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8' Pusher on Bobcat

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Lacymanagement, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. Lacymanagement

    Lacymanagement Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Hello all! Does anyone have experience running an 8 foot pusher on a 763 Bobcat. It's a 46 hp machine. Brand new stock tires. We will be plowing with the storm as it is a zero tolerance account. Was thinking about a boss 8ft with a metal cutting edge. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. A&J Landscaping

    A&J Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 163

    You should be fine we run a 10 ft box on our skid steers
     
  3. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    It will be fine, company I worked for ran 8's on all our skids to keep them moving and it worked out great.
     
  4. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,228

    I have a 8ft Express box on mine works good. I hope you buy a trip style or rubber edge. I have seen guys do damage to property and machine with steel edge.
     
  5. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,610

    We run a 10ft on our S185, the key to it is getting a good scrape for good traction.
     
  6. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,228

    Do you use steel trip or rubber?
     
  7. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,610

    Currently have a rubber but would like a steel.
     
  8. SWestwood

    SWestwood Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    We currently run a John Deere skidsteer with an 8' steel snow pusher from Pro-Tech. Picked it up last season. Thing works awesome.
     
  9. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,228

    I'm assuming you mean steel cutting edge. Is this a tripper pusher or just steel cutting edge. There is a difference in my opinion. For damage and safety reasons.
     
  10. SWestwood

    SWestwood Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    FredG,

    Yes it's a pusher with a trip. It has a blue material, I think some sort of poly that is like the trip instead of steel springs.
     
  11. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,228

    Got to be awesome. I would like to have one my rubber cutting edge pusher is still useful not very old. I was looking at a sectional before I bought mine. I guess it was the spread $ between the two.
     
  12. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    Its not fair to compare a steel edge with trip to a rubber edge pusher.
    There is so much more going on in a steel trip edge pusher.
     
  13. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,228

    I have no idea whats fair, And I'm not comparing. Anyone that has moved snow would no the steel sectional or trip edge would be a more useful tool. Did I make the right decision buying the rubber edge probably not.