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looking for a CAT skid or track rental for 8 or 10' pushbox

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    We have 8' boxes we've used before and am looking to get a wider one, 10' or 12'.

    Id say id stick to a 10 footer since our Deere 66hp tractor already doesnt have the weight to muscle the 8' around when its filled with snow.

    Since we'd consider buying out the CAT skid/track at the end of the season "if its a good season", i want something fairly new or brand new if they lease/rent them by the month that way.

    It has to be the C series newer cab model, and a minimum of id say 7500lbs or more because its going to need it for a 10' + box. The track models would work wonders for us in the future for landscaping where tractors and such struggle or make ruts. The track models are also heavier for their size/hp.

    What Cat models have you used "newer" models, with what boxes?

    How much would a rental on one cost per month?
     
  2. Grisi24

    Grisi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    I have used a Cat 252B with a 8ft plow (wheeled) and a Cat 257B with the same 8ft plow (tracked) and would only used rubber tracked models. The 257B was a power house! You can push so much more with less marks in the pavement. I was lucky enough to only pay $1000 a month for the track unit and last season I used the 252B for the same price in between the John Deere track loader breaking down.

    I was going to purchase a 8ft box and when I called Pro-tech they said it would not have a problem.

    You can always do a rent to buy agreement and don't throw money away on rentals!

    http://catused.cat.com/en/Equipment/CATERPILLAR/Skid-Steer-Loaders-ASV/257b/For-Sale.aspx
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  3. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    I've used a Cat 262 with an 8' foot box with no problem. Tried using a 10' in heavy snow and couldn't move it.