Grasshopper snowthrowers deliver “no-clog” performance in deep or heavy, wet snows. A discharge spout controlled from the operator’s seat rotates 180 degrees to propel snow up to 30 feet away. The snowthrowers feature heavy-gauge welded steel construction, a high-speed 12-inch-diameter auger and a heavy-duty replaceable scraper blade for reliability season after season. Options include an enclosure and heater. Snowthrowers are available in 48- and 60-inch widths for all Grasshopper zero-turn FrontMount power units.
Grasshopper, Moundridge, Kan.
Salt and sand spreaders
Salt and sand spreaders are available in two models. The 6.5-foot Model 625 is available in stainless steel, and the 8-foot Model 815/825 is available in stainless and carbon steel. The spreader features a Briggs & Stratton Intek OHV air-cooled, single-cylinder, four-cycle engine. An in-cab control console operates the electric starter, clutch and throttle functions. Options include hopper screens, side extensions and tie-down kits.
Hiniker, Mankato, Minn.
The hydraulically driven angle broom attachment from Bobcat sweeps surfaces and may be used for snow removal without damaging pavement. It can sweep flush to a curb or wall on the right side. The attachment is available in widths of 48, 68 and 84 inches, and has a high-torque motor for heavy materials. The broom features replaceable wafer bristles and storage stands to eliminate bristle distortion when not in use. Three of four models have a fingertip control for hydraulic angling.
Bobcat, West Fargo, N.D.
Mechanical snow shovel
The Sno Wovel allows users to shovel snow without twisting or lifting. The device is able to adjust to body size and strength for easy maneuverability, while cleaning down to the pavement. The simple assembly, with a portable fold-down model available, allows for storage in small spaces. It includes a snap-on wear strip, gravel wheels, a chipper plate and a power blade attachment.
Structured Solutions II, New Canaan, Conn.
The SP-1575 Bulk Pro Spreader is designed to handle bulk materials such as salt, sand or sand/salt mixtures. The electric-powered, steel-framed spreader is built with a 5.25-cubic-foot-capacity hopper and a two-stage auger system to feed the spinner without clogging. The dual 12-volt electric drive/maximum-torque transmission systems are completely sealed within a weather-resistant enclosure, and the spreader connects to the vehicle with a heavy-duty, noncombustible, automotive-style wiring harness.
TrynEx International, Warren, Mich.
Snow Dragon melters deposit snow and ice into a hot-water bath integrated with heat exchanger tubes. The melters are ideal for users with space limitations, congestion issues or high-security requirements. The company makes a variety of portable melters. The SND900 offers users a convenient way of moving the melter from site to site and is rated at melting 12- to 14-tandem truckloads per hour. The SND1800 is designed for users with big commercial sites and hospitals as well as for municipalities and departments of transportation; the unit is rated at melting 33- to 38-tandem truckloads per hour. The SND5400 is designed primarily for the airport market and will melt snow in excess of 60-tandem truckloads per hour.
Snow Dragon, Cleveland, Ohio