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Sidewalk Clearing - Ventracs too wide

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Briankook, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Briankook

    Briankook Member
    Messages: 34

    We handle a lot of condominium complexes that have narrow sidewalks. We are trying to find a solution to clearing them. Currently we use to Walkers outfitted with plows and/or blowers and they are awesome for standard width sidewalks, but on the narrow walks, we use regular snow blowers. We are trying to find a better solution. The Ventracs are too wide. Any ideas? We clear miles of walks, so any ideas would be appreciated!
  2. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    How wide are the narrow walks..?
  3. Briankook

    Briankook Member
    Messages: 34

    28 inches.
  4. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    That's a stumper
  5. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,248

    i am guessing the snowblower is your only choice.
  6. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    boxer mini skid is 34.5 inches wide. you could put a 36" blower on the front and it would over hang 4" on each side.
  7. Liberty LLC

    Liberty LLC Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 60

    Mini skid with blower/sweeper not sure what size the attachment widths are
  8. cda817

    cda817 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Just a thought but what about cutting down the scraping edge to 26 or 28" and making it a little taller on the walker blower so it over hangs but not digging into the turf? Just a thought. I saw the idea for Skid steer buckets where you can get a 4' cutting edge for doing walks and the rest of the bucket just clears you wide enough for the machine.
  9. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    How about using a small walk behind mower, take the mower deck off and fab up a blade.