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toro snow plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by birddseedd, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    came across this on the net. looks like it could be an option for those of us that cannot afford skidsteers or bobcats.

    what do you guys think of it?

    http://ztrplows.com/photos.html
     
  2. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    woudl be great for sidewalks.
     
  3. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    So you're saying that you could use a Z-Turn mower where a skidsteer/Bobcat is required?
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  4. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    take a look at their videos. seems to work pretty well. i woudl rather use my mower than shovel. shoot. woudl rather my mower than snow blow a sidewalk.

    im not saying it is as good as a skidsteer. just it is a viable option for soemoen that doesnt have 15 grand laying around.
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You already have the mower?
     
  6. CashinH&P

    CashinH&P Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Im sure with that it still cant push enough snow to make it worth using instead of a skid steer, I would rather save my money and buy a skid.
     
  7. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    If you can build a plow for a coupe hundred dollars and use your mower, that can earn you the money to buy a skidsteer. not everyone can save up 15 grand in a few weeks.

    They have plenty of videos showing it plowing. seems to do a pretty good job. i haul material with my mower, so plowing really isnt much different. if it were icy i could see it being tough


    no i just came across it on the web and wanted to share it. i dont have any small places to plow and not enough sidewalks to justify the cost. tho for 1200 bucks i would just buy a tractor plow from craigs list and build a mount for the mower.
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    yes a skid steer would be much much more effective. and comfortable
     
  9. CashinH&P

    CashinH&P Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Dude you dont save up 15k in a few weeks it takes months or years.

    look, you need to plow this season with what you have next year, buy a new plow, the next year a new truck, the year after a peace of equipment. You dont grow over night. it takes years.

    My own company will not be where I want it to be for 3 years, I have a business plan, its all writen down so I can check things off as I do them.
     
  10. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    im not saying im buying this. as iv stated above its quite hte opposite. i do not need this.

    I just thought it was neat and wanted to share it.

    would i get one if i had the need for it? yes. it would make a great stepping stone to getting a skid steer. but as i said. i dont have the work that would cause the need of small equipment like this or a skidsteer, i just wanted to share the link.
     
  11. csi.northcoast

    csi.northcoast Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    idk,, forgive my ignorance i do not do lawns...they say a dixie chopper can do a football field in 9 minutes .. i think that is like an acre give or take... if you can plow and acre in 9 minutes...well i think you got something there...(relax this is all tongue in cheek)

    but it may have value in some spots esp if you have the mower, and it is sitting all winter long
     
  12. CashinH&P

    CashinH&P Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    I mow lawns all summer, I dont have a ztr (i run commercial walk behinds) but I thnik it can definelty do side walks, but to take the place of a skid steer...i dont think so, not in a million years
     
  13. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516


    Definatly would NOT replace. But starting out if you have the mower it would be great. Esspicialy for someone like me who does not have an atv for sidewalks.

    tho. I dont have enough walks to be worth any cost beyond a blower
     
  14. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    Tho i think most prople here could build one better than what they are selling
     
  15. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    As long as traction is good, a Z-turn plow would run circles around an atv. Honestly, that looks like a blast to plow with.
     
  16. B-2 Lawncare

    B-2 Lawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    There is now way I would tear up my mower with that thing.
     
  17. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    Do you use your mower to haul material around job sites? mine came with a hitch built by toro. it is kinda convenient where you cannot always get a vehicle.

    just curious.
     
  18. OC&D

    OC&D PlowSite Veteran
    from Earth
    Messages: 3,064

    Geez, lay off the poor guy. Yes, he posts like 50 threads to my 1, but I'll let you in on a little secret--the thread list actually shows who started the thread, and you could actually choose not to click on it if it was started by a certain user.
     
  19. OC&D

    OC&D PlowSite Veteran
    from Earth
    Messages: 3,064

    That was my thought as well. Now, if a guy had a cab with heat on his zero turn I might actually be interested. Problem for me would be what would I do with it in the summer?
     
  20. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    by the looks of it the plow is only held on by a few bolts.