O-Way spreader for the K2500. That one has the removable spinner which is real nice,, I've seen too many crushed spinners on spreaders in the back of pickups. Somewhere along the line I'll put urethane edges on the plows, but that will probably be as the steel ones wear out and I use up my supply.
     
  3. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    Alan- i still don't know howthose s10's push 8' blades full of wet snow, i mean i could maybe see them in dry snow, but wet snow. also,, the lobo is a full trip v-plow so it has no way of taking the impact. Do you have any picts of your trucks or equipment? what is your aol sn, cause you're never on? you should get a fisher v or an old diamond v-plow for your 2500.<p>Bryan<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://content.communities.msn.com/BryansEquipmentPicts&quot;&gt;Bryan's Equipment Pictures&lt;/a&gt;<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.snowplow.web.com&quot;&gt;The Snowplow Homepage&lt;/a&gt;
     
  4. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    New shop, and some new trucks in plows.<p>Geoff
     
  5. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    Bryan,, believe me, they push just fine. I wish I had pics of them in action, maybe this winter I will get someone to video them working and get some still cuts off the tape. As far as the Lobo not tripping, I have to believe the promo video and they seem to trip fine in that. If you're running scoop and one wing hits something they both come back to straight and then trip normally. Straight and vee are no problem tripping anyhow. As for Fisher-Price and Diamond, I have no desire to own either. The Sno-Way dealer here is fantastic on making parts available on virtually a 24 hour basis. He's 20 minutes away,, pretty hard to beat that sort of situation. Besides, I want to keep commonality between trucks as much as possible. If I had one off brand in the fleet I'd have one plow/truck combo that would be unbavailable if one part of it went down. As it is, I can runany of my straight blades on any of the trucks. Granted, I can't put the vee on an S, but when I get another full size one installation will let me run either straight or vee plow on it. <p>PS: I'm either anadeau710 or ajnadeau on AOL. But I have privacy set to only those I have listed, so I never show up online to anyone else<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: Alan
     
  6. Deere John

    Deere John Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    I want a back blade for the 2000 Chev. I have tentatively ordered a 7' Arctic back blade for $2400 with power pack, but I read here (I think it was Lazer) had a back blade that was hydraulically extendable to 14&quot;.<p>Lazer, was that you? Do you (or Snow) have any pictures to post? I am pretty handy with my welder and would not be shy about building one.
     
  7. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    orderd a new k2500 with the new 8.1 engine<br>(the duramax won't be in production till late october) and the allison 5 speed auto. Gotta do a bunch of maintaince to my Fisher V, but I'll run it one more season.<br>Bill
     
  8. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    Alan, i hope i'm added to the list of people that can see you when your on, my sn is BKrois. John-i have a few photos of Geoff's on my page, &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.angelfire.com/ct/construction/pullplow.html&quot;&gt;click here&lt;/a&gt;. Searh &quot;pullplow&quot; using the lawnsite search. he put a post up on what he used, and how he built it.<p>Bryan<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: snow
     
  9. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ohio
    Messages: 534

    INVESTING IN BULK SALT EQUIP THIS YEAR ONE SMITH V-BOX AND A SPINNER AND AUGER FOR MY TRUCK CRAFT INSERT
     
  10. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ohio
    Messages: 534

    INVESTING IN BULK SALT EQUIP THIS YEAR ONE SMITH V-BOX AND A SPINNER AND AUGER FOR MY TRUCK CRAFT INSERT
     
  11. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    You will love that smith spreader. Best one out there IMO.<br>Dino<p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment www.sima.org
     
  12. n y snow pros

    n y snow pros Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    We will be buying 3 pull plows and 3 Z90 Kawasakis and 2 Z80 Kawasaki wheel loaders. The 90s are 5 yard machines and the 80 are 3 yard machines.<p>----------<br>J PARKER<br>914-485-4200
     
  13. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    John, sounds like you bagged the big one! Way to go!
     
  14. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    I guess there is no gap in your plowing schedule now.<br>Dino<p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment www.sima.org
     
  15. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    Well,, step one of the plan is done, put the money on a Lobo today. Used but seems very good to excellent. Got it for $2750 + tax. Once the wiring harness is in (doing it ourselves) we'll go pick it up.
     
  16. atozpropmaint

    atozpropmaint Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    We are considering investing in a Toro Dingo TX 420 for sidewalks and tight areas. We will use it in the summer, too. But we are looking towards a winter purchase right now. Does anyone know anything about these machines?
     
  17. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

    Im looking at a new blizzard plow for my 90xt skidloader has any one used if so how do they hold up? also has anyone had any experiance with poly boss plows v.s. the standard steel?
     
  18. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    i'd look into a pro-tech snow pusher. the blizzard plows are meant for light snow, i'd like to see them in the $tuff we get in New England. the pushers are great, and the price will probably be about 1/2 of a blizzard plow. let the users tell you how they work.


    bryan
     
  19. diggerman

    diggerman Senior Member
    from Ames
    Messages: 700

    I have three protechs but they do not allow for the flexability that I am looking for in a skid loader plow. There are times on lighter snows were it is just plain faster to windrow. The Blizzard seemed interesting because on the heavier snows a shorter blade can be used, We often get alot ice before a snow in the midwest, this can often be a problem for skid loaders, then the blade can be extended for lighter snows and moved further to a cup position for those times when apartment builders have left me no choice but to move the snow all the way to the end of the lot
     
  20. iowastorm

    iowastorm Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    We ulitize a Bobcat 773 and last year bought a 7' Kwick Way V plow for it. It works just as well and sometimes even better that our Boss V steel plow (we're going to buy to poly V this year so I have nothing to report as of now) that's mounted on a 3/4 ton GMC. If you work with Hawkeye Truck Equipment, you probably know that Boss has a V plow for the skid steer too, but they really haven't advertised it. Not sure if I'm answering your question, but since you service apartment complexes, you know that your skid loader is probably more efficient than your trucks. And by the way . . . our V plow on the Bobcat does do a good job scraping a ice too.