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Bobcat S330 for snow?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by plowin-fire, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 186

    Thinking of upgrading to a bigger unit soon. Wondering if anyone uses an S330 for snow or if its too big? Thinking the weight and power of the machine should push a 12' pusher no problem, Wanting something with high flow for snowblower, stump grinder, brushcutter, etc... 2 speed is going to be a must, Also need the lift capacity for summer jobs. Any thoughts or experiences with one? Or would a S300 have some advantages being slightly smaller?
  2. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,171

    I have seen people around here using s330's. Both guys use 100in snow buckets. I see no reason
    It wouldn't work fine, no matter what size machine I still think any larger than a 10ft box would be a little big
    For a skid. I do know they run a bigger tire than most large frame skids, and a different attachment
    Plate to compensate for the taller tires. Personally I would buy a 300 just because I think they are
    A GREAT machine but I don't think you could go wrong with either.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,286

    The 300 and 330 are the same physical size. The 330 has a few extra hp and a little more lift but it weighs 1,000lbs more. The extra weight would help in the winter but hinder in the summer
  4. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    I know our 873 with the 10' box has been an absolute animal this season with the 10' pusher. I had my doubts starting thus season. Now to just find an operator to run it without destroying it. after seeing it I would have no resevations putting a 12' on a 10,000 lb machine. I was just talking to one of my guys yesterday about it, he was amazed at how well it did.
  5. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 186

    Anyone know the Hyd specs on both machines? I was thinking the S300 was 37gpm on high flow but couldnt find a spec on the S330.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,286

    Same hydro specs