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non-metal ways to plow new colored sidewalks?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by sk187, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    A property I have been plowing for years had a 20 million dollar renovation and now all the sidewalks are going to be 5' wide raised and colored concrete.

    I the preseason meeting today they told me we cannot use metal blades or anything that could damage the concrete or leave rust marks.

    In the past I have used skid steers with metal blade plows and it works pretty good.

    One year I put a piece of poly on the skid steer plow to see how it would hold up and it was down to nothing after just a few outtings.

    Does anyone have any suggestions, I have thought about a broom on the skid steer but fear it would not fair well in heavy lake effect snows or any real accumulation.

    There is probablya mile of sidewalk when its all said and done.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,920

    Brooms?

    Or UHMW
     
  3. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Broom for a Skid Steer
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    UHMW? -is that rubber cutting edge?
     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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  5. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,920

  7. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    I watched a guy do the same as you. They use a broom foremost storms. If they get big snow they use the bucket or a snow blower. Both the blower and bucket have urethane edges. The bucket wear bars are even covered with the edges. Than they will broom it to clear it bare. One thing you must also think about is the skidsteer turning and leaving tire marks! They are not easy to get off.