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bobcat questions/ideas

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mc1, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    ive got a older 783 machine and ive got acess this winter to a 10 foot pusher is this going to be to big the machine will only plow as a backup the machine is mainly used to load salt and do removals thanks

    also the machine does not have a enclosed cab im thinking about plexi glass for the sides but im not sure it will hold up anyone ever try this
     
  2. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I dont think I've ever seen a 783 Bobcat? :confused:........But I will say that an "older" 7 series machine is a little small and under powered for a 10fter......But if you ment to say 873, you'll be just fine.

    And yes, I have done the plexi glass homemade cab thing......compared to a factory cab it sucks and they dont last.... but it's a hell of alot better than nothing at all, and its cheap compared to the alternatives.
     
  3. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 639

    Bobcat sells the clear vinyl plastic cabs for around 300.00. It comes with a hinged removable door.It works pretty well and is made to fit your specific model.
     
  4. schmol

    schmol Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    I plowed with a mid 90's thomas T173 and a full 8foot rubber edge pusher box would stop it if the snow was really dense. A 10 footer would be a little much I think, unless you pushed with the storm and kept up.
     
  5. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    You can always wire in a heater or two as well. I think the 10 footer may be a little big as well but you don't always have to take as big a bite either. Would probably work good enough as a back up.
     
  6. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    I have never heard of a 783 bobcat. I though the largest number fo the 700s was the 773.

    Oh well.

    J.
     
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    My plexi homemade cab has worked very well.
     
  8. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    I think that is what he was trying to type, either to much caffein or maybe fat fingers got in the way.