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What? Sidewalk plow and salt simultaneously?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Getherdone, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Getherdone

    Getherdone Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2

    I saw a guy running a small bobcat with a drop salter attached to the back. He was plowing small sidewalks and dropping the salt behind him as he went.

    Has anyone else seen this before and how efficient do you think this set up would be? It looked like an interesting concept.

    Thanks
     
  2. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Sounds great but the practicality of it sucks. How often can you make one perfect pass with out a bit of clean up here and there before salt is applied? I'd prefer to get the snow off, visually see that the snow is gone and than salt
     
  3. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    happens all the time :waving:
     
  4. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 847

    Works great, I see it all the time, usually a compact tractor for city sidewalks but I have seen many variations.
     
  5. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Well..... a couple years ago we added some broom like wings on the side of our ATV plow for that reason you stated above. (Snow rolls off the plow and back onto the sidewalk.
    With our setup the plow was scraping the pavement "Grass to Grass"
    Then as the snow left the blade the broom like "thing-ees" would push the snow back another 3" so once it fell it was still on the grass... Worked well!

    Behind the ATV we were pulling a Mini trailer with a Liquid sprayer on it... As you can tell we get creative when we're bored.
     
  6. Spoilt87

    Spoilt87 Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 1

    I get what your saying about a perfect pass, but if I could find a drop salter for the back of my S70 I would save lots of time not hooking up a salter after I plow, or using a push salter. I think having salt on board ready to go would be great. Any one know were I could find one?
     
  7. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    1 pass is the only way to do it... Usually we go much faster but this is a very effecient set up

    http://youtu.be/t-Ka-r35kjc
     
  8. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    reistindustries.com
     
  9. Getherdone

    Getherdone Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2

    Would the added equipment affect maneuverability to much, ie. you've got an extra 3 feet of steel hanging off the back of the machine?
     
  10. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    Thats why I built a back drag edge for it so its usefull as a 2 in one machine... Fits everywhere we've ever needed it too
     
  11. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 847

    Don't want to get too off topic here but have you ever used their snow thowers or seen them in action?
     
  12. Turf Guy

    Turf Guy Member
    Messages: 51

    Works great.... We have Bauman drop spreaders on our S70 & 463.... and have a choice of a broom or six way v-blade on the front.... It's worked great for us as we have a couple of sites that have zero tolerance for snow on sidewalks..... One pass, fast and efficient!
    tymusic
     
  13. ryde307

    ryde307 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,143

    Checked them out quick they look good. What powers them on the back of the skid? Saw the pto ones but what do they use in a skid?
     
  14. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    I'd love to see their new single stage in action... JCB victoria had 3 skids with single stages on them wonder who was lucky enough to place that order
     
  15. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    Hey triple L....why does the snow build up on top of the blower just out of the chute? Doesn't throw very far...?! I only ask because mine does the same thing and I'm quite disappointed...
     
  16. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The city uses a machine specific for sidewalks. They use a blade for light snows, put a blower on when it's deep. Spreader on back. One pass, one man. Done.
     
  17. Turf Guy

    Turf Guy Member
    Messages: 51

    Our drop spreaders are hydraulic powered.... Works pretty good... Bauman makes PTO & Hydraulic ones.... There are companies that offer electric ones as well I believe....
    tymusic
     
  18. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    More than likely it's because the snow in that video wasn't very deep at all.