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bobcat plow ?'s

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by rob_cook2001, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Hey guys
    I am picking up a new bobcat S300 Friday or Monday :drinkup:
    Have everything figured out except which blade to go with. There making me a good deal on whichever i get so i will buy from them but i can go with there standard duty 96in or a 108inch V blade. I want the v blade but it would be nice to save some cash. Is the standard duty going to hold up to alot of use(not abuse).
    I just don't know if it worth the extra $1200 for the V blade.
    Help me decide please.
    Robert
     
  2. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    anyone??? Just want opinions before I blow some money.
     
  3. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    I have a standard blade on my machine and it does well but a vblade or a blizzard would be totally worth the upgrade for you.
    I will not have any problem pushing, you have so much weight behind you.
    You could add wings to the straight if you want to save the cash or
    I pusher might be more reasonable?

    I made a straight blade to keep the costs down, before that I used a bucket with a replacable cutting edge

    I think I will actually look at a pusher next year, cause with a quick tach pusher I dont have to get out of the cab to switch to a bucket to load a load of sand vs a plow where you have to unhook the hoses and with the additional contracts that I have I need to move alot of snow a far strech and from what I am hereing they are a great option.

    Did you get 2 speed.
    if you dont mind me asking what did a new one go for. dad thinks we should trade in.
    im a keep it forever guy and just buy a new one.
     
  4. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I would go with a pusher but I Need to do alot of backdragging and long country driveways.
    It is a A91 package so it has 2speed, cab,heat,ac and selectable controls with a 80inch toothed bucket for $40,900
     
  5. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    just a fwiw...you can get a backdrag blade for the top of a pusher
     
  6. TBarOMT

    TBarOMT Junior Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 25

    I feel bad now.... Have a quote ticket for a s300 w/a91 package, selective joysticks for $38139. BUT I am trading a 07 Deere 325 w/700 hours for that price. Thinkin I am getting screwed
     
  7. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    i would say so lol
     
  8. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    its crazy some markets right now. some places are giving things away others are still holding their prices.

    sometimes its better not to trade.


    pusher with a backdrag is what I want
     
  9. TBarOMT

    TBarOMT Junior Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 25

    I had a 8' FFC pusher /w back drag bar and rubber cutting edges but did not like it. Found in wet snow my skiddy would just spin out. Bought a 9' Deere blade and put modifyed pro wings (made wings out of 1/4" steel so they would not bend when hitting curbs and such) and cut my plow time in half over the pusher. Plus with the plow, I can do driveways or roads and lots with no problems. My $.02...... still pulling what hair I have, out over the S300 Bobcat pricing in Colorado....
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2008
  10. TBarOMT

    TBarOMT Junior Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 25

    Hey Rob, how bout those bobcat finance rates? thinkin no one can touch them, that is the main reason I am not looking at Deere this time around
     
  11. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Thats one reason i am not waiting until spring lol 1.9 for 60months :yow!::bluebounc

    So you guys really think it is that good of a price???
     
  12. pieperlc

    pieperlc Senior Member
    from 4-5
    Messages: 177

    For a skid steer you're definitely going to want something that will contain snow. A wing kit will be a must for a straight blade or the v-plow would work. In my experience with a skid, a v-plow wouln't be as effective. A straight blade with wings will hold more snow. We have a Daniels straight blade with pusher kit and love it. It was a little pricey, but well worth it. The wings are virtually indestructible. If you hit a curb, they just fold back to the blade.
     
  13. TBarOMT

    TBarOMT Junior Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 25

    On my contract, for $955 more they can buy down the finance contract to 0% for 60 month with Bobcat paying half and the dealer buying half (Tier 2 finance) which is really past down to me (477.55).So for an extra $80 per year, or $7/ month, I get the 0% too. My biannual payment is $3813. Does your dealer have another S300 and does he want a Deere 325???
     
  14. TBarOMT

    TBarOMT Junior Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 25

    That is a good price. The unit I am eyeing is a new hold over 07. Dealer said if I want a 08 or 09, with all the price increases the price would be about 5 grand more. Just wondering what your dealer would sell an A300 for, I think that would be the caddy of all skiddys.
     
  15. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I know for a A300 the price goes WAY up
     
  16. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    i'm guessing the FFC had skids on it which doesn't allow for down pressure like your deere blade probably did. i guess i prefer the Kage , Virnig and Arctic pushers for that reason..ability to apply down pressure
     
  17. zigzag82

    zigzag82 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I have found that if you have a lot of plowing of diveways and then a lot or two it is slower to do the lot with just the plow. So I saw the snow wolf fasttach, this blade has a no touch removable box push. I made one to fit my Rylind.

    Take a look and see what I am talking about.
    http://www.taletattachments.com/files/SnowWolf 2008 Catalog_3.pdf
     
  18. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    how hard is it to put wings on a bobcat 8ft standard plow guys???
     
  19. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

  20. Dlongerman

    Dlongerman Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 299

    i love the Snow Wolf plow we have just the regular yellow straight plow.... i want to get the pusher that you can take on and off the straight plow that would be really nice for the town homes i do.....