Pro-Tech Manufacturing and Distribution Inc. recently unveiled the Fusion Edge Sno Pusher, a new containment snow plow that features a combination steel and rubber cutting edge. This new Sno Pusher is designed to give customers a containment plow that provides incredible surface outcome, ease of use, and unparalleled durability. The Fusion Edge Sno Pusher’s main highlights focus around three main components: the Fusion Edge, Pro Float Coupler, and Fast Attack Shoes.
The Fusion Edge is an industry-first for containment snow plows, coming in 24” sections that consist of abrasion resistant steel embedded directly into a rubber cutting edge. Both steel and rubber compounds were designed specifically for use with a snow plow and are exclusive to Pro-Tech. The Fusion Edge Sno Pusher allows customers to both squeegee wet heavy snow (rubber) and scrape pesky hard-packed snow (steel). Steel is fused into both sides of the edge, meaning that when one side is worn, customers simply flip the edge and continue to plow. Built for extreme longevity, the Fusion Edge averages between 350-500 hours of heavy use before needing to be replaced. The short sections of the Fusion Edge (24”) minimize maintenance time if one needs to be replaced.
The Fusion Edge Sno Pusher also introduces a new type of coupler design to the industry. The Pro-Float Coupler floats vertically, horizontally, and even oscillates. This feature allows the edge to contour to surface irregularities and variations. The Pro-Float Coupler is built using a very robust “minimalistic” design, resulting in no speed or stacking limitations and allowing for easy maintenance if required. Customers are also not married to just one style of machine. The Pro-Float Coupler’s bolt-on design gives customers the ability to easy swap out connection types. Available options include but are not limited to CAT Fusion, CAT IT, JRB, Euro, Universal, and Pro-Tech’s post style.
The Fast Attack Shoe is designed to help improve plow performance and decrease maintenance. The shoes work in tandem with the Fusion Edge. Cutting edge depth is now made at the shoes instead of along the entire length of the edge, which is common with most snow pushers. A simple pull and reset of the shoe pin is all that is needed to achieve the optimal attack position. This feature also makes it easy to adjust the plow edge as it wears. The Fast Attack Shoes are also modeled after Pro-Tech’s Self-Leveling Shoes, which are designed to help operators maintain a level plowing position. Made with through-hardened, impact and abrasion resistant steel; the Fast Attack Shoes provide customers with consistent wear and longevity.
The executive management at Pro-Tech is excited about the Fusion Edge Sno Pusher and its possibilities for the snow and ice management industry. “The product development of the Fusion was rigorous and included a tremendous amount of customer feedback and testing,” says Pro-Tech President Michael Guggino. “The majority of plowing professionals we spoke with said they want improved surface outcome, durability, and ease of use. We strongly feel that the Fusion Edge Sno Pusher is the perfect balance of what these businesses want from a containment plow.”
The Fusion Edge Sno Pusher is backed by the Pro-Tech 10 Year Warranty.