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skid steer pusher?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by CNYScapes, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    How big of a box blade can you put on a skid steer ? Assuming I have chains on the back tires how much will it push?
     
  2. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Well how big is your skid loader. You can get 6', 8', or 10' push boxes for skid loaders.
     
  3. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Right now I have a Bobcat 751 42hp, but if I decide to plow with one I will probably get a bigger one with a 2-speed trans. I have not looked in to the bigger ones yet , but I am not opposed to trying out other brands of skid steers.
     
  4. mrplowdude

    mrplowdude Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    My friend has a 10' box and said it was a liitle much for his skid. With a 2 speed i would bet the Blizzard 8611ss. it is a sweet setup.
    With a 753 i would go 8' box at the most but probably an 8' plow would be better.
     
  5. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    I Have The Blizzard 810 On My S185. Pushes It Fine The Only Thing Is When Your Only Plowing At 6 Mph The Snow Dosent Roll So Your End Up Get Alot Of Roll-over Snow Going The Opposite Way The Plow Is Angled In Anything Over 2-3 Inches
    Awsome Setup But You Have To Plow Wit The Storm
     
  6. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134


    What type and size machine??
     
  7. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    2006 bobcat s185
     
  8. ALEX516

    ALEX516 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    pushbox

    Anyone running an 8 or 10' pushbox on a 773 Bobcat?

    I'm debating what size box to get, compared to an 8' angle plow for the 773.

    I think there would be more versatality with the plow, but I think there would be more usefulness for the pushbox in large lots. Someone correct me if im wrong, but I should be able to move MUCH more snow with the box compared to that plow, right?

    Any pros or cons of either from anyone's experience?

    Thanks
     
  9. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    Pusher Boxes Are Awsome Tool Sdepending On How Large The Lots Are. A 773 Will Slick Right Up Have Way Across A Parking Lot If It Is To Long Of A Stretch And Then U Have A Pile You Cant Move. Plows I Think Are The Best Way To Go But All Senerios Are Different. A Pusher Box Would Be Ideal For A Storage Like Facility Or Lots With Short Runs.
     
  10. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Alex check your PM. Call me.
     
  11. Dozer Blade

    I run a 84" dozer blade with no trip springs. Works excellent....!!! Here is a very short video and a few pictures of my custom dozer blade......

    I have only had the blade for three days. Today is snowed 3 feet. Blade will run circles around my high flow blower.....

    CLICK HERE

    Dave
     
  12. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Video didn't work
     
  13. Precision Lawn

    Precision Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    Dave

    Great video how do you like the tracks over the rubber tires

    Thanks
     
  14. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Ok now it works. looks cool. :nod:
     
  15. ALEX516

    ALEX516 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    box

    What's with teh music? Where did you get it...

    It's great, the music & the setup!

    IT'SGOTTOBEGREEN, I've been very busy the last few days with firewood, I'll give you a call either tomorrow or Saturday, and I'll email you before I do.
     
  16. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    I am expecting delivery of an 10ft ProTech push/pull unit that will be able to be used on my Bobcats and Backhoes. I currently have a 773 and have a feeling that it will be a tad too big for that and have plans to upgrade to a S-300 shortly anyway.

    pullback_2[1].jpg
     
  17. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    i have a 10ft pusher by protech for my backhoe and i tried to push it with my s185 bobcat and it was a joke so be carefull with the 773 cause they are about the say size
     
  18. Tracks


    I have a three track machines. I just outfitted two of them with chain cross links that are bolted through the tracks. Works 100% better than rubber tires.....

    Dave
     
  19. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    If its a G series 773. Its the same damn machine. Bobcat just changed the numbers to S185 when they resigned the rest of the bobcats.

    The 773 will have no problem pushing a 8' skid steer. A 10' backhoe model is a whole lot heavier and sticks out futher sinces your are mounting it to the bucket not the skid plate. Which is reducing the skid loaders lifting capacity.
     
  20. Alex the music is part of my video editing program. I usually use my own music but was to lazy to upload a few songs from a CD....

    Dave