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kubota l3400 vs skid steer need help!!!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by windrowsnow, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. windrowsnow

    windrowsnow Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 168

    kubota L3400 how big of a box could you put on the front and how well do you think it would do for doing drives and parking lots in a 3 mile radious? im debating between this and a skid steer all feed back welcome
  2. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    If I am reading the specs correctly, the 3400 only weighs 2,600lbs. That's not much weight to be pushing snow. I would guess that 6' is about the widest box that you could push.

    It would probably make a good (not great) driveway rig but I wouldn't want to put it on a commercial lot.

    With an enclosed cab, the machine would probably be much more comfortable and give much more visibility than a skid steer.
  3. windrowsnow

    windrowsnow Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 168

    yea thats what i was thinking, a skid is way heavier and you can lift more and turn on a dime,
  4. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    How about the Toolcat newer models! thats unless you already purchased the Kubota
  5. windrowsnow

    windrowsnow Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 168

    nope i havent purchased yet, im looking at used machines cause i dont want to drop alot of $$$$$$ i like the tool cats alot, skid, truck and tractor in one
  6. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,171

    Skid is the way to go. Or a bigger tractor. I would NOT want to rely on that little compact tractor if you got more than a 2in storm. Either go with a skid or a 50+hp tractor. Another good thing about skids is they are overbuilt, plowing snow is light work for them.