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    Snow Pusher

    There are a couple threads in different sections about snow pushers - but not a whole lot of info. I am thinking of getting one so I thought a dedicated thread in the attachment sections was warranted.

    I recently became aware of a company that makes snow pushers with the Deere quick attach system:

    John Deere Quick Attach Snow Pushers « ZMI Snow Pushers

    For my snow removal one of these would be perfect I think. 90% of my driveway snow removal is with a straight push making stacks. I've studied and researched all the pros and cons - each of us have different requirements for snow removal attachments depending on their location and areas they are using for snow removal. For some a front plow is best - and other a blower is best. For myself I feel a pusher would be best.

    There is a member here who has one and says he is very happy with it. Here is his post in the SCUT section:

    http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...tml#post189667

    I kind of have my heart set on saving up for one to purchase next summer/fall. But after sleeping on the idea, I have to evaluate the 6' length for use on my 2520. I know I could make it work as I am used to pushing downhill only on the steep part of my driveway which I've been using only my 54" bucket for many years. I wish they have a 5' model as that to me would be a no brainier for our smaller tractors.

    The price of the ZMI seems reasonable enough to me and the shipping of $99 is great. But before I commit to a large purchase like this I like to see if there are other snow pusher options out there. So far the big pros to the ZMI are the Deere quick attach and the reasonable price and shipping. Also at a weight of 285# it seems it would be easily managed on the front of my 2520.
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    I agree that it would be nice if they produced a 5' as well.
    Their JDQA readiness, price, and shipping are great selling points.
    Maybe everyone should email the company to show some interest in a 5'.

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    I clicked on the contact tab at ZMI and asked that they consider a 5' version for us sub compact owners via email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue87fj60 View Post
    I clicked on the contact tab at ZMI and asked that they consider a 5' version for us sub compact owners via email.
    Great! Let us know the response. If they need a certain amount of dedicated buyers (with deposit) I would likely be a candidate.

    I know I could do OK with the 6' but there are times when I would have to resort back to my bucket I think. A couple times a year we get sleet storms which is nothing more than trying to plow sand. But a 5' would be perfect I think even for an MCUT using it on driveways. A 6' would work very well for open paved parking lots.
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    I'm using an old snow plow that I made work on the qa it's a 7'6 it is fixed straight the plan is to put the sides on it to make a pusher but hasn't happened yet my 2720 handles it just fine with rear chains

    I still have the skids on the back of the plow so if I curl it all the way back it rides on them when I put just the cutting edge down I loose steering but it will keep pushing

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    Well that was a quick reply....

    "Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the interest. I'm sorry, but we don't plan to build a 5' version. I received some very positive feedback from a customer with a 1026R just last week and put it on my facebook page. It has a review and a photo. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/zmisnowpushers It's right at the top of the page.

    We have a handful of these in stock.

    Best,

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue87fj60 View Post
    Well that was a quick reply....

    "Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the interest. I'm sorry, but we don't plan to build a 5' version. I received some very positive feedback from a customer with a 1026R just last week and put it on my facebook page. It has a review and a photo. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/zmisnowpushers It's right at the top of the page.

    We have a handful of these in stock.

    Best,

    Joe"
    Thanks for sharing the response. While I really shy away from facebook, I looked at that link and it looks like the same as our member here who has one that I posted in my original post. I guess he does have a 1 series.

    What to do - what to do. I feel I need to do something because over the years of using my 53" bucket I am concerned with the cutting edge wearing. Another option I've been thinking about is a 61" bucket for snow removal. Then I could leave my tooth bar on my 53" as a dedicated digging bucket. But I wouldn't want to pay $800+ for one - at that point I would just go with the pusher anyway......

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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    What to do - what to do. I feel I need to do something because over the years of using my 53" bucket I am concerned with the cutting edge wearing.
    Another option is a "blank toothbar" from BXpanded, I can't find it on their site but I know they will mak them, it's the same as the Pirahna toothbar but without the teeth cut into it. There are some pics somewhere here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Another option is a "blank toothbar" from BXpanded, I can't find it on their site but I know they will mak them, it's the same as the Pirahna toothbar but without the teeth cut into it. There are some pics somewhere here...
    I thought of the same thing - or thought I did - when I looked on the site it's just not there. I then moved on thinking I might have been dreaming it or something.

    Something like that would be a good option for me to continue just using my bucket - if it exists!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kabic View Post
    Well there's one! After reading the thread it looks like it does exist but not on their site.

    I only see one slight problem for me - I have a custom made tooth bar that attaches the same exact way - therefore I already have holes drilled and reinforced in the sides of my bucket. What are the chances that this plain bar would line up..??
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