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GAS step snowblower

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MNPLOWCO, Nov 21, 2009.


    MNPLOWCO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    Hey, our guys are getting tired of shoveling small steps by hand at a couple of condos.
    We have tight 10 - 12 step (between keystone retaining walls) with 15 multiple step sets.
    I am looking for the small GAS snow blowers (not lawn blowers) and not 21" small toro's, but those tiny snow blowers like the ones you plug in ONLY I am looking for 2 Cycle.
    I know that MTD had trimmer adaptation with a snow blower head. So did Ryobi. They
    do not manufacture them any more. Can't find anyone who makes them anymore, which probably means that they are not worthy, but I need ideas. I know Steil makes a larger
    "flapper" type attachment on their ad-on trimmers but they are about 18+" wide and I'm looking for 12" or so. Let me know how we can "magically" clean those steps with ease, minus the "flame thrower" suggestions.
  2. breadoflife

    breadoflife Member
    Messages: 85

    well, possibly a gas powered leaf blower, idk how well it would work on wet heavy snow but powder and that super frozen ice crystal snow it should work well.

    besides a flamethrower would be bad because the snow would melt but then refreeze as solid ice...
  3. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 498

    A toro powerlite will work.
  4. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,085

    Could you work the stairs with a power broom with the paddle head?

    MNPLOWCO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    The toro is still 40lbs, just a bit to much lug up and down 15 step sets and the power broom could work put those things are almost 20+ " in width. Steps are 12" or so, and much of the broom would hang over. Still looking for a trimmer type put they do not seem to be in existance. Thanks for the replies
  6. qualitylawn

    qualitylawn Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I have a shindaiwa power unit. I put a paddle type broom on it , works great
  7. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    i think you are looking at hand shovels, even if you find something the chances it is going to be good for commercial use is nil, good luck