Six Best Equipment Attachments for Winter

Removing snow quickly and efficiently presents a significant challenge in many areas of the U.S. and around the world. It takes specialized tools to get rid of snow and keep roadways, parking lots and other paved surfaces clear and passable. As snow removal is a seasonal task, renting this equipment is often the most cost-effective business strategy.

Are you a landscaping professional looking to earn some extra income during winter? Or a facility maintenance manager in charge of keeping roadways or parking lots clear? One of the benefits of renting construction machines like skid steers, backhoes and wheel loaders is their versatility. In addition to using them for earthmoving tasks, they're excellent for snow removal — assuming you equip them with the right work tool attachment rentals.

What Are the Best Winter Attachments for your Equipment?

Using the following attachments with your machines can transform them into versatile, agile snow-removing powerhouses:

  • Brooms: Hydraulic brooms are effective to clear accumulations of up to 2 inches. While they're ideal for managing these lighter snowfalls, brooms are less efficient when removing heavy or wet snow. Keep in mind that they may not provide enough control for you to place the snow in designated areas. 
  • Buckets: A bucket attachment offers a cost-effective solution when you don't need to remove massive piles of snow. Buckets work well when you have access to dump trucks where you can load the snow for transport. 
  • Blades: Angle blades are ideal for various snow removal applications. Smaller blades work well for clearing driveways and sidewalks, while larger models can handle roadways and more expansive open areas. 
  • Pushes: Snow pushes can capture, contain and displace large volumes of snow in a single pass. They feature a box-like design that moves snow by pushing it straight ahead. Typical applications include roads, parking lots, runways and other paved surfaces.
  • Plows: A snow plow attachment uses a windrowing action to remove snow from roadways and other surfaces. It features two cutting edges that penetrate the snow as the blade follows the contours of the surface. 
  • Blowers: Snowblowers work by gathering and throwing snow from paved surfaces. They give the machine operator the flexibility to deflect the snow straight ahead or off to one side. 

The Cat® Rental Store: Your Source for Equipment Attachments for Winter

If you're looking to boost your inventory of snow removal attachments this winter, The Cat® Rental Store has the right equipment for rent at competitive rates. The knowledgeable staff at any of our more than 1,300 global locations can help you explore all your options and choose the right tool for your applications. We'll work with you to establish a flexible rental arrangement and provide timely repair and maintenance service. 

Browse our equipment attachments for winter, as well as our complete online inventory today. Give us a call at 1-800-RENT-CAT to discuss your requirements or contact us for a quick quote. Rent everything you need to succeed from the pros who always do whatever it takes.

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