Not Only Decreasing Our Times on Site, We Are Also Decreasing Salt Usage
Although our first year using the SnowWolf UPTE-96 has seen far below normal snowfall to date, we are pleased with what we have seen in the few times we have been able to use it. The UPTE-96 we purchased has the Active Edge cutting edge on it. This setup allows us to follow the contours of the parking lot, leaving behind a very clean surface, with very minimal residual snow after plowing. While plowing, if we come to an area that has hard pack snow or ice, you can simply angle the blade slightly more forward and cut right thru it. Once the plow is full in front of the moldboard, the snow keeps rolling forward, allowing us to carry much more snow than what simply fits inside the side plates. We also run the WolfPaw snow tires on the skid steer that pushes this unit. These units give us excellent traction, without the hard "bite" or chatter experienced when spinning on bare surfaces, unlike some competitor snow tires I've run. With the traction from the snow tires, in addition to the safety of the trip edge function on the pusher, we are able to now plow at faster speeds, and are cutting down on service times per visit. Not only are we decreasing our times on site, we are also decreasing salt usage by up to 50 percent in some instances, thanks to how clean the UPTE-96 scrapes down to bare pavement. When adding more equipment to our operation in the future, I would definitely look at adding another SnowWolf product again.
Skid Steer Plows, Skid Steer Snow Tires, Snow Pushers
Daryl, Mathsen (Cat 262D3)