Don’t Let Mother Nature Slow You Down, Grab an Attachment and Go
Winter is on its way, and clearing driveways, sidewalks and parking lots is no small job. It’s important to get ready before flurries and heavier snows arrive. Weather today is more unpredictable than ever, and you need to have the right attachments for your tool carrier to tackle whatever Old Man Winter throws at your crews. This season, we suggest these excellent implements.
Kubota SSP15 Series Snow Pusher
Kubota’s SSP15 Series Snow Pusher pushes snow and other loose materials straight ahead without leaving windrows on the side. The optional 8-in. rubber wear edge eliminates damage to the pavement or lot striping on most surfaces while removing slush and snow. The SSP15 is available in 72-, 84- and 96-in. widths — all equipped with AS400 skid shoes that are adjustable, reversible and replaceable. Available for Kubota skid steer and compact track loader models: SSV65 skid steer, SSV75 skid steer, SVL75-2 compact track loader and SVL95-2s compact track loader. However, they also can be used on any medium or large wheeled or track model so long as the width that covers the wheels or tracks is selected. For more info, visit kubotausa.com.
Toro GrandStand MULTI FORCE Stand-On Mower
The award-winning GrandStand MULTI FORCE stand-on mower features the ability to switch attachments for year-round productivity. Contractors can mow all summer long with the rugged TURBO FORCE cutting deck, then add the EZ-VAC powered bagger in the fall. When winter comes, the BOSS plow and power broom are ready to fight the storm. The power broom is designed for lighter snowfalls or for properties that have a zero tolerance for snow accumulation. The MULTI FORCE product line features a snow-only model for snow-focused contractors, as well as two models that come standard with the TURBO FORCE cutting deck. For more info, visit toro.com.
SnowEx POWER PUSHER TE
SnowEx’s POWER PUSHER TE snow pushers for skid steers, wheel loaders, backhoes and tractors are available in 8- and 10-ft-wide models with large carrying capacities. The snow pushers feature steel trip-edges to deliver cleaner scrapes and help operators get down to the pavement. The steel trip-edges on the POWER PUSHER TE models use four extension springs and two outer double ribs at the trip springs to handle heavy-duty loads and stresses. The framing and 63-degree angle of attack are specially engineered for maximum scraping performance. Six vertical support ribs maximize bucket impact strength and structural integrity, while 10-gauge steel moldboards offer superior strength. The snow pushers are coated with high-quality industrial paint that is both salt- and UV-resistant. For more info, visit snowexproducts.com.
Bobcat Snow Pusher Attachment
Collect and push snow — and clear big-time winter jobs — with the Bobcat snow pusher attachment. The open bottom and wide body deliver pure pushing power for maximum snow removal speed and efficiency. And with more collecting and holding capabilities, larger areas can be cleaned without stopping as often. Flotation and oscillation of the moldboard keep the snow pusher in contact with the ground without damaging equipment or property, allowing for snow removal over decorative and sensitive surfaces. When operating on terrain that isn’t perfectly flat, allow the blade to float for following ground contours and collecting more snow. When powering through snow on flat surfaces, keep the blade position fixed for clearing hard-packed snow and ice. For more info, visit bobcat.com.
Earth and Turf Snow Plows
Earth and Turf’s snow plows can be fitted via bucket clamp-on, universal quick attach or Euro hitch on specific John Deere and Kubota compact tractors. These blades give any compact tractor additional versatility and are an economical answer to snow removal problems. Their design makes them especially easy to install and to remove. SC Series blades fit compact tractors 30 hp and under, are available in 60- or 72-in. widths and are 19.5 in. tall. C Series blades are perfect for larger compact tractors (31 to 60 hp) and come with manual angling in 84-, 90- and 96-in. widths with an overall height of 26 in. For more info, visit earthandturfattachments.com.
Meyer Super-V3 Plow
The Meyer Super-V3 plow features a universal mounting plate system that easily attaches to your skid steer, utility tractor, compact tractor or compact wheel loader, giving you all-season use of your machine. Available in carbon steel and stainless steel, the V3 plow offers aggressive styling and incredible plowing performance and allows you to maneuver your off-road vehicle in and around tight areas, leaving behind higher stacks. The Super-V3’s flared wings and 70-degree attack angle provide superior snow rolling action. Dual-acting cylinders lock the blade so you can back-drag snow in any blade position while its bottom-trip design makes plowing more efficient. For more info, visit meyerproducts.com.
Western Impact UTV V-Plow and Straight Blade Snowplow
The Western Impact UTV professional-grade snowplows are exclusively designed and built to turn your UTV into a winter workhorse. The tough, 6-ft wide V-plow can easily adapt to handle 5-ft sidewalks and gates whether in angle, scoop or V mode. The 6-ft straight blade is a professional-grade plow in a lighter-weight package allowing it to fit more UTVs. Both feature a simple mounting system that provides exceptional ground clearance and the Western Scrape Lock system for cleaner scraping, especially when back dragging. For more info, visit westernplows.com.
Fisher Steel-Edge STORM BOXX Pusher Plow
Even the biggest storms are no match for the new Fisher STORM BOXX steel edge pusher plows. Designed with a steel trip-edge for clean scraping performance, the STORM BOXX pusher plows attach quickly and easily to skid steers, backhoes, wheel loaders or tractors by using bolt-on, interchangeable attachment plates. Available in multiple sizes for multiple applications, these pushers were designed with one purpose in mind: to move massive amounts of snow, fast. For more info, visit fisherplows.com.