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544 loader attachments

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by drewskie, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. drewskie

    drewskie Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Hey guys I was just wondering what every ones thoughts were on a 544j or k john deer is and more importantly what would be the best attachment for a push. I was looking at hla snow pushes but I need something that can still back blade between cars. The 9' blade that extends to 21' seems like a good idea but I don't know how strong the 6' wings would be. I also consider a 12' chain on snow push so you could use the bucket to back blade then throw the push on and finish the lot off. Any input will help preferably guys that have tried the set ups. One more thing would a 624 be a lot better due to the more power and weight or is it not that big of a difference.
    THANKS!
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2015
  2. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    I have no advice for you other than HLA makes a backdragger option on their pushers. No need to take off the pusher when you can just tip it up.
     
  3. drewskie

    drewskie Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    That is true I ment take it off if the 12' push is to wide to get in between two cars one stall apart
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    I tell my operators to NEVER clean out only 1 space. Far too much chance of hitting either vehicle. Has to be at least 2 open spaces.
     
  5. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,686

    I'm with Mooks..Two spaces Min.
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    I think I'll start a petition with MJD to change my username. Thumbs Up:laughing:
     
  7. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    I like it.

    PS- I would like to pick your brain for a minute about something if you don't mind. What's a good way to contact you?
     
  8. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 1,051

    hey, I didn't know if you liked it or not, or if a certain few were just messing with you with the name...I don't know why I haven't changed my handle to MJD by now Thumbs Up
     
  9. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,686




    Good Luck with that....He. Does not get good reception in the Bunker he lives in
     
  10. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,686



    I have done a large automotive holding yard for a few years now..Everyone is told never go inbetween cars unless it's 2 cars+ wide..To much can go wrong in hour 15 when your tired and not at your best
     
  11. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,686



    I think you should change it...There are a few other usernames I could suggest for you...Lol
     
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,529

    Mr Mookie is very reclusive, his alter ego after a few alcoholic beverages comes out, that's why is there is a lack of filter on his posts.

    OP, trying to do detail work with a load of that size is not suggested
     
  13. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 1,051

    that was almost :laughing: Matson...just think of all the names I could have/change yours to ;)

    anyway, back on topic :D
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Quit derailing the thread. :realmad::laughing::gunsfiring:
     
  15. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,610

    I would agree with everyone even changing Marks name to bird or Mooks. I think a 9 ft wing plow is too wide to go in 1 spot safely with that large of a loader one slight move of the steering wheel swings the front end side to side even for a good operator.
     
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Not sure anyone asked for your opinion.
     
  17. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    We have a 13 JD 524K with a 14' Boss LDR metal trip edge box.. works great.
     
  18. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    Here are a few.

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  19. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    Nice rig. How do you like the bucket mount pusher? Why do you prefer that over a quick attach bucket and pusher?
     
  20. PALS Landscapin

    PALS Landscapin Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Ramair sweet set up. For the original post the poor guy only has 7 post I feel like he has alot of learning to do. How well does that push box work. I was goinmg to get the 16ft box but was a little on the skeptical side. I have the 12 ft box and love it.