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Sidewalk equipment

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by American, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. American

    American Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    We do a lot of multi-fmaily residential accounts that have long stretches of sidewalks, but are narrower than 4 feet...many times 3 - 3.5 feet. I have been looking for a 4X4 ride on alternative to the walk-behind snowblower to increase efficiency. All the ATV's I have seen are too big for this situation as I am concerned about tearing up the lawn. Any ideas that have proven reliable?
  2. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    I know bobcat makes a small, narrow model skidsteer. I'm not sure what model # but you could check it out.

    or you may want to look into a Dingo
  3. snow white

    snow white Member
    Messages: 59


    bobcat 453 and 553 are pretty small units
  4. SLC1

    SLC1 Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    What about one of the small stand on skidsteers, like a toro
    dingo or something like that. Not sure how wide it is but I know that they advertise that they can go through gates and stuff. That would have the power and speed, you can put a plow, bucket or blower on it. Would be something to consider. Just my two cents

  5. carlriv2

    carlriv2 Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 126

    Polaris ASL

    Has anyone used the polaris ASL for either snow or landscape work? I am thinking it would work out well for walkways, and other tight areas with a snowblower (as good as a bobcat). But questioning if it is strong enough for summer use. I have a backhoe so it does not have to be too strong.
  6. Lawn Lad

    Lawn Lad Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Use the power unit from a walk behind lawn mower by removing the deck and replacing it with either a v blade or an angled blade. A walk behind plowing unit.
  7. Toby

    Toby Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 132


    We do many tenant building sidewalks & I have found hydraulic walbehind tractors w/ blade or blower work best.

    However, I haven't seen any that would accomidate 3 ft.