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sno-way snowfoil.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by lawn king, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    The dealers want $200.00 for the snowfoil! It's only a length of industrial friction belt, alternatives? Thanks in advance.
  2. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    You already found it... find some used conveyor belt material.
  3. tessdad

    tessdad Member
    from S.E. MA
    Messages: 71

    I have a Snoway V plow, it has a special plastic, molded, snow foil. Yes, it is a bit of money, but I personally think it would work better than belting. I have found the wet sticky slush type of snow tends to stick to belting I have used in the past on Fisher blades.
    It's like a lot of things, Yes you can make your own, but sometimes you trade off some performance when you make some things yourself. Don't get me wrong, I am all for doing as much "Yankee engineering" as anyone, just be prepared for a bit of a compromise between factory and homemade.

    P.S. I am looking to buy a used Snoway, 8' straight or better, a "V" blade with wiring, etc. Or just wiring if anyone has any.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2005
  4. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070


    I have a series 25, 9 ft. straight blade. The sno-way foil for the plow is just that (industrial friction belt). I'm looking for some belting of the same material, i think i can fabricate it myself for less then 2 jacksons, from a scrap belt.(one man gathers what another man spills) The late,great jerry garcia! :cool:
  5. mtnzone

    mtnzone Member
    Messages: 82

    Anyone know where I can find conveyer belt material??
  6. bh115577

    bh115577 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Try your local gravel pit.
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I put flat steel on top of the belt to help hold it down tighter.
  8. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    the local TSC has bailer belting, which is around 1 ft wide and as long as you want. not sure on the price since its been along time since i had to buy any.