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compact vs sps pusher

Discussion in 'Pro-Tech Sno Pushers' started by xtreem3d, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    the difference in cost of a compact pusher vs an SPS is more than i thought so i'm wondering if the compact pusher is a lighter duty model or are they made of the same strength steel just shorter?
    steve
     
  2. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    I own a ten foot compact and love it! It is the same thickness of steel but is not as tall. We do not use it on a skid steer often because it usally is on a backhoe! A full size 4x4 backhoe! Ive owned it for 3 years and not had one problem with it. The best $1300 i have ever spent. The best part about it is that I get paid the same hourly rate as a fullsize!
     
  3. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    thanks mike....by sheer luck i recieved a notice that the pro-techs are on sale until sept 30 !!
     
  4. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    This is coming from someone who owns a lot of protechs and also works part time for a protech dealer. The compact pushers are for like compact and ulilty tractors. They are made a lot lighter than the larger ones. I know some people have had good luck with the compacts. But a lot more people who twisted them up by running them on full size equipment. If you need a skid steer model, just buy one. Don't try to cheap out on the compact and mount it to the bucket.
     
  5. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    I forgot to mention my RCS is also a compact and it is 4 years old and not had a single problem with it either. It how ever is lighter duty than the protech but has a quick attach mount on it. The RCS was also cheaper than a regular skid steer pusher. Good luck!