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ss snow bucket.

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by rob_cook2001, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,171

    Just wondering what brands of snow buckets everyone likes. Looking for a 88-96 inch.
  2. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    I have a bobcat brand 100" and love it. I have seen some where the back is mesh, that may be a really nice feature.
    On the 100" bucket I do find myself looking out the side windows to see the edges while around cars so if you're in tight areas I would almost go for the 90-something inch bucket. When just loading snow I beyond love my bucket, I swear its faster than my hoe depending on the location. Something else to note, the heal, or the back of the bobcat snow bucket I find digging into the pavement from time to time. To eliminate that I just run my loader arms up a little bit and tilt the front of the bucket down to pavement using my float button.

    Sorry to write a story, but I also want to comment on price. When I was shopping a few years ago I looked everywhere from ebay to the local dealer. My bobcat dealer was within $100-$200 of anyone else ebay or online store once I took into consideration shipping and a cutting edge. Most of the buckets I looked at online did not come with a cutting edge, personally I would never run a bucket without a bolt on or welded cutting edge, buckets now a days are just too expensive.

    I just heard of a guy getting a bucket from this company and seems to like it, also prices don't seem bad.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,286

    108" Bobcat and two 96" Virnig (the standard ones)
  4. In2toys

    In2toys Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    90" Bobcat . Love it. Wish it was bigger. Wish i could see the cutting edge, wish the back was mesh but I use it for other things besides snow...
  5. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    We have an 88in BC snow bucket, and a standard (CI) 74in BC bucket with a screen insert to keep snow from coming over the back....which also allows it to have a much higher heaped capacity when handling with snow. I'm planning to add 1 of these to the 88in bucket.....but make it about half the size. If you clean out between cars alot, an 88 or 90 inch bucket might be better......if not, and your just looking for a big a$$ bucket, get the 100in.

    Make sure you get the bolt on edge Rob!


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  6. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,547

    Berlon make the 102" ...pretty reasonably priced if I remember right

    DGODGR Senior Member
    from s/w co
    Messages: 639

    I'm running the Bobcat 100" on my A300. I bought a bolt on edge too. I checked out the Berlon site a few months back. I was impressed and would consider them for my next bucket. I'm not really in the market but my Bobcat low profile 84" bucket has a bent bottom egde. The 100" is holding up pretty well. The bottom of the side cutters have bent in. I blame the operators for that though. In all honesty I have seen questionable engineering in most all Bobcat attachments.
  8. Rat_Power_78

    Rat_Power_78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    I run a Berlon 96". My only complaint is I should have gone with the 102". Very very well built and one of the better priced ones in my area. x2 on getting the bolt-on edge.
  9. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,547

    If you go to Berlon's site i think he walks you through the comparison as to why his is better,
  10. Rat_Power_78

    Rat_Power_78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Yep and i believe if you put in your zip you get pricing.
  11. EliteSnow&Ice

    EliteSnow&Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 129