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Tracks vs Tires

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by dart38, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. dart38

    dart38 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Will a wheeled snow blower make it up steps without a ramp. I have a small track machine that goes up and down steps with ease. I'm looking to replace it with a larger machine and have been considering a wheel machine. I do need to traverse a number of sets of steps to get to the work. I have no experiance with the wheeled snowblowers. I have always bought track machines. too old to carry it up and don't like to have help.
  2. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    snow blower saga

    A wheeled blower will be more difficult to

    use moving up and down steps even if the rise

    is low and the run is long due to the snow blowers

    geometry, and low area of traction available being

    the 2-3 square inches of total tire surface in contact

    with the ground and any ice build up.:waving::drinkup::sleeping:
  3. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Most of the snowblowers i've had would make it up steps, they just had to go up them backwards. I only had trouble with one, an old ariens I had. The back of the blower would catch. The rest went up fine.