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Old 01-04-2013, 04:26 PM
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Yikes..... Do yours have a slip hitch as well? I thought I saw maybe in this thread you made a direct mount so as no bucket is required?
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:37 PM
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I'd buy a Horst pusher over a BX12 just for the spring loaded end plates if were talking pushers. I do think a 4000 series Horst is Heavier then a BX12 so you can't even begin to compare them to the Optimus. I like hearing updates on the Optimus. Thanks.
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Doug,

........ Boss states 75+ Hp Max 3 yard bucket.

Might have one to show you soon if you want to compare.
I can't think of a 3 yard loader with only 75HP. Older 3 yard loaders probably have around a 100HP minimum. Even TLBs have more than 75 HP.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:25 PM
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Sorry I suppose I wasn't clear enough. The optimus cleaned much better then our regular style avalanche and horst units and was every bit as clean as the Arctic units we used for the previous three years. There is a huge difference between a std steel edge pusher and the optimus's ability to clean the surface of the ground.
Good to hear! I would like to see Horst come out with a version of the Optimus moldboard for the SnowWings. That would be the cats a$$, but they would have to make it affordable
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:12 AM
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Yikes..... Do yours have a slip hitch as well? I thought I saw maybe in this thread you made a direct mount so as no bucket is required?
Yep. We tried to do a professional job on our QA plate. We used the optimus std floating hitch design to hook up to. Check the pics out if you like.

http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=140529
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:44 AM
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Vince,
Did you happen to take any videos of yours in action? It does look like a nice product......
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Did you happen to take any videos of yours in action? It does look like a nice product......
Not yet. I will try and get some taken and posted up soon.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:48 PM
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I don't know. Neat idea I guess, especially the ability to clean storm drains but I'll be honest, I think BOSS has the best thing going now. I honestly don't think this will clear any better then a BX style pusher. In the one video there was quite a bit of snow and it looked like it just rode up the hard pack, our BX12 goes right through that stuff. Are you able to put any down pressure on it or not? Also, can you back drag with it? One thing I wish every manufacture would do is have an option of making them articulate side to side like our skid steer plow does. I'm not bashing it one bit because it is neat but me, personally, I just cant see spending almost double the price for these over the BX series pushers.
Totally different animal, and they only go up to 12'.

I like the looks and build of the BX, but as the others have said, it isn't the pusher for heavy duty pushing with a larger loader. Different application.
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Totally different animal, and they only go up to 12'.

I like the looks and build of the BX, but as the others have said, it isn't the pusher for heavy duty pushing with a larger loader. Different application.
So are you just going by pictures you have seen on the internet? Do you own one or have you used one or just following what others have said about the BOSS Pusher. What do you consider heavy duty pushing?

Maybe boss has plans to build a wider unit we don't know. I think the lack of snow has allot of companies holding off on new products. There is allot of snow equipment still at the dealers.

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Thanks those were the pics I was looking for.
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[QUOTE=Grassman09;1560800]So are you just going by pictures you have seen on the internet? Do you own one or have you used one or just following what others have said about the BOSS Pusher. What do you consider heavy duty pushing?

Maybe boss has plans to build a wider unit we don't know. I think the lack of snow has allot of companies holding off on new products. There is allot of snow equipment still at the dealers.

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Thanks those were the pics I was looking for.
Grassman, I slept in a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Seriously, I saw one close up and personal. It is a nice looking pusher. It is not a pusher designed for loaders that Dell Services is using or that I am using. It is not a ProTech or Avalanche. Also based on 15 years of using ProTechs.

Not to mention Boss' literature doesn't recommend it for Dell's or my type of use. (that's called a clue)

Already answered the HD part.

Maybe they do. Maybe they don't. I am basing my statements on what is available NOW. Because they need it now, not down the road, maybe.

Lighten up, I was giving an opinion, just as you are. I didn't jump into your shorts, so relax. If you don't like my opinion, fine. You don't have to.
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Gents,
Here is a link to a short video of the Optimus in use in Toronto, Dec 27th, after our first big storm of the season.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWztryrd-II
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:09 PM
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Here is a link to a short video of the Optimus in use in Toronto, Dec 27th, after our first big storm of the season.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWztryrd-II
Well there's a start to the videos... Looks pretty good. Definitely need a little more footage. Hard to pull the trigger on something you haven't really seen in action.
Maybe show a little more detail of how it looks after its been plowed... Kind of hard to see in this video.
Also what size pusher/what size loader?
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