Kage Innovation Blog
Clearing Curb to Curb is important at most every commercial account. As a Skid Steer, Tractor, or Loader operator this can be hard on equipment. Don’t worry though, with the proper equipment pushing snow away from curbs is EASY!
This year has brought some intense storms that have tested the limits of many snow fighters. Increased seat time can cause more wear on critical parts. Proper maintenance will not only save you money and increase uptime, but also keep operators safer.
Why haul snow when you can blow it? In many circumstances, snow is piled high, but piles have space behind them. In a high snow year, when piles were not pushed back far enough, there is no better equipment than a KAGE SnowStorm™ Plow, Tractor and Snowblower to move the tough piles!
Whether you have a Skid Steer, Compact Loader, Tractor or Front End Loader, the right size plow is key for efficiency and safety. When plowing Townhomes, Residential, Shopping Centers, Industrial complexes, City Streets, or even Airports, time savings and reduced liability are the name of the game when plowing!
Upgrade to a Skid Steer to sell a premium service
Snow Plows have been on trucks since the steam powered vehicle days. Much like any other industry, things have evolved and innovation has taken place. In the 1990’s Skid Steers started to take off and become a great multi use tool that has changed the grounds maintenance and landscaping industries. With the ability to turn in place, move, stack, and provide true downforce, the skid steer quickly became the right tool for the job. Out of this innovation, KAGE was born to help you make snow removal easy and provide a premium service for your clients!
Skidsteer plow operator tip: Triple Passes Start in Center
We commonly get asked… what is the best way to back drag townhomes? The truth comes down to 2 key components. Equipment and Operating Procedure. When back dragging the common townhome driveway the Skid Steer, paired with a 2 in 1 Plow and Pusher system is the fastest way to plow. Once you have the right equipment, operator training is key. On a straight driveway where 3 passes is common, it is imperative to remember to clear the center first, then move to the edges. This will minimize dribble and ensure you only need to make 3 passes
Clearing townhome and HOA complexes can require operators to clear hundreds of driveways in a night. This task becomes more difficult when residents want their driveways clean down to asphalt while being as quiet as possible. Minimizing passes, reducing operator fatigue, and proper equipment all help your operation to maximize productivity. Read on to learn more about ways to Efficiently Clear Townhome Driveways.
Back dragging is key to any residential snow removal operation. When working with townhomes and multi unit complexes, it is imperative that snow is removed quickly. This allows you to get more contracts per snow event creating more revenue. Make your job easier with a Skid Steer Snow Pusher that allows you to back drag, then push snow where you need it quickly.
Using a Liquid Salt Sprayer maximizes productivity while keeping customers happy by creating a barrier between the substrate and the snow/ice. This reduces the amount of wasted rock salt that that can be tracked inside buildings. The KAGE Liquid Rage keeps you going longer between liquid salt fill ups, and has more built in component protection than other Liquid Salt Sprayers.
Snow Pusher that Angles
Snow plows and box pushers that angle give you the ability to make tighter corners saving time and money with decreased number of pushes when compared to fixed angle snow removal equipment.
Reduce damage caused by snow plows. KAGE has a new patent pending laser plow guide system that conveniently attaches to any municipal plow truck. This system revolutionizes how an operator can see where the wing plow is going to be, in the direction of travel. Operators appreciate the ‘heads up’ it provides if the wing plow is going to encounter mailboxes and other obstacles along the way. Made up of a bright 12 volt laser light and switch, the system is easy to install and extremely low maintenance.
Trip Happens... Stuff jumps out at you, obstacles become unavoidable, trip happens. You name it, plow operators will hit it. The trip function not only protects machines and plows, but their operators too. 'Trip' mechanism deploy when the plow actually strikes...