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skid steer w 10' pusher? 8' pusher?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Mick76, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    I've come across a property that would require the use of a skid steer.... my question is I'm looking at a 60 hp model and need your opinions.... 8' pusher or 10' pusher?... plowing will be every 2 inches or so but one area could be as much as 6 inches at a time... they said I could do this area at the end of the storm. but at times that would be too much snow to push hence the 6" figure... is the 10' too big?... some of the pushes might be 200' long.. also I'm looking at a new protech pusher with a rubber edge (for the large amont of concrete that would need to be plowed)... is $2450 a good price for a 8'?

    Thanks
    Mike
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2009
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    What size skiddy?
     
  3. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    New Holland 160 or 180 can't remember but its 60 hp
     
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Thats a big difference.
     
  5. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    The ad from craigslist.....2003 NewHolland skidsteer LS170 turbo charged diesel 52hp super boom 1765# lift cap 5540lb operating wt.3rd valve for running attachments
     
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  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Then why don't you look up which one is the 60hp model so we can advise you.

    ps I doubt it is the 160.
     
  7. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    cret

    this is the skid that I was looking at... my mistake with the 60 hp..its actually 52...
     
  8. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    last year for one snow i tried a 9foot kage/plow on my smaller lx565 new holland (about 42 HP) and it worked fine. we also pushed at about every 1.5 - 2 inches. IMO you could always take a smaller "bite" with the 10 footer in the deeper snow. maybe even with a smaller bite you could fill the pusher up on a 200 foot push..might have to weigh how many 200 foot pushes vs the productivity of a 10 foot pusher in the easier 2" snow.
     
  9. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    A 10 footer on a 170 will be a little big some days IMO, I would stick with the 8'
     
  10. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    How about he price? is $2450 for a new 8' a good deal?... I have nothing to compare too in my neck of the woods...
     
  11. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Really can't help you there but that price sounds fair.
     
  12. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
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    Last edited: Sep 2, 2009
  13. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    I would tend to agree, unless it's only a single speed & it has great tires on it.

    If your going to buy a new pusher, I would consider a Bobcat or any other brand that has linkage between the box & plate mount. We have a Protech 10' on one of the 248's. It is a nice pusher, but the operator has had a hard time getting used to it, mostly just keeping it flat on uneven ground. One of my projects this fall is to make a linkage mount for it similar to the Bobcat model.
     
  14. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
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  15. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    10fter would be to much for that machine, go with the 8fter. Like jomama said, find a pusher that will float independently from the SS, and that will help matters greatly.
     
  16. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I would go with the 8'