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Snow pushers??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by lotsoflights, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. lotsoflights

    lotsoflights Member
    Messages: 72

    Hi,
    I will be plowing a new facility with 9 acers of black top. There is plenty of room for a 16' + pusher. I was looking at the Daniels pusher. I would be getting a great deal on it. Has anyone ever hook one to a loader? If so what did you think? Did you like it? I also looked at the Avalanche. It is a nice pusher but the word out there is the Daniels is better. Does anyone have any feedback? I was also looking to see what people use to clear large sidewalk areas? I was looking at a Polaris with a plow on the front. Any help would be great...

    Craig
    :confused:
     
  2. snoking

    snoking Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    yes daniels are good setups....we have two 18' wing plows, and a buddy of ours lives south of us and has 5 boxes..no complaints....what size are you getting and how much??....i know we had $12,000 into each of ours
     
  3. lotsoflights

    lotsoflights Member
    Messages: 72

    The one I'm getting is a 16' box plow. It is $4800. It seems like a well built pusher. The only thing is it doesn't seem as tall as other pushers out there. I guess once I get it hook up to my loader I will know more. I was looking at the wing plow but the loader I'm renting did not have the hook ups for the hoses.
     
  4. snoking

    snoking Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    they have a snow foil for the top of the box that makes like 6-8 inches taller....check it out....

    well built...agree
     
  5. plowman777

    plowman777 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    what size loader are you renting?..how much is that costing?
     
  6. lotsoflights

    lotsoflights Member
    Messages: 72

    A WA180 Komatsu loader $1500 a month for 4 months.
    20,000lbs I will be the first one in the machine from the rental fleet. Not sure if that is good or bad?
     
  7. plowman777

    plowman777 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    sounds like a good price... have you used that size machine for plowing? it looks like a nice size. maybe a tad light? but very economical. i was thinking of using something around 25,000 lbs but smaller is cheaper.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2004
  8. lotsoflights

    lotsoflights Member
    Messages: 72

    Sorry, it is the Wa200 unit...It is 22,872lbs...they took the wa180 out of the fleet. I have not plowed with a loader before. Only trucks. I will test driving it in the next week or so but I'm told it is now like driving a car. If it to small then next year I;ll go larger. That is what is nice about renting...
     
  9. J&JProperty

    J&JProperty Member
    Messages: 50

    lotsoflights,

    are you getting the loader from a larger rental chain and if so which one. I would love to get a loader for that price. :redbounce
     
  10. lotsoflights

    lotsoflights Member
    Messages: 72

    East PBE in Ct I'm not sure how far they go but they have a place in ny or NJ. It is have of their regualr monthly rate.
     
  11. plowman777

    plowman777 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    they want $4600 (plus tax?)mo here for wa 250.....not sure how low they would go for multi month winter deal tho...you got a great price
     
  12. lotsoflights

    lotsoflights Member
    Messages: 72

    Just drove the Wa200 today.... what a nice machine. I never drove a loader before and this was really easy. The WA180 rental was sold out of the rental fleet so I will have to rent the WA200 for $1700 a month. It has all the trimmings..heat, lights, rear wipper. It is a smooth ride...I'll be getting it delivered in November to I can try it on my property.
     
  13. plowman777

    plowman777 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    what are you paying for liability insurance on that huge property?
     
  14. lotsoflights

    lotsoflights Member
    Messages: 72

    The company that I work for rents the property and I work at that location. We plow our own property to save money along with 3 other sites. We have been plowing our own sites for 12 years now. I figure plowing this site alone I would save the company over $90,000 a year in plowing and salt and sidewalk if it was contracted out.