The KAGE® SnowFire Snow Plow Box System for compact wheel loaders has a revolutionary design that is built to withstand the rigors of commercial snow plowing. This patented 2-in-1 system allows the operator to switch between angle plowing, back dragging, and pushing the snow. Simple and seamlessly transition from angle plowing to snow pushing…all within seconds and from the cab!
The LBK Series Snow Plow System differs from the SBK Snow Plow System because there is a floating top link just forward of the quick attach plate on the LBK. This floating top link, on a compact wheel loader, is critical to keep the plow blade tight to the surface that’s being plowed.
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Snowplow System Quick Attach Coupler
The video above demonstrates the standard skid steer SSL attachment. The unique design of the LBK plow hitch allows a variety of different quick attach couplers, covering a variety of different loader brands and styles. We even offer a quick attach replacement for you to exchange them if you swap your loader!
The loader arms should be set so that the attachment plate is set high enough to ride over curbs. Once the proper boom height is achieved, roll the tilt function down until the cutting edge touches the pavement. Now the snow plow can float independently from the compact loader arms. There is approximately six inches up and down travel which will help maintain the loader’s steering and traction.
Compact Wheel Loader Specific
We also enhanced the design of the box by extending the “center group” or horizontal tubular construction of the SnowFire to accommodate the 12-foot snowplow. And rather than just extend the center group, we went the extra mile by extending the C-channel that sleeves over the tubing. This way it’s a lot stronger than just extending the tubes which could cause an event where the tubes would flex and possibly break at this junction… especially if you’re hitting a lot of stuff like curbs or other obstacles. No other snowplow on the market is built to compliment the advantages of the compact wheel loader like the SnowFire LBK Plow System!.
Which Snow Plow is Best for my Compact Wheel Loader?
Two specifications you will want to know when considering a snow plow system like the KAGE LBK SnowFire is the machine weight and horsepower. These two things will help determine what the maximum size should be for the snow plow. It’s recommended that you refer to one of our customer representatives at KAGE prior to purchasing a plow system so that we can recommend the snow plow system that is right for you. You don’t want to go bigger or heavier for the simple thought of moving more snow because the result could be counterproductive.
The KAGE® advantage with this snow removal product is the 2-in-1 system allowing contractors and operators to back drag the plow normally. They then can grab the SNOWKAGE box to continue pushing out the snow piles, all without leaving the cab. Another advantage is that it reduces plowing times by 25-50%.
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