Winter is here and many areas of the country (even some in the south) are seeing significant snowfall. Are you using your compact tractor for snow removal? What’s your tractor of choice? What’s the best snow pusher for tractors? Maybe, you’re not even using a tractor snow pusher but simply your bucket? Below we’ll cover what you need to know the next time you take your Massey Ferguson, Kioti, John Deere, Kubota, or another tractor out of the garage and into the elements.
Tractor Snow Plowing
Compact tractors are some of the most versatile machines out there. They are used for farming, landscaping, around the house, and snow removal. For snow removal, tractors are commonly used in rural areas to clear snow from barn aprons and long driveways. Compact tractors can also plow small commercial properties. Many use the bucket on their tractor for plowing but is there a better way? Buckets can dig into the plowing surface, wear quickly, and often don’t contain the desired amount of snow. Plus, buckets are designed for scooping material not plowing. It’s for these reasons why so many are switching to a compact tractor snow pusher.
Some of the most popular compact tractors for snow plowing:
New Holland: Boomer 24, Boomer 35
Kubota: B3350SU, B2650
Massey Ferguson: GC1720, 1526
Benefits Of A Snow Pusher For Tractor
Snow pushers (also known as containment snow plows) are commonly paired with compact tractors and other larger machines like skid steers. They are different from buckets in that they are designed to push not scoop. A compact tractor snow pusher has an edge that is angled vertically not horizontally like a bucket. The adjustable rubber cutting edge pushes the snow while also clearing the surface. Customers with gravel driveways or properties will love the snow pusher’s rubber edge as it moves snow without displacing the stone. A common issue with buckets and especially steel edge truck plows is that they scrape gravel into the grass, leaving a significant amount of cleanup when spring hits.
A snow pusher for tractors also offers more containment than a standard bucket and has a wider profile, resulting in fewer passes that need to be made. Many snow pushers can also be fitted with back drag edges that can allow the tractor operator to tilt their pusher forward and pull back snow from up against walls and doors.
John Deere, New Holland, Kioti, Massey Ferguson, and other tractor manufacturers are now offering the universal quick attach coupler as an option. This connection, which is like a skid steer’s coupler, gives customers more options when selecting attachments including a tractor snow pusher. At Snow Pusher Direct our tractor snow pushers come with a bolt-on coupler design that can be fitted with a universal quick attach, John Deere, and even a post style. The post style coupler is for customers that have very small or older style tractors where the bucket can’t be detached from the machine. Customers simply drive the bucket between the two vertical posts and mount using chains or ratchet straps.
Get It Quick
There are many companies that offer snow pushers for tractors. So why choose Snow Pusher Direct? Not only do we offer high quality, well-built snow pushers but we make it easy for you to make a purchase. Customers can order online or over the phone and most products ship and arrive within 4-5 business days. Choose from our 5’,6’, or 7’ model and get your tractor ready for the next storm.