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Bobcat mt52 snow blade

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ByDesign, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. ByDesign

    ByDesign Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    Anyone have experience with a blade on a mt52? I just picked up a 2012 mt52 with 145 hrs on it, and would love to throw a blade on it and park it somewhere for the winter.

    Looking for opinions, do's/don'ts and general info on this machine. I have used one for landscaping for years, but playing in the snow with it is a different story!

    Thanx,

    ByDesign
     
  2. 03fordboss

    03fordboss Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 47

    Any pics???
     
  3. Dan85

    Dan85 Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    Past employer; we demo'd a V-Blade on our MT-50. It wasn't worth it. By the time you got done fighting the curb cuts, building entrances, corners and grass it was just easier to use a snowblower. Too much snow and you'd start spinning the tracks.

    The company I work for now has several sidewalk crews and two of them use Toro Dings; one with a straight blade and one with a V-Blade. However, these properties have straight runs they can dump the snow into the lots for the plow trucks.

    I suppose it all depends on where you're using the machine. Those are my experiences; Personally, I'd keep it home for the winter and out of the salt. If I did opt to use it, I don't think I would shell out the extra $$ for a V-blade.
     
  4. ByDesign

    ByDesign Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    Ill try and snap some pictures tomorrow, its being used on site all the time so I always forget.
     
  5. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,614

    We have a blade for ours but we always use an oversize bucket in stead. The blade was too small for most of our sidewalks. Not sure about a blower for one have never used it.
     
  6. Jim74

    Jim74 Member
    Messages: 50

    What about about a broom or blower attachment for it?
     
  7. ByDesign

    ByDesign Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    I don't think we get the consistent deep amount of snow to justify a blower, and i'm afraid a broom wouldn't work when we get the larger storms.
     
  8. rblake

    rblake Senior Member
    from dayton
    Messages: 291

    We use ours for bad ice storms. I think a blower would be the best attachment. With a blade, the sides get built up to much.
     
  9. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    We tried this setup a few yrs back(MT 52 w/4ft bobcat snow plow). The MT dosent have enough speed to roll snow, or even get it to move to the side. Traction was very poor also.

    I'd go with a 3ft blower or high capacity bucket...preferably the blower.