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Ultimate sidewalk machine!!!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by creativedesigns, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    If you want a fast machine for sidewalks, here it is!! This is what the city of Ottawa uses on certain sections, but mainly they use mini plows attached to these machines. The salting systems are neat too!

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    Last edited: Feb 11, 2008
  2. HC plower

    HC plower Member
    Messages: 49

    Those Holder's are cool. How much does one go for?
     
  3. ECS

    ECS Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    Town here uses them with blowers for all the sidewalk. Where they need or want a plow they have several quads with plows. A home owner down the street from us has two that he uses for his drive. One with a blower and one with a plow.
     
  4. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    id rather get a tool cat... more attachments, cheaper, and 2 seats
     
  5. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    That thing has to be expensive !!
     
  6. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    last storm in hinsdale i guy almost rolled one of those...had it leaned over real hard after falling off walk edge..had a loader come crane him up and out....funny....
     
  7. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    They're neat but like said before I'd buy a ToolCat before one of them........
     
  8. AllOutLandscape

    AllOutLandscape Member
    Messages: 63

    they have two or three of them up here at UW-Stout, arent they almost 40k?
     
  9. Kingwinter

    Kingwinter Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    O man cant imagine that those cost!
     
  10. cantoo

    cantoo PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 66

  11. Plowin in VT

    Plowin in VT Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    The city (Burlington VT) has a whole mess load of them, some w/fixed v-plows, others with blowers. They work pretty well, but are very slow.
     
  12. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    They use trackless machines here aswell for sidewalks. [​IMG]
     
  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    And the Trackless has a Cummins. :D

    The big difference between a Toolcat and either of these is width. Toolcat's are 59" (approx) wide and these will go down a 4' walk without any problem.
     
  14. Stang977

    Stang977 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    We Have 2 Trackless MT w/ attachments. They do work well. Our machines are in fact very fast, however, we find that you have to go pretty slow as you are usualy next to to an obstruction (hydrant,fence,rail ect). The articulation point is sometimes a pain when you are up against those obstructions. Most municipalities will have similar vehicles for our endless sidewalks. We used to buy Bombardiers, but one use vehicles hard to justify with the current snow totals in our area. A few years ago we purchased a John Deere 4110 for the walks in our Parks. It's a nice set up. Curtis cab, heat, spreader, plow, blower. Works very well.
    Regards,
    Rich
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2008
  15. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    We bid one out....$$$,$$$$

    Our town bid out a new sidewalk machine (2007) with p/a,vee, and blower it was $120,000! Not cheap.....
    The selectmen decided that we should continue to use our wing plows to clear the sidewalks...
     
  16. Plow Boss

    Plow Boss Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    Toro Z Turn

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  17. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    now thats cool i have a toro ztr and have always wanted to have that system I bet that broom does well on spring cleanups!
     
  18. loaderplower93

    loaderplower93 Member
    Messages: 66

    what model is that toro ztr? i tried looking it up on their website but i don't know what I'm looking for
     
  19. Plow Boss

    Plow Boss Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    It is a Groundsmaster 7200/7210 - converted with the Polar Trac System
    it has 4 Attachments - Snow Blower - Broom - V Plow & Angle snow Blade
     
  20. itzkcatz

    itzkcatz Member
    from CT
    Messages: 63

    That toro is awesome, do you have more pictures?