Will a snow plow attachment damage your forklift?
The answer is NO. Everything about them is built like a tank!
Let’s look at it from the perspective of something we’re all familiar with, plowing with a pick-up truck. Many have heard or even experienced the beating a pick-up takes plowing snow. To the point the majority have bent frames. With no lack of power and pushing heavy snow, it’s understandable to think it’s those stressors that beat up a truck. But nope, turns out the frames are actually bent by hitting obstacles, like snow banks too hard, not just by pushing snow.
With forklifts, it all starts by getting that big chunk of steel moving. Think of it this way, forktrucks are designed to drive up inclines, add to that the thousands of pounds your lift is built to handle. Those loads are much greater than what’s required to push snow. It’s about traction, no different than plowing with a pick-up. But with a lift truck, you don’t have to worry about bending the frame or any other damage for that matter!
A “Serious” Snow Plowing Machine!
The reason you’ve never seen a plow on a forklift? No one ever built one that works, at least not the way you would like.
Our first plow was a 1 foot tall and 5 foot wide, fixed straight blade. It wasn’t very efficient. It needed to be bigger, and it needed to angle.
So we built a larger manual angle, but spent too much time angling VS time plowing.
Today, as you’ve just witnessed, we cracked the code with our “Power Angle” model. When it works the way you want, you don’t mind plowing!
We do offer a manual model, that can be angled from the cab. We offer it for those that don’t have a side-shift or other hydraulic port on their machine. We used that model here in our yard for one full season as well as on and off testing over many years. It’s the same as our “Power Angle” model, just without the hydraulics. But Seriously, if you have a sideshift or some other hyd port on your lift, you’ll want the “Power Angle” option.
Plows come fully assembled allowing you to plow the moment it arrives.
Hooking up the hydraulics is simple and we’ll be right here to show you how!
- We powder coat them for the best finish…
- Shipped business to business and packaged in a way that protects them from damage and get us the lowest shipping rates…
- Total cost shipped to you is about what you would have to pay to put a plow on a pickup…
Why don’t you see snowplows on forklifts?
Because no one Answered the Questions…
- Why can’t a regular fork truck be driven in the snow?
- What size should the plow blade be? Should it angle?
- How do you simply operate it from the cab?
What’s crazy is, when you factor in the agility of a fork truck, it’s quite likely the most versatile Snow Removal Machine out there!
Here’s a few of our customers
What they're saying
“I just plowed 2 feet of snow. I love this thing. It’s incredible. Like you said, traction’s no problem with the tire screws!”Rocco A.New Jersey
“We can’t believe how well the plow works and the tire screws are awesome. It’s everything you say it is and it’s fun!”PepsiCoNew Hampshire
“Purchased the 7' plow a few years ago and I am very happy with the plow. I called last year to order the wing extensions.”Western Building CenterMontana