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Has anyone used this?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by FiNaL, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. FiNaL

    FiNaL Junior Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 14

  2. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    it looks like it uses the car's bumper to push the plow. this is bad if you hit something, since a lot of vehicles have air bag sensors in the front bumper.
  3. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    I dont really think a mini van or a car transmisson is made to push snow, not to metion it looks like its going to scuff the hell out of your painted bumper.
  4. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Before I used that I would pay a professional to plow my driveway!
  5. imdawrlus

    imdawrlus Member
    Messages: 71

    uh oh guys it looks like were gonna be out of business.....hahaha
  6. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    i think this belongs in the homeowner area not under commercial snowplowing.lets see if we can bring some usefull information to this sight
  7. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Read the Solotec site carefully, especially the FAQ section. This is a homeowner plow; not to be used on municipal roadways or streets, not to be used for commercial operations and its "V" is permanent. Snow cannot be repositioned or "carried" to another location. Also note that it took 15 minutes to clear a driveway 100' long. I'd do that in about two minutes with a 1/2 ton 4x4 and 7.5' straight plow. The Solotec has no lift mechanism, so the moldboard is in constant contact with the driveway surface, even while backing. It cannot be lifted.

    To repeat, this is a homeowner plow. It cannot be transported from one site to another without dismounting the plow. I am not bashing any type or brand of equipment, and it appears to work well for its intended use. But it is not to be used as a commercial plow as suggested by putting this in the Commercial Snow Removal forum.
  8. smiti105

    smiti105 Member
    Messages: 90

    Would not expect much for 279 dollars!!!! You could also attach a piece of plywood to the front of your rowboat and push that down the drive way.

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    what a wast of plasic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and mony.
  10. Winter Land Man

    Winter Land Man Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    Redneck style, :cool: :rolleyes: :drinkup:

    My cousins were being stupid, and put plywood against the bumper of his car, while one drove, and one sat on the hood and held the top of the plywood. Glad he didn't hit anything, one of them would of been run over. :dizzy:
  11. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,085

    Done Deal For 2005

    We had our meeting with the contractors tonight, 10 % increase over last season, signed contract in hand, bring on the new england winter! :drinkup:
  12. mike48116

    mike48116 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    That does it! I am trading in all my POWERSTROKE DIESEL trucks and getting mini-vans. God please make the torture stop

    Take Care!
  13. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157


    everyone should open up a repair shop now