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john deere 4400 with 430 loader

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by dnye08, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. dnye08

    dnye08 Junior Member
    from kansas
    Messages: 3

    We are looking to put a snow pusher on the front of our john deere 4400 tractor with a 430 loader. I am thinking that a 72 inch would be the ideal size and probably all it would handle. Thoughts?
     
  2. dnye08

    dnye08 Junior Member
    from kansas
    Messages: 3

    and does anyone have experience with the rubber cutting edges? i would think steel would be much better
     
  3. AUDRAIN PLOWER

    AUDRAIN PLOWER Member
    Messages: 31

    thats a 47 horse tractor right ?you should be fine with it i run a 8ft on a 60 horse case ih no problems i perfer steel edge over rubber
     
  4. jbutch83

    jbutch83 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Go either with steel or poly edge. Rubber will suck a lot of power. Don't expect to be able to do long pushes either.
     
  5. dnye08

    dnye08 Junior Member
    from kansas
    Messages: 3

    actually it's only a 35 hp unfortunately. It will mostly be used for small lots with the exception of a lot that gets pushed continually throughout storms so it will never see deep snows on that one.
     
  6. bluejlandscaper

    bluejlandscaper Member
    Messages: 69

    You should have no problem with that 6' snow pusher on that size tractor. Of course it won't push 12" of heavy snow for long distances. Just take a partial bite.
    I have a 6' pusher that I use on a 28hp New Holland tractor to plow a 10,000 sg./ft courtyard, without any problems.

    I've even used that pusher on my Toro Dingo, mini-skidsteer too, in light snowfalls, to clear driveways in a pinch.
     
  7. snowbelt5

    snowbelt5 Member
    Messages: 51

    i have a jd 4310, but only 32 hp. Really, u will run out of traction before hp on these tractors. turf tires are actually better than the industrial for pushing snow, and make sure you weight the rear end a lot. I have my tires filled with liquid plus I run a ballast on the back. More weight the better, these tractors are light without any weight for momentum pushing snow.
     
  8. bluejlandscaper

    bluejlandscaper Member
    Messages: 69

    Your totally correct there. I run turf tires on my three compact NH tractors, 28hp to 45hp. Also all rear tires have liquid ballast too for added weight. I run rear blades or snow blowers too for added weight.
    Never had a problem pushing snow with my tractors.