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New to the forum and Snow removal

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by rob_cook2001, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Hey everyone, have been reading for a few days and love the sight.
    I put up hay and am looking into snow removal to keep me from going crazy in the winter.
    Would be doing a few (5-10) small lots maybe a acre at the largest and then some deacent size driveways for a new development down the road (there driveways are 2-3 cars wide and maybe 40yards long) and i might do 25 of them. I would like to do this with 2 skid loaders i have a newholland 170 and will be purchasing a new bobcat s300.
    My two questions are do you think i should be able to keep up with the two skids? and what should i run on them? light material buckets, angle blades, or pushers?
    sorry for the long post guys and thanks for the help
     
  2. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Will you be teaming these with a truck with a blade?
     
  3. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,572

    if you are going to be using the two skids i would be looking at large snow buckets for them
     
  4. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    Will both skids be operating at the same time? If its just one skid its probably going to be a lot of long/sore/rough, days.

    I would think a good wide pusher and some chains, you could get a lot done.

    Welcome to the Site!

    :gunsfiring:
     
  5. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    thanks guys, sorry i posted in the wrong section lol.
    They will be both run at once, and just the 2 skids,. One site will need the snow hauled off and i have a truck for that but the others just need it piled.
    i have pushed alot of snow around my farm but not much on paved serfaces, am i going to tear up the asphalt if i run snow buckets with rubber edges?
    thanks alot guys
     
  6. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    IF i go with snow buckets i was thinking 100 inch for the bobcat and 80inch for the NH
    do you guys think pushers will work better?
    sorry for so many ?'s i am just a dumb farmer lol
     
  7. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    Put a pusher on the S300 for sure, and run it on the bigger lots. You will be shocked at just how much snow you can move with one, plus they stack better than a bucket can. A blade on the smaller one would work better for the drives, I would think, plus, you would have a blade for clean up. I wouldn' want to try and clear without either a a blade or a pusher.
     
  8. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Welcome to the site rob cook2001 :waving:
     
  9. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    thanks guys, what brand pusher does everyone have good luck with??
     
  10. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    I hear good things about the pro-tech pushers. We have a couple on our loaders. Check out the pro-tech forum, Im sure someone there can better help you.
     
  11. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    Artic are the best hands down, I have used them, but I don't own one. I'm to cheap to buy one myself