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Thu June 02, 2011 - National Edition
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The LD plows are compatible with several types of lighter-duty equipment including backhoes, skid steers, compact loaders and tractors.
The LD plows are compatible with several types of lighter-duty equipment including backhoes, skid steers, compact loaders and tractors.

Sectional Sno-Plow’s LD plows are compatible with several types of lighter-duty equipment including backhoes, skid steers, compact loaders and tractors. Designed by an experienced snow and ice management contractor, the LD snow pushers are ideal for facility managers, and construction and landscape contractors looking for a productive solution for inactive equipment during the winter months, as well as established snow and ice control professionals, according to the manufacturer.

The LD plows increase snow removal efficiency, reduce fuel costs, and virtually eliminate follow-up plowing. The steel moldboard design is made up of 32-in. (81 cm)-wide individual sections, each featuring spring-loaded trip edges. The moldboard design combines the precision of a small plow with the capacity of a much larger one. The separate sections move independently of one another, allowing the plow to contour to the surface and scrape snow and ice out of dips and recessions, all while moving up and over raised objects. For example, one section may lower to reach a pothole while, simultaneously, another section trips over a raised manhole cover. Not only does this enhance plowing efficiency, it protects operators from dangerous impact injuries and minimizes property damage.

Each moldboard section features an AR-400 hardened-steel trip cutting edge, designed to scrape snow and ice down to the pavement. The Sectional Sno-Plow’s steel edge provides clean removal in a single pass. In addition to removing compact ice and snow, the cutting edge’s sectional design also is more economical. On a typical one-piece moldboard plow, the entire cutting edge — often several feet, must be replaced when damaged. In the event that a Sectional Sno-Plow’s cutting edge is damaged, only that individual section needs to be replaced, resulting in cost savings.

Every LD plow comes equipped with Sectional Sno-Plow’s Slip-Hitch system, which provides quicker, easier, and more efficient operation. The plow operates independently of the machine, and automatically and continuously adjusts to the pavement grade, resulting in fewer missed areas and less follow-up plowing. Because it adjusts to the pavement mechanically, less operator time and effort is required to position the plow, making it ideal for inexperienced operators. Additionally, the hitch ensures all four tires remain on the pavement at all times. As a result, the machine is able to achieve full traction, and eliminate drag and loss of horsepower.

Equipped with bolt-on mechanical side panels, the LD plows prevent damage to the equipment, plow and operator. Like the moldboard sections, the side panels move upward upon impact to avoid objects hidden beneath the snow like curbs, medians and parking lot islands. Obstacles up to 9-in. (22.8 cm) in height can be cleared if the operator fails to see the hidden object under the snow. They can continue to plow without disrupting the snow-clearing path or losing the snow in front of the plow. In addition to significantly reducing parking lot and property damage, this also protects the operator from impact and fatigue. For added product life, the panels feature durable AR-400 hardened-steel shoes. The Slip-Hitch system allows the shoes of the side panels to ride flat along the pavement, providing even wear and greater longevity.

Each moldboard section is individually mounted to the plow’s mainframe with engineered polyurethane blocks. In the unlikely event of damage, one moldboard section can be replaced rather than the entire plow. This easy removal and replacement process provides both time and cost savings.

Designed for equipment weighing less than 15,000 lbs. (6,804 kg), the LD plows are available in four sizes to accommodate a range of equipment. The 8-ft. (2.4 m), LD8 model is the smallest, with a weight of 1,400 lbs. (635 kg) and pushing capacity of 10 yds. (9 m). Weighing in at 1,700 lbs. (771 kg), the LD10 is a 10-ft. (3 m) model that offers a capacity of 13 yds. (11.8 m). The 12-ft. (3.6 m), LD12 model weighs 2,000 lbs. (907 kg) and has a 16-yd. (14.6 m) pushing capacity. Finally, at 2,200 lbs. (998 kg), the LD14 is the largest of the light-duty plows. It’s 14 ft. (4.2 m) in length and offers a capacity of 19 yds. (17 m). One plow fits all due to the universal bucket mounting system, which allows the plow to be connected in minutes.

Every LD plow is backed by a 2-year limited warranty.

For more information, call 888/242-3766 or visit www.sectionalplow.com.