With the UK gripped by the longest period of cold weather for nearly 30 years, any economic means of shifting snow has become a top priority across many parts of the country.
For clearing smaller areas such as car parks, pedestrian precincts and footpaths an Avant mini loader equipped with either a dozer blade or snow brush attachment is an ideal combination and can make light work of an otherwise labour intensive operation.
In addition it is possible for the machine to pull a small self-propelled gritter at the same time, hence completing two jobs with just one pass.
One company that has already recognised the outstanding ability of Avant machines is Affordable Access of Romsey in Hampshire which operates a busy hire and sales business.
The company has just taken delivery of new snow brush and owner Tony Thornton says: “Avant machines are perfect for tackling snow clearance work and, unlike some larger equipment, they do not have to be parked-up for most of the time waiting for snow to fall as they can be utilised throughout the year for a multitude of tasks ranging from materials handling and digging to grass cutting and trenching work using a choice of nearly 100 attachments.”
The full range of Avant machines and attachments are available from Avant Tecno (UK) which is based near Thetford in Norfolk.