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Experince with John Deere Gator..Anyone?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by eggy, Jan 1, 2001.

  1. eggy

    eggy Member
    Messages: 71

    Just wondering if anyone has been putting the gator to the test yet this year and the results..Thanks...
     
  2. bob

    bob PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 57

    Eggy, I got a Gator earlier this year. I don't have a plow for it (have one on my Grasshopper), but I do have 9 factory and 2 aftermarket options. We have only gotten 2" of snow so far. I can't wait to take it out in the snow!
     
  3. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    I was thinking of trying a gator for snow removel next year.

    There is a thread about it, that I started. I think I called it Gator Snow Removel.

    Geoff
     
  4. eggy

    eggy Member
    Messages: 71

    Thanks guys I will search for that thread...they seem like they would do a nice job with a cab...from the way I understand you can put a six foot blade on them salter etc...they seem almost equal to a truck in clearing ..only with a tighter turning radius..and yes loosing a few feet on plow width..but the almost cost equal to a used truck also...
     
  5. bob

    bob PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 57

  6. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    Let us know how it works out. I've been asked to bid on a sidewalk contract for NEXT year, seems the present guy is not doing the job, thought the Gator could tow a drop spreader and do light plowing. I'm looking at leasing or buying a couple of skid steers with V-plows and a least one blower to do the bulk of the work. Contract will be about 75K/year, 3 years.

    Bill