Snowlift® is a full-service snow clearing business, focusing in servicing high volume airports in the northeast. Snowlift® has been performing airport snow clearing services, either directly or through predecessor companies, since 1958. Snowlift® developed and pioneered many of the snow removal techniques currently in use at major airports, seaports and commercial facilities in the United States and Canada today.
On-site snow melting is available after plowing begins, to reduce snow piles, freeing up areas located at the ramps, gates, cargo areas and parking lots.
25 TON MELTERS - utilized to melt snow in tight, small spaces and roof top parking lots.
50 TON MELTERS - utilized to melt snow in small parking lots and front of terminals.
150 TON MELTERS - utilized to melt snow in bigger parking lots, shopping centers, terminals, and any other large area.
250, 350, 500 TON MELTERS - utilized to melt snow on aeronautical areas and hard stands where snow piles tend to be massive.
Application of salt / sand / sodium formate / acetate prior to, during and post-storms to roadways, ramps, gates, parking lots and cargo areas.
5-15 YARD SOLID MATERIAL SPREADER TRUCKS - spreads salt / sand / granule sodium formate around all requested areas before, during and after snow and ice events.
APPLICATION OF LIQUID DE-ICER
Application of liquid de-icer for pre-treating pre-storm and post-storm applications.
LIQUID DE-ICING SOLUTION TRUCKS - holds from 500 to 2000 gallons of liquid sodium formate. Lead lines, gate areas, hard stand, and parking lots can be sprayed with de-icer solutions ahead of expected snow and ice events. The liquid sodium formate works as a chemical agent sufficient to stop accumulation and ice buildup of up to 2 inches.
PLOWING - PUSHING & PILING
KOMATSU 250 PZ, WA 430, WA 450 - pushes and piles snow with large plow attachment in big open areas of terminals, such as hard stands and taxiways. After pushing is completed, the Komatsu can load snow melters.
CAT 289 D COMPACT TRACT LOADERS - pushes and piles snow in small and height restricted areas, loads smaller melters, great for loading dock small parking lots, also uses a broom attachment where needed.
CAT 907H WHEEL LOADERS - pushes and piles snow around gate areas in terminals. These machines help bigger payloaders by pushing snow out from tight gate areas, also can load melters and use a broom attachment to clean leading lines to gates.
CAT 914, CAT 924, CAT 938, CAT 950G, CAT 950M WHEEL LOADER - pushes and piles snow with large plow attachment in big open areas of terminals, such as hard stands and taxiways. After pushing is completed, the CATs can load snow melters.
CAT BACKHOE 450-F, 430-F, 420-F - pushes and piles snow with large plow attachment in big open areas of terminals, such as hard stands and taxiways. After pushing is completed, the CATs can load snow melters.
CAT 236 SKID STEER LOADERS - pushes and piles snow in small and height restricted areas, loads smaller melters, great for loading dock small parking lots, also uses a broom attachment where needed.
Sweeping of vehicle service roads, gates, ramps, cargo areas and parking lot areas.
VAMMAS RUNWAY SWEEPERS - cleans lead lines on taxiways and terminals from the first flake with its broom. As the accumulating amounts get higher, a 24-foot blade, and high speed blowers can be utilized leaving a clean black top surface with one pass.
ABILITY TO TRUCK SNOW FROM THE PILE LOCATIONS
As an alternative option to melting snow, our fleet contains trucks which are capable of transporting the snow from the large plow piles to a new location.
REPAIR OF AIRPORT GROUND SERVICE EQUIPMENT (G.S.E)
If necessary, our mechanics are capable of repairing airport ground service equipment.
EMERGENCY AIRPORT G.S.E TOWING SERVICES
In an emergency, we are able to use our low boys or tow trucks to remove disabled or damaged Ground Service Equipment to allow the airport area to continue functioning without disruption of a disabled or damaged G.S.E.