Below are various questions Virnig Manufacturing receives on a regular basis. Browse through the following questions and click on a question to see the answer. If you do not see your question listed below please contact a local Virnig dealer or call 800.648.2408.
V50 Low Profile Snow Pusher Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT WIDTH SHOULD I PURCHASE?
A small to mid-sized skid steer will effectively handle the V50 Low Profile Snow Pusher 84 and V50 Low Profile Snow Pusher 96. A large framed skid steer will effectively handle the V50 Low Profile Snow Pusher 108 and V50 Low Profile Snow Pusher 120.
In heavier snow a loader is more likely to break traction and quit pushing. If pushing long runs or wet and heavy snow then a LSWP84 or LSWP96 will likely be the better choice regardless of skid loader size.
Selecting a pusher that is too wide will add weight, volume, and surface area, all factors that could affect performance. Contact your local Virnig dealer for more information regarding pusher width.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE V50 LOW PROFILE SNOW PUSHER?
The V50 Low Profile Snow Pusher is designed short enough for use under many types of semi trailers and provides excellent visibility over other snow skid steer attachments. It will oscillate, but does not have a floating pin option like the standard snow pusher. For this reason it is a more cost effective alternative to a full sized Snow Pusher.
CAN I GET THE V50 LOW PROFILE SNOW PUSHER WITH A STEEL OR POLY EDGE?
No, the Virnig V50 Low Profile Snow Pusher is only available with a rubber edge because its design is meant to use the edge as the main point of contact with the floating sides used to contain snow.
However, the Virnig V60 Steel Edge Snow Pusher is an excellent option for those looking to utilize a steel cutting edge.
WHY DOES VIRNIG USE FLOATING SIDE PLATES?
Floating side plates allow consistent down pressure on the rubber cutting edge. Since the side plates don’t support the pusher’s weight, it allows the pusher’s cutting edge to stay in constant contact with ground for a clean finish.
Other Snow Pushers have solid side plates that must be adjusted as the edge wears. These can be difficult to evenly adjust. As the cutting edge wears the side plates may prevent the cutting edge from engaging the surface and leave a thin layer of snow behind.
DOES THE V50 LOW PROFILE SNOW PUSHER CUTTING EDGE EVER NEED TO BE ADJUSTED?
No. The edge never requires adjustment. The frame oscillation compensates for edge wear. Once the edge is worn to the steel it simply needs to be flipped over to utilize the other edge.
CAN THE V50 LOW PROFILE SNOW PUSHER PILE SNOW?
Yes, the V50 Low Profile Snow Pusher will be able to pile snow as high as the operator’s skid steer can reach. This gives users the ability to strategically set up stacking points in the work area to keep snow piles away from heavy traffic areas.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF THE PULL BACK OPTION?
The Pull Back option allows the operator to remove snow next to large objects and buildings by rolling the V50 Low Profile Snow Pusher forward and dragging backwards. This Pull Back is perfect for finishing work in a lot, removal next to buildings, or any place back-dragging is an option.
DO SNOW PUSHERS HAVE OTHER USES?
Yes. V50 Low Profile Snow Pushers can be used for any light materials moving/handling – which includes water, mud, sludge, silage, grain, manure, and trash.
Virnig Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I PURCHASE VIRNIG SKID STEER ATTACHMENTS?
Virnig sells skid steer attachments through a network of independently owned dealers. Call 800-648-2408 for assistance in finding a dealer or use the online Dealer Finder.
WHAT TYPE OF ATTACHMENT INTERFACE/HOOKUP DOES VIRNIG USE?
Virnig skid steer attachments are manufactured with a universal mount to fit most skid steer loaders. Mounting frame is built to ISO 24410 and SAE J2513 standards.
DOES VIRNIG BUILD MINI-SKID STEER ATTACHMENTS?
All attachments have a universal skid steer mount. Use the recommended loader capacity listed per attachment to determine if it is properly sized for the machine in question.
WHAT IS RECOMMENDED LOADER CAPACITY?
Virnig skid steer attachments are rated to provide maximum performance and protection from damage when used with an appropriately sized skid loader.
Go here to find skid steer capacity and specs for 2015 models.
Contact a local Virnig dealer for the most accurate specs, or contact Virnig at 800.648.2408.
WHY DOES VIRNIG USE NITROSTEEL® CYLINDER RODS?
Virnig uses NitroSteel® rods because they are a superior performing alternative to chrome plating. The finish offers improved corrosion resistance and better grease retention.
Chrome plated cylinder rods can flake or pit and destroy the seals or other internal components; resulting in downtime and expensive repairs.
A NitroSteel® rod will perform better and increase the service life of a cylinder, making it the cost-effective choice.
WHAT IS THE SETUP TIME FOR A VIRNIG SKID STEER ATTACHMENT?
Most Virnig attachments are ready to work right off the pallet.
To minimize set up time, Virnig Manufacturing requires the machine brand and model to be listed on each order for attachments with hydraulic components to ensure proper hose length, routing, and coupler sizing. In addition, all hydraulic Virnig Attachments are tested for leaks and proper operation before leaving the factory. There may be specific scenarios in which additional setup time will be required.
HOW QUICKLY CAN I GET REPLACEMENT PARTS?
Most parts for Virnig skid steer attachments are available in-stock and can be shipped as early as the same day the order is received. Fabricated and back ordered parts are available with a reasonable lead time. Virnig uses several shipping options to provide timely and cost effective delivery to customers.
Check with a local Virnig dealer for replacement part availability.
WHAT WARRANTY DOES VIRNIG OFFER?
All Virnig parts and attachments are warranted for one year from the end user’s date of purchase, or the dealer’s date of first rental/demonstration. If the warranty period has expired, a sales receipt or first rental slip will be required for warranty consideration.
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