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shovels ???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by gmcsirrra, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. gmcsirrra

    gmcsirrra Member
    from maine
    Messages: 78

    going to be buying some shovels because ive got a few cliants that want there steps and walkways cleared any recommendations one a couple I should but just don't want to buy junk and also point out what ones I should stay away from thanks !
  2. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

  3. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,786

    They're great shovels.Thumbs Up
  4. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,343

    open an account for the best prices!
  5. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,547

    I missed it..How do you open an account........need some more
  6. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Northern tool has them in now. Not in store , order them , and send to store no charge . They are $5 cheaper than there website , not sure how much cheaper if u open an account . Whats the price difference with an account?
  7. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,343

  8. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,343

    open the account, log into it, then shop
  9. gmcsirrra

    gmcsirrra Member
    from maine
    Messages: 78

    thanks everyone I mainly have steps and a stair case going up to a deck which one would be best and what makes these plow shovels so good just wondering thanks again for all the input
  10. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,343

    dominator for lift and throw...snowplow for flat work
  11. JoeG3

    JoeG3 Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Don't forget to click on Snow contractor (not sure of exact wording) when you create your account. Took an extra $10 off the dominator.
  12. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

  13. IndySnowJob

    IndySnowJob Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 3

    Agree on http://www.jmenterprises.com/

    Whatever you decide make sure you can order replacement components...this will save you $$ over the long haul. Keep your brand the same so you can piece stuff together when it breaks.
  14. redclifford

    redclifford Senior Member
    from Niagara
    Messages: 162

    whats the best size to get?
  15. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,926

    About this size.
  16. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    Our most common size is 30" followed by 36".
  17. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    I only use Snowplow brand shovels too. The dominator is perfect for lifting. We have 18", 24", and 30" pushers. I think 30-36" pushers are perfect for light storms. They're faster than blowers, and quieter and less expensive. I always keep a 24" and a dominator on my truck. The 18" are great for steps. We have a couple properties with a full story of steps to the unit main doors. These work really well. Every part is replaceable. The extra upfront cost per shovel is easily paid for by the length of service it will give you. It makes complete economical sense to buy these over the cheap big box shovels.
  18. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,926

    Are pushers shovels?

    I carry a variety of D1's.

    steel, plastic, pusher, scoop, narrow to wide.
    Some you use to clear sidewalks and some you use to dig yourself out when you run the pile and get stuck.
  19. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    I have 4 24" the snow plow shovels. ill be getting some dominators soon too. 10/10 recommendation.
  20. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 700

    I also love the dominator. I bought one mid season last year after breaking my 2nd Lowe's shovel. This thing scraped down to concrete on stuff I couldn't bust with the Lowe's shovel.
    It seems rugged as hell. It is a bit harder on the back I feel with the straight handle versus the handle with the bend in it on my Lowe's one.
    I have also used it for mulch and I love it compared to the older scoop style aluminum ones. Ordering another one this fall.