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Report on Arctic Sectional snowpushers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DellDoug, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. DellDoug

    DellDoug Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    As some of you might be aware we purchased four new Arctic sectional snow pushers this fall. Our fleet has been outfitted with Horst and Avalanche equipment previously and we decided to try the Arctic product beside those in a direct comparison.

    First impressions are that the Arctic's do clean better then the Horst and much better then the Avalanche. Their claims of a better surface are true. They are lighter then both the Horst and Avalanche in weight but we had wet and heavy snow and they stood up to it just as well as their competitors. No loose bolts. No broken parts. We were very happy with their strength.

    The operators referred to them as the "Cadilliac" of snow pushers and found them very easy to use and work with. In the uneven pavement grades they floated and cleaned as advertised saving time and money on salt.

    We are very pleased with Arctic to this point. The first impressions are impressive!! If they are as durable as Arctic claims (we will soon know as winter progresses) We will certainly be purchasing allot more of their product.
  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Glad to hear you're happy with them. A close friend of mine bought one for his 580 this year and was equally impressed also-and he's not one to be impressed too easily. Keep us updated on your findings as the winter progresses.
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    We ran a 14ft and a 12 ft last winter here's a small vid. Other then 1 tweaked mouldboard and 4 blocks we had no problems with them.

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  4. digit

    digit Member
    Messages: 94

    Bought a 19' for my 80z Kawasaki wheel loader used it the first time on Wed. so far i'm happy with the way it cleaned. One minor problem bolts came loose on the brackets where my bucket goes in and they slid together.
  5. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    delldoug...what did one of those run you brand new?
  6. csl

    csl Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    nice vid... who's blarin' the outkast in the background... i think that was "the love below"???
  7. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    JD, i thought you were a country man? hip hop...you? :laughing:
  8. vamootsman

    vamootsman Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Got it a bind with all the wet stuff and ice, so called in a 16 footer on a Komatsu wheel loader. That thing did the best and fastest work I've ever seen. Can't wait to put one on a skid steer next year.
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    I'm sitting in the salt truck and the only country station we have is gone now.:cry:
  10. donbeez

    donbeez Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    we also have many arctics....payloader to backhoe styles. After a few years and several hundred hours on them we are having some issues. The trip edge will not reset after being tripped, something about the spring loosing tension. After visiting with them at SIMA convention and being reassured that a kit is in the works.....we are still waiting.
  11. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    :laughing: i just think its funny that one video you had carrie underwood in the background and the next you have outkast...quite the combo. maybe the next one should split the two and have Queen or ACDC lol
  12. pusher21

    pusher21 Member
    Messages: 59

    I guess it's time to upgrade to satellite radio.
  13. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Just gettin done with catching up with sleep and paperwork. This is my first year with the arctic and boy what a nice piece of equipment to have. I'm glad I spent the extra $ and got the arctic instead of the protech. scrapes down to tar like advertised. trips over catch basins as advertised (I'm doing a 6 acre truck stop and have many of those around as well at the filler necks for the ground gas tanks) they're not as "ridgid" as a true box pusher so it takes alittle to get used to but once you've got it figured out its night and day. That said I did have to retightend to fork adaptor "poles" to the pusher because of some overzelous stacking but besides that I'm very pleased with mine and will be adding a 8-10 footer to the skid steer next year!
  14. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    No way... that was "Hey Ya" :nod:
  15. digit

    digit Member
    Messages: 94

    Had the chain break this morning that goes from the bucket brackets to a d ring in the bucket. Should I use a heavier chain or am I making it to tight and it's rubbing through?
  16. DellDoug

    DellDoug Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Well it is year two for these pushers. We have ordered a couple of new ones for a new loader and two new skid steers. So far we are happy with the Arctic products but we will keep three or four Horsts in the Yard for backup. This is not uncommon for us as we always keep a few spare pushers around incase of emergency (Used to have two Avalanch's at the ready but we sold them). Gino from Avalanch called last week and is going to stop by and show us what is new. If there is anything interesting I will post here and tell you guys about it.