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Trucks with Pushers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by LunchBox, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. LunchBox

    LunchBox Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    I'm bidding a big wide open lot for this season. I have a ten wheeler that I don't have any other spots for it on the town. I saw in the Sno-Fighter video of a guy with a ten wheeler or maybe a tri axle, with a big pusher, looked to be 12 feet. How does it push? How do attach it to the truck? Just like a normal plow and frame? Anything else you can tell me? I have never seen one before and think it might be a good idea for this lot.
    Thanks
     
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    That's Neige's truck, you'll need a pretty substantial harness to take the abuse. If you search his threads you'll find the one about it.
     
  3. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    OP,
    Hopfully you have a means/plan for stacking (or blowing back) the snow, once the truck pushes it to the ends. I'm sure in the beginning of the winter it would be fine, but as piles grow I would imagine the truck will run into problems.

    The impression I got from Neige, is that his "pusher truck" works in conjunction with a large blower..?..?...I'm sure he'll post up here.
     
  4. LunchBox

    LunchBox Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    Thanks Dave I plan on pm-ing Niege about the pictures he posted.
    Sno-Crete- This will be the second machine on this lot, the first being a cat 938. I'll also have access to my rental fleet of Lulls if the snow needs further stacking.
    Thanks Guys
     
  5. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    Yessssss I like it. Lunchbox I am glad you like it. Here you have a capital investment sitting around waiting to be used for hauling snow. We installed a 14 foot IST loader pusher on our truck and it will push for hours on end. I had made several great videos this past year but had to submit them for the project snofighter. I will contact Pro Tech and see if they will let me post some of those on you tube. If you have anything that is over a 500 foot push, you jaw will drop when you see how much snow and how fast you can push it with a 10 wheeler. http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=116993
    I have lots more vids on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3HD92AJABA
    and here are some pics of the set up

    Pro Tech IST 14 front.jpg

    Pro Tech IST 14 side.jpg
     
  6. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Paul, do you have any pictures of your mounting system?
     
  7. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    I know I have posted them before, I will try and find out where. If not I will go out tomorrow and take some new ones. Its raining pretty hard today because of Irene.
     
  8. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    Paul I saw those pics over at LP. I'd post them for you here but I'm posting from my cell
     
  9. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Great idea, that thing moves a **** load of snow.
     
  10. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,990

    Love the sideboards:)Why so low?
     
  11. SNOWLORD

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    I agree 100% we had a pusher on a truck a few years ago and on the straights it was an animal. I am very anxious for this year as I get to try my new salt truck with 4 wheel drive and 8 ton of salt in the back. I also think the automatic tranny will make it handier.
     
  12. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    here are the pics of the mount on Paul's truck.

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  13. LunchBox

    LunchBox Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    I was thinking about modifying the brackets on the pusher to be like a highway plow, and attach to a frame the rides on top of the axle and is pined into a bumper made out of 10 inch channel. What do you guys think?
     
  14. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    I think your best going with a harness that has already been designed for this kind of work. If you look closely at the pusher you will notice that there is a center pin to allow the pusher up and down movement. Maybe go see a company that makes highway plows and get their harness that has been tried and true.