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Snowblower scraper edge---anybody use rubber instead of steel?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Two Seasons, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    We do commercial sidewalks. Uneven from slab to slab. Adjusted snow shoes to lift steel scraper blade off pavement about 3/4" (about gravel height) so we can run units at full tilt.

    Short of shoveling after we use the blower, we are leaving a little on the walks.

    Have any of you ever experimented with a rubber scraper instead of using the steel that comes with the unit? Was thinking something along the lines of the Snow Technologies B.A.T design, only less rubber of course :D and used only on the bottom, not a semi-circle, as pictured on their web site.

    Any advise or thoughts you could share would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,989

    We run heavy poly on our tractor blower, works well... still does the ba bump ba bump ba bump thing with every crack but we can do 5-10 mph with it...

    If your running walkbehind snowblower you need to get a toro with the trip edge... I got one of those also, only thing is its only got less then 3 hours on it in 2 years :D
     
  3. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    OK. Thanks for the tip and I'll check the Toro line out.
     
  4. larrylaverne

    larrylaverne Member
    from ill.
    Messages: 46

    hey triple, whats your thought on changing out the spring loaded pivot bar when its due.You think its strong enough. The dealer didnt know either. I ended up passing.
     
  5. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,989

    I dont understand what you mean by changing out the spring loaded pivot bar? Like replacing it with poly or just putting a new one on?

    All i know is that sucker works pretty good, from the wopping 3 hours that are on it, if that :laughing:
     
  6. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    LOL. :jester:
     
  7. larrylaverne

    larrylaverne Member
    from ill.
    Messages: 46

    toro calls it a pivot scraper blade. it's got 2 springs attached to the plate on the inside of the auger bucket to keep constant pressure on the pavement. it looks like a real project to change the metal pivot plate.