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skid steer/snowblower

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by clawsonflats, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. clawsonflats

    clawsonflats Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    HELP!!!, the snow has outgrown my truck plow, the drifts are 2-5' at times. Need advice for best skid steer/snowblower combination, what brands, horsepower, hydraulic needs, what the strongest combination possible.
  2. AlwaysGreener

    AlwaysGreener Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Just sub it out... Next question....
  3. rjfetz1

    rjfetz1 Senior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 639

    For those of us that have no snow.....got pics?
  4. rredd13

    rredd13 Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 38

    got the cat track machine 90Hp. with a 84 inch blower ..and 10ft blade...best snow clearing machine...will out do any pickup (imop) any day.
  5. RipT

    RipT Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    Welcome to the forum ClawsonFlats ! !

    In tracked machines, CAT and ASV seem to do the best in snow, but even they are not good on ice or snow/ice slopes (especially side slopes).

    Would suggest most any brand, tired skid with chains all around, 70 HP or higher, high-flow, enclosed & heated cab, two-speed. An 84" Erskine or QuickAttach (same), Bobcat, dual-motor (no chain drive or shear pins) type blower "MATCHED" to the flow of the driving machine should be good. Regular flow will work so long as the blower motors are properly matched to the available flow. All things being equal, get high flow, but if you are looking at used or rental, don't make it a deal killer.

    The two-speed on the skid is not needed for blowing as such, but if you have to road it between sites it makes a big difference. Also if you decide to put a blade or pusher on it, it will be much welcomed.

    Regular chained-up SS tires generaly work fine. Other options are WolfPaw SS snow tires, studded or recap w/lathe shavings or walnut hulls heavy duty narrow truck tires & wheels.

    Good Luck