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skid steer blower

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by HIGHWAYMAN, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. HIGHWAYMAN

    HIGHWAYMAN Member
    Messages: 32

    I am looking for a skid steer blower, I have two skid steers 226,228 highflow. we need a very heavy duty blower. I will be doing all types of work with it. The wigth of the blower has to be between 73" and 66".
    Any input would be good. thanks
     
  2. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    Is the 226 a HF? Your 228 will work but if the 226 is a std flow it won't work
     
  3. SNOWLORD

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    Use your highest horsepower machine then match the blower up with your machines hydraulics. Loftness seems good. But there are alot of companies making them now.
     
  4. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    here is my youtube site there are a few videos of my blower, its a sbx 240 (i think) it the biggest they make on a hiflow s300
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=richthecliffs&aq=f

    the fan on the bobcat blower is WEAK and I have bent it many times. there might be a reason for its weakness, the fan fails before something esle fails, or they want to sell more fans...the erskin fan is stout compaired...
     
  5. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    I was under the impression that Bobcat owned Erskine (AKA Quick-Attach) company? & that many of the Bobcat brand attachments were actually the same thing. Are they different?
     
  6. HIGHWAYMAN

    HIGHWAYMAN Member
    Messages: 32

    The skid steer I think i am going with is the cat 228 high flow. I looked at a 73" Erksine and think that blower would work great. It will take 2 weeks to get out here,but the erksine looked rugged enough and its 2 phase.
    How do they handle the hard snow, the snow that has been piled up and frozen.
     
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    i have been using my erskine 2410x (84" hi flow unit) for a few months now and love it. i can handle heavy snows easily as i have been blowing back piles at an hoa with it and have come across alot of compacted and iced piles.

    the new wear bar setup they have is great. basically a gp bucket reversible cutting edge placed horizontally that allows you to adjust aggressiveness by tilting the blower forward or back.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp_kWaSFWbk&NR=1
     
  8. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I have a 84 Bobcat SBX240 high flow I'll let go for $6000 if interested.

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    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011
  9. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    I think at one point erskin made the bobcat blower, but its not true today, the 2 blowers are different units, from the electronics to the routing of the hydraulic fluid.