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power sidewalk equipment, what's out there?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by zims, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. zims

    zims Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    hey there-

    i've been looking for tractor mounted snow blowers for a couple years now and all i can find is john deere garden tractor or a Steiner. i am very interested in the Steiner, but want to know what else is available. looking for something in the 40 - 48" inch wide world. what about something a city would use? i'am not familiar with those brands. looking for any information to help me out! thanks!
     
  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    You looking for a blower or a blade? You can mount either one onto the front of a kubota front mount mower, and then use the machine in the summer if thats what you do. The options are endless really. :dizzy::drinkup:
     
  3. zims

    zims Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    thanks for the response, but i am looking for a more specialized snow blower. small but powerful. thanks again. zim
     
  4. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    walker makes a few blowers.....a 36" single stage and a 48" two stage....would be way easier to maneuver a zero turn..than a tractor or steiner....I would make sure it was a Zero turn.

    there are many brands of zero turn mowers that offer a blower....Exmark, Hustler, and the list goes on...

    Our city uses the big front mount Mowers and changes them to a Snowblower and puts the cab on...Like John Deere and New Holland like these http://images.google.com/imgres?img...ges?q=New+Holland+Mower+snowblower&hl=en&um=1
     
  5. Upper5percent

    Upper5percent Member
    from USofA
    Messages: 61

    http://www.ventrac.com/

    snowblowing.jpg
     
  6. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    snow blowers


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    many municipalties have four wheel drive machines designed for sidewalk use for blowing and blowing and mowing etc., that articulate and have a base price of about $80,000

    The money involved with a ventrak would get a nice kubota 2660 with a heated cabin, radio, air conditioning and can be used for mowing with a five foot flail mower IMO.

    OR you could go and buy a Zaugg snow blower or Yamaha snow blower with track drive and diesel power and kill six foot drifts 4-6 foot wide in one pass etc. but its use would be seasonal etc.

    zaugg and yamaha have a dealer in your state if I remember correctly

    The problem with small front blowers is power and if they encounter slush etc. where if a small utility tractor had a pronovst blower on the front with a rear to front driveline kit or if you bought 40 hp or larger tractor you could easily do walks quickly with a Pronovost PXPL 50 or 75 and be able to scrape them clean with its blade etc.


    good luck

    :waving::drinkup::sleeping::eek:
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2009
  7. Upper5percent

    Upper5percent Member
    from USofA
    Messages: 61

    Pronovost PXPL only come in...86, 92 and 98 and require more HP than you mentioned
    SNOWBLOWERS
    Model PXPL-86 PXPL-86-92 PXPL-92 PXPL-92-98
    HP recommended 50-75hp 50-75hp 75-125hp 75-125hp

    and you better have about $11000+...;)

    http://www.pronovost.qc.ca/pxpla.html

    and your tractor better have plenty of hydraulic outlets...:D
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2009
  8. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    sidewalks

    He could also buy a side walk sized Pronovost blower too.

    :sleeping::drinkup::nod::waving:
     
  9. afalk

    afalk Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I work for a resort near Syracuse, NY. We maintain around 12,000 linear ft of sidewalk with ventrac snowblowers and power brooms. When we are not using them for snow removal we mow with them.
     
  10. Knockah22

    Knockah22 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    They city I live in use the Gravely rapid 2 wheel machines. They can switch from a blade, brush, or blower. They seem to work extremly well, and have what looks like effortless controls. We are thinking of buying 2.. Although i dont know what they $run$ for. Here is a short video of what they look like.


    http://gravelyrapid.com/index.php
     
  11. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Do you know how much that gravely runs? I really like that.
     
  12. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421


    read closer.....:waving:
    this is in the above post......

    "Although i dont know what they $run$ for"