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SKIDSTEER BLOWERS Perpendicular or parallel fan

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rich414, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    I was at the CAT dealer yesterday and saw they had a skidsteer blower that has the second stage or fan perpendicular to the auger. There is also a photo of it on thread http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=127579 if anyone has experience with both, lets here which is best and why!
     
  2. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    I have an FFC 5' blower with a perpendicular fan.... I like a lot. It seems to throw the heavy wet snow much better that our 6' inland blower with a horizontal fan does. In the normal, dry snow they both work well. I have used the FFC in 40 degree temps to blow piles back before they could freeze solid.
     
  3. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    In heavy wet snow the perpendicular fan seems to "pull" the snow in to itself ..... the horizontal fan gets clogged quicker.
     
  4. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,262

    They do blow snow a little better, but stick out farther. Which one is more important?
     
  5. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    Blow more volume in a shorter period of time. I use the blower (bobcat sbx240 hiflo) to widen our subdivision road about 2 times a year, it takes 15 plus hrs and 3 tanks of fuel. the snow us 3 feet high and full blower width. We dont have the funds to buy a larger piece of equipment ($100,000), but we could buy a new blower.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011