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Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Edgewater, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. Edgewater

    Edgewater Member
    Messages: 70

    There was an old thread about Montreal and using tractors for residential drives.

    It was said that they use inverted blowers. Many asked what they were. Here is a pic. This is a local company that operates more than 50 of these and does over 6000 drives. On average, it takes 45 seconds to 1 minute for a 20 foot wide by 60 foot long drive. No lawn damage and no high piles blocking view near the road. They took about 6 hours to get a 12 inch storm cleared up.
  2. Edgewater

    Edgewater Member
    Messages: 70

    here are oics

  3. Edgewater

    Edgewater Member
    Messages: 70

  4. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    Clear a driveway in 45 seconds with no lawn damage... What about window and siding damage? Them things must be throwing some serious snow:eek: :eek: .
  5. Edgewater

    Edgewater Member
    Messages: 70

    If a driveway extends past the side of a house or in an area where there is no place to throw the snow, they just drop the blower which has a scraper with down pressue and just drag forward, filling the bucket untill they can fire it up and let the snow rip.

    Many of the blowers have two hydraulic cylinders that control the angle of the top part of the chute. small blowers only have one, allowing you to blow the snow slightly towards the ground. With these machines, you can actuall blow the snow straight down net to the tractor. This makes them great it tight spot.

    They are really cool to see in parking lots. They then often have a blade on the front. They make windrows and then blow them clear:eek:
  6. snow_man_48045

    snow_man_48045 Senior Member
    Messages: 324


    What brand blower is that, and where can I purchase one in Ontario. I have a place in Meaford, Ontario and the all have the blowers on the backs that you have to drive in revers:realmad: .
    Thank you,
  7. Edgewater

    Edgewater Member
    Messages: 70


    that is the site for the manufacturer.

    they are in quebec, but you may find some near you. Another company is Normand. I don't know where they are.

    The ones you want are the inverted models.

    hope that helps
  8. SYL

    SYL Junior Member
    from ottawa
    Messages: 14

    Hi all,

    I have seen them often in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada also. This is only a 2hr drive from Montreal but i did not get a chance to see the make.

  9. Bonzai

    Bonzai Member
    Messages: 57

    Hi Edgewater
    Is the company you are talking about Rick`s Snow Removal, just curious because I used to work for him.:drinkup:
  10. Edgewater

    Edgewater Member
    Messages: 70


    No that's grizzly.

    Rick's son work's for me doing lawns, and I may end up doing walkways for Rick.

  11. Bonzai

    Bonzai Member
    Messages: 57

    Please say hi to Rick.my name is Phil, he may remember me I worked for one of his subs named Bill Kishka in 90-92, great guys. I sure had alot of fun for the 2 years I worked there.