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 Snow Blower Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE PADDLE STYLE AUGER?
The Virnig Snow Blower is one of the only skid steer snow blowers to employ a paddle auger. This style is extremely effective at breaking up and throwing hard packed snow, while still performing well in light, fluffy snow.
DOES THROW DISTANCE MATTER?
Throw distance is important when moving snow away from the blown path. Overall, throw distance can be affected by many factors and should not be used as a baseline for determining snow blower effectiveness. This is only one of many important factors to consider before purchasing a new skid steer snow blower.
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HOW THICK IS THE FAN SHROUD?
The fan shroud housing is made of 3/16” thick steel. Many other shrouds on snowblowers are not as durable and will deform. A damaged shroud allows debris to become lodged in the shroud and can dramatically reduce the blower’s ability to load snow through the chute.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN V50 AND V60 SNOW BLOWER?
The design is similar, but the V50 Snow Blowers utilize slightly different hydraulic plumbing options, overall dimensions are smaller, and are only available in standard flow configuration. Virnig uses at least grade 50 steel on all attachments, and a full 1 year warranty ensures that all quality is as expected from the V60 series. See the comparison chart for more information.
WILL THE V50 SNOW BLOWER PERFORM AS WELL AS A V60 SNOW BLOWER?
There is no replacement for high flow torque, but the V50 Snow Blower is designed with standard flow in mind. The overall height, depth, and size of the components is sized to be efficient with less flow. The V50 Snow Blower will also be lighter by design, and this will allow smaller loaders to use it where the V60 Snow Blower might overload the lift capacity.
WHAT WIDTH SNOW BLOWER SHOULD I PURCHASE?
For efficient operation, purchase a snow blower with a cut width that is wider than the tires or tracks of your loader.
Loader capacity should also be considered. Selecting a skid steer attachment that is too wide will add weight, volume, and surface area, all factors that could affect performance.
CAN I RUN THE V50 SNOW BLOWER WITH HIGH FLOW?
No. The motor is only rated for 16-25 gpm. All of the motors that Virnig uses have a zero overflow tolerance. Using the attachment at higher than rated flow will eventually cause catastrophic failure of the motor.
WHAT PROTECTS THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FROM PRESSURE SPIKES?
Standard pressure relief valves protect the motor and the loader’s hydraulic system from damaging pressure spikes. When the maximum pressure point is reached, the valve opens to prevent pressure from rising any further. This prevents seals or other internal components from breaking due to excessive pressure.
Virnig Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I PURCHASE VIRNIG ATTACHMENTS?
Virnig sells mini skid steer, compact tractor, and skid steer attachments through a network of independently owned dealers throughout the United States and Canada. 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?
All Virnig skid steer attachments are manufactured with a universal mount to fit most skid steer loaders. The mounting frame is built to ISO 24410 and SAE J2513 standards.
All Virnig mini skid steer attachments are manufactured with a Toro®/mini universal mount, Bobcat® mount, or ASV® mount.
WHAT IS THE SETUP TIME FOR A VIRNIG ATTACHMENT?
Most Virnig attachments are ready to work right off the pallet.
To minimize setup time, Virnig Manufacturing requires the machine brand and model to be listed in every order for attachments with hydraulic components. This ensures 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.
WHY DOES VIRNIG USE NITROSTEEL® CYLINDER RODS?
Virnig uses NitroSteel® cylinder 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. Learn more about the benefits of the NitroSteel® process.
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