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Help - Plow Sizing

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Trez, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Trez

    Trez Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I am getting a Bobcat S650.

    The width is 72".

    Can I use a 72" plow/pusher combo (such as the Kage or Snow Wolf)?

    Going to the next size which is 8' would be too big to get in between parked cars in tight parking lots. Any ideas?
  2. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    8' pusher would be no problem. You could also run a 10' but that would make between cars even tougher. What about getting a 8' or 10' backhoe or tractor pusher that you can use with your GP shovel bucket. The good operators can use it without chains so you can quickly drop the pusher and bucket in between the cars.
  3. Trez

    Trez Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Dumb Question? Six foot plow

    Thanks for the suggestions Ed.

    As a begginer in purchasing this kind of equipment, I was also wondering if you can use a 6 foot plow on a 6 foot wide machine (from tire to tire is 6feet)?
  4. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,252

    It is not advised. When you angle the plow you loose with and then you will not cover your wheel base.
  5. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,171

    I would go with a 8ft. I ran a 8ft on my S300 for the past two years and I am able to clean empty spots with a car on each side. It is a little tight but I do it all the time. I would get a snow wolf/kage with either a set of wings or a pusher, 8ft just seams small on these bigger machines.
  6. Trez

    Trez Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Who makes a better product....snow wolf (plow-pusher combo) or kage innovations.
  7. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,171

    They are both good products. I will be buying 2 snow wolfs soon but it is personal opinion.
    Can't go wrong.
  8. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    go 8 foot. parking spaces shouldnt be a problem. standard spaces are around 8'6" so an 8 foot pusher or plow shouldnt be a problem between cars
  9. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    I have a 10 ft on my A300 and I can do almost all parking spots with it. Ocasionally I will have to angle it to fit. Our 10 ft is only 8.25 ft wide when fully angled.