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How do you transport your BIG snow buckets

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by MagnumB, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. MagnumB

    MagnumB Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Hi all,

    I know some of you are using BIG snow pushers and buckets in around the 10' range.

    How are you transporting them to the site? I think 110" is the max width before you are a wide load up here, maybe it's even a bit less? Anyhow, I am picking up a new unit a Cat 297c MTL, It could push with a 10-12' pusher no problem (in our snow conditions)....so how are you all getting them on site? I can't drive from home with the unit either, nor park it on site.

    Cheers
     
  2. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    i either use my skid loader trailer but it requires multple trips or i set it in the back of my 1 ton stake bed which is 9 feet long...a little hangs out (10 foot pusher/plows)
     
  3. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    I drive down the road with a 14 footer. cars just have to move over!
     
  4. ford550

    ford550 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    I put it on the trailer, strap it down and go. Then come back for the skid.
     
  5. Loaderpusher

    Loaderpusher Member
    Messages: 52

    we just throw them on our 35 foot semi trailer
     
  6. MagnumB

    MagnumB Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Assuming it's a huge bucket, how do you get it off? Dumb question I am sure, but I need to ask it.

    Cheers.
     
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Not a dumb question at all
     
  8. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    my brooks bros trailer has a factory pallet fork mount on the side of trailer, so i either use the forks to help get it off or just use the skid with nothing attached and use it to lift it off depend on what piece i have hauled
     
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    In Ontario we run 14's down the road all the time and 16's sometimes. A 10 ft is a joke, i can't imagine anyone bothering you because most of our equipment is more then 10 ft wide with no blade or bucket on it.
     
  10. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    I'm with Dave, I run them right down the road. No problems. If there ever is a problem, I will pay the fine.

    J.
     
  11. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    Just a word of warning... there crakin down BIG time.... one of my buddy told me all his subs have gotten pulled over and charged with overwidth.... stupid thing is you can get a permit for free as long as its Ag.....
     
  12. ford550

    ford550 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    I have 10' avelanches. I have a forklift and usually another skid steer at the shop. Not a dumb question.
     
  13. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    Why would you comment and not give him an answer? That's annoying. At least tell him what you would do. I would haul it on a separate trailer or in the back of a truck, or I know you said you couldn't park on site but if possible just leave the pusher on site. Good luck
     
  14. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I leave my pushers(10ft n 8ft) and SS on sight all winter, but if I needed to move one I would put it in the 1ton w/ 10ft drop side dump bed and can still pull the skid 2..........dont take this the wrong way, cause I'm just curious, but if you have an account that justifies a SS w/10ft pusher why cant you leave it on site?
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2009
  15. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    i have a couple condo's i do that could use a skid and pusher but they would never allow it to stay onsite all winter ( you guys who work for condo assoc can probably relate:dizzy:)
     
  16. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162


    Did you read the previous post to that?

    Mag asked a question

    Seeing how some assumed he has a second trailer or machine to load with i was wondering the same thing

    I would look for a neighbors property to park & plug it in trade for pushing there piles back or some cash rent

    Or weld a quick attach plate on it so it could be hooked up to the loader in a upright position and hauled at the same time

    Kinda like this

    end hook pusher.jpg
     
  17. MagnumB

    MagnumB Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Hi all,

    Glad to get all the suggestions...and to hear it's not a stupid question.

    Thanks to all.

    I will have a 16 to 20' trailer. Buying it this week, but I am trying to figure out how to transport the pusher, might just be I have to go with a smaller pusher mounted transversally on the trailer, the unit is a Cat 297C MTL. So it's too big to fit it beside the machine on the trailer.

    The unit will be traveling significant distances between jobs in the winter. so no way to do 2 trips.
     
  18. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    reading your post the first time ...i am only suggesting this as a last resort to try , if you have a 20ft trailer i might try to back the skid loader on and using a chain try and pull the pusher up (lenghtwise) behind it as you back it on. then lift your boom and get the pusher snug to the front of machine and lower boom back down on top of pusher, put a red flag on the back of pusher which is probably hanging off the trailer. but when i re-read your post it sounds like you need the machine at more than 1 property during a snow storm so in that case you might opt for a bit smaller pusher...anyway good luck whatever you do!!
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2009
  19. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    How about buying an expanding box or a folding blade?
    Should be narrow enough to trailer safely.

    J.
     
  20. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    We use 2 trucks and trailers one with the skid loader, and the other with the boxes. Drop them on sight and leave all season, we will be picking them all up too soon. SUCKS!