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Pick my pusher boxes....

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brian Young, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I am in the market for 2 pusher boxes. How well will a steel cutting edge scrape vs. a rubber edge. I am leaning towards Artic Sectional plow, I understand how it works but honestly their video doesn't do it much justice. Only once I saw where it scraped down to pavement and that looked to be on a little 2" wet snow fall. I guess my question in a nut shell is a steel trip edge box that much better than a traditional rubber edge box. Collin, if you read this call me with a price,lol.

    P.S. both lots will be salted on a regular basis but with heavy traffic.
     
  2. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    Talk to mick76 from Maine... He has a sectional... I belive he loves it/
     
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Any steel trip pusher will work fine. The Arctic does scrape a little better but I'm not convinced it's worth the extra maintenance and cost. Rubber is a waste of money don't even waste your time.
     
  4. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    A friend of mine has a bunch of pushers. I've talked to him a couple times with these same questions, and he says his steel edged boxes do a much better job then the rubber ones he used to use. 2 yrs ago he got some Artic sectional push boxes, and now he's replacing all his boxes with the Artics. He bought enough last yr Artic asked him to become a dealer, but he turned them down because they wanted him to sell like 20 a year, every year.
     
  5. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    I have 2 pro-tech 10' rubber edge pushers. I love them and have no complaints about them. Then again, I have never operated with a steel edge pusher so I can't really comment in that department.
     
  6. johnknwd

    johnknwd Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Get the Sectionals and be done with it. After running both, there's no other way to do it. It addresses all the drawbacks of the rubber edge pushers from years back. They work awesome on questionable surfaces and you'll make the extra money they cost back in salt consumption
     
  7. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Brian,
    pm me your phone #... I've got a dealer in MA thats giving GREAT deals on the arctics... It will be worth the drive
     
  8. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Thanks, but I already bought from Collin at ColumbiaLandscaping he gave me a great deal. I would encourage any one who is need of a pusher box, or truck plow to give him a call!
     
  9. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Thanks for the pat on the back Brian.