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751 bobcat - how big can i go

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Kirby ent, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Kirby ent

    Kirby ent Member
    Messages: 94

    I have a 751 bobcat - 46 HP
    I use it for driveways in condo's with a 72 inch bucket which works good for back dragging drives but terrible for pushing into a pile on the street - I hate making 2 more passes for every one from tail off.
    Do blades back-drag as well as buckets? I am thinking a blizzard would be great but is it to heavy?
    Thanks Mike
  2. ThePlowKing

    ThePlowKing Member
    Messages: 59

    I havn't run the blizzard plow on a bobcat, but i would think it would be a bit too heavy. My 753 has a rated operationg capacity of 1300lbs and the 810 weighs 950lbs. I would think your machine has similar specs. You'd be getting close to maxing out the capacity of the machine. I run a 7.5' fisher ob my 753 and the thing is unstoppable. It'll go through 12" like it's not even there. I would be hesetant of running a blizard on a 7 series machine because of their imense carring capacities when in the scoop mode and the 7 series bobcats just dont weigh that much, you could run into some traction problems.
  3. mrplowdude

    mrplowdude Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    Go to Blizzard's website and they have an 810ss mounted on a 763 and it looks like it moves the snow okay. They are coming out with new plows too. An 8611LP for 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks, so the new ones must be lighter. Something to check out.
  4. Kirby ent

    Kirby ent Member
    Messages: 94

    Thanks guys
    Plowking do you angle the blade or is it just mounted straight? If you put wings on it do you think it could push a good pile?
  5. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    We use a meyer 7'6" with wings on our Bobcat 773. It does pretty good, but with ice underneath you'll have traction issues. In a wet heavy snow it sometimes runs out of steam on a long push. We have learned to run it on lots without long pushes. Simple fix. Ice under the snow, trucks have the same traction issues, but not as bad because once moving you have more groundspeed and momentum as a friend. We can push straight or angled. Not sure if I understand your question about straight or angled.? Before the 773 we had a 743 which is the same thing you have basically. It did not do as well as the 773.
  6. Kirby ent

    Kirby ent Member
    Messages: 94

    Did you make the wings yourself and are they manual or hydraulic?
    Thanks Mike
  7. bobcat s-160

    bobcat s-160 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 164

    i would get a bigger bobcat like a s-160 plenty of power and pushing power
  8. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    I back drag with my blade but its got a rubber cuting edge so it just flops that way when your backing up and like squeegees the ground dry almost.