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743 with pusher Good or Bad?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Drottlawn, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    I might be buying a bobcat 743 to use for snow removal. Just curious if it is even worth using since it is a slower older machine. If so, what size pusher? Thanks
  2. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,468

    I used one for yrs. with a snow bucket. What type of snow removal will you be doing?
  3. JLsDmax

    JLsDmax Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    the company i plow for has a 763 that is used in big storms just to help with stacking snow and some smaller pushes, i know its a little bigger than the 743.but for reference It does okay in light snows with a larger light materials / snow bucket. The 763 does ok with an 8 ft plow but the 763 struggles with an 8ft pusher half full. it is a traction combined with lack of weight issue
  4. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Thats what I was afraid of. It would be in a kohls and home depot. Thanks for the info!
  5. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    For those lots it would be fine for cut in work, definitely not a primary machine on the sit though. I started out with a 753, was great with a 74" snow bucket for stacking/ might snow(before we had big stuff). With a snowplow (8') it got pushed around, if you wanted to plow with it I would stick to 6' plow or pusher, due to light weight & short wheel base. Also look for narrower snow tires it will greatly improve your results, they werent around back then.
  6. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Used a Mustang 940-E 37.5 HP, had a 8 Ft plow. Did ok then we put chains on the tires and i could't believe the difference. It would push a lot of snow.. Not bad for $$$
  7. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,126

    773 with an 8ft... OK at best

    753 with an 8ft... No good

    Maybe a 6ft box on that machine.