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rubber tired skid loader vs rubber track skid loader

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Snow Captain, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. Snow Captain

    Snow Captain Junior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 29

    Just recently bought a Bobcat T250 rubber track skid loader for our construction side. How are these for pushing snow vs a regular skid loader with tires on it?
  2. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,717

    Snow tracks...
  3. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I'd run it.
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,749

    It'll slip on ice, and turning might be slower. If your on an incline, and it's slick....forget it. But it'll work
  5. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    wheels for snow , anytime .
  6. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,457

    The key to using either (tire or tracks) is getting a good scrape to the asphalt for traction.
  7. scottr

    scottr Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    I've run several different brands during the winter, no slam but the typical track that Bobcat uses are very poor, the big blocky pad makes them hopeless, some of the Cat tracks are similar. I believe ASV was bought out by Terex then they were bought by Cat, all three use the ASV track system ( or did) the LGP or wide tracks that Terex and ASV use are awesome in the snow, I've rolled around in 3' of snow and could go anywhere, the belly was dragging but not much, very light on there feet with these tracks. Night and day difference from the Bobcat blocky pad style track.
  8. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 697

    I've got an ASV - tracks work great on everything except ice and mud. Neighbor has a Bobcat T190; very nice mschine, but has the wide lugs that have terrible traction on the snow.
  9. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,717

    We had an ASV RC50 for a little over a year. I honestly feel that it got just as good, if not better, traction on snow than our wheeled machines do.
  10. Red_Rattler

    Red_Rattler Senior Member
    Messages: 202