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8 foot Kage System on New Holland LS 180

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by skywalker, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. skywalker

    skywalker Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 44

    We have an LS 180 2 speed skid steer, looking to get more accounts in a small lakeside community, real tight stuff, cottages on top of one another, trucks are a pain to plow with, have a Pro Tech Pusher, but it wont do driveways, is this Kage system as kick ass as it looks.
     
  2. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    Why don't you just add an edge to the top of your pusher? I don't see the Kage being great for drives. What would you do leave the box end frame piece in the street back drag away from the garage door then go get the box end frame and push it away? Heck at that point you would probably be faster with just a plow or a snow bucket. I don't know I could be way off base but just seems like too much busyness.
     
  3. skywalker

    skywalker Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 44

    i want a power angle for the skid steer, i have a commercial lot right near by also, the skid steer would free up a truck to do other parts of town, i like toys so spendin the 6 large is of no concern, im a 38 year eternal batchelor. i can leave the cage box at one of the rentals on the lake i own, so ditching it is easy. just wanted to know if that system is wicked, it looks good on film
     
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Off topic i know but, you own a lake??
     
  5. skywalker

    skywalker Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 44

    no lake just some cottages on the lake
     
  6. bristolturf

    bristolturf Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    I would look at it. Brickman does a hospital by me and they run 2 kage plows on a couple of cat skid steers. I stopped by 1 day and talked to them about the plows. They said before they had a plow, and bucket there. Then the wheel loader had to come by and push all the snow piles around and it was a pain. Plus they said the plows were really crappy. last year they added 2 of them and they said they have drastically cut down on time on the site, and the things make a world of difference. I want to buy one sometime in the future.

    Nicholas: your on the right track, what you do is, disconnect the sides in the street, go plow the drive into the road with the plow, then hook back up to the pusher and keep pushing to the next drive. Just like they do in the video. I cant imagine the amount of time it would save. Another company around me runs the snow wolfs or what ever they are (off brand of Kage since they have the original patent for it and gave them permission to build one) and they use them at a condo, and do just that. Said its great since they can put 1 loader on the condo site, and it can do the entire thing. Before it was a skid with a bucket and then a truck had to clear the roads. With these, when the box is to much to push, angle the plow (another great advantage, angle pusher) and the snow spills off and you can keep going.
     
  7. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Wallenpaupak??
     
  8. skywalker

    skywalker Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 44

    Lake Edinboro, Edinboro Pa 16412
     
  9. NorthwestPlower1

    NorthwestPlower1 Member
    Messages: 57

  10. bristolturf

    bristolturf Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    I forgot where I saw it, I think it was somewhere on here actually. But Kage was the first one out with this system and there are quite a few differences between the two.

    The kage uses compression springs vs extension springs, it has true oscillation, and the cutting edge is 5/8" vs 1/2". I have seen both up close, and the kage just looks like a much better piece of equipment than the snow wolf
     
  11. pieperlc

    pieperlc Senior Member
    from 4-5
    Messages: 177

    Daniels straight blade with pusher kit is another option for you. It's a cross between a blade and a box.
     
  12. fci

    fci Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I would like to see the Kage and the Snow Wolf side by side in a competition and see how they hold up after a few years. They both look like well built systems and I think they are priced about the same.
     
  13. 2brothersyc

    2brothersyc Member
    Messages: 95

    why not just a plow on a skid why you need a pusher?
     
  14. bristolturf

    bristolturf Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    When your doing a large lot, you can take the pusher off and just use the plow, making the pushing go quicker since you arent filling up. Then after words, you put the pusher attachment on, and you can stack the snow then, pile it up etc. Stacking snow with a plow is a little difficult. Then say you have an area like an alley or a loading dock where the snow needs to come out, or you can windrow it either way, put the sides on and your set to go.

    By utilizing this piece of equipment you can eliminate having to send a pick up and skid loader to a site to plow. the skid can do both and in less time. And its the only pusher out there that can angle.