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Some pics of our new skids

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by DellDoug, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. DellDoug

    DellDoug Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Check these out....they have horst snow wings. I hope they work well for us!!



    Last edited: Nov 8, 2010
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Nice skid steers. I'm asuming your a Case guy. They seam to build a pretty good machine.
  3. merrimacmill

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

    Nice machines, I have a 02' case 85xt and it is a beast of a machine, I love it.

    What is the advantage to the loader arm design on the 450 S-3?
    I have seen those around for awhile now, but never understood the benefits.
  4. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,468

    Wow, one of the same questions I have.

    Great machines BTW! What type of plowing will those do?

    Edit: Will you use the current tires or something different? Wondering because they are pretty slick looking.( Not in a good way.)
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2010
  5. rock18201

    rock18201 Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 40

    looking at your set up and the truck and loader well thats porn to me.lol
  6. jaydawg87

    jaydawg87 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    The advantage of that loader arm is when shoving the bucket under concrete or big hard items....that come over the bucket, they hydraulic cylinders don't get damaged. Disadvantage is you lose alot of sight out the side of the machine.
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    ya but the 465 has the direct acting cylinders minus the linkage. only the 450's seem to have that style tilt.
  8. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 Member
    Messages: 86

    The 450 uses a radial lift vs. the vertical lift like the 465. The radial lift is more for heavy digging where the radial lift is used for heavy lifting. Both can do either job they just do one or the other better. I personally love the design on the Case 450, I have ran a 90XT and it was a great machine same as the 450.
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    Looking really good Doug.
  10. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    Nice looking machines Doug.. Interested to see how the Horst plows work, keep us posted.
  11. DellDoug

    DellDoug Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Thanks everyone. we hope these machines will fill a hole for us in our operations. Our goal is for them to do larger sidewalk areas and plow smaller parking areas at shopping mall/ big box locations. The blades are 8-13 on the 430 and 9-15 on the 450 and the 465. Both 450 and 465 both weigh a little over 10 000lbs with the weight kits on them so they should push well ( we hope) and the tires.....well they are new and heavy lug. We are going to try them out. Wish us luck!! Hopefully another dell experiment will go well??? :waving:
  12. DellDoug

    DellDoug Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Cool! Check out the photo albumn for lots more pics. Thanks to everyone for the compliments.
  13. GMC Driver

    GMC Driver Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    Doug - nice skidders. They will perform well.

    We've got a 450CT (tracks) that everyone said would suck in the snow. They couldn't be more wrong!
  14. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,468

    I don't think there is anyway those machines can't work out well! Let us know how those tires work out, I'm interested. Thanks.
  15. 3ipka

    3ipka Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    Ive been running my 430 on the same tires for 3 years now with a ten foot straight blade and never had any issues.
    Nice machines and hope they work out well fot you....
  16. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    The cylinders on the 450 allow the bucket/forks to remain level as you raise the arms.

    Sweet equipment as usual Doug. Good luck this season
  17. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    ^^^^^^^^^^What he said. Mechanical self leveling.

    Assuming this is what you meant.

    I have heard this said before but nobody can seem to explain why a radial lift is better for digging. Any incite?

    Nice looking machines Doug.
  18. ryde307

    ryde307 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,130

    As for radial lift I believe the whole reason is the arms are more in a straight line there for stronger for pushing into the ground, a pile, or whatever. My guess.

    Also doug very nice equipment. I am very interested to hear how the horst plows work out.
  19. JpLawn

    JpLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    My wife calls it tractor porn. I tell her I'm doing research. Lol
  20. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,171

    Nice rigs. Mind PMing me what you paid for the Snow Wings??