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plowing with zero-turn

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Gavins Lawncare, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Gavins Lawncare

    Gavins Lawncare Member
    Messages: 93

    does anybody plow with zero turn and if you do what kind do you have thinking of buying one for mine for the sidwalk and residental crews.
     
  2. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,302

    We have a rotating brush on our Laser and it works great.
     
  3. mole

    mole Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    Just don't know how much power you would get with a zero turn. I have one and use a plowset up for leaves when the leaves are wet and heavy it really does not push that well, a ton of wheel slip. the z are only rear wheel drive. also a little nervos about the spindales exposed to all that snow and salt. tough on them.
     
  4. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    The grasshopper and walker mowers plow snow pretty well. The walker with cab and 2 stage snow blower is a bad mother.

    But the mid mount ZTRs pretty much suck pushing snow.
     
  5. jbelandscape

    jbelandscape Member
    Messages: 30

    I have used a lazer back in the day with bar type tires. It would push straight very well, but windrowing would just push the mower to the side in heavy snow. It also had an electric lift for the plow which was painfully slow. I wouldn't recommend using your z.

    Jeff
     
  6. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    I have also thought about getting the brush for mine but Im not really sure yet..:cool: