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A Bobcat t250 or an F350

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Omran, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    Hey guys, hope everyone is doing great.
    I have a ?? for you all, I am pushing snow for a kroger parking lot for the third year now, and I always do the cleaning with my Bobcat, I am getting real cold evry time, because I don't have heat or cap on my machine, I have a very nice and heavy truck F350 diesel dully with flat bed on it, do you think if I put a blade on my truck, I will be able to do the same lot with this truck with out having headache. the only problem I will face is ,I have to pile the snow in big piles, and I am not sure if the truck with out my t250 bobcat will do it.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2009
  2. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    Sorry, but I think you already know the awnser to that question.

  3. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    What if you put a cab and heater on your skid steer? I'm sure it would cost less than a new plow for your truck.

    Or you could put a plow on the truck, you can use that and then get someone else to use the skid steer on another lot. Make more payup.
  4. niederhauser la

    niederhauser la Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 79

    Put a plow on! I would hate to sit in a skid steer for 10 hours with or without heat not to mention you will finish A LOT faster!
  5. TremblaySNOW

    TremblaySNOW Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    curtis makes cabs for skidsteers
  6. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Definitely go with a cab + heat on the skid.
  7. TurfSolutionsMN

    TurfSolutionsMN Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 302

    All depends on what the lots like. Some cases a truck or a skid would be faster You need to make that call. I think you can get a glass enclosure w/ heater for around $2000.00 Which is alot cheaper than a plow for a truck, plus alot less maintenance.
  8. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 391

    I agree, you already have the truck, invest in a plow for it and take on more work. Then get a cab for the skid.
  9. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Sounds like you may be better off putting money into the skid getting it setup real nice, and keep the truck for moving it around and getting coffee :D
  10. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,768

    Put a plow on the truck and use the skid for stacking. Makes you more mobil, and WARMER!!

  11. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    I dont do commercial but if it was me, I would put a plow on the truck and keep the bobcat around to stack snow etc. If you can find someone to run it, you can put the bobcat on another lot or two and then stack after you have the lot clear.
  12. Landscapes8988

    Landscapes8988 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    plow on truck!!!!!!...dont know your situation but i tried the skid steer with pusher and i do have heat and a cab...and it wasn't even close comparison between the two. trucks way faster.....but again i cant see your lot so i dont know how many turns and obstacles you have. i would also like to mention that we plow snow to plow snow and its a huge time issue and i have every possible spare part you can think of in my shop for the trucks because its shift and hammer it! Actually not much stuff breaks....its the guys that baby there trucks that i always see broke downe Ford SUPERDUTY ...enough said!
  13. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    thank you guys very much, I think this fourm is awesome.