Skid-steers are becoming a very popular replacement for trucks in retail, condominium, and municipal sites for snow removal. Much of the time they are replacing more than one truck because of their speed, agility, and horsepower.
Today we’re testing a new spray technology from Frost Inc. in St. Croix Falls. This morning we’re hooking the system up to our CAT 908 Compact Wheel Loader. The sprayer itself has a standard skid steer attachment which hooks right up to our machine.
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Who knew that you could plow snow with a skid steer vs. a truck? Adam is the owner and operator of a small landscape and snow removal company. His company is fictional, but the surprises, hassles and achievements are often real stories.
“Just curious what the best way to plow heavy wet snow? Seems like this stuff don’t want to push easy, for any distance. I have to keep stopping backing up and ramming through 1/2 the pile in front of the blade, then going back over what was left.” – 2dogs2/Member on Plowsite
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Adam and his team are a fictional snow plowing company, but many of the experiences, problems, snow plow solutions, and, yes, headaches are real. Who knows, if you read between the lines, you might get a glimpse of how the KAGE® skid steer plow system was born!
Small articulated loaders are carving a dent into the skid steer market. More and more contractors are finding that the compact wheel loader is a suitable, and sometimes better option to buy or rent than a skid steer loader. Snow removal contractors are no exception. There is no perfect formula when you are trying to decide between the two, but we are going to point out some of the important considerations that may be part of your decision.