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Walk Broom Snow ss/4000 SnowEx

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Antlerart06, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

  2. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Our dealer started selling them thid season..
    I seen a bunch of them already lined up in the service department. ..

    I would like to know how many inches they can remove? ?
     
  3. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I've seen them, wasn't impressed.
     
  4. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    I just sold mine for 1500 bucks. Wasnt worth it...
     
  5. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Ok I wasn't for sure Look like a good design but wasn't sure if it was a good working design.
    I have a Complex I'm trying find a easier way to clean the walks
    Last winter was last year with a sidewalk crew This winter I left my ATV there but 2 different storms we had -15 temps it wouldn't start and my son and I cleaned the walks with my 2 paddle blowers took 1 hr to clean it
    Maybe I need look in to a 36 or 45'' blower WB I don't know I have all summer to think on it
     
  6. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    You could try a walk behind broom. I have a riding one that I use for asphalt and it works great. 60" Jd broom. Have a snow blower for it to but ive found the broom is quicker depending on the type of snow falling. Here is a video of one of the guys using it for the first time......I think its the first time he used his camera also but that's all I have of it being used in snow.
     
  7. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    Maybe you cant load videos.....is it possible on here or no?
     
  8. XtremeSnowPros

    XtremeSnowPros Member
    Messages: 33

    We have two and so far I think that they are great for what they are. We have not had one issue so far and was surprised on its productivity.
     
  9. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    We have walk behind brooms.
     
  10. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I make good money on it has to be cleaned every 2'' so in 6'' I'll clean 3 times
    Like I said I have all summer to think on it and might find someone selling one that's needing some money on a broom or a big blower
     
  11. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    When I first looked at it initial though handy, then though if you have any accumulation where will the show go? For the snow pro a good single stage would be more practical IMHO.
     
  12. Angel

    Angel Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I would like to know if they have a poly cutting edge on the blade. Most of our walks are old and in bad shape and wondering if the plow would hang up a lot.
     
  13. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 655

    Exmark makes a big walkbehind broom for about the same price. If you wanted to they look really easy to fab up a small plow mount on the front of it. Thats what i would do if i needed it.

    The plow on the front of that snow ex unit looks like it would get bent and broken loading in and out of the truck.
     
  14. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    Was up at the dealer looking for something else and he tried to sell me on it. At $4500 there is no way. I did get to play with the demo, about as fast as a stage 2. I wasn't impressed enough to give it much thought. I would rather get a used tractor or quad for that price.
     
  15. zlssefi

    zlssefi Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    you can get sweepster walkbehind brooms cheap off ebay and craigslist. i have two that we use on some 5 foot sidewalks. two passes and done!