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Has anybody used The Snow Grader yet?

Discussion in 'THE SNOWPLOW Snow Pushers / Shovel Discussion' started by trustyrusty, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. trustyrusty

    trustyrusty Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    We started using The Snow Plow 30" pushers last year and love them. I have some really smooth walks on my route and I notice people driving by watching me because I just angle the pusher and literally run down the walk. It works just like a plow. (in light fluffy snow of course)

    Now I see they came out with something called The Snow Grader. http://www.jmenterprises.com/THE-SNOWGRADER--Wheel-Pusher_c_9.html

    It looks really cool and I think sometimes it would be a time saver for wider or longer walks, but I fear as soon as the snow becomes the slightest bit heavy it would just bunch up in front and become a PITA, in which case my fancy $89 snow grader would sit in the back of the truck while I used a cheaper smaller version.

    Does anyone have first-hand experience with this device?
  2. snowdom

    snowdom Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 6


    Messages: 9

    Wheel grader

    I bought one last yr but we had a very dry winter so i didnt use in but a handfull of times. They are very handy as long as the snow is light and not much more the 2-3" Any more the 3" it just bulldozes the snow and doesnt let the snow roll like it should. It doesnt work very well for wet heavy slushy snow much more the an 1" worth. As for the wheel grade in general it was well worth the money and a time saver when the situation is favorable to use it. Perhaps if they made one that was twice as tall it would accomidate more snow. Besides the few little set backs with it i love using this wheel pusher. Its well built and durable. Havent regreted the purchase yet!
  4. gman2310

    gman2310 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    My experience when they work they work good. Had one last year and decided to buy two more this year and they both broke after the second use.
  5. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I love mine, but like the others said, the snow has to be light, not wet. Save a lot of time though when it works.
  6. blizzardsnow

    blizzardsnow Member
    Messages: 83

    I've had mine for two seasons now and it has held up pretty well. I just broke one frame once, but you can order parts for them so I did not have to buy the whole thing new again. In the right conditions it saves a ton of time, I carry two shovels and try to use the snow grader whenever I can. Liked it so much I bought the sidewalk crew some to save time.
  7. Plow99

    Plow99 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have the 36" SnowPlow and have been using it for a few weeks now. It is a well made shovel for pushing. It is easy to assemble. I have a gravel driveway and use it on that. Due to the frozen aggregate in a gravel driveway the shovel gets hung up on the first few plowings until enough of the driveway gets filled in and packed down with the snow remnants. I have tried it on a paved driveway and it pushes and glides very smoothly. Here is a video I made showing the assembly and also how well it works on both gravel and paved driveways.