Steel Green Manufacturing purchased the rights to manufacture the Z-Plow, and will be producing a snowplow attachment to transform its zero-turn spreader/sprayer into a powerful sidewalk snow-removing machine with up to 350 pounds of salt-spreading capacity.
The Z-Plow was created by Eric Smith in Caledonia, Mich., in 2012 and has been field-tested for nearly eight years. Smith will remain involved with the product as a business consultant with Steel Green Manufacturing.
“Many spreader/sprayers sit unused all winter long,” said Matt Smith, sales manager at Steel Green Manufacturing. “The SG Snowplow allows lawn care operators to maximize their equipment investment and earn revenue during the off season. When the snow season is over, uninstalling the plow is simple, and applicators can get back to fertilizing in minutes.”
The SG Snowplow is made with all stainless-steel construction and resists corrosion from salt and liquid deicer. It features a poly plow blade, which is lighter and stronger than comparable steel plows. Live hydraulics control the plow angle, down pressure, lift, and float with a single joystick valve. The rubber cutting edge scrapes clean without damaging sensitive areas, and LED lights provide ample light.
The SG Snowplow is compatible with Steel Green Manufacturing models SG46 and SG52. The most productive Steel Green model, the SG52, provides 60 gallons of liquid capacity and holds up to 7 bags of granular salt.
The company will also be selling an attachment kit for the SG Snowplow that is compatible with 2015 and newer Z Spray Mid (Intermediate) or Z Spray Max.
The SG Snowplow will be available this fall. It comes with the plow, winter tires assembly, LED lights, and attachment kit and costs $3,995. The attachment kit includes hydraulics, hoses, brackets and fittings, and will be compatible with other attachments available from Steel Green Manufacturing in the future.