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Opinions on using Versatile 846 to plow

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by maximus44, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. maximus44

    maximus44 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    I would like to get some opinions from some of the tractor guys.
    I was looking at buying a Versatile 846 Tractor to plow a 4 acre commercial lot.
    The machine has a 14ft degelman plow on it that i can easily turn into a pusher,
    What do you guys think?
     
  2. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I know a guy who uses an old jd 7520, the articulated 1970's one not the newer 7520. He runs this weird 16ft clamshell blade (looks like a hiniker scoop) and it works well.. the operator hates it because shifting those machines is a pain but for the price it moves a ton of snow.
     
  3. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I know a guy who uses an old jd 7520, the articulated 1970's one not the newer 7520. He runs this weird 16ft clamshell blade (looks like a hiniker scoop) and it works well.. the operator hates it because shifting those machines is a pain but for the price it moves a ton of snow.
     
  4. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,893

    Sounds like it's a silage blade or some form of. I bet that thing will move mountains of snow. But if it's the PQ trans like most of them I can only imagine how that operator feels after a storm. I'd be learning how to plow in circles really quick if I had to use one!
     
  5. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Sounds like it's setup to be a blade tractor for silage bunkers. I'm also guessing that blade doesn't have any sort of trip edge, all the Degelman blades I have been around are all solid mounted.
     
  6. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    His is solid mounted! Scrapes right to pavement lol.. it does not have a quad, even worse. A synchro.
     
  7. maximus44

    maximus44 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Thank you for the input gentlemen, Your right about going from forward to reverse,but boy could it push a lot of snow. I also spoke to a guy who has made 6 of my pushers,and can make me a pusher that goes up and down for around 7k.
    Any other reasons why I should not consider this machine? I know resale may be a b@tch
     
  8. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    They are expensive to work on, but no worse than a loader.. there other downfall is they can't stack snow like a loader. That being said I plan on setting up a jd 8450 for next season with a box.