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Snowlift Battles Winter Blasts Alongside Gehl, All Island

Fri November 18, 2011 - Northeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

When Mother Nature decides to send a blast of winter weather to several major metropolitan airports in the Northeast, Snowlift is there, answering the call.

Founded in 1958, Snowlift has extensive experience in the removal of snow from aeronautical and non-aeronautical areas of airports. Snowlift has contracts for the removal of snow in airports including New York’s JFK and Laguardia; Boston’s Logan; Chicago’s Midway; Newark airport; Teterboro airport; and others.

Recently, Mike Ferrucci, president of Snowlift LLC, and his son, Joe Ferrucci, took delivery of 13 brand new Gehl model 4640E skid steer loaders that they purchased from All Island Equipment.

“We have purchased 10 skid steers from All Island Equipment previous to the purchase of 13. Because of the large volume of equipment that we buy, we expect very aggressive pricing and we receive that from All Island Equipment. But the best pricing in the world means nothing if you do not receive service after the sale. We are a family-owned business and All Island Equipment is a family-owned business and they seem to share the same values that we have. Customer satisfaction is imperative and they have done a wonderful job standing behind the Gehl product,” said Joe Ferrucci.

All of the machines, which were custom painted in red by the Gehl factory to reflect Snowlift’s company colors, are equipped with 66-in. (167 cm) buckets. They are a narrow model of skid steer, which is practical for removing snow in the tight parking areas of the airport. These machines will be used for parking lot and sidewalk snow removal at New York’s JFK and Laguardia airports.

Snowlift’s massive fleet of equipment, which is by and large parked for the season when it is not snowing, includes 75 to 100 skid steer loaders equipped with snow pushers, buckets and brooms; 300 to 400 rubber-tired loaders equipped with buckets and snow pushers; and 100 to 150 pickup trucks equipped with snowplows and salt spreaders. During a snow emergency, the company often employs upwards of 1,000 people.

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