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Protech 6ft snow pusher vs horst pusher

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by NickSnow&Mow, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    Hey guys, im having a hard time deciding between a protech pusher a metalpless pusher a grattex pusher a shoule pusher a horst or a cotech snow pusher with a back dragger for my 30hp 4x4 compact tractor with a loader if anybody has any input it would be greatly appreciated. Im looking a 6 footer
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,554

    And what are you going to plow with said toy?
     
  3. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    What? I said johndeere 3032e. I also have a rear blower
     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,554

    Read the quote.

    Subject is plow, toy-6ft plow.

    What are you plowing, drive ways, lots, sidewalks ?
     
  5. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    Oh i see driveways im not at the commercial stage yet it will be used primarely for bAckdragging
     
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,554

    That's what I thought and that's a bad idea for doing drives. Buy a blade for getting up close to house and so forth.

    Hiring curbs will bend the loader arms.
     
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Punctuation, a lost art!
     
  8. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    i thought a box with a backdrag on top would hold in the snow better and why would it bend the loaders with a box and not with a blade?
     
  9. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Waste of money for what you're doing. Have you checked prices on them? I'm guessing not

    It is recommended to buy a subframe and take loader off - more money
     
  10. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    Yes they're all around $2500. What is taking the loader off gonna help? That just makes things more complicated
     
  11. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,902

    You're entirely too young and lost to be doing this. Why anyone would think about doing driveways with a pusher box is beyond my comprehension.

    Wanna have something worth using for drives? Put a blower on the back of it and go.
     
  12. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    you have no idea what you're talking about. First off I already have a rear blower
    Secoundly i dont want a normal box i want a box with a coverd top for backdragging i have no idea why you guys think im stupid? Its no different than a strait blade except it can keep the snow from coming out the sides. How is that not better than a strait blade? Im not the expert here. I would like to know why 1olddogto thinks a blade would be better he knows a lot more than me and you do too but no need to say im too young and lost. Thanks
     
  13. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Think about it.

    You're talking about back dragging. A blade is straight. A pusher has 3 sides. What would you back drag that you can't just blower?

    If anything look for an inverted blower. You're wasting your money buying a pusher kage etc for drive ways
     
  14. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    you still dont understand im looking for a 4 sided pusher that can be flipped around with the loader. it will be faster than blowing my plan is to only blow in heavy snow and drag for the light stuff my tractor is too small for an inverted i cant drive over 5ft of snow. already have a brand new frontier pto blower
     
  15. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
    Messages: 647

  16. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Nobody thinks your stupid. It just seems your over complicating things. I think a pusher would be a pain in the ass to try and use on drives. We don't do any drives but if we did a pusher would be my last tool of choice. I think a blade on the front ( maybe with wings ) and a blower on the back would be optimal. Just my .02
     
  17. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Yeah using a box like that with your little tractor is a great way to bend the arms

    I agree with above poster
     
  18. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    ok. What blade would you recommend?
     
  19. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    ok thanks. What blade would you recomend?
     
  20. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    I am a fan of The BOSS products BUT I am not sure if they have a plow for your application. There is a member on here that goes by the name of Neige. If you are serious about doing drives and are in this for the long haul you may want to look him up as he has drives down to a science.

    Best of luck to you this season