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Hey Skidsteer Guys

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Antlerart06, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    I'm still thinking what size I could run on my 5240 Gehl 68hp turbo Tire

    I don't want be to big or to small Looking to build one 7.5 or 8ft Not looking for a pusher

    would 8ft a safe size or should I go with 7.5 and make adjustable wings

    Since there no rain and grass is brown start getting plows ready little sooner
     
  2. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    either would work, if you can make an adjustable one, it would be easier to take on road & do tight areas
    maybe a 7'-9' could work for you.
     
  3. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Thanks
    Thought about demo the Tobin Flip blade
     
  4. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    I would definitely go 8ft, over 7.5.

    What is your budget?
     
  5. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,987

    I would go too big before too small. If it's a plow you can just make smaller passes and have the benefit of less spillover. I've got the pieces for an 8' with wings.(fisher plow) for my 773,I think its hp is in the mid 40's.
     
  6. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    Not much a budget I want something that the skid can handle Thought about a 8.5 western V plow and build to fit my skid or just buy one that's already made for a skid steer

    I like to build things even if might cost more it more fun and I know it will be strong since I made it
     
  7. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    I found a 8ft fisher but when I got free time to go 3 hrs away to buy it was sold

    I rather have a trip edge plow if I can find a used one
     
  8. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
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    The wider the better IMO, but either width would work fine with wings from my experiences......
     
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    ok thanks Im waiting on my quote from a Fisher dealer on the Skid steer model 8'HD
     
  10. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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  11. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
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    I've heard good things about the scoop plow, but like snocrete pointed out, diff lot types mean diff plow types optimal.
     
  12. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    I know guy had one and he had lots problems with his on a truck He told me stay away from one + no close dealer

    Thought about a Vplow or the wide out one that Fisher calls XLS I think that's the name
    Western offers the scoop but I sent dealer email to see if Fisher has one for a Skid
    I like Yellow matches my Gehl :nod:
    What ever I get I want a trip edge
    I still have time to look around
     
  13. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    I have a 9 foot boss plow made for skids
    I love it it was cheap around $3200 new and 5 seasons later no issues
     
  14. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    Your boss a full trip plow or Is that them box plows I like them but cant windrow with them

    I thinking if I found a used fisher I add set hydro wings on it
    I make it a 8'box or open them up to 12'+ depending the size of the wings
     
  15. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Regular trip plow that you can windrow with
     
  16. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I know where there is a lot full trip plows are

    Trip edge is thing I want for a skid steer it wont loose speed when the edge trips vs full trips it will slow a person down
     
  17. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
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    I got mine from equipment specialists in md I think
     
  18. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    kool

    I'll keep that in mind thanks