The loader and skid-steer manufacturer hopes this new blower attachment becomes snowfighters new best friend, says Kelly Humble, senior marketing manager of product planning at Doosan Bobcat North America.
“We’ve enhanced this latest model as the ultimate snow-handling attachment, helping clear snow faster and more efficiently, allowing operators to make fewer passes for quick area cleaning,” Humble says.
To best match with contractors’ loader models, Bobcat’s snowblower is equipped with nine different width options and numerous motor packages, as well as for the application, from wide-open sites like; parking lots to narrow spaces like sidewalks.
The snowblower features a direct-drive, sprocket-style chute rotation, which Bobcat says it designed for improved performance, durability and ease of maintenance. The chute delivers 270 degrees of rotation for a wide range of accurate snow placement possibility – a 15-degree increase over previous designs – and enables operators to point snow in virtually any direction and place it wherever the job.
The chute’s rounded intake provides a smoother surface to roll the snow into the feed impeller, rather than pushing it. This design minimizes clogging and reduces resistance for improved snow flow through the attachment, resulting in better productivity. The optional truck-loading chute allows the operator to place snow high into a truck and simplify hauling. High-flow models capture extra available hydraulic horsepower from the carrier, which enables clearing through the deepest drifts and heaviest snow while throwing it farther. In addition, the blower packs enough power to break through tough ice buildup.
Finally, easily adjustable skid shoes mounted to the sides of the snowblower allow operators to raise or lower the clearing depth to match the jobsite’s pavement surface. These shoes not only improve ground alignment, but they also help guide operators along curbs or walls while preventing contact with the snowblower itself. The new skid shoes are designed for long-wear life and are easily replaceable.