F-5 and F-55 ROOT Snowblades, by the pioneer in underbody scrapers.

The ROOT Model F-5 and F-55 snowblades are high-speed snow removal units designed by the pioneer in underbody scraper manufacturing.

The snowblades have 20" heat-treated moldboards that can be used for most of your snow removal. There are no shoes or wheels to wear out and no lost time for plow hook-up.

Both units operate safely over crosswalks, manholes, utility boxes, etc. due to the spring-floated hydraulic cylinders.

Why ROOT is your best bet ...
  • Plows snow up to 10" in depth
  • Large 20" heat treated high carbon moldboard
  • Moves with traffic at higher speeds
  • Hydraulic down pressure
  • Cuts down on driveway plugging
  • Large patented safety spring trip mechanism for operation over manholes, crosswalks, catch basins and even railroad tracks
  • Easy to install and simple to remove in the spring
  • No operator training necessary
F-5 and F-55 detail

SPECIFICATIONS* (Metric equivalents in parentheses)
Moldboard:10' (3.04m), 11' (3.35m) lengths; 1/2" x 20" (1.26cm x 50cm) heat-treated high carbon steel
Moldboard Hinge Shaft:1 9/16" (3.97cm) cold rolled steel
Hangers:Independent, tubular type, adjustable height, secured to frame with machine bolts
Cutting Edge:Standard grader sections 5" or 6" lengths (1/2" thick by 6" wide supplied)
Actuating Power:1 hydraulic cylinder, direct-connected, double-acting 3" diameter by 10" stroke (7.62cm x 25.4cm) with nitrated piston rod
Shock Absorbers:Moldboard to be cushioned by one heavy-duty patented cushion spring shock-absorbing assembly
Hydraulic:Pressure does not exceed 600 psi
Mounting:Fixed position, right or left hand discharge scraping angle 35 to 40 degrees (depending on wheel base of vehicle to which it is installed)
Weight:850 lbs. (386kg)

Hangerboard:Minimum of 10" x 30 lb. (25cm x 13.63kg) structural channel
Moldboard Hinge Shaft:1 1/2" (3.81cm) high-carbon steel
Moldboard:10' (3.04m), 11' (3.35m) or 12' (3.65m) lengths 1/2" x 20" (1.26cm x 50cm) heat-treated high carbon steel
Circle:3/4" (1.9cm) steel with independently mounted side plates and 7 plowing positions
Shock Absorbers:Moldboard to be cushioned by two heavy-duty patented cushion spring shock-absorbing assemblies
Actuating Power:2 3" (7.62cm) diameter double-acting, horizontal-mounted hydraulic cylinders with nitrated piston rods
Cutting Edge:1/2" x 6" (1.26cm x 15cm) with standard USS punching
Weight:1400 lbs. (635kg)

  • All actuating assemblies are located outside of truck frame for easy maintenance.
  • Hydraulic cab-controlled operation.
  • Scraper available with power reverse activated by 4" diameter hydraulic cylinder with locks provided by spring-loaded shear pins, hydraulic lock cylinders or dual cylinder power reverse.
* Measurements are approximate. Specifications subject to change without notice.

Root Spring Scraper Co.
527 W. North St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-382-5920 Fax