As a work tool for skid-steer loaders, Caterpillar Snow Blowers operate on standard flow hydraulics and are intended for a variety of winter clean-up and maintenance applications. Specifically, they are designed for removing snow from streets, parking lots, driveways and sidewalks. The product's impeller is engineered to balance power and torque to maximize capacity and throwing distance while minimizing plugging. The direct-drive auger and impeller are reversible. The rotating chute features a non-metallic liner designed to help prevent plugging and freeze-ups. The SR17 features an intake width of 67 inches; the SR18 intake width is 73 inches; and the SR21 has an 85-inch intake width.
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The BOSS Snowplow has expanded its Trip-Edge Snowplow lineup and now offers skid-steer owners three new Trip-Edge Plow options including a 7.5-foot, 8-foot and 9-foot model. The adjustable mounting height on each of the plows has been engineered to accommodate both track and wheel skid-steer loaders. The plow features a trip-edge or base angle that is hinged on heavy-duty 1-inch diameter steel pivot pins with adjustable extension-style trip springs. The trip-spring mechanism can be adjusted to accommodate the job.
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LESCOMelt provides melting action combined with extended effectiveness. The long-lasting melting capabilities of this product make it practical for a wide variety of winter applications. Using a blend of ice-melt compounds, LESCOMelt is effective to 0F and is formulated to minimize damage to plant material and pave surfaces. It is packaged in 50-pound bags.
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Snowplow attaching and removal system
In order to design a better attaching system, Western Products surveyed plowers to find out what was most important to them. The overwhelming response was to make the on/off procedure simpler. Western engineers responded by developing the UltraMount System. Key features include a drive-in attachment; a pivot bar that rotates, allowing the drive-in points to remain level — even when the blade is not; and two receiver brackets on the vehicle that are easily removable for better off-season ground clearance.
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Plow mounting system
The new Minute Mount 2 from Fisher Engineering is a snow attaching/removal system designed to eliminate hassle and save time. It features a built-in handle to disengage both connecting pins simultaneously for removing the plow; a lower gear that is flared twice as wide for easier drive-in alignment; a spring-loaded lift chain to automatically retract the life arm; and a stylish new look to complement today's new trucks.
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