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How would you rank these?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by EliteSnow&Ice, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. EliteSnow&Ice

    EliteSnow&Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I am looking for a new pcs of equipment, $30k is my limit. We already have 7 trucks no loaders or skidsteers

    1. used 3/4 truck blizzard 810 with back blade

    2. some sort of skid loader with kage plow

    3. tracked unit with kage/ or box blow

    4. small used tractor say 50hp with front blade or box

    5. small used loader with box plow.

    2 to 5 acre lot, drive time btween lots 10 to 15 mins by truck

    Sure there are some varibles about equipment options but i am looking for just some suggestions.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,286

    More info is probably needed. If you plan on roading the tractor or loader it would be at least a 30-45min drive.
  3. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    Are you snow only? Would you have a use for any of the tractors/skid loaders/loaders the rest of the year? Do you plan on hauling to jobs or leaving on larger sites or strictly driving between jobs?
  4. magnum1

    magnum1 Senior Member
    from ID & ND
    Messages: 249

    If your driving the unit between jobs a tractor 60 hp to 90 hp will get you there in better time than a skid steer, If you can transport a skid steer on a tilt bed trailer that works great to. Loading and unloading the skid steer can be done in just a few min.( if you have the right equipment ) I use both tractors & skidsteers they move more snow per push and complete the job 30% to 40% faster than a pickup can. No more pickups in this outfit
    ( for snow plowing ) We use pickups to transport the equipment.
  5. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,737

    A 5000 or 6000 series Deere, or equivilant sized tractors in other brands... that would be my top choice.