Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

5 Bobcat Attachments to Help You Remove Snow

by Clifton Barnes

If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you may need help removing the snow, and if you hire a bobcat, you can remove the snow relatively quickly and easily. To make the project go as smoothly as possible, you may want to consider using the following attachments.

1. Snowplough

A snowplough attachment looks like a large snow shovel. It sits on the front of the bobcat and allows you to push the snow into a pile. While this can be a convenient way to clear a car park or a driveway, it isn't necessarily the best option when you have lots of heavy snow or if you need to carry the snow to a different location to be piled.

2. Scoop

A scoop works like a snowplough, but it also has arms that let you lift the load up and down. The standard attachment for hired bobcats, a scoop or shovel allows you to pick up snow, turn your bobcat, move the snow to another location, and then, conveniently pile up the snow.

3. Ice Scraper

To a certain extent, a snowplough or even a scoop can remove some ice from the ground. That happens naturally as the edge of these attachments run along the ground. However, to really remove stuck-on ice in cold situations, you need an ice scraper. That breaks the ice and separates it from the ground so that you can push it off with the rest of the snow.

4. V-Blade Attachment

The V-blade attachment looks like two snowploughs that have been placed together in a V-shape. Essentially, the crest of the V is in the front of the bobcat, and the machinery sits in the middle of the V. As you move the bobcat, the V-blade pushes the snow to either side of the area. This setup is perfect for clearing walking paths or other relatively narrow areas.

5. Snow Blowers

Just as there are snow blowers that you can push, you can also attach snow blowers to your bobcat. These attachments effectively scoop up the snow and then blow it to one side or the other. You get to choose where the snow blows based on your preferences. For instance, if you were clearing a wide path, you may want the snow to blow to the left side of the path as you move the bobcat that direction. Then, you may want to change to the right side while you do the other side of the path.

Speak to a bobcat hire service for more information about obtaining a bobcat and the necessary attachments.


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Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

If you want to save money and have your business run efficiently, you need to take care of your heavy construction equipment. You need to know how to service it, how to spot issues, when to hire versus buy equipment and many other issues. Hi, my name is Russel, and welcome to my blog. I have loved heavy equipment since I was a child pushing a toy dump truck up and down my carpet, and although I do not work in that industry, I remain extremely interested in it. This blog is my chance to "play" with heavy equipment. I thank you for reading, and I hope that you learn and enjoy!