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Snow pusher box for a JD 3520 tractor?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by classiclawncare, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. classiclawncare

    classiclawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Hello,

    I have a 3520 John Deere tractor with a cab I use for some of my small lots I do for snow plowing. Ive always used the bucket that came with the tractor, but Im looking to speed things up a bit. It weighs around 3,000 lbs.

    Im looking at 6' snow pusher boxes with a rubber edge like the scoop dogg made by buyers.

    I wanted to know if this would work?

    Ive also seen they have metal snow plows for this as well.

    We usually dont have more than 2-6 inches of snow to push at any time. I have the skid steer plates at my shop that can attach to my tractors loader to be able to hook up to a pusher or plow if needed.

    I have an 8' protech rubber edge pusher on my Cat skid steer and it has been great for 6 seasons.
     
  2. TPCLandscaping

    TPCLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    I just bought a ZMI pusher for my little Massey 2610 sub compact. Id give them a call, their 900 series is 6' with the ability to put any kind of mount on it you want.
    give joe mchale a call 585-662-9536
     
  3. TPCLandscaping

    TPCLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    meant to add a pic…
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  4. classiclawncare

    classiclawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    I just checked them out and that looks good. Thats exactly what Im looking for.
     
  5. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    How about a boss b8 pusher? Steel trip edge is a million times better then a rubber... I had a b10 and it was awesome, until I got a metal plessis
     
  6. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,898

    I doubt a 3520 would push a B8. We had an LD8 Arctic on our 3720 and it's all it wanted. The Arctic would push easier than the Boss, as well.

    OP, I don't know if Arctic ever released their CD line, but that's something I'd check into. Rubber edge pushers rob horsepower like crazy.
     
  7. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    The Arctic is alot heavier than the boss I'd imagine, I had a 7' v plow on my 3720 and it didn't even know it was there when it came to pushing... I'd do it if I were to go down that road again, all it needs is a 1500 lb weight box out back and your good to go
     
  8. classiclawncare

    classiclawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    This ZMI looks great, esp for the price, its only $1150 for a 6'.
     
  9. TPCLandscaping

    TPCLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    After they made the custom mount for my massey, its not a quick attach and shipping i was at 1600 which still i don't think is bad
     
  10. Protech Inc.

    Protech Inc. Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    ClassicLawnCare,

    Thanks for using Pro-Tech. Not sure if you've considered it but we do make a 6' compact rubber edge model that weighs 375lbs. It comes standard with a universal skidsteer coupler and we also offer custom connection options. Hope this is of some help.

    http://snopusher.com/products/rubber-edge-sno-pusher/
     
  11. classiclawncare

    classiclawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Protech how much would a 6' pusher cost with john Deere hookups shipped to 21830?
     
  12. Protech Inc.

    Protech Inc. Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Classiclawncare,

    I just put in a request for quote and should have something shortly.
     
  13. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Just for a point of reference, I had a Kubota L3240 with a cab, filled rear tires, and NO ballast box. I was running the Pro-Tech 8' Compact/tractor model on a bucket mount style hook up.

    The pusher would sometimes drive the tractor, however I always felt this was due to the snow coming over the moldboard and filling the bucket. After awhile, this would turn into slush/heavy snow and it was like driving around with a bucket full of dirt, plus a pusher, plus the snow in the pusher..

    With all that said, going with the SS style mount is the way to go. Or have a JD style mount put on the pusher, if they're still using those (its been a long time since I've owned, or even looked at a Deere. Sold mine in 2006).

    Besides the bucket filling with snow, the unit worked great for its intended purpose.
     
  14. classiclawncare

    classiclawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    I agree a direct hookup pusher box is better.
     
  15. TPCLandscaping

    TPCLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    I've been pushing 3" of heavy slush with my 6' pusher on my little massey GC2610 [​IMG]