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Skid-steer bucket + poly edge = "Pusher"???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ChicagoSnow, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. ChicagoSnow

    ChicagoSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    I would like some insight please.............

    My idea is to set up a 88" Bobcat bucket with a poly edge and "sno-gate" side bucket wings ( www.sno-gate.com ) to create my own snow pusher. Also would be sure to float the skid steer arms (instead of down pressure), or do I use pressure applied to the poly edge for better scraping ability?

    Has anyone tried this?

    What type of poly edge can I use? Do they make a poly edge that "slips" over/under the bucket edge???

    Thank you

  2. General Grounds

    General Grounds Member
    Messages: 66

    :bluebounc chicago snow, i bought a light material bucket last fall for snow and mulch, it is great for snow, cost me about $800, tony
  3. ChicagoSnow

    ChicagoSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    I have used a light material bucket for snow plowing before, your right............ it does work fine.

    Just trying to make a more durable and productive skid steer bucket plus.
  4. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    We have a poly edge that bolts to your bucket. We have a piece of steel and embedded bolts cast in the poly.
  5. ChicagoSnow

    ChicagoSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 229


    I e-mailed you my information............. I will forward you the bucket sizing information for the next step.


    Joe Pacocha

    PROPJCKEY Senior Member
    Messages: 125


    hey buuuuuudy, have 6 years in a skid loader pushin' snow. first of all:why do you want a poly edge....pavers?-what are you plowing-why the wings with such a tremendous turning radius on a skid loader. I have litterally plowed several thousand drives with a straight blade and have never wanted wings. And, down pressure is king when back dragging.
  7. ChicagoSnow

    ChicagoSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 229


    Actually this machine will be used on decent size parking lots as a back up machine (if needed) and/or dropped off at a commercial or retail site after the S300 is used to load our salt trucks.

    I know the regular bucket will work fine............ just trying to improve the wheel I guess and save the purchase of yet another plow??????

    Wouldnt you agree that a poly edge on the bucket would of course save your bucket (steel) edge and of course possibly prevent a nasty "hang up" on a sewer cover in high speed (12mph.)???

    What do you think........