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Best backhoe for snow....

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by On a Call, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    Okay, in your opinion.

    What is the best backhoe for stacking, loading, and durability ?

    Not looking for a new one but one within reason for purchase. I have a several lots that need a pusher box and would like to find a hoe that will save me money.
     
  2. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    For my money, an older Deere 410d 4x4 is what I would choose. Of all the loader hoes I used back in that era, the Deere was the best. Powerful, stable, great visibility, excellent ergos.
     
  3. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

  4. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    I've always preferred a Cat since they're a little heavier and seem to push better
     
  5. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,898

    We rented a 310?J? last winter and ran a 12 foot ProTech on it. IMO, a backhoe is good at a lot of things, but pushing snow is not one of them. Unless you need the backhoe part, I'd look for a compact wheel loader, Deere 244J, Cat 904/906, etc.

    Our 244J puts that 310 backhoe to shame pushing snow.
    That seems like a decent buy, but they're not listing hours.
     
  6. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760


    If I did not have sewers to repair I might buy that....wow could I move some snow with that thing.

    Thank you for the post !