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Compact Track Loader in snow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Guch710, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Guch710

    Guch710 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hey everyone... Looking for a little info from those of you running CTL in the snow? How do they do? What should I expect? Are they extremely tough to use?

    I have a condo association in which we have to remove the snow from the residential driveways. (62 units, driveways are roughly 20'Wx45'L) My thoughts are back dragging with a plow/pusher and then stacking snow out of the way... My main concern is back dragging and traction with a CTL, I'm assuming I am going to float on top of the snow and/or slide around. Anyone have any experience with this type of situation? I am planning to use a Takeuchi TL8.

    Thanks for your input. I am open to recommendations on other snow removal techniques.
  2. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,703

    Not worth a damn without snow tracks.
  3. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,203

    We have camplast SD tracks and they work fine, they are advertised as all season tracks, as our machine required new tracks when I got it, I opted this route so I didn't have to buy 2 new sets... polar tracks have great reviews too but are winter onlys from what I know and about $4k.
  4. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,193

    Thats a great sized machine, check out this smaller machine.
  5. scottr

    scottr Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    I've used a couple different styles in the winter, we have a large block style track on the bobcat brand skid steers and this style on the ASV and Terex ( same machine ) This wide track works really well, good traction, will push a lot of snow. The blocky tread is hopeless and can hardly get around ( in the winter )