Arctic Snow & Ice offers line of pushers for compact equipment

The LD pushers are compatible with several types of lighter-duty equipment. Photo: Arctic Snow and Ice ProductsThe LD pushers are compatible with several types of lighter-duty equipment. Photo: Arctic Snow and Ice Products

Sectional Sno-Pusher, a product division of Arctic Snow and Ice Products, has developed a line of pushers for compact equipment. The company says the LD pushers are compatible with several types of lighter-duty equipment, including backhoes, skid steers, compact loaders and tractors.

Incorporating several unique, patented features, the LD pushers increase snow removal efficiency, reduce fuel costs and virtually eliminate follow-up plowing, according to the manufacturer.

The patented steel moldboard design is comprised of 32-inch-wide individual sections, each featuring spring-loaded trip edges. Sectional Sno-Pusher says the design combines the precision of a small plow with the capacity of a large pusher. Sections move independently of one another, allowing the unit to contour to the surface and scrape snow and ice out of dips and recessions, all while moving up and over raised objects. For example, the company says, one section may lower to reach a pothole while, simultaneously, another section trips over a raised manhole cover.

Each moldboard section features an AR-400 hardened-steel trip cutting edge, designed to effectively scrape snow and ice down to the pavement. Unlike competitors that offer rubber or polyurethane cutting edges, the Sectional Sno-Pusher’s steel edge provides cleaner removal in a single pass, the manufacturer says.

The pusher operates independently of the machine, and automatically and continuously adjusts to the pavement grade, resulting in fewer missed areas and less follow-up plowing, according to Sectional Sno-Pusher. Because it adjusts to the pavement mechanically, less operator time and effort is required to position the pusher, making it ideal for inexperienced operators.

In addition, the hitch ensures all four tires remain on the pavement at all times. As a result, the machine is able to achieve full traction, and eliminate drag and loss of horsepower.

Equipped with bolt-on mechanical side panels, the LD pushers prevent damage to the equipment, pusher, and operator. Like the moldboard sections, the side panels move upward upon impact to avoid objects hidden beneath the snow like curbs, medians and parking lot islands.

Sectional Sno-Pusher says obstacles up to 9 inches in height can be cleared if the operator fails to see the hidden object under the snow. They can continue to plow without disrupting the snow-clearing path or losing the snow in front of the pusher.

In addition to reducing parking lot and property damage, this also protects the operator from impact and fatigue, the company says.

Arctic Snow and Ice Products is the manufacturing division of Arctic Snow and Ice Control Inc. in Bradley, Illinois.

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