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How much snowcan a skidsteer push?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by kcress31, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Anyone have any videos of skidsteers pushing heavy snow? I am trying to convince my partner to buy a 85 hp bobcat A300 skid steer and he doesn't think it will plow snow.
  2. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,547

    go to some of the mfg websites, they have video, protech, degelman ect....my smallest machine is 42 HP and it uses a 9ft push/plow setup..no problems so far
  3. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    yeah, we have been using two 56hp machines for years, great to plow with,
  4. 4700dan

    4700dan Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 329

    Oh yeh that machine will push and it will take a 10' pusher too
  5. stackmaster

    stackmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    I've looked at a bunch on YOU TUBE
  6. Doin_It

    Doin_It Senior Member
    from Mt.
    Messages: 127

    Your list of your Snow Fleet, show some heavy weight equipment, is there some "hole" your trying to fill that going from a pickup/blade to a backhoe doesn't fill?
  7. 4700dan

    4700dan Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 329

    Pickups with blades good for small lots, larger lots you need real equipment.

    Isuzu NPR - 810 Blizzard
    GMC W4 - 810 Blizzard
    GMC W5 - 810 Blizzard
    LX885 NH - 10' Pusher
    S185 Bobcat - 8' Pusher
    WA-70 Komatsu loader - 12' Pusher
    Isuzu FRR - Liquid salt rig
  8. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Just a back up plan in case one of the graders break down.:laughing::laughing:
  9. Silentroo

    Silentroo Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    How much snow would a skid steer push,

    If a skid steer could push snow?

    Not as much as a tongue twister as How much wood would a wood chuck chuck.....
  10. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    that machine would handle a 10fter EASY....I haven't pushed snow with one, but would imagine the 'all wheel steer' would give you better traction when turning with a load in front of it.
  11. Nestech

    Nestech Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Skid Steer

    After using a Cat 248B for several years now, It will handle a 9-10' Pusher fairly easily GOING STRAIGHT ahead. The problem comes when you try to turn pushing all that snow. As you know a skid steer turns by slowing or stopping one side or the other. Thats when you come to a stop real quick! Then if you try to go straight ahead again you end up spinning out or having to back-up and take a run at it. The skid steer really shines when you can plow in both directions. You can spin around and be plowing back down the lot in a second or two! Will out work a truck in the lot no problem. If all your accounts are close together a skid steer is great. Travelling time between lots is the problem.
  12. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    We are looking to do sidewalks and the small tight areas where skids shine. Also we are going to do some sweeping as well

    Just ordered a new A 300 today and a Kage Innovations 10 ft pusher kage unit. I will post pics when it arrives. Thanks to everyone for the comments

  13. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I have a 8 foot avalanche pusher for my S220. I'm not that impressed with it, of coarse I live in Buffalo. If your doing short pushes you should be ok. Anything over about150-200 feet I'd lose traction and come to a stop. Now it's a real pain to try to get the pile moved from the middle of the lot. I mostly use the pusher for clean ups. It works great for getting slush off after a meltdown (rubber edge). I ordered a 7 foot High flow blower at the end of last season. It will be replacing my pusher.
  14. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    I was hoping somebody would post some pics of the Massive piles that get pushed around. There is a guy around me that uses a Cat skidsteer and a pusher, I have seen him pushing a pile that he could not even see over! Was cool just to watch him for a min.
  15. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    No vids, but I have a few pics from last winter......




  16. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    AttaBoy! That's what I'm talkin about!
  17. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Keep them coming.
  18. Exmark Guy

    Exmark Guy Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I live in cental Il and we usually get one storm a year that is over 8" but several that are onder that. I've got a TL 130 and im thinking about getting a 8' or 10' pusher for it. I would use it for a 5.5 acre lot so i would rather get the 10' but have never used that tracked skid steer for snow. Any thoughts/suggestions
  19. jimspro

    jimspro Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    i have a musteang 2074 and have a 1 yd snow bucket for it, works great for plowing and for hauling snow out, i use it at a commercial bakery that has 6 loading docks in different areas on the complex, just send the skid steer there ansd a salt truck in when he is done, does the lot faster that a pickup with a v-plow does it, i rented a bobcat a few years ago for a big snow job, it was alot less stable than my mustang was and banged me around more in the cab.
  20. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,885

    i want to see pics of this setup too! i looked at the kage system last week. What did you pay for it 6k?