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What size Pusher?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Marbleman, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Marbleman

    Marbleman Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    Currently I have a Volvo 70C and am looking at a facility which is 10 acres. The total length of the push is 865' long. Would I be better off with a 12' or 14' box pusher? I am planning on using a steel edge. The contract would be per event. I may want to take the unit down the road to service other accounts, traveling less than a mile.
  2. dirtyscag

    dirtyscag Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Im not sure on the weight or power of the volvo but i would suggest a 12 foot pusher because it is a long push and traveling down the road
  3. Marbleman

    Marbleman Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    The weight is about 25000lbs
  4. motoxguy

    motoxguy Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 296

    14ft. shouldnt have a problem
  5. GTMN

    GTMN Member
    Messages: 41

    Have older Volvo L70, 14' no problem!
  6. JD304H

    JD304H Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    14' for sure. You can always take less than a full width push in heavy snow but have the 14' width for the light stuff. I prefer the rubber edge, but thats just my opinion.
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Pretty hard taking 14' down the road. We road a 10' and get looks when it's busy.
  8. JD304H

    JD304H Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Only for on coming traffic. I agree 14' is too big to road but a ten acre lot, I have a six acre I do with a 14' and wish it was bigger. Have a 10' for a 2+ acre lot and its perfect. There are folding pushers out, huge money though.