SITE: 10 ACRE LOT
LOCATION: MIDDLETON, WI
Average annual snowfall: 100″
Snow Pusher type: Straight blade skid steers 10’ Skid Steer Steel Edge Sno Pusher
Equipment: 4 Skidsteers
Keywords: EFFICIENCY, TRADITIONAL PLOW VS CONTAINMENT PLOW
This case study illustrates the efficiency gains in using a Sno Pusher in conjunction with a skid steer straight blade. Kalish Masonry, out of Middleton, WI, has realized a 25% reduction in man hours by adding a Sno Pusher to its snow removal fleet and is able to make long passes to clean up windrowed piles.
Kalish Masonry is a masonry contractor out of Middleton, WI. It has been operating since 2000 and started snow removal in 2006. It works 27 lots, primarily office complexes, in and around Middleton. Its snow removal fleet currently consists of 8 trucks with plows and 3 skid steers- 2 with straight blades and one with a 10’ Skid Steer Steel Edge Sno Pusher (IS10S).
Kalish clears a 10 acre lot in Middleton with multiple islands and curbs in the rows. The lot is typically empty of vehicles when plowed so the snow remains unpacked. At the ends of the rows are long access areas averaging 200 yds in length. The lot has received over 100” of snow the past two seasons with a typical event being 5”. The snow must be placed in certain areas at the ends of the lot.
COMPARISON: BEFORE & AFTER THE ADDITION OF PRO-TECH SNO PUSHERS
Before: The lot would be cleared with 3 skid steers with straight blades. The skid steers would windrow to clear areas between islands and then windrow all the snow to the ends of the lot. This would take 3 workers approximately 4 hours to clear the lot in a typical snowfall. This is a total of 12 man hours.
After: With the Steel Edge Sno Pusher, the lot is cleared with 3 skid steers, one with the Steel Edge Sno Pusher and the other two with straight blades. The straight blades are used to windrow the areas between the islands, leaving the snow in the long access areas. The Sno Pusher is used to clear these areas, which it is able to do in full length 200 yd pushes to pile the snow at the ends of the lot. This takes 3 workers approximately 3 hours to complete. This is a total of 9 man hours. The replacement of a skid steer straight blade with an IS10S has reduced man hours by three hours or 25%.
4319 Twin Valley Road, Suite #14
Middleton, WI 53562
Office:(608) 831- 5676