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Pusher boxes are Awsome!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by litle green guy, Jan 6, 2001.

  1. litle green guy

    litle green guy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    We just got an 8 foot pro-tech thursday, finally, for our skid steer. We got a couple inches friday and I plowed some of the lots with it, I was AMAZED! you guys are right they are good. Me and another guy in a pickup plowed one of the schools in about 1/2 the time it usually takes with 3-4 trucks in the same amount of snow. As Tony the Tiger would say- "their great!"
     
  2. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Now... don't go and give money back to your customer because you figured out how to be more efficient on the site.

    And, if you're charging "per push" - you now have an abject lesson in why you want to become as efficient as possible in your operation.

    When you get a foot of snow, the difference gets to be even more dramatic.

    Go get 'em !!!
     
  3. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Green Guy,I'am looking at them as well...What kind of cash are we talking for that 8 ft.skid steer pusher.THANKS jrb also good advice John A.
     
  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    What size/weight kid steer is needed to push an 8 fter?.I bet you need a big one,about how many HP?
     
  5. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    8 footers work well on Bobcat 753.
    10 footers work well on Bobcat 853, although we have used 10 footers on 753's in light snows (6" or less).
    Don't know about other brands.
     
  6. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    John A,Others,Can you give me a ball park price on an 8'pusher,I have no idea.Thanks..jrb
     
  7. SLC1

    SLC1 Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Jrb. lawn care I think they are around $3,000 or less, Three years ago we bought a 12' Pro-Tech Backhoe Model and it was a little over $3,000. AND they are the best thing ever made!!!!!
     
  8. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    ok here it is-
    skid steer
    6'------$2,100
    8'------$2,400
    10'-----$2,700
    12'-----$3,000

    you talk about how great they are talk to Bob Lipinski, hes owned over 50 of them

    Nick
     
  9. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Well.... Lipinski doesn't own 50+ of the skid steer models. He's got 50, or so, of a range of models - mostly the larger ones.

    We have 42 of them, and only 6 are for skid steers.

    Either way.... sno pushers ARE the way to go for production.
     
  10. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    ok let me fix my post

    ok here it is-
    skid steer
    6'------$2,100
    8'------$2,400
    10'-----$2,700
    12'-----$3,000

    you talk about how great they are talk to Bob Lipinski, hes owned over 50 of them (not all skid steer)
    or John Allen hes got 42 of 'em (6 skid steer)

    Just Kidding with ya john :)
     
  11. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Oh.... I knew that.

    As I understand it, Lipinski has 'em all over creation in New Jersey. All painted blue too.

    John Parker has them painted red.

    Pro-Tech will paint them any danged color you want too.
     
  12. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Well,I guess I want mine painted green,because I'am that way most of the season anyway!!!John,you told me I could sell snow and ice in the south....well it's working....But I want more...got lots of ???...hope to meet you in Denver or on my next trip up north.Thanks jrb
     
  13. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Denver's the place. Lots more people will be there other than me.

    Call Stephen Hillenmeyer. He's sending at least one person. Maybe you could share a room with his guy to save on expenses.

    I'm going to see Stephen in Tucson the end of January at ALCA's Executive Forum. I'll mention it to him and see if he's interested in sharing expenses.
     
  14. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Pushers save time. Found that out in the middle of last winter. After reading this forum, I bought one on the spur of the moment. Liked the results, however they don't scrape like a plow. But than again they aren't designed to.

    Liked um so much, I bought two more this fall. Mine are the regular old yellow color.

    Geoff
     
  15. litle green guy

    litle green guy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    ok I didn't buy it but i think it cost what columbiapower siad- 2,400. I just work for a plowing company even though i have my own landscpe biz. The skid steer we use is a New Holland lx865. I still can't belive how niece it is.

    The only question I have is, How do you get the snow over the curb? Will if work it I just tilt the front up with the bucket control?

    Oh yah our is just plain yellow too.
     
  16. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Tilting it back slightly will allow you to jump the curbs. And the skid plates are angled up at the front so that once they start to slide up over the curb you have no chance of damaging the curb.

    You may end up leaving snow at a 45 degree angle from the top of the curb to the pavement, but that's it.
     
  17. aees115

    aees115 Member
    Messages: 43

    he probable has around 300 boxes now and tons of subs