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The Case for Equipment Over Trucks in Snow Removal Applications

The snow removal industry is becoming more competitive each year. As that happens, the margin of error between profitability and survival is slim. For large commercial snow removal contractors, the shift from trucks and plows to construction equipment – skid steers, compact track loaders, wheel loaders, compact wheel loaders, and backhoes – provides significant operational advantages.

Is it time for you to add more equipment and give the pickup and plow a rest? Here are eight reasons to consider adding more iron to your snow removal fleet:

CASE 1021F Carries Heavy Load at Granite Pit for Largest Chip Seal Contractor in Wisconsin

Scott Construction Inc., Lake Delton, Wis., is one of Wisconsin’s leading asphalt surfacing companies, and the largest chip seal contractor in the state. To support the amount of chip seal work the company performs throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota (regional suppliers couldn’t keep up with the demand), the company began mining granite out of the new Pine Valley Quarry (Neillsville, Wis.) in 2015.

With the new quarry, Scott Construction can control quality and access to its chip seal products. The company shoots raw granite and crushes it down down to 5/8-inch minus, and then screens it and crushes it down again to ½-inch minus. The company then washes that and crushes it down to 3/8-inch and ¼-inch minus product. The remaining byproduct is then used for hot mix and concrete.

CASE Introduces New Sectional Snow Pushers

CASE Construction Equipment has introduced a new line of six heavy- and light-duty sectional snow pushers compatible with both current and older model wheel loaders, skid steers, compact track loaders and backhoes. The independent moldboard sections move independently, allowing each section to shift up and down in response to uneven pavement or obstacles. The light-duty models, designed for compact equipment and backhoes, feature pushers up to 13-feet wide. The heavy-duty line offers pushers up to 17-feet wide for full-sized wheel loaders.

The new CASE pushers are also compatible with competitive equipment and allow a snow removal contractor to standardize on a single type/style of pusher across their fleet.

Head-to-Head Fuel Tests, Operator Feedback Lead Fowler to Add 1121F Wheel Loaders

The greatest indicator of whether a machine will work in any application is putting that machine under the stress of actual operating conditions before you buy it. 

Fowler Construction did just that before deciding on adding two new 320-horsepower CASE 1121F wheel loaders to its fleet, working both to load trucks with aggregate and feed the company’s asphalt plants that serve its paving operation (Fowler Construction is a repeat winner of the Canadian Ministry of Transportation’s provincial “Paver of the Year” award).

The Buying Tip Sheet on Wheel Loaders

Tip #1: Size it Right 

The primary factors to consider when purchasing a wheel loader are operating capacity (bucket size, breakout and lift capacity) and footprint. The right size of a wheel loader is often determined by surrounding equipment and operations.

Wheel Loader Helps Contractor Achieve Sustainability

With 27 years in business and a mission statement of “Bioservices to grow on,” Chamness Technology focuses on capturing organic matter and converting it into something of value.

With four compost sites located throughout the Midwest, the company takes commercial and industrial organic streams of material and converts it into soil-enhancing compost. For Chamness, the idea of sustainability goes beyond just its end product – the company puts the same principles into its equipment buying decisions, working to match productivity goals with equipment that proves efficient in terms of fuel use and emissions standards.

It Takes a Village: Slinger, Wis. Looks for Power and Versatility as it Deploys a New Skid Steer

Municipal work is a blending of different trades. Equipment needs to be equally versatile. It was with this eye on versatility that the Village of Slinger, Wis., added a new skid steer to its fleet: the Tier 4 Final SR210 from CASE Construction Equipment.

“Being a smaller town and cross training as much as we do, it’s very important that all our equipment is flexible so that we can be as efficient as possible,” says Greg Moser, DPW and utilities superintendent, Village of Slinger.

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