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Snow blower width on skid steer

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by johnstra, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. johnstra

    johnstra Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Are there any disadvantages to running a wide snow blower on a smaller skid steer? Local Cat dealer has a used 79" ES2000 (Erskine) blower that is a good match to the hydraulics on a smaller skid steer (Cat 226B w/ high flow) and is in good shape. The width of the skid steer is 60". I kind of like the idea of having a wide blower because I can stay farther away from the ditches.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2007
  2. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 938

    i dont see why not, with a blower your not trying to push through the snow like a plow, so i think it would be fine.
  3. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    as long as you have the GPM and PSI to power the blower you shouldnt have a problem. check the weight of the blower to make sure its not to heavy for your skid steer.