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best machine for sidewalks!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by baddboygeorge, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    i have a new contract this year an it requires lots of sidewalks to be cleared an salted . i was thinking of a 4 wheeler with a 48 inch blade an a small salter for it . any of you guys using them , if so let me know how they work thanks george

    ROSELAWN Member
    Messages: 78

    Once again specifics will help to give the most accurate response.
  3. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    I use my younger brother, works pretty good when hes not frozen;) If hes nice i give him a snowblower..I have seen atv's with a blade doing a local college here seems to work fine.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    atv works great aslong as you plow with the storm
    if the snow is deep then you have to break out the snow blower

  5. whitetail

    whitetail Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I use ATV's with 48 inch plows for one community with about 9000 feet of sidewalk (no steps). The walks are 48 inches wide also. In the first storm of last year we wore through the original cutting edge on the plow. I switched all of the edges to 3/8 inch wear plate and they held up through the rest of the winter with flying colors. The other problem we encountered was tearing up the grass on the edge of the walk if the operator did not remain perfect in plow placement. To correct this I cut an angle on the left and right edges from the top corner to 3-4 inches in on the bottom edge. This shortened up the plow and stopped the grass damage while still leaving the customer happy with 40+ inches of plowed sidewalk.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    put a u-edge on mine had same problem with grass

    purchased from dino during the summer

    it was wide enough to make two out of it

    plus with the u-edge lessen the chance of my guy getting shot over the handlebars from uneven side walk

  7. Newnamlawn

    Newnamlawn Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    has anyone used a toro dingo or similar machine for sidewalks? seems like they might work pretty good.
  8. Toby

    Toby Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 132

    Hydraulic Walkbehind tractor w/JRCO sweeper or Berco plow.
  9. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
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  10. Progrounds

    Progrounds Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    We too use ATV's with 48" blades. Same wear problems as earlier stated on the first snow, but we put 3/4" poly edges on them and they lasted all winter.
    We also use a Ventrac with hydraulic plwo, adn a Steiner with the same.
    The ATV's are manually lifted and angled, but they move aroudn so well, they hardly ever need to be adjusted.
  11. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    This is my sidewalk machine.


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  12. phillyplowking1

    phillyplowking1 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    Screw a atv for sidewalks when you have a trackless with a big blower and a cummings engine.:D