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Walker mower winter work

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Landrus2, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,896

    Are you guys using this type of mower for snow removal I'm thinking of putting one on my walker to make it usable for the winter months what do you guys think:laugh:
     
  2. FLM

    FLM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    We use all of our Walkers every storm.... We have walker blades and walker blowers for eack one. The blades work well up to 10-12". The blowers for drifts and tight areas where we cant plow...
     
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,896

    Do you use the cab with wiper? how good are they up hill is there any traction
     
  4. FLM

    FLM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    We don't have cabs... Just tough it out. We have snow tires on them and have pretty good traction. Don't try and four wheel to much through deep snow without plowing. We run seven walkers each snow storm. They are not quite as fast as our ATV's, but much more manueverable and do a nice job clearing.
     
  5. pyrocare

    pyrocare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    What do you use for snow tires? We have been using the regular turf tires with chains, but the chains are a PITA because they never want to stay on and constantly break.
     
  6. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,896

    you can try these

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  7. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,896

    Have you tried these? You can get them from your walker dealer:weightlifter:

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  8. pyrocare

    pyrocare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    I had e-mailed walker and they recommended to use chains and turf tires over those. But if some is having good results with those in the field I would be more than willing to use those. They look like they would work good.
     
  9. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I'm really suprised to hear the the walkers do that good pushing snow, or even blowing it! I look at my walker, and thought about finding a snow blower for it, but I then look at the ground clearance on the machine and I worried about getting stuck too easily. Doing the drive and walks is one thing, but getting to and from the trailer is another... Sometimes there's a lot of hardpacked snow to have to get over or through, I feared that it wouldn't make it!

    Personally, I much prefer snowblowers to a small mower blade. I never have to worry about where to push the snow, or if I can actually push the whole lot of it off to the side. I have used a blade on my old Dixon 5023 in the past, but it's onlt good for about 5" at the most. Over that and it's just a waste of time trying to use it. But out snows are generally pretty wet and heavy too..
     
  10. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,896

    This is a factory photo if it can move this snow what do you think :clapping:

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