how many of you guys run the sectionals on wheel loaders? whats your experience with them

Discussion in 'Arctic Sectional Sno-Pusher' started by p0wd3rp1l0t, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. p0wd3rp1l0t

    p0wd3rp1l0t Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    thinking about ordering one to replace a protech for one of our loaders. we do all pavement lots and have an issue with day storms and snow packing down from heavy traffic that we have to use a lot of salt to get to burn through. from the videos i have saw on youtube, they seem to scrape really good, but whats your guy's first hand experience with them? i live in a small town of about 10k people and out of the snow removal companies that are here, none of them have one or anything like it.
     
  2. leigh

    leigh PlowSite Veteran
    from CT
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    I think many will chime in about broken blocks and other issues. Metalpless seems to be a favorite among many on this forum. They will help you make an informed decision.
     
  3. m_ice

    m_ice 2000 Club Member
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    We have 1 and it serves its purpose. We seldom break blocks. When we do it's frustrating to fix in the field but not the end of the world.
    As mentioned, alot of guys here prefer the MP livebox over the Sectionals. The MP pricing is finally down were we will strongly be considering that route the next time a pusher purchase comes up.
     
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  4. gd8boltman

    gd8boltman Senior Member
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    First season on a used LD we bought, use it on a 14K Telehandler. Replaced ALL the blocks, shoes and cutting edges prior to placing it in service, and I am very impressed how it scrapes. Peels packed snow like a putty knife and we certainly use less salt in those lots. We have a Kage and a Boss pusher as well on two other machines and we will keep the Kage which has been bullet proof as far as service and reliability goes. I cannot speak to reliability of the Arctic, but so far so good, I think your operator has to view instructional videos on the Arctic and understand how it works. I am a little nervous with the poly blocks, and have spares in case they fail, but the way it rolls snow and scrapes impresses me. Good luck with your purchase!
     
  5. zlssefi

    zlssefi Senior Member
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    Have you had the edges stick in the tripped position and getpacked with snow?
     
  6. m_ice

    m_ice 2000 Club Member
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    No
     
  7. snoboss

    snoboss Member
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    Been running an 11.5 hd arctic on a Doosan 220. scrapes awesome. Bought spare blocks just in case so far I am liking it. also run a 10.5 ld on a tv450 case track loader an that is working great also.
     
  8. zlssefi

    zlssefi Senior Member
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    I would love to try mine out. of course since I bought it, It hasn't snowed a single goddamn flake......typical.
     
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  9. OP
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    p0wd3rp1l0t

    p0wd3rp1l0t Junior Member
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    any reason your running the 11.5ft pusher vs the 14 on that doosan?
     
  10. snoboss

    snoboss Member
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    we do a lot of running around town and I just know that's all the wider I want to be on city streets.
     
  11. snowgraves

    snowgraves Junior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 19

    I bought 2 14HD’s for my 521s and we absolutely love them. Broke a few block and had to get better cutting edges. I’d consider the live box.
     
  12. Ditchdiggin

    Ditchdiggin Member
    Messages: 35

    What are you using for better cutting edges?
     
  13. Ditchdiggin

    Ditchdiggin Member
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    We don't seem to have issues with the blocks like some people do and I'd be buying another Arctic if I was in the market for another pusher. We keep a couple protech pushers around just for the stacking but for plowing there is no comparison in scraping ability between protech & arctic.
     
  14. snowgraves

    snowgraves Junior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 19

    We just had a local machine shop build them out of a bucket cutting edge stock. It’s a little thicker. The blocks have only broken when stacking snow.
     
  15. JB 812

    JB 812 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 8

    Arctic sectionals are great as long as your operators understand how they work ie. how to properly set the box and properly stack snow. The company I work for has over 30 10ft ones and about 10 of the 17ft hd ones. We rarely have problems with them. Although I’d recommended getting aftermarket cutting edges once the original ones wear out.
     
  16. OP
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    p0wd3rp1l0t

    p0wd3rp1l0t Junior Member
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    what aftermarket cutting edges are you guys putting on these?
     
  17. m_ice

    m_ice 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,070

    AR400 from any fab shop
     
  18. JB 812

    JB 812 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 8

    Another tip for the sectional box is that if you do break the rubber springs during the storm you can bolt the broken sections to the unbroken sections next to them to get through the storm.