Hints & Tips
Economists have predicted that the current bitter weather will cost the UK economy £500 million a day and may push the country into a triple dip recession.
There is little construction firms can do to carry on working, but many smaller businesses can.
Industrial estates can continue operating by simply clearing forecourts and parking areas to give workers and customers safe access to their premises.
Pubs and restaurants can ensure parking areas and access roads are open and snow and ice free so that people wanting to eat and drink have safe and easy access.
And schools and other public buildings like health centres which are under pressure to keep open, can clear away the snow and treat icy patches with simple to use modern machinery.
The cost to small businesses in lost production and disillusioned customers could be massive and possibly catastrophic; after all, if your favourite restaurant or bar has not made the effort to clear the snow away you’re more likely to go to one that has.
Clearing away snow and ice needn’t be a massive job with modern snow clearing machinery which is common in neighbouring countries on the continent.
Machines which will easily blow snow from car parks and forecourts cost little when compared with the cost of lost production and customers.
Just spreading ice melt products to keep areas ice free can prove to customers that you have their interest at heart.
For a business with access roads and a medium sized car park and forecourt to keep clear the MTD M61 Snow Blower / Snow Thrower a – 2 stage self-propelled machine will fit the bill.
This is a reliable and simple to use machine, not that much different from using a self-propelled lawnmower, and is designed to shift deep falls of snow quickly to allow vehicles and people to access business and public premises.
The expression two stage refers to the method of clearing the snow. First it drags it into the hood with powerful augers and then an impellor blasts it clear.
Five forward and one reverse gears make it easy to manoeuvre and extra large wheels give excellent traction.
The clearing width of 61 cm and the intake height of the hood at 53 cm mean it can deal easily with heavy snow falls.
You can alter the direction and pitch of the exit chute from the driving position which saves time.
It costs £649, is delivered free the next working day and has a one year maker’s
Have a look at the special section on our site for loads more blowers to keep you working this winter.
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