Trip Edge vs. Full Trip – The Differences

Mark Holman

By Mark Holman Trip happens. Well, at least it should happen. Let’s face it, stuff jumps out at you in this business. Curbs, manhole covers, control joints…. You name it, we hit it. To protect operators, machines and plows, you need a trip function. “Tripability,” to coin a term, can be achieved in different ways, but it’s usually done in …

Wheels vs. Tracks – What’s Better for Snow Removal?

Mark Holman

By Mark Holman More and more often lately I’m being asked whether a tracked skid steer or wheeled skid steer will perform better in the snow. Why? Tracked machines outsold wheeled machines 51.9 percent to 48.1 percent for the first time ever in 2015 according to Equipment Data Associates, which tracks UCC financing activity in the U.S. for sale and …

Snow pusher or angle plow? How to choose.

Mark Holman

By Mark Holman Angle plow vs. snow pusher. There’s a long-standing debate among experienced plowmen about which is best, especially when it comes to plowing large, open lots. Snow pushers contain more but can’t angle or backdrag, and typically you only plow in one direction – toward the pile. Angle plows have limited containment, and, like snow pushers, leave windrows …