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Skidsteer: Do I buy a plow, box, big bucket, or other?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Albemarle Lawn, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn Junior Member
    Messages: 19


    I have a Cat 247 Multi-Terrain Loader, and need a snow attachment. I can only afford to buy 1 attachment this year, what should it be?

    I plow a few small lots, and one good size lot about 1 acre. Also some subdivision roads.

    I have a 3/4 ton truck to do the roads. Last year, I blew the trans out of the truck and ended up "plowing" with a regular bucket on the skid and it was PAIN but got the job done. Would like to have good productivity from the skid just in case the truck goes down and can't do the roads.
  2. andrewlawnrangr

    andrewlawnrangr Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    9 foot regular blade but have the hydro hooked up so u can turn it left and right.. we use a 7.5 on a skid for drives and a 8.5 on a koti tractor.. we use a pushbox for a large factory but that is with a pick up truck pushing as well
    we find the blade works well on the skidsfor pushing and stacking.

    you can find a blade on here or ebay and also get attachment plate and weld it up i posted pics on here about 2 monts ago... serch under my name and youll see the set up on the skid for the drives
    good luck
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2007
  3. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    I would advise against a V Plow on your skidsteer. Too many things to go wrong. A power angle straight would probably work well especially if you'll have to do roads. I use an 8' snow bucket which is very efficient for me and there is nothing to break. I can pile snow as high as it'll reach, and I can move it around if need be. Personally I wouldn't go back to a plow.
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,034

    Decide on a plow or pusher if your doing parking lots. All our SS do is pull out between trailer on loading docks, so we use buckets but we also have pushers sitting their. If you have to wing alot of snow buy the power angle. If the snow has desinated piles go with the pusher. As stated above the pusher is more reliable then a power angle blade.
  5. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    Compromise- Buy a used truck plow and plumb the angle cylinders into your hydraulics. Then put a set of wings on it.
  6. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i don't know how many times i have replied to a post just like this one.

    on a 247 don't go any bigger that a 7.5' plow or it'll just sideshift the machine we haved 246's with 7' and sometimes it's too much. i know your machine is rubbertracked but it don't weigh as much
  7. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    How about something like this?

    [​IMG] lol!
  8. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,317

  9. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,547

    my quote for the Kage was $ 2200.00 hopefully getting it in a week or so..but i think he said he could only buy one piece of equip, you need 2 for the Kage
  10. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn Junior Member
    Messages: 19


    Probably going with the power angle blade, 7.5' or less.

    Thanks for advice esp about sideshift, would hate to find that out the hard way!

    Would love to put studs in the rubber tracks for ice!