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1st X ... Skidsteer winter ... $ & ?'s

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by ezy11, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. ezy11

    ezy11 Junior Member
    from cst
    Messages: 4

    Case 75XT ... We've never used skidsteers for snow removal, trying it this winter with two units (8 ft box blades). Any ballpark #'s to have it enclosed & heaters put in units ... anything else needed besides glow plugs for Skidsteer to have a good experience this winter? Running tires not tracks .... Appreciate any advice
    Thank you ....Lake Zurich IL
     
  2. raceyz125

    raceyz125 Junior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 24

    Do you own them or renting? How many hrs are you going to be running them? Northern Tool has soft enclosures for 230.00 each. Then you will need a heater for inside. another 240.00. Then you need them mounted. Best bet is rent a SS with a enclosure, then heater and blowers are standard. Glow plugs are standard on most Diesel motors.
    I run a SS with a plow on the front. Works great. I hear that the pushers are nice for long runs. Good Luck
     
  3. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

  4. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Keep a window cracked so you or your operators dont get sick.
     
  5. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    This also helps with keeping the windows defrosted. I'm not sure if you can do this with a soft cab or not. Maybe they leak enough to allow fresh air in?

    Just to give you an idea on price, I've heard that retro-fitting a hard enclosed cab with door, wiper & heat is usually $2-2500 installed. Could be different for a Case though.
     
  6. big pusher

    big pusher Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 129

    If you want to have a GOOD experience plowing with a skidloader then trade for one that has a factory installed cab w/ heater. Just my opinion.