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How many acres/hour will this tractor do?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by bcbrouwer, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. bcbrouwer

    bcbrouwer Member
    Messages: 45

    Just thought i'd pit it out there, Im talking a mostly wide open, flat, paved lots with pushes around 200-400'. running a 150hp tractor with horst 12/18 snow wing and 10' pull back blade with home made endplates to carry extra snow behind me. im guessing 2-3 acres/hour, but wondering if someone has a similar setup and can give me more details and facts. thanks!
     
  2. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    We use a New Holland TM 120 with a 12 foot front pusher and an extendable pull back blade.
    It has no problems on 350 foot runs and can do 2.5 acres an hour. I have attached a photo of a site that is 2.5 acres and it can get done under an hour. Here are some vids of it working.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa_kImJFdc8 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD2W1ovachc&feature=share&list=ULkD2W1ovachc

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  3. bcbrouwer

    bcbrouwer Member
    Messages: 45

    Thanks Neige, that's somewhat what i was thinking/hoping. That setup with the tm120 seems to work great, that back blade carry's a lot of snow, makes the tractor work a bit!
     
  4. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    You bet ya, tractors are made for pulling. A snow wing is much better to have then fixed wing.