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P/U mounted blower

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by CityGuy, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,900

    Does anyone here use a pickup mounted blower? If so what kinda speeds do you use. Is it better or worse than blade? How heavy are they?
  2. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    They are slow...VERY slow - as far as production goes. there arfe some videos around the net showing them in action. First, they do NOT move the massive large amounts of snow like the large truck units do. The forward speed of the truck isn't even CLOSE to what a plow is. Would they have their place? Quite possibly - in the right location and the right conditions. I can see perhaps in a townhouse situation when there is no or limited place to put the snow. Of course there is an ever present liability involved when throwing stuff like that, too. Here is a previous thread. http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=27269
    Also, go to this website, and check out the video. you will se that the truck in the vast majorit of the video is doing about 1 mile per hour. well, you have a blower 7 ft. wide, taking on a little less than te width - and at 1 mph, is NOT a whole lot of productivity. Now, figure this unit is only gonna set you back around 10 to 12 thousand dollars, and then you are utting gas through a 25 to 27 hp engine that is running under a constant load (on top of also running your truck engine), then you get to maintain this unit...including replacing a small cutting edge that still runs the distance of the lots - regardless of the speed. Here is the lnk to the video. http://www.allwebdiscounts.com/snowblower_video.php
  3. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    They work great and depending on snow depth are just as efficient as a blade.
    They are heavy and very spendy.