Add to your mix

Features - 2013 Snow and Ice Report

You may have already had a storm, but it’s still not too late for new inventory.

November 5, 2013
Lawn & Landscape Staff

1. Avant 2-Stage Snow Blower
The pitch: Paired with a rear-attaching salt spreader, the Avant is a compact option for snow removal.

  • The Avant 2-Stage Snow Blower is available in 48 inches or 60 inches.
  • Compatible with the Avant 600 or 700 series machines.
  • The Avant 600 or 700 series can be equipped with the DLX cab, which is road-ready and has heat/AC for use year-round.

For more information: www.AvantTecnoUSA.com


2. BOSS VBX Spreader
The pitch: BOSS Snowplow introduces the VBX Spreader, its first V-Box Spreader featuring an 8-ft. poly hopper with 2 cubic yards of capacity.

  • Customers can choose from both pintle chain and auger feed options.
  • The VBX Spreader’s stainless steel drive train components are corrosion resistant for reduced maintenance and longer life.
  • Both the pintle chain and the auger system feature a heavy-duty design for long life and reliability.

For more information: www.bossplow.com


3. Buyers Products Kabgard Window Protector
The pitch: Buyers Products introduces the newly designed Kabgard window protector to fit full-size pickup truck cabs.

  • Kabgard window protectors provide a barrier that protects from items rubbing on, scratching or breaking cab windows.
  • Supports common lighting accessories, including spot light, beacon and several models of light bars.
  • Kabgard window protector mounts in existing stake pockets for quick, no-drill installation.

For more information: www.buyersproducts.com


4. Coil SumoSprings
The pitch: SuperSprings International have introduced a solution for light-duty vehicles equipped with snowplows, replacement bumpers, winches and hitches.

  • New Coil SumoSprings slide between the turns of front and rear coil springs.
  • Since their proprietary microcellular urethane material offers a progressive spring rate, they provide extra support for the suspension only when needed.
  • The short, cylindrical Coil SumoSprings feature an “H”-shaped cross-section that helps hold them in place.

For more information: www.supersprings.com


5. JRB Snow Pusher

The pitch: The JRB Snow Pusher by Paladin Attachments works with skid-steers, loader backhoes and wheel loaders to remove up to 26 yards of snow at a time from roads, parking lots and airport runways.

  • Its box construction gathers snow inside as it moves forward.
  • Features a Universal Coupling System that attaches to any OEM machine.
  • Solid steel forks prevent rusting caused by frequent exposure to wet snow.

For more information: www.paladinattachments.com.


6. North American Salt Co. Ice Melters

The pitch: North American Salt Co., a subsidiary of Compass Minerals, announces the launch of IceAway Turbo and IceAway Turbo Plus, two fast-acting, high-performance ice melters for commercial deicing professionals.

  • Formulated with a blend of magnesium chloride, calcium chloride and sodium chloride.
  • IceAway Turbo melts ice in temperatures as low as minus seven degrees Fahrenheit (minus 21 degrees Celsius).
  • IceAway Turbo Plus works in temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 23 degrees Celsius) and resists refreezing.

For more information: www.nasalt.com


7. SnowEx’s New Rotary Broom

The pitch: SnowEx introduces a new walk-behind rotary broom with a plow attachment for snow removal and other cleanup applications.

  • Powered by a 160cc Honda GXV Series engine, the SS-4000 is designed to provide productivity for sidewalk applications.
  • Features a floating pivotal broom head to adjust the trajectory of snow.
  • The 16-in.-diameter broom is centrally driven, allowing the unit to work against obstacles from either the left- or right-hand side.

For more information: www.snowexproducts.com


8. Terramac RT9 Customized Cleats
The pitch: Terramac has introduced custom-made, removable cleats for its RT9 rubber track crawler carrier.

  • The steel cleats provide a solution for contractors working in icy or snow-covered mountainous terrain, on extremely muddy ground or whenever additional traction is required.
  • Exerting 4.9 psi when fully loaded, the RT9 can be used on sensitive ground conditions.
  • Contractors are able to add or remove the cleats themselves in about an hour depending on the quantity

For more information: www.terramac.com


9. WESTERN MVP 3 V-plow Snow Plow

The pitch: The WESTERN MVP 3 V-plow provides a whole new slant on V-plow performance and durability.

  • Blades are available in 7½-, 8½- and 9½-ft. widths in either powder-coated steel or poly material.
  • The enhanced center hinge features three connection points for added strength, plus a larger 1-1/4-in. diameter heat-treated center pin means more durability.
  • Standard UltraLock double-acting cylinders hold the wings firmly in place for clean back-dragging.

For more information: www.westernplows.com.

Related

Not so fast

November 5, 2013

Liquid deicer offers some advantages over rock salt, but there is some advice contractors should heed before diving head first into the product. Read More