Sicard™ Group SSI Inc. is the corporate descendant of the original Sicard company. The company was founded by Arthur Sicard who invented the first snowblower in 1925. Mr Sicard was a milkman who delivered milk and other products directly to homes. Tired of having to climb over snowbanks to get to his customers he set out to produce a machine that could efficiently clear snowbanks. His first commercial unit was sold to the Town of Outremont on the island of Montreal in 1927.
His first unit consisted of a 4×4 carrier with its own motor, and an auxiliary motor to power the blower head. The blower featured a chute which provided pinpoint control and was used for loading trucks, as well as an opening in the impeller housing through which snow could be thrown into a field.
The original snowblower could power through both hard packed and wet snow and throw either at least 90 feet from the snowblower. Over the years, amounting to almost a century, Sicard has worked hard to ensure that their machines continue to reflect Arthur Sicard’s preoccupation with producing machines with quality, durability and efficiency built in.
Sicard has also always been intent on improving their product, using the best technology available and always remembering the very difficult conditions they are used in. A small example of improvements is that a unit that started off projecting snow 95 feet (29 meters) has led to a model that can throw snow 225 feet (68.5 meters) while still keeping the ability to load trucks 5 feet (1.5 meter) away.
Sicard’s focus on quality has resulted in Sicard units still being found all around the world. Sicard units can be found in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Notwithstanding its constant efforts to improve by using the newest technologies, the company has always tried to keep the units as simple as possible in order to keep them working when needed.
Sicard supplies a full line of snowblowers, airport runway sweepers, and other related products such as plows, spreaders non-metallic scraper blades. For those users who generally load trucks, speak to a Sicard representative to find out how a Sicard snowblower can save you money and time.