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New setup for clearing sidewalks

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Landcare - Mont, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Landcare - Mont

    Landcare - Mont Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    So the operator will need to weat a snowsuit and goggles, I guess

    Kubota F3680 - 1.jpg

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  2. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Just don't blow, (or spit) up wind.

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,554

    I've seen cabs for those or even make a frame and add some lexan.
  4. Landcare - Mont

    Landcare - Mont Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    Oh, we know you can buy a cab or make a cab but the blower cost over $5,000 and the contract's not worth much more than that including all the asphalt and walks. A snow suit and goggles are much less outlay.

    Besides which, I'm not driving it. :)
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Definitely! Anything would be better than sitting there all open. At least with a WB snowblower you can duck if the wind picks up and blows back some snow. With that you're taking the brunt of it head on. Dressing appropriately would certainly help and it is a real cool rig!
  6. RJ lindblom

    RJ lindblom Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Nice setup! Some tubing and lexan on the front would be an easy fix. It would be slightly more than goggles and carhartts. Anything to block the wind, even a soft side. You might not be the one running it, but you might have to listen to the one running it.
  7. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    nice looking sidewalk rig does it get good traction?
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    so not going with the plow on the mower idea? Thumbs Up

    i would consider something around the driver tho. think about employee performance.

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,554

    Is it four wheel drive?
  10. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    You may be driving after the first storm............
  11. Landcare - Mont

    Landcare - Mont Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    It is a 4WD and does well on wet grass on slopes but I guess we'll have to wait until it snows to find out for sure.

    I'm sure the operator would appreciate all your concerns for her comfort but, believe it or not, this machine is set up to work mainly on one contract only (has to be a blower not a plow because of the locations of the walk) and should take not longer than 1 hour each time it needs to be done. The other 3 men on the shovelling crew will be out there with walk-behind blowers and shovels. They won't feel sorry for Laurie. Not only that, she volunteered for the tractor-driving job. Go figure - women!
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012
  12. bob ny

    bob ny Junior Member
    Messages: 11

  13. Landcare - Mont

    Landcare - Mont Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    New rig - waiting for snow to find out how it works. Hopefully, we'll stay away from the walls and won't be traveling fast enough to knock anything down.
  14. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Nice looking sidewalk rig but, it definitely needs a cab or the operator is going to get covered wit snow.