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Skid pusher

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by johndeereguy, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. johndeereguy

    johndeereguy Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 158

    What size of a pusher do you guys recommend for a new Deere 332 with tires and fully weighted. This would be plowing snow at a lot where it does not get very deep, but does have to push it a long ways.
     
  2. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I personally always go with a 8' skid steer. Its so much easier to transport because u can keep it mounted up to the machine when loading up on a trailer. Then haul site to site. A 10' has to be put on the trailer hauled to the next site, removed, drive back for machine, etc. total waste of time.
     
  3. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    thats a really good point, i never thought about that
     
  4. johndeereguy

    johndeereguy Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 158

    I see your point there, but this place the pusher will stay and won't have to leave, will it handle a 12'? Or is 10 plenty?
     
  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    the 332 is a moose of a skidloader but i would probably stay with the 10'
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    It will not handle a 12 ft, don't even think about it. Our 320 handles an 8 ft well, so I think you can probably handle a 10 ft.
     
  7. SNOWLORD

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    I would go with a 10 footer if it was me
     
  8. purpleranger519

    purpleranger519 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 536

    Go with 10'
     
  9. amberslawncare

    amberslawncare Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I have a 10 and it is great. I push along way on only one of my sites but i dont think you could tell the diff. between a 10 and a 12 stick with the 10..
     
  10. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    If you want a 12' skidsteer your protech dealer accutally has to confirm you have the following machines before protech will build one. Gehl 7800/7810. Bobcat 963. Or a minture wheel loader that weights 10,000lbs. Steves got a 12' we put on a gehl 7800 and its a hugh pusher.
     
  11. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Pro-Tech's application guide says that this skid steer could handle up to a 12' pusher. Hope that helps.