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Long and Lots of asphalt walks ranging from 3' to 4'

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Lsanzerr, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Lsanzerr

    Lsanzerr Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Yeah I know the old shovel and snow blower, but theres got to be something better. I see guys using quads bu what happens when we get back to back snows and you cant push it overe to the side anymore. So Im think its got to be a blower of some type...........Little help
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    All depends on what you want to spend. Do you have a budget?


    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Most people know you don't just push to the edge and stop. We always push the snow as far back as possible so there is room for more snow later.
    A blower on a skidder works great for long walks
  4. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    don't push aside ATV's. They can be very useful.
  5. Lsanzerr

    Lsanzerr Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Not doubting how useful or powerful an atv can be, and im sure they can push very well. I know you want to push as far over as you can to make room for the next storm, but some common sense has to say is tearing up and repairing the lawn worth it in the long run (if the lawn is not frozen through). I appreciate your comments, and will just have to do some more research! Thanks
  6. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    Like Grandview said a 4 foot riding blower is definitely the way to go. We've been using a 443 Bobcat skidsteer on small areas since 1994, and a 463 equipped with a 4 foot blower since 2003. It's not cheap $30,000 ready to go, but it gets the job done. A 42 inch blower mounted on a 4x4 out-front mower can be had for $22,000 but it is a little frosty with no cab.
  7. Lsanzerr

    Lsanzerr Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Def. like the 443, 463 idea.....Thanks as far as the 4x4 I think thats good too although I think a 463 would be a little more handy during the other seasons thanks everyone
  8. M.McDaniel

    M.McDaniel Member
    Messages: 49

    We use Grasshopper's outfitted for snow clearing. They are by far the most economical, efficient sidewalk machine available.
  9. Lsanzerr

    Lsanzerr Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    where would I go to get say an exmak outfitted
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  11. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    snow clearing


    The new Bercomac integral snow blower with the engine of 27 HP? mounted on the self contained blower and a Kubota RTV 900 with a full length underframe for the blower and mounted to the rear hitch apparently it works very well especially for build ups of snow banks.

    The www.bercomac.com folks have a video on you tube and I believe you can access it on www.tractorbynet.com as well in the Kubota section.

  12. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I have always thought that would be a great setup....have a plow & blower for it. I would also have occasional uses for it throughout the rest of the year. Really handy machines when the job calls for it. I just dont have enough big sidewalks for one.

    Lots of good used ones (463's) on the market. I have seen decent ones between 8 - 15k, some with attachments.
  13. woodhe

    woodhe Inactive
    Messages: 19

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