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snowblower truck ??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by swifty, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. swifty

    swifty Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 2

    I wanted to know if anybody has one of those
    snowblowers that mount to your truck, if so are
    they worth the 7 grand . how would they perform
    on gravel drives after the ground is frozen of
    corse . but there is some debris would sill be
    there i think it will save time stacking.
     
  2. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

  3. swifty

    swifty Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 2

    that is extreem snowblower truck
    I was looking at the one's in northern catalog
     
  4. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    From what i have heard and the little I have seen they are underpowered, slow and very heavy. For a single area they may work but it would take a long time to justify the expense.

    A better bet would be a skid steer with a blower. Pelican ran one last year with good success. Most of the time stacking and pushing back will be done after the main storm. This means that you could tow the machine where you needed it. Talk to him, I believe that his would throw snow quite a long ways. I am sure that they will be available to rent from equipment renters this years. If the snow starts piling up I may get rent one this winter as I have a few tight lots where it could be used.
     
  5. James_Jimmy

    James_Jimmy Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I've tossed around ideas in my head about building a custom truck-mount snowblower, but that thing is wild! If I were to build one, I would go with the hydraulic blower and rear-mount aux engine like they did, but I think a full-size air compressor, full 120vAC electrical system, and rams at each corner to lift the whole truck three feet off the ground is kind of overkill. Be able to do a heck of a lot of driveways awfully quick, though, and it could probably handle about any snow you can find, no matter how deep.
     
  6. GreginAlaska

    GreginAlaska Junior Member
    from Alaska
    Messages: 28