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Snow Pushers or Plows

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Snow Picasso, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. Snow Picasso

    Snow Picasso Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Alright fella's....Who can tell me the real difference between plowing with a pusher or a plow on a skidsteeer?
  2. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    push box contains the snow so you can pile it at the end of a lot

    plow wind rows the snow to the side.
  3. Snow Picasso

    Snow Picasso Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Which one do you prefer? I have a plow and love it! Thinking about a box for a strip mall, but I'm not sure how fast they are?
  4. Jpocket

    Jpocket Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    This would be the perfect place to use the pusher box, a plow is better when you have to run from lot to lot to lot. A pusher is great for staying on a larger site for the duration of the storm
  5. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    we have both and i prefer the pusher on the big(slow to turn) loader. the plow works great on the skid steer because you can turn around real quick at the end of the run and angle the plow and have another windrow done on the way back. so basically with a skid you can do two windrows in the same amount of time it takes a truck to do one.
  6. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237

    pushers are better for parking lots

    pushers only work well on loaders and other heavy equipment

    Plows are better for roads long consistent runs

    Plows work better on higher ground speed machines.

    I have both use both

    SD-Dave wesport
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    That pretty much sums it up right there....
  8. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    On a skid I prefer a pusher, it can move more snow.
  9. Snow Picasso

    Snow Picasso Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Thanks guys! :salute:
  10. Duracutter

    Duracutter Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 200

    The way I see it, a truck can't:

    1- Dig in the parking lot and remove crust, even some ice
    2- lift snow and store it above and beyond the curbs to a onsite storage.
    3- Turn quickly and work around cars
    4- Lift snow at all...period

    Don't get me wrong, trucks are great to plow in middle of parking lot, to help cars more around.... but , hello, I want cars to have problems moving around so I can get my bobcats in there... makes the good dollars and clear the damn thing.

    Also, a truck can't load a tandem axle to have snow removed... what can a truck do again???
  11. IMoLwnz.com

    IMoLwnz.com Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Any Ideas what size Box to put on a JD 3520 Compact tractor?