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Deere high speed dozer pushin snow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by PTSolutions, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
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  2. granitefan713

    granitefan713 Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 163

    That looks like a lot of fun. All it needs is a snow pusher.:D
    Thanks for sharing, I've heard talk about this video, but could never find it.
  3. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Wow, those are sweet machines.
  4. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    ya, i really wonder what it could do with a big 16'+ pusher on it. looks like it can handle that deep, packed snow and some dirt pretty well though, lol

    a guy on lawnsite snapped some pics and vid of one he saw at a dealer:


  5. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
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  6. wannabeplowing

    wannabeplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    That is a bada$$ looking machine, I would love to be able to run one of those things it was pushin a lot of snow without a problem!! I want one:nod:
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
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    it seems that its only logical use could be snow removal? who grades at 16mph?? can laser topography systems keep up with that pace?

    all the construction guys on lawnsite at the heavy equip forum said the same thing, dozers have been used for years and what do they do maybe 6mph when grading?
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Don't let Connor see it! He'll have an analysis how that could be done much faster with less wasted energy. All with a machine that was designed 75 years ago.

    That's quite a rig. Fast, nimble, powerful, superb visibility, quiet for the operator. I would imagine that's the future of earthmoving? Pretty cool how well the snow rolls off the front of that dozer blade.
  9. Kybol

    Kybol Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 116

    Damn that would be perfect for us!
  10. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
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  11. wellnermp

    wellnermp Senior Member
    from Alaska
    Messages: 102

    We used the Trimble GPS machine control up here on an airport job and it was pretty snappy when using the automatics. 16 mph might still be a little hot though! That's a neat machine for sure.
  12. farmer101

    farmer101 Senior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 112

    there was actually a thread about this machine a few weeks ago. if i remember right, we didnt have this video, but we came to the conclusion that it would be best suited for a monsterous pusher and other than that it would be over kill. it would be nice tho for a huge site that you had to go from one side or the other or even down the road a piece.
  13. ssprtman12

    ssprtman12 Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 20

    :nono: stealing Dirtmans pictures i see! lol
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I can't see it being much of a snow removal machine for clean work. Ground pressure is pretty light at 6 psi. And 16mph isn't that fast for between jobs, a 624 is 50% faster at 24.5 mph. Both the 624 and the HSD weigh about 33K, same engine. I'd rather have that weight on four tires, than those four big tracks.
  15. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,030

    I agree. I've never seen a high speed dozer before, they look very cool. I think they would be good on larger sies where the dozer needs to move around alot. Also when your grading it will allow you to bck up very quickly. Also you can turn around on pavement and turf without damage.
  16. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Another place it will excell is running box scrapers. Load them up and boogie to the dump site.
  17. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    the jcb fastracs are really cool, approx 28-30K lbs on 4 big tires, 40mph, that would make a pretty good snow machine
  18. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    I'm not sure that's the right term, I think they might be called "earth moovers" or scrapers, but either way, that was my first thought. Hate to admit that I see eye-to-eye with you though! :dizzy::waving:

    Another great use that I can see would be as a snowmobile trail groomer. Would probably be the strongest, trouble-free groomer of all time.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2010
  19. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    caught me! at least i mentioned that someone on lawnsite posted them!
  20. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    It wouldn't be that great on a scraper pan with only 200hp.