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New pusher for the Kubota

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by merrimacmill, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Well in a couple threads previous to this I was debating what to put on the front of my kubota tractor. Its an L3240HSTC and most everyone was telling me it couldn't handle a pusher or plow unless it was 6 feet wide. My bucket is 6 foot wide, and I was convinced that it could handle an 8 foot pusher. So I got the 8 foot compact model from Pro-tech to see how it does.

    Heres a few pictures from the day I bought it to the shop, then sitting on site with my skid, and then pushing snow (even though the lights blinded out the camera). I really need to start remembering my real camera, I should have some good pics this year.

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    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009
  2. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Maybe I should try a higher capacity 10 footer on it?? :laughing:


    But it did handle the compact 8 footer very well, the front tires didn't even lift off the ground when doing a 400' push. But it was only a little less than 3 inches of snow however the snow was VERY heavy wet snow.

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  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    That tractor did well, looks great.
     
  4. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    nice looking tractor looks like it did a good job for ya
     
  5. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    looks good. if it was light snow, no reason it couldn't handle the 10'. i'm sure it would let you know when enough's enough
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Looks good. If you go direct mount it will push even better.
     
  7. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Ya, but I bet it would bog fast though. I got the 10 footer on my Case 85xt. This is my first year having a skid in the fleet and man those things make some serious time plowing with a pusher that big. Very efficient machine. When the pile was getting to long, just throw on the 9 foot bucket and start effortlessly stacking, it was great.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009
  8. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    THats interesting because I assumed that it would push better without a direct mount giving the front end the added weight of the bucket for more frontal traction. I don't like the bucket mount because it filled with snow/slush and made the tractor way to heavy in the front. So I had to take off the pusher by un-chaining it and dumping the bucket and then re-doing the whole thing. Is there a way I can change it to direct mount easily? My tractor has the SS mount.
     
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    You might get to work it here soon...
     
  10. Knockah22

    Knockah22 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    Tractor looks great. Nice action shot, more please! Lets see some pics of your skid steer pushing some snow. Good luck this season.
     
  11. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Great Pics!!!!!! And I think you made a smart choice on pusher size for that kubota, but I would agree with dave on the direct mount. Now all you need is a rear blade for it :cool:
     
  12. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Hey Merrimac, Im converting my pusher to Q-tach tonite as we speak! My welder is fabbing it up, I'll get some pics tomorow!
     
  13. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Ya, now I feel like I should have just bought the scoop dogg compact with the SS mount already on it.
     
  14. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Sounds great, I would love to see how you do it as I am now considering getting a SS plate for mine.
     
  15. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Sweet tractor and skidsteer!
     
  16. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    Damnd you've really grown and FAST too! Have you gotten the 4500 setup yet??
     
  17. Montosi82

    Montosi82 Member
    Messages: 62

    Tractor looks great!
     
  18. lawnproslawncar

    lawnproslawncar Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    You should have purchased a sectional plow from arctic, I priced one out today for a bobcat S-185: $4,200.00 plus tax
     
  19. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822



    Damn your right... I should have. Well, at least now I know my mistakes in life.:waving: Except I paid under 2k..
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009
  20. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    I have a sub that has a deere tractor about that size and he runs a compact 10 scoop dogg and he really likes it. It seems perfect for his machine. I have both the scoop dogg and the pro tech 10 compact and they both work great but the quick attach is the way to go. on the compact scoop doggs that we have they went a little cheap on the quick attach plate. its not as heavy as the rsc compact 10 was. It is still a nice pusher. I love those compact sizes we can finally clean under the trailers. I will buy only scoop dogg from here on out due to dealer support and price. My pro tech compact 10 cost me about $1400 new. Three weeks later after I bought mine I decided that it would be handy to buy another and they then told me $2700! New compact 10 foot scoop dogg from my dealer after tax are $1900.