Easily compare V60 Snow Pushers (SWP) and V50 Low Profile Snow Pushers (LSWP).
Spec Comparisons - Virnig Snow Pushers
|Name (Model) ||Width||Depth||Inside Depth||Height||Floating Frame||Reversible Skid Shoes||Weight (lbs)||Rec. Loader Capacity (lbs)
|V60 Snow Pusher (SWP84)||90.0"||51.2"||38.3"||40.8"||Yes||No||1285||> 1,800
|V60 Snow Pusher (SWP96)||102.0"||51.2"||38.3"||40.8"||Yes||No||1340||> 1,800
|V60 Snow Pusher (SWP108)||114.0"||51.2"||38.3"||40.8"||Yes||No||1395||> 1,800
|V60 Snow Pusher (SWP120)||122.5"||51.2"||38.3"||40.8"||Yes||No||1445||> 1,800
|V50 Low Profile Snow Pusher (LSWP84)||92.3"||39.5"||30.0"||27.5"||No||Yes||860||> 1,500
|V50 Low Profile Snow Pusher (LSWP96)||104.3"||39.5"||30.0"||27.5"||No||Yes||900||> 1,500
|V50 Low Profile Snow Pusher (LSWP108)||116.3"||39.5"||30.0"||27.5"||No||Yes||940||> 1,500
|V50 Low Profile Snow Pusher (LSWP120)||124.5"||39.5"||30.0"||27.5"||No||Yes||970||> 1,500
|V60 Steel Edge Snow Pusher (SWP84)||92.5"||54.4"||32.2"||31.7"||No||Yes||1120||> 1,500
|V60 Steel Edge Snow Pusher (SWP96)||104.5"||54.4"||32.2"||31.7"||No||Yes||1170||> 1,500
|V60 Steel Edge Snow Pusher (SWP108)||116.5"||54.4"||32.2"||31.7"||No||Yes||1230||> 1,500
|V60 Steel Edge Snow Pusher (SWP120)||125.4"||54.4"||32.2"||31.7"||No||Yes||1275||> 1,500
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.
V60 Steel Edge Snow Pusher Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT WIDTH SHOULD I PURCHASE?
There are many factors to consider when purchasing a V60 Steel Edge Snow Pusher. A few are listed below.
- Consider the loader’s operating capacity. For all V60 Steel Edge Snow Pusher models, Virnig recommends at least 1500 lbs in operating capacity.
- The overall size of your loader and type of tire or track. Some smaller loaders may have the lift capacity to use an SESP but cannot push the weight of a fully loaded SESP120. Some do not have snow tracks or tires and cannot get proper traction. In both of these cases, a smaller SESP is recommended.
- The size of the area to be plowed. If the area is a parking lot a wider attachment like the SESP120 with more volume will increase your efficiency (provided the above factors are met). If the area to plow is a driveway, then a narrower model such as the SESP84 may be a better fit.
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 or Virnig at 800-648-2408 for more information regarding pusher width.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE V60 STEEL EDGE SNOW PUSHER?
The V60 Steel Edge Snow Pusher is able to push a large quantity of snow and utilize a Pull Back option like the V50 Low Profile Snow Pusher, but also offer the ability to cut through hard packed snow and ice like an V60 Angle Snow Blade. With no hydraulics, the V60 Steel Edge Snow Pusher is simple to operate and can pile snow as tall as the skid loader’s arms can reach.
CAN I GET THE V60 STEEL EDGE SNOW PUSHER WITH A POLY EDGE?
Only a steel cutting edge can be ordered as a factory installed option, though a poly blade kit for an Angle Snow Blade will directly bolt in as an option. One needs to purchase the full Steel Edge Snow Pusher and then order a poly edge kit additionally.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE POLY EDGE OPTION?
A poly edge is an alternative to steel and in many applications will wear similarly on most surfaces but not gouge like steel. Poly edges are also lighter in weight and identical in price to steel.
WHY DOES VIRNIG USE FLOATING SIDE PLATES?
Floating side plates allow consistent down pressure on the steel 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 V60 STEEL EDGE 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 trip edge steel it simply needs to be flipped over to utilize the other edge.
HOW DOES THE VIRNIG V60 STEEL EDGE SNOW PUSHER OSCILLATION WORK?
The moldboard is connected to the quick tach plate by a large pin that gives the V60 Steel Edge Snow Pusher +/- 4 degrees of rotational oscillation. This system allows the pusher to travel across uneven areas and still maintain solid contact with the ground.
CAN THE V60 STEEL EDGE SNOW PUSHER PILE SNOW?
Yes, the V60 Steel Edge 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 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.
WHY DOES VIRNIG USE A TRIP EDGE INSTEAD OF THE ENTIRE BLADE?
With full blade trip, when hitting a short obstacle such as a manhole cover or curb, the entire blade will roll over. Small objects will cause the skid steer to slow down and could make plowing much more disruptive. Virnig uses trip-edges with a rigid moldboard to minimize these plowing interruptions and provide safety.
HOW DO I KEEP THE CUTTING EDGE FROM TRIPPING ON GRAVEL OR DIRT?
Because trip edge integrity is determined by down pressure, it is difficult to properly use your plow on unpacked dirt or gravel without destroying the surface. By using the machine tilt and arms to keep the blade slightly above the ground, you will build a base of hard packed snow and ice. Once the hard pack is set, down pressure may be applied. This is the most effective method to keep the edge from tripping.
CAN I ADJUST THE TRIP EDGE TENSION OR CAN IT BE LOCKED OUT?
The tension is set by the springs and are non-adjustable. The edge cannot be locked out because if an object is hit hard enough the edge is designed to trip. Locking out the trip edge could damage the attachment, the skid steer, or worse the operator. Locking out the trip edge should never be done.
CAN I USE THE VIRNIG V60 STEEL EDGE SNOW PUSHER TO DOZE/GRADE DIRT?
No. Virnig recommends that you should never use it on anything other than snow.
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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