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I just picked up a Ventrac....how capable is this machine?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by lawntec, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    I do over 150 driveways (condos), all are 20'-25' long by 16' or so wide. The plan is:

    Using the 3pt hitch on the back, I will build and mount a pull plow with wings, back in and pull all the snow onto the street. My question is....how wide can I build the plow? It will have wings to box the snow in and avoid windrows. Will it handle a 7' box?

    Note: Bulk of our snows are dry.
  2. hawkfan45

    hawkfan45 Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 16

    This machine is capable for sure. If you are waiting until the snow gets too deep you may have to get a snowblower to handle it.

    I would think that a 7' box blade would probably work... I use a 6' straight blade on a ventrac and it doesn't lack any power even in the heavy wet snow. If most of your drives are 16', do you really gain anything by going to a 7' blade? It sounds like you will probably have 3 passes with a 6' or 7' blade? I would probably just buy a 6' blade from Ventrac and modify it.