Steel Edge Tips and Tricks

The Steel Edge Sno Pusher effectively attacks all types of surfaces, especially those that are uneven or covered in hard packed snow. This snow pusher’s ability to scrape hard pack snow and ice can even reduce salt usage for some customers. Also, unlike a sectional snow pusher or other steel edge containment plows that have complicated trip edges, the Steel Edge Sno Pusher has minimal moving parts and uses a corrosion resistant polyurethane hinge instead of springs, bosses, levers. The Steel Edge Sno Pusher has no stacking or speed limitations so push that pedal, drive into that pile of snow, and get the job done better and faster. The Steel Edge Sno Pusher does come in sizes ranging from 6’ to 18’ for your loader, backhoe, and skid steer.


Owner’s Guide

Product Specifications (All Steel Edge Models)



Loader Model Parts

Serial numbers 29,000 to 42,399
Serial numbers 42,400 and up

Backhoe Model Parts

Serial numbers 29,000 to 42,399
Serial numbers 42,400 and up

Skid Steer Model Parts

Serial numbers 29,000 to 42,399
Serial numbers 42,400 and up


How does a Sno Pusher connect?

Loaders & Backhoes: The standard connection is a post receptacle connection. Just drive into the Sno Pusher receiver, connect your safety chains and a binder, and start pushing snow!
Skid Steers: The standard connection for skid steers is a universal coupler mount.

Can I convert my Steel Edge Sno Pusher to a Rubber Edge Sno Pusher?

In short, no.  Each Pro-Tech Sno Pusher is designed with performance in mind. The angle of attack and ground  clearance is different between the Rubber Edge and Steel Edge Sno Pusher, each one giving you the best outcome for that specific type of snow plow.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss alternatives to this solution.

Why is the steel edge on my Sno Pusher chattering?

If the edges on your Steel Edge Sno Pusher are chattering when you plow it is most likely due to an incorrect edge setting or applying too much down pressure.  Simply adjust the tensioners (metal crosses) on the edge, either tightening or loosening the adjustment bolt until the bottom of the edge is flush with the bottom of the wear shoe.  Make this adjustment while the Sno Pusher is in the air.  Chattering can also be caused by edges that are overly worn and need replacement.

Please reference your owner’s guide or this instructional video for complete details.

How much down pressure can I apply to the poly suspension?

In most situations, the natural weight of your Steel Edge Sno Pusher will provide enough down pressure to remove hard pack snow and ice.  For stubborn hard pack, apply down pressure with your machine’s arms.  This will cause the poly suspension on the Sno Pusher to flex and the edges to scrape more aggressively.  Be aware that applying too much down pressure over time can speed the wear of your replacement parts.  To ensure your edges and poly suspension are getting the longest wear life, do not run your machine in float mode.

Can I modify my Steel Edge Sno Pusher with a direct coupler?

This can be done but is not recommended.  The Steel Edge Sno Pusher works much more effectively when using the post mount.  It allows the unit to move on the bucket of the machine, which promotes ease of operation and better surface outcome.

When should I change the steel edges and poly hinge on my Sno Pusher?

Steel edges should be replaced when they are worn to the weld point that horizontally splits the cutting edge and the mounting holes.  Poly hinges should be replaced when their durometer or “spring” begins to significantly diminish.  When tripping, they will not spring back into position as aggressively when nearing the end of their wear life.  This is a good indicator they should be replaced. Springs should also be replaced when splitting or cracking occurs.

Why does Pro-Tech use poly on the Steel Edge Sno Pusher?

Metal springs and other edge components can be effective but are also susceptible to early corrosion and premature wear when exposed to harsh winter elements.  These components can be time-consuming and expensive to replace.  Pro-Tech uses blue polyurethane as the trip mechanism on our Steel Edge Sno Pushers.  This poly is salt and chemical resistant, requires minimal maintenance, and aids the pusher in being easy to operate.

How should I store my Steel Edge Sno Pusher?

On site and during the off season the steel edge should be stored away from tall grass and faced away from direct sunlight.  Many customers store their Steel Edge Sno Pusher on wood runners, elevating the Sno Pusher above the ground.

When is it time to change the wear shoes?

Wear shoes should be changed when the bottom is worn to a ¼” thickness or if the toes or heels of the shoe are damaged.  Continuing to run a snow pusher with wear shoes that are overly worn can potentially damage the snow pusher or result in operator injury.

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