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Which snow box?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by SnoBunny, Jan 18, 2007.

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Which snow box do you recommend?

Poll closed Feb 17, 2007.
  1. Pro-Tech

    50.0%
  2. Avalanche

    28.6%
  3. Sno-Gator

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Other - If other, please post manufacturer

    21.4%
  1. SnoBunny

    SnoBunny Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    We need a new 10' or 12' snow box for our Komatsu backhoe. Just wondering which manufacturer you recommend.
     
  2. GrandScapes

    GrandScapes Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    We have a 12 foot Avalanche on out JD Tractor and we love it. We've used it for about 3 years now and shes going strong still...We also have a couple of 10 foot high side pro techs that work awesome as well. Whatever you decide to go with, make sure you get the rubber cutting edge. They are are 2 sided so you can flip it over when one side starts to wear plus they scrape much better...
     
  3. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Whats size hoe is it? Protech is the only way to go. Between me, my partner and subs. We have 8 protechs and 1 henke. Protech makes up 70% of the snow pusher market.
     
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    I voted pro tech even though i don't have one, only because everyone i know that uses pushers, uses pro techs
     
  5. troy28282

    troy28282 Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    My choice would be a Daniels.
     
  6. bowtie_guy

    bowtie_guy Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    Didn't vote because I don't have or use one but I can tell you Pro Tech seems popular around here. They must be doing something right.
     
  7. Mr frosty

    Mr frosty Member
    from canada
    Messages: 40

    my avalache pusher has treated me well. its was heavier built than the pro tech in 2000. the guys at protech were some helpful tho. i plow wood yards as well so i really needed something that could take the abuse. mine still is running strong with original paint. i would recommend either one but not a nock off.tymusic
     
  8. SnoBunny

    SnoBunny Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I heard the rubber wasn't all that great (Rips & tears) and to go with urethane because it will last four times longer. They will be working mostly commercial parking lots/boxes stores.

    What's everyone else think?
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2007
  9. GrandScapes

    GrandScapes Senior Member
    Messages: 189


    The rubber does rip and tear but its nice to be able to adjust it and flip it over for more use. We have used the same edge for 2 years on our avalanche. (its been flipped of course) My opinion is kind of biast because I have never used the metal or poly but we have been happy with the rubber edge.
     
  10. mattthedrac

    mattthedrac Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 3

    I'd go for the Avalanche unit. It costs a little more up front but it's going to stand up to abuse way better in my opinion. I've run both makes and the Avalanche has kept plowing after hits that would have put the protech out of action.
     
  11. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Henke all the way !! The heaviest dutiest boxes I've ever seen and used.
     
  12. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    We just ordered 3 16' Scoop Dogg pushers from Michigan CAT. The demo units I looked at appeared to be a lot more heavy duty then protech and the others CAT had on the lot.

    Here is the .pdf for the boxes I bought

    http://www.clearpathproducts.com/snowdogg.pdf


    note: they were also a bit cheaper then protech, perhaps I will find out why.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2007
  13. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    I saw them last week at Cat. they do look like they will hold up well. How much did they get for one of them if you dont mind me asking
     
  14. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    I got them at $3700 each because I purchased 3 and we also buy all our dozers from Cat.

    I believe they retail at $4000-$4200.
     
  15. Quality1

    Quality1 Member
    Messages: 34

    12' Sno Kontrol Box