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snow blower or plow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jrmyj1, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. jrmyj1

    jrmyj1 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    new to plowing and have some accounts in a downtown area that are all sidewalks. not really prepared for it and need to get moving on somthing asap. not sure if i should get a lawn tractor w/ a blower on the front or a atv w/ a plow. is there a difference? thanks for the help.

    jeremy j
  2. tman3007

    tman3007 Senior Member
    Messages: 147


    We've had pretty good luck using our atv with a 5' plow (wherever possible). It's really fast and does a clean job too. :nod:

    Good luck to you and your new business.

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,554

    are you going to get alot of the city plows dumping that ridge on your sidewalk, cause that could be pretty hard to push with a plow, however the down side of a blower is its slower I have found.

    do you already have an atv?
  4. cod8825

    cod8825 Member
    Messages: 91

    We have close to 60,000 sq ft of sidewalks in the kansas city area and we take a snowblower, a atv w/ 5' blade and shovels and the such. My rule of thumb is if it is under 8" I and I can use an atv easily like big open runs then it is what I use. If it is tight spots I use shovels and snowblowers. I put chains on my ATV and it is weighted down with a spreader in the back and blade in front to get traction and some pushing power. One last thing if purchasing get 4WD.