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Cat 242c Skid

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PrecisionS&I, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. PrecisionS&I

    PrecisionS&I Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 73

    I'm getting a 242c skid single speed for this winter. (I know Single Speed :eek: Looking for any advice on pusher size 8' Boss Bx8 or 10' Boss Bx10? Pushes no more than 300 feet.

    Thank you.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    We have 10' on ours. And I don't see what the big deal about 2 speed is ?
     
  3. PrecisionS&I

    PrecisionS&I Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 73

    diesels what kind of pusher are you running, and are you running snow tires or regular skid steer tires?
     
  4. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,485

    It's a bigger deal if you need to make longer pushes. 300' is a fairly long push. The amount and weight of the snow being pushed is also a determaining factor. The 2 speed gives you more momentum to start the push and would allow you to finish the job sooner. That machine is pretty strong so I would say a 10'er would work ok, depending on tire traction, you can always take smaller cuts if you need to. Don't let the snow get too deep before your first push.
     
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,485

    EDIT:

    I looked up 262c which has 85 HP. My bad...I wouldn't put a 10'er on your 242c...I would go with a 8'.
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    I just looked at ours. Sorry that machine gets an 8 and the other one in the sane lot is a different machine and that one gets the 10. Sorry. Sometimes had to remember all the pushers and machines and lots.
     
  7. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    That machine would be fine with a 10fter, if your running dedicated snow tires....8fter if running the reg lug tires.

    IIRC, that is "about" a 7000lb machine w/ around 70hp......
     
  8. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,485

    I thought it has 58 HP?
     
  9. PrecisionS&I

    PrecisionS&I Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 73

    Thanks for the input, pushers on skids are new for me just don't know how to size them, plus I don't trust the charts that the pusher manufactures put out. Boss says for a 70hp machine a 10' works. I thought it seemed a little over.
     
  10. classiclawncare

    classiclawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    I have a 242B Cat and I use a 8' pusher and I wouldnt want to go any bigger myself. The machine pushes the 8" great on a few inches but as the snow depth goes up i feel it more and more.
     
  11. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Just looked. 242"B" is 58hp....242 is 54hp. I cant find a 242"c"??????

    I was thinking of the 246c model, which is one of our winter skids we use. its a shade over 70hp & 7000lbs.

    Either way, I still think he'd be fine with a 10fter, if he runs dedicated snows...we've been doing it with similar sized machines for a few yrs. Otherwise stick with the 8fter.


    BTW, hp is of no real worry in this scenario...50 - 70hp is PLENTY of motor to push a 10fter....its the weight and traction that is of concern.
     
  12. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,485

    Agreed, but more HP usually coincides with more weight. BTW...I never did find a 242c in my searches either.
     
  13. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

  14. DuramaxLML-42

    DuramaxLML-42 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    For that machine go with an Arctic sectional. We used a Cat 236 two speed with one[10 ft] on a 10 inch storm. Pushed very well. Youll be extremely happy with it.
     
  15. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    A 10ft pusher, with a 10in storm on a 236?... Your pushes must have only been 10 feet!