SnowWolf says its new UltraPusherTE is the first skid steer snow pusher in the industry with cushioned sideplates that protect the operator, machine and attachment in the event of an inadvertent obstacle strike at an angle.
Patent-pending urethane die springs enable the UltraPusherTE’s sideplates to flex as much as 10 inches in or out depending on the direction of a strike. In addition to enhancing safety, the cushioning effect also helps prevent the 3/8-inch steel sideplates from bending. The result, the manufacturer says, is equipment that does not require moldboard-to-sideplate support struts that cause material buildup in other pushers.
The UltraPusherTE also includes a 6-inch, high-carbon steel cutting edge, a 9-inch trip edge, floating sideboards for the ability to apply downward pressure and protection in the event of a head-on obstacle strike, as well as automatic oscillation that keeps the cutting edge on the surface.
“The UltraPusherTE provides the highest degree of safety available in a skid steer snow pusher, but it’s more than that,” said SnowWolf’s director and general manager, Mark Holman. “It also eliminates material accumulation in the box and provides an incredibly clean scrape, both of which enhance efficiency.”
The manufacturer stresses that the new UltraPusherTE’s cushioned sideplates are a SnowWolf exclusive that give the entire sideplate-cutting edge assembly a total of 20 inches of flex.
The UltraPusherTE also enhances snow rolling efficiency with a moldboard curvature that keeps snow “live,” the company says, enabling operators to push more snow with less fuel consumption.
The company says UltraPusherTE’s automatic oscillation system addresses the problem of one end of a snow pusher gouging into asphalt while the other end is leaving snow unplowed. The attachment pivots as much as 5 inches above and 5 inches below level position to provide consistent contact with the surface being cleared.