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Skip Loader Experiences?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by DaveCN5, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. DaveCN5

    DaveCN5 Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    We just made an 11 hour round trip on Friday to pick up a Case 570LXT skip loader. Cosmetically it's worn, but mechanically in great shape. It's got 4,100 hours on it. We're trying to figure out what to do with the 3pt hitch on the rear. We already bought a BOSS BX-12 for the front.

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    We already have a 580L that uses a BX-12, and haven't had a problem, but wasn't sure if the lost weight from the hoe will cause problems. Any insight?

    Also for the rear we are looking for options. We thought about an Ebling back blade, but it's too expensive for what little use it would get. The machine will be doing either a Target or a Home Depot. We just want something wider than the rear tires to back drag out corner parking spots and loading docks, that way we don't have to bring in a pick up truck just for that. Any suggestions for the rear?
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012
  2. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Maybe just buy a 7-8ft 3pt back blade and put a Polly edge on it??
     
  3. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    hydraulic box blade...?

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  4. DellDoug

    DellDoug Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    We love our 570 Case machines. All of ours are equiped with horst 10-14 snow wing plows. We have had great luck with them and recommend them. Very durable. Have fun and good luck.