Have you ever used you ZTR in the winter?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by instyle, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    I am thinking about using my JD quik tracs in the winter with a snow blade for clearing sidewalks and such. Has anyone used theirs? Is their enough traction? I can just see myself hitting a building becasue I can't turn.
  2. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,216

    I know people in the northern areas do use them for snow removal. Do a search for snow blades and I feel certain help will come up.

    There was a post back in late June or early July which showed a bargain buy on a 60" Cub Tank including snow plow and chains. So there are some folks using them in the winter time.

  3. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    i use my walker in the winter for fall/winter cleanups. walker sells a snowthrower attachment and wheel chain kit, as well as an enclosed cab.

    you could probably use it with no troubles for that, add a front mount spreader and you could sling ice melting pellets too.
  4. jwl5510

    jwl5510 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    I have used the old style Toro Grounds master for snow worked good when I lived in OHIO
  5. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    I use my Hustlers throughout the winter for mowing lawns.
  6. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    I dont do any winter maintenance, but I have one strong feeling. Dont use a fine tuned machine like your lawn mower anywhere you are using salt, that would be a real shame to have to replace every part on a mower because you got salt into the little crevises. Use a heavier duty machine intended for snow removal with appropriate guards and less movable parts like belts, pulleys, etc.

    Now if you are just pushing aside snow that might be ok, but not if there is salt used.
  7. PEVO

    PEVO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    Snow??? whats that? I'll be mowing year round...that is if it keeps raining.
  8. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    Exactly. I hear ya Pevo. They said today we are at 48 inches for the year. 52 inches is all time record, ever for one year. And more rain in the forecast. At least its nice and green here and growing like crazy.

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