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skid steer bob cat

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by lucky921, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. lucky921

    lucky921 Senior Member
    from dracut
    Messages: 453

    which is better in the snow a track or wheeled machine
    thanks
     
  2. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,081

    Over all the skid steers ive seen for snow removal are tires. Im guessing you get better traction with tires and Im sure they are cheaper.
     
  3. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    You can climb piles and stack higher with tracked, but I think over all a skid outfitted with purpose snow tires are the way to go. The increase traction AND speed.
     
  4. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    Search search search it's been discussed extensively
     
  5. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,262

    This has been debated to death....
    But I'll be nice and give a answer, wheeled machines.
    And if money is no problem, snow wolf tires with a steel edged pusher and a heavy two speed skidloader you've got a beast.
    There's my answer, but back to the search button.
     
  6. Snow Picasso

    Snow Picasso Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    Agree, but 2 speed is over- rated! You will never use it unless your on long straight pushes or driving from account to account! More money....more problems! Keep it simple and keep your guys from flying thru the windshield! lol Thumbs Up
     
  7. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    I used to think this too. Until I tried to use my 7 series on a huge lot. Just wasnt practical. Its not even practical unless you have a VERY small parking lot IMHO, or a bunch of time on your hands. If I had my druthers, I would go with a two speed regardless of the app just so I could keep my options open.
     
  8. lawnboy2121

    lawnboy2121 Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    2 speed all the way unless u r plowing driveways or something small like that
     
  9. 94gt331

    94gt331 Senior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 293

    I just traded my wheeled deere for a track machine and I love it. Better traction. I love being able to push up on to snow banks and stack the piles higher. But they both have it's pro's and cons. I wish I could post a picture but i don't know how to yet.
     
  10. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Wish they made a 3 speed!
     
  11. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    That would be a loader LOL..

    With naaaawwwwwzzzzzzz!!!!!!
     
  12. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    :alien: This statement is just wrong.
     
  13. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    You've obviously not put much time in a 2 speed because what you said is not good advice.
     
  14. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,262

    Lot of WI responses. We all agree on 2 speed.
     
  15. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    One more in agreement from the Badger State.............Thumbs Up

    Your first post was spot-on as well IMO. The only reason I can see using a tracked machine in winter is because you already own one for the work you perform in the other 3 seasons.........
     
  16. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Tri Speed skid steer.

    Lo, High, and Holy crap this is way to fast your going to get hurt
     
  17. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Hopefully just put me out of my misery! I'm 6'4" and people wonder why I've got my head bent sideways while operating,to many blows to head! I don't think people who don't run skids can understand how bad these hard hits are.Weird coming to from a hit and wondering where you are:eek:And I've got a one speed.
     
  18. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    you could wear the seatbelt
     
  19. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    keeps your face off the glass
     
  20. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Yeah,that little lap belt is going to really help.:) It's the large mirror I've got to get rid of! Right in the way of my forehead.