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Bobcat S175- Snow pusher or Snow plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by northwest lawn, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. northwest lawn

    northwest lawn Junior Member
    from toledo
    Messages: 16

    i want to purchase a bobcat s175 from the local rental shop was curious to know which would be better off a snow pusher or a snow plow and what size. thanks for the advice
     
  2. BDB

    BDB Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    It really depends on what you are doing with it...carrying snow, plowing or stacking it. You may like a snow bucket. Or a blizzard plow. Make a push plate attachment for a plow (if you have an old one or a back up)that you can mount to the truck or the Skid. Best thing if you get a plow (maybe add wings for carrying) is to stay to the same brand on trucks and skid so you can have spare parts and you know how to fix them!
     
  3. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I bought my 773G from united rentals. We put a 8' protech on it. It smoked two plow trucks on the same lot.

    A snow pusher is your best bet.
     
  4. Plow King

    Plow King Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Sorry to toss it up here but I'm selling a 2003 S175...if you're interested let me know :)
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    I would highly recommend the Blizzard skid steer model. This way you will have both a pusher and a plow.

    I do not have one, although when I do put a skid steer on a plowing route someday, it will have a Blizzard on it.
     
  6. northwest lawn

    northwest lawn Junior Member
    from toledo
    Messages: 16

    is the 773G comparable to the s175?
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    Yup, same thing.
     
  8. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Only if it had the non turbo engine (46hp) and no counter weight.
    The turbo (56HP) and counter weight version is the same as the S185:nod:
     
  9. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    to small for a pusher better off with the blizzard i got a blizzard on the 185, it helps with snow roll having that wing because you go so slow a regular blade gets alot of snow trail on the outer edge.
     
  10. northwest lawn

    northwest lawn Junior Member
    from toledo
    Messages: 16

    thanks guys you gave some great advice