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Loaders

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by SNOMACHINE, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. SNOMACHINE

    SNOMACHINE Senior Member
    Messages: 163

    Gonna purchase another loader. Bought my first two Deere's in a package deal. And both have been dependable with seems to be plenty of power. But i'm not just gonna buy a Deere, would like to shop around a bit. Have run Cats before but there a little pricey! Any input or experiences with other models?
     
  2. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    our kawasaki and dresser are workhorses but parts for the kawasaki can be a pain cause there isn't a local warehouse, everything has to be shipped in
     
  3. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    the newer case's are nice too...our older 621 is a little light, struggles with a 16 foot pusher but as far as repairs, quality, i like the case series they put out
     
  4. coonpuss

    coonpuss Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    doesnt hurt to get out and try a shovel evry now and then either brandon lol just kiddn have a good year
     
  5. Snowplow71

    Snowplow71 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    I've got 3 Case 621's and love them all. They keep pushing
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  6. Snowplow71

    Snowplow71 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    All of ours have 14's and they push with no problem.
     
  7. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    In my experience in the last 2 years pricing Cat to John Deere I only found there to be about a 1% difference in price. I prefer CAT to John Deere but as you can see I do have a couple deeres in the yard.
     
  8. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    thats what we use. seems like the extra two feet and all of a sudden it becomes too much weight
     
  9. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    hows USM trating you at the wal mart so far?
     
  10. Snowplow71

    Snowplow71 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Great, all this chat on the forums made us worry, but half of these people probably have never dropped a blade for them... Just as good as the rest of the accounts wesport
     
  11. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Thats good to herexysport
     
  12. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    My 521D Case Works great.. No complaints yet and it's price is just right.
     
  13. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    That is what I have been trying to say along.

    I think a lot of these guys are just repeating crap they heard on here.
     
  14. Snowplow71

    Snowplow71 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    VERY good :D

    Red, you hand spread the sidewalks @ the plaza next to Wal-Mart? Saw someone out of the truck about 2-3 weeks ago, looked to be spreading with a walk behind.
     
  15. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    ya we have hand carts on all of our salt trucks to spread calcium mix on the walk ways
     
  16. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    i'm glad to hear its all working out for you though...i wanted that lot bad, needed to keep everything i have out there fully busy but it is what it is. :drinkup:
     
  17. SNOMACHINE

    SNOMACHINE Senior Member
    Messages: 163

    Thanks to all for the info. See how the shopping goes next week!
     
  18. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    nows the time to buy
     
  19. digit

    digit Member
    Messages: 94

    I have two kawasaki 80 z and run 20' pushers really like them they are heavier then some kinds always start real good. Two years ago I rented a 950 cat and did not push near as good not sure if that is a fair comparison but I believe it is close to the same size.
     
  20. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    we love our 90z...i dont think there is anything that this machine cant push. i just hate the parts availiblity