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Pics of my walkbehind plow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by lawntec, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    I absolutly love this thing, been going 3 months now. Bear in mind i ONLY do sidewalks for commercial properties, thats it. I don't do driveways or parking lots. I just do city sidewalks and building fronts. I push the snow into the parking lot.

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  2. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    I have some properties that have large wide sidewalks, it has enough traction to literally (and i do this often) get 2 guys, each with a 36" shovel, to walk on both sides, with their shovel edge in front of the plow, turning the 46" plow into an 8' super plow. i can't stress enough how AMAZING THIS MACHINE IS!!!! Next step is to put x-trac tires on it (snowblower winter tires).
     
  3. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    I mounted a handle up top, you can see in pic 2, to angle the blade, squeeze the handle, kick the plow and change the angle. It is a John Deere plow for a garden tractor.

    Also, there is very little weight on the plow. I installed a poly cutting edge on it. so when i am not riding the (5 min build time) sulkey, i can easily push down on the handles and lift the plow off the ground for transport.
     
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  4. becpropertymain

    becpropertymain Member
    Messages: 43

    that thing is sweet
     
  5. cleansweep007

    cleansweep007 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Nothing runs better then a lesco. Nice machine you have there.
     
  6. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    I'll be darned....
     
  7. black7.3

    black7.3 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    cool, I bet its even fun to run. Nice work
     
  8. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    it gets alot of looks thats for sure. it takes the chore out of snow shovelling =)
     
  9. LTLANDSCAPING

    LTLANDSCAPING Member
    Messages: 60

    Thats a cool looking contraption. How hard is it to put your mower deck back on in the summer time?
     
  10. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    I am assuming it is hydraulic drive? I have a belt drive walk behind and it sucks in the snow or rain because the belts get wet and slip. Beats using a lawn tractor though with positraction
     
  11. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    Hey that's a good idea. I added a 10cuft wheelbarrow to the front of one of my walkbehinds.

    Does that blade give enough weight to the front to keep it from wheeleing
     
  12. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    the deck goes back on with ease...if i wanted it to. I have no use for a walkbehind mower.

    yes it is hydro drive.

    The blade is light, if i am going up a ramp it can tip back but i just push it forwards. but i wanted it that way, so when i go between buildings i can tip it back and balance on the drive wheels only. it is quite simple. and it works so i wouldn't change a thing if i built a second one.

    i have always thought about adding a wheel barrow to one, but i bought a dingo, so ill prob not get that far. :)
     
  13. RJ lindblom

    RJ lindblom Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Good idea. Worst case, throw a set of chains on the tires and be good to go.
     
  14. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    what is real good is, i am contracted to shovel every single snow fall, so everytime i go out there is no snow pack, so traction is not an issue, tires are almost always on clean cement behind the plow.
     
  15. JustinD

    JustinD Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    That thing is awesome!!!
     
  16. cda817

    cda817 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Just found my next sidewalk machine that is great thanks for the idea!
     
  17. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    I have a real heavy plow from an old Troy Built tractor i scrapped a long time ago and have been holding onto it to do just that! Waiting til i get a hydro WB to fab up the mounts for it as a gear drive probably wouldn't work out too well!

    That thing looks great!!
     
  18. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    Sweet, that would be nice for that!
     
  19. Matt400

    Matt400 Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    I use something similar, a DR Brush Mower. I remove the mowing deck with just one pin and pin on the blade.
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    They have a blower attachment but its hard enough to steer so I haven't tried it.