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12' backhoe snow pusher work for skid loader?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by DodgeBlizzard, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    I have a 773 Bobcat skid loader. If I purchase a 12' used snow pusher designed for a backhoe, can it be made to work for a skid loader?

    Will it be too heavy for a skid loader seeing that it's designed for a larger backhoe setup?

    If so, would cutting it down and welding it to 10' be feasble?

    Changing the mounting setup, would it cost a fortune or a couple hundred bucks?
  2. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    12' is quite large for a 773 I'd be more in the market for a 8' for that size machine. Any good welding shop could cut it down and weld a quick tach plate on it, that being said I think I would just keep looking for an 8'.
  3. 04chevy2500

    04chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    simple answer is yes you could have it cut down. the real answer is NO unless you was pushing a dusting 30 feet then id go with a direct mount 8 foot not bucket mount. i run an 873 w a 10ft but have snow wolf tires. 773 will do an 8 no problem but wouldnt go past that.
  4. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    yea will work for an inch not do good for what u want i like the 8 footers even 10 feet is sometimes pushing it
  5. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    If you were a little closer, I would trade you the 12 footer for my 8 foot skid pusher.