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Snowbox on tractor??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by KCLawnTamer, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. KCLawnTamer

    KCLawnTamer Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 53

    I was wondering if anybody out there uses a compact tractor for snow removal.. I have a Kubota B7800 and L3400 that we use through the year and I could put a snowbox on the front loader.. How well would it work and how big of a box could I run??
     
  2. trmotorsports

    trmotorsports Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I dont know about a box, but I used my 3720 deere (44 hp) for snow and it works great.
    I use a box blade to pull the snow out of driveways in a development and then use the bucket to pile it at the ends of the driveways. I would think a tractor would push a snow box pretty well but not too big of one. I was thinking about a 6 or 7 ft snow box for mine.
    Tyler
     
  3. KCLawnTamer

    KCLawnTamer Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 53

    I was thinking a 5-6 foot box..
     
  4. zmowing

    zmowing Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    snow pusher

    I just got a L 5240 Kubota & a 8 foot snow dozer with back drag option

    SNOW EQUIPMENT 008.jpg
     
  5. windrowsnow

    windrowsnow Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 168

    how do you like those snow dozer boxes?
     
  6. dan67

    dan67 Member
    Messages: 97

    Box Blade

    The photo is from last winter. I use a box blade to pull snow then pile with loader, works good.

    snow pictures 004.jpg
     
  7. zmowing

    zmowing Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    We have not used the snow dozer yet,no snow here.Snow dozer seems to be built very good
     
  8. CAT MAN

    CAT MAN Member
    from county
    Messages: 47

    Ive used a snow dozer before it seems to work good for what it is.. snowplow works the best i think..
     
  9. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    nice tractor, but it looks more like a summer ride....BURRRRRR
     
  10. dan67

    dan67 Member
    Messages: 97

    cold

    Your right, does get cold in the winter, it's been below zero many times this year and it will wake you up running it. Dan
     
  11. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    do you just use it for your drive, or do you spend all night on that thing?
     
  12. RAZOR

    RAZOR Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    L5740 and L5030

    Photo003004.jpg
     
  13. dan67

    dan67 Member
    Messages: 97

    That one is owned by the man I work for spend about 4 to 5 hrs per storm in it. Been almost every day for the last three weeks then it's to a atv for more. I use a atv for my drive and nieghbors about a mile total. More photos in the atv form. Also use my Farmall "H" for the big stuff at home. live in the country.
     
  14. KCLawnTamer

    KCLawnTamer Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 53

    What size snow boxes are on those kubotas...
     
  15. RAZOR

    RAZOR Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    The 5030 has a 6 ft pusher and the 5740 has an 8 ft Western blade with wings.
     
  16. KCLawnTamer

    KCLawnTamer Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 53

    Have you used any smaller tractors with boxes?? I looked on avalanches web site and it said a min of 20 horse power for a 6 foot box... My kubota B7800 is a 30 horse and didnt know if it would push a 6 foot box..
     
  17. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    Are those tractors gear or hydro drive? If so what range do you push in? My brother was very close to geting a 5740. He ended up with a new holland ( clears the door in his barn), but the kubota's offer more hp. with a hydro. Nice looking machines!!!

    ,shaun
     
  18. KAG

    KAG Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    I have a 39hp SAME (Deutz) that I have a 6ft snow plow on the front and 7ft drag blade on the back that I turn the blade around on so it does not dig in. I use this on my own private drive thats 2200ft long and it pushes/pulls fine. A six foot box I would think would push ok unless its really wet snow.

    The problem with a box pusher on the front of your Bota would be the lift / transport weight as the weight might be a little heavy depending on how far it sticks out on the front of your tractor. Weight on the back would help out a lot I would think.
     
  19. RAZOR

    RAZOR Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    Both of my Kubotas are hydro. I push snow in mid range mostly.
     
  20. KCLawnTamer

    KCLawnTamer Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 53

    I have a 6 foot pro king kutter blade on the back and a the loader on the front.. I was actually going to make a snow box out of a box blade and just put removable mounts on the back so it could still be used as a box blade on the rear.. I try to double duty all the equipment that I can..

    I also thought about some wheel weights..