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Zero turn mower for snow removal

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by earthly, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. earthly

    earthly Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I am interested in understanding if I purchased a Zero turn mower with a snow blade attachment. What would be the recommended horsepower, type of Lift needed for the blade, how high should the blade be able to be lifted, tire size etc; if I used the Zero turn for snow removal are there any limitation? Presently I noticed Dixion, Cub Cadet Commercial, Gravely offering the snow blade attachment.
    Thank you for any and all comments.
  2. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    I have a John Deere 737 and 997, and would not put a snowplow attachment on either. Zero-turn's, in my book, are strictly mowing machines; and they do it very well. I personally have been contemplating setting up my Deere 425 AWS with a snowblower. I also have a Deere 2305 with a loader which I use occasionally for snow removal. Just my 0.02 though....:rolleyes:
  3. i think I've seen the guy down the street have something on his Dixie Chopper. The first time I saw it I couldn't believe my eyes.
  4. kubotazd21

    kubotazd21 Member
    Messages: 73

    For small parking lots and sidewalks, the chopper is great,and fast. If you are plowing for a while your right leg does get a little tired. I had a 60 inch plow on a 32 hp generac 2 winters ago with the manual downpressure with like new tires pushing about 6 inches and it did pretty well. Not to bad, but no where near as good as a tractor or bobcat.
  5. col.larry

    col.larry Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I saw a guy that had a Black Line plow on his Bad Boy ZTR. It had enough down pressure to jack the front end off the ground! It looked like everything was push button controlled. He needed chains, but it looked like the "hot tip".
  6. mojob

    mojob Member
    Messages: 83

    Walker makes a nice plow for their mower. It does a great job on sidewalks. It's operated by an electric ram. It does have a slight amount of down pressure and lowers and raises pretty quickly. It mounts really easy. I have one on my Walker with a 20 hp Kohler. Plenty of power and traction.
  7. corey1977

    corey1977 Member
    from maine
    Messages: 50

    zero turn mower for snow

    I would not use a zero turn for plowing get a atv with a plow and winch zero turns dont have four wheel drive the only zero turn that may do all right is a walker or grass hopper
  8. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    I have three Walkers and I wouldn't even consider a plow. I do have the snowblower for one of them and it is incredible. Throughs snow like no other blower I've ever used.wesport
  9. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

  10. PLM-1

    PLM-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    I have a plow on my Grasshopper, it does pretty well. Just COLD!
  11. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Just sayin

  12. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    I have hard enough time getting traction with a ZTR on wet grass. Now we are putting plows on them?

    I guess my ZTR sucks then. :(
  13. PLM-1

    PLM-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    Bar tread tires and a front deck grasshopper = totally different machine
  14. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    I would be interested to know if anyone has a snowblower for a Gravely. I was thinking of putting one on my 260Z if I didn't get a plow setup. If I could add a weight kit to the rear and put some chains on the tires I think it would be an alright setup. Might have to add a cab too though to get out of that wind.