In 2014, New York City spend over $130 million to clear snow from road ways and other public areas, and they weren’t alone. Farther north, some estimates report that Canada spends over $1 billion each year on snow removal services. Want a piece of that sweet government-funded pie? It’s easy: invest in snow removal equipment and watch the profits fall from the sky each winter.
When most people think of snow removal, they think of the classic snow plows of yesteryear. While traditional snow plows are efficient at removing snow, they are severely limited in the areas in which they can operate and the methods of snow removal they can use. Snow plows can only move snow outwards to the sides of the vehicle. This makes them inefficient for clearing snow from any area that’s not a linear road free of any roadside access or parked cars. For areas that are more wide-open or obstructed, a snow plow just won’t cut it. What’s the solution? A compact tractor snow pusher.
A snow pusher is a type of containment plow that can be used to move snow to any location, not just outwards away from the vehicle. For areas such as parking lots and decks, airport runways, or outdoor storage facilities, snow pushers enable snow to be cleared to any designated location far from usable space. This not only allows for the clearing of wide-open spaces, but is a much safer technique for removing snow. Snow pushers can even be used year-round, as they are perfectly suited to move mud, hay, debris and even water. Today’s snow pusher even removes hard pack snow for late-season drift removal.
Snow pushers can be attached to many commercial and industrial vehicles such as skid steers and compact tractors, making them much more versatile than traditional plows which are either standalone vehicles or designed for more heavy-duty applications. This means that a compact tractor snow pusher has a high degree of clearance under obstacles such as parking deck ceilings or boom barriers. Snow pushers come in a variety of materials and construction methods, such as using rubber edges for sensitive surfaces.
No matter what your snow removal needs might be, a snow pusher has you covered. Today’s snow pushers are versatile, dependent and safer than traditional plows. Don’t get buried by the next winter blizzard – invest in a snow pusher today.