SNOW PLOW MANUFACTURES AND SIZE: Snowblowers / Snow Plows / Removal  -- Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph Discussion Forum and Review SNOW PLOW MANUFACTURES AND SIZE: Snowblowers / Snow Plows / Removal -- Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index

Kubota Tractors
  Kubota News
  Kubota Price
  Kubota Review
John Deere Tractors
  John Deere News
  John Deere Price
  John Deere Review
New Holland Tractors
  New Holland Tractor Price
  New Holland Tractor Revie
Other Tractor Brands
  Articulated Tractors
  Belarus
  Bobcat Tractors
  Case
  Cub Cadet
  Hinomoto
  Kioti Tractor
  Long
  Massey Ferguson
  Mitsubishi
  Other Tractor Brands
  Other Tractor News
  Shibaura
  Yanmar Tractors
Lawn and Garden Tractors
  Craftsman
  Cub Cadet Garden
  John Deere Garden
  Kubota Lawn Garden
  Other Garden Tractors
  Simplicity
  Toro Wheelhorse
  Ventrac Lawn Tractors
Antique Tractors
  Allis Chalmers
  Case David Brown
  Farmall IHC
  Ford
  Ford 9N 2N 8N
  Fordson
  Harry Ferguson
  John Deere Older
  Massey-Harris Ferguson
  Minneapolis Moline
  Oliver Cletrac Cockshutt
  Restoration
  Tractor Pulling
Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph
  Back Hoe
  Field Mowers Brush Cutter
  Grooming Mowers Finish Mo
  Loaders
  Snowblowers / Snow Plows
  Tillers and Ploughs
  Tractor Implements
  Trenchers
  Wood Chippers 3PH
Tractor Maintenance
  Diesel Fuel Lubrication E
  Tractor Engine Repair Reb
  Tractor Tires
Utility ATV
  All Terrain Vehicles
  John Deere Gator
  Mule Utility Vehicles
General Tractor
  Farming Ranching Agricult
  Photo Contest
  Size Tractor Needed
  Tractor Projects
  Tractor Safety
  Welding
Chinese Tractors
  Jinma Farmpro Agracat
  NorTrac Tractors
  Other Chinese Tractors
Cars
  All Brands
  Audi VW
  BMW
  Car Tires and Maintenance
  Chrysler
  Exotic, Sports, Racing
  Ford Cars
  General Motors
  Honda
  Hyundai
  Mercedes
  News
  Nissan
  Subaru
  SUV and Trucks
  Toyota Cars
Trucks Trailers
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
Home Building
  Alternate Electric Energy
  Barns Pole Barns
  Buying Ranch Farm Acreage
  Carpentry
  Contractors
  Electric
  Excavation
  Moldings Finish Trim
  Other Home Building
  Pellet Stoves
  Plumbing
  Wood Stoves
Tools
  Electirc Power Tools
  Gas Power Tools
  Generators
  Shop Tools
  Techniques Howto
Landscape
  Flowers Shrubs Garden
  Golf Course Maintenance
  Irrigation Systems
  Landscape Design
  Landscape Lighting
  Landscape Maintenance
  Lawn, Turf, and Grass
  Vegetable Gardening
Construction
  Caterpillar
  Komatsu
  Wheel Loaders
Current Events Health Happiness
  Current Events
  Dogs and other Pets
  Electronics And Computers
  Food
  Health
  Just For Fun Off Topic
  Movies Music Games
  Personal Finance Investme
  Sports Outdoors
Tractorpoint Site
  Member Photos
  Site Members
  Website Operations Howto


New As Posted | Active Subjects



Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Snowblowers / Snow Plows / Removal Forum

Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 07-31-2004, 20:28 Post: 92392
ESCHLAK
2004-07-31 20:28:00
Post: 92392
 SNOW PLOW MANUFACTURES AND SIZE

I currently have a Kubota HS5700 (21 hp). I live in VT so snowfalls can be quite large and frequent. My driveway is 2100' and all uphill. Are there any manufactures that make fork mount plows other than Curtis ? I've also been told not to go larger than 5' due to snow weight. I keep thinking whats 1 more foot, it just 6" each side.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 08-01-2004, 21:06 Post: 92463
earthwrks

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Home Office in Flat Rock, Michigan
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3853

4
Filter by User
 SNOW PLOW MANUFACTURES AND SIZE

I have a 4x4 33hp New Holland. And I'm a snow plowing contractor in Michigan. I wouldn't even consider using a tractor, or even a bobcat (skidsteer loader--have one too) to plow snow. It's not practical considering the weight of the tractor not to mention traction---let alone stopping. For the price of a good plow setup you can buy a 4x4 truck with a plow. I have even seen guys with 2wd dually trucks weighted down plowing---but there's nothing like 4wd when it comes to snow and ice. I use a 8-1/2' BOSS v-plow on my '03 Dodge diesel and love it. It's made in the upper penninsula of Michigan where snow is measured in yards, not feet, or inches.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 08-03-2004, 11:42 Post: 92600
Murf



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 7044

5
Filter by User
 SNOW PLOW MANUFACTURES AND SIZE

I'm going to be the dissenting opinion on this thread, I can see it coming.

We have plowed commercially for years with CUT's equipped with FEL & frame-mounted plows. See my pic. # 6. In certain instances they will plow circles around a pickup truck with a plow on it.

I maintain my own place and a bunch of neighbours with a 7.5" pickup blade mounted on the FEL, the bracket only is shown in pic. # 18, it connects via the trailer hitch and created the wear strip visible on the lower horizontal member.

We plow some rural areas (private cottage roads & driveways) that a typical 4x4 has problems climbing AFTER we plow.

I used to run that plow on a 35hp machine, but that was a bit of a stretch considering it was on turf tires. A 5' blade should be OK, but you will have a few problems if the snow is deep or wet. Raising the blade and plowing it of in two layers might work, experience with your local conditions will tell.

Best of luck.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 08-03-2004, 18:35 Post: 92631
earthwrks

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Home Office in Flat Rock, Michigan
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3853

4
Filter by User
 SNOW PLOW MANUFACTURES AND SIZE

MURF:
What would those certian circumstances be when a CUT is better than a truck? I was addressing ESCHLAK's question about his road and being uphill. Around here, for a even a truck plow to be effective you to reach speeds of at least 15-25 mph which to me doesn't seem practical or safe or a CUT. Just my opinion. Hey, and nice equipment!






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 08-04-2004, 08:56 Post: 92670
Murf



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 7044

5
Filter by User
 SNOW PLOW MANUFACTURES AND SIZE

In places where manouverability or tough terrian is an issue a CUT beats a truck hands down. We service certain niches ONLY, we don't want to be the 'shopping mall parking lot kings' too much competition means too little profit.

The situations that come to mind first would be the bad roads and driveways we plow in cottage country, some of our sites have grades and curves that far exceed anything close to reasonable. One in particular wasn't snowplowed for several years because they couldn't get anybody willing to do it, with a tractor we are able to turn around and get back up a snow covered hill no problem, the guy who had been doing came and watched the first time and just shook his head in amazement. He later asked us to buy several other 'problem' sites from him.

Another is in commercial & condominuim sites where there are obstacles (parked cars) that have to be plowed around, or long wide sidewalks that would take forever to do with a walk-behind blower. Around here most contracts forbid the use of SSL's (skid steer loaders) because of the damage they do. We can zip in & out between parked cars and roll over curbs no problem. We can also stack snow in tall tight piles like no truck could ever do, or with a 2 second changeover go back to a bucket and load it into trucks or carry it somewhere else.

We have gotten LOTS of estate residential work in the last few years also, because a CUT is capable of cleaning the snow neatly and quietly while simultaneously doing ice control it is becoming a popular choice, we have several subdivisions where we do every single house now. One private gated community specified snow removal by CUT only in their by-laws.

Really tight commercial sites downtown are also a fast growing segment of our client list and because they are all close together we can move between sites quickly & easily by walking the machiune down the road. It is also good advertising, we get a lot of sub-contract work from others seeing us work.

Thanks for the compliment, that is just some of the fleet, those were new units we got last year for just ONE contract. They have asked us to put 10 more machines on this winter, those ones replaced a bunch of Trackless MT's and Bombi plows. They plow faster and for about 15% less by the mile. The operators also like them a LOT more.

Plowing with CUT's is going to be the way of the future for a growing segment of the market.

Best of luck.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 08-04-2004, 11:19 Post: 92684
earthwrks

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Home Office in Flat Rock, Michigan
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3853

4
Filter by User
 SNOW PLOW MANUFACTURES AND SIZE

MURF: Got ya. I'm southwest of Detroit so everything is pretty much level around here--no bad grades to worry about. We do have "bad roads" though---but that's a different topic.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 08-04-2004, 13:16 Post: 92696
Murf



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 7044

5
Filter by User
 SNOW PLOW MANUFACTURES AND SIZE

Just to give you an idea of what some of these 'rural' places we maintain are like I put up a picture I took, during the summer, of one of the driveways.

Picture # 17 shows the driveway into a customer's place. It is that size and condition because that's the way he WANTS it. Believe it or not that how he had it designed, if you call it that, and built. It was so far from 'normal' construction the contractor who built it insisted the customer sign a statement attached to a copy of the plans that basically certified that he wanted it just like that.

It is hard to tell from the picture, but the hill is so steep that the trucks delivering building materials had to be towed up the hill by a bulldozer. Fuel oil & propane are delivered by a 1 ton 4x4 only, no 5 ton would go up the hill, and if you did there is nowhere at the end to turn around anything that big.

The owner wanted to maintain the 'rustic charm' of the property, so the driveway was designed to be passable in the owner's Range Rover, but just barely.

Best of luck.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 08-04-2004, 21:56 Post: 92741
eschlak1



Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Vermont
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 SNOW PLOW MANUFACTURES AND SIZE

Thanks for the varied opinions.
I do have studded chains all the way around and understand the liabilities envolved with this. My neighbor whom I share the driveway with has a Kubota L3130 with front mount Kubota snow blower so if I have anything major he can come in (the blower is amazing). Considered a blower but with the grade of my driveway, need to get even a few inches off and didn't think a blower was practical.
I had a Dodge 4X4 with Western plow but the truck is pretty used up, rust, mech. issues. Plows tend to beat up the front end of a truck pretty fast.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 08-06-2004, 19:31 Post: 92903
091755



Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: brantwood wisconsin
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 143
 SNOW PLOW MANUFACTURES AND SIZE

to earthworks

please bring your truck up here to northern wisc.
and clean my quarter mile driveway when there is
2 to 3 feet of snow. IMPOSSIBLE to do with a truck
unless you work with a road truck. I have used a
62 inch front blower for two years. I also have two
tractors with backblades and a 250 ford with a hiniker
plow. THe snowblower is tops!

butch






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 08-06-2004, 21:21 Post: 92907
earthwrks

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Home Office in Flat Rock, Michigan
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3853

4
Filter by User
 SNOW PLOW MANUFACTURES AND SIZE

Well, if you really want me to--but it's $100 an hour plus travel time. Me thinks yer pullin' my chain 'cause it's SUMMER!
But seriously folks...I use a 8'-6" Boss v-plow and 2-3' of snow is nothing. I have gone right through--in one pass- a 6'-high pile that some smart alecks snow-blowed in my way thinking they could stop me---and that wasn't with the plow in the folded back v-position, that was folded fully forward (and yep, the snow was newly-fallen and the road was asphalt---so the odds were in my favor). When it comes to raods the trick is having enough weight/downpressure for traction (diesel) and being able to plow straight through it. And yep, you have to make a few passes to get it done with enough speed. But it can be done. In fact when I plow parking lots, alleys and mini-storage facilities that is the only way to plow it is with a v-plow. So when do you want me up there...






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Snowblowers / Snow Plows / Removal Forum

Thread 92392 Filter by Poster:
091755 1 | adamshatch 1 | Art White 1 | earthwrks 4 | ESCHLAK 1 | eschlak1 1 | lucerne 1 | Mikef54 2 | Murf 5 | Oliver 1 |

 (advanced search)

Picture of the Day
videorov

Belarus - Belarus 250AS Tractor axle replacement
Belarus 250AS Tractor axle replacement


Unanswered Questions

Shibaura SD2203 rear axle oil
Mitsubishi MX55
Gator HPX ignition module
SL 1643
Removing LHS rear wheel beari
Gear Grinding 1200A - primary
Replacing a friction diskwashe
Bolens k1502 mitsubishi K3 ove


Active Subjects

Big country 4x2 utility vehicl
Operation
lift cylinder for 3pt hitch wo
Still have jerk in hydro
Flatulent gifts human and dog
front mount snowblower
Hydraulics Won t Work
4210 ehydro codes


Hot Topics

NorTrac Tractor Quality Review
Case 446 hydraulic pump
Long 460 hydraulic problem
Jinma Tractor w transmission p
Flatulent gifts human and dog
Generator set up ideas wanted
6X4 Gator Sometimes Shudders
Roof VP75 Brush Mower Manual


Featured Suppliers

Mountain Creek Labradoodles
      MountainCreekLabradoodles.com





New Forums on Gun Sport Shooting and Hunting -- BarrelPoint.com  New Forums on Horses ManePoint.com
Talk Horses at ManePoint
Hunting + Gun Sports at BarrelPoint



Most Viewed

+ How to build a Front End Loader Snow Blade
+ 3pt Snowblower Brands
+ 3 point snow blowers
+ McKee Snowblower Chute Operation
+ 3 pt to front mount
+ Woods SB72 Snowblower
+ Front End Snowblower vs 3 PH Rear Mounted Snowblo
+ Kubota B2782 snowblower 63 front mount
+ Garden tractor with snowblower
+ Front end loader snowblower

Most Discussion

+ How to build a Front End Loade
+ 3pt Snowblower Brands
+ Survey How long is your drivew
+ Garden tractor with snowblower
+ Snow Plow on Tractor
+ Snow plow
+ top qualitysnowblowers
+ hydraulic snowblowers
+ JD plow
+ JD 4300 snowblower attach

Newest Topics

+ front mount snowblower
+ Cat 1 Lift Arm Pins
+ Ready for Titan Snow with Loftness Rear Snow Blowe
+ 540 PTO speed too slow for snow blower
+ Survey How long is your driveway for snow removal
+ Kubota B7500 used snowblower cost
+ kubota B7800 front end snow blower Hose Attachmen
+ Kubota B7610 BX2750 Snowblower Video
+ Show Your Snow Removal Equipment
+ snowblower
















Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines