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Telehandler with pusher

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by BD Exteriors, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. BD Exteriors

    BD Exteriors Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Has anyone ever tried to run a pusher or box plow on a telehandler? I have a caterpillar
    TH83 it can lift 8,000lbs and has a reach of 42'. We use it for roofing in the summer and have been doing more snowremoval every year and was thinking about putting it to work. I am just wondering if it has enough torque to push a big pile. If so how wide would you go?
  2. plowinginma

    plowinginma Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 326

    now that would be a stacking machine... I wana say I have seen one with a plow before...never put my hands on one though..
  3. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    JD DAVE has a pusher on a deere telehandler. Theres some vids on here somewhere. Hit search to find them.
  4. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237

    I had a Deere 3800 telehandler with both a quick attach pro-tech pusher and 3.5yd snow bucket. Loved the machine pushed great....but it was and articulated machine with boom dead center...not sure how good a side boom machine would be. side machine has obstructed side............cab is lower less of a view etc

    would have kept the machine but it turned into a lemon with poor reliablity.....first time ever had a bad deere

    give it a try if you have other uses for it already but wouldn't buy it just as an expirement
  5. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Guy that plowed a Home Depot next to a WalMart I used to service had one with a pusher mounted, was a really nice setup, full cab, great turning radius, he was FAST on that lot and of course lost minimal space because he could literally stack snow better than 35 feet high.
  6. TRKling

    TRKling Member
    Messages: 64

    Using a Bobcat VersaHandler V518 with a 12' Pro-Tech in our arsenal.. Works fine and does a nice job.. Sucker motors through everything it seems, and has created some nice walls of snow with that reaching boom.

    Oh yah, and great at squeezing an extra load of salt in the bin too ;-)
  7. bossplwr09

    bossplwr09 Member
    Messages: 37

    I've seen a CAT being used around me with a 12' pusher, seems to do a really nice job and keeps the piles nice and high instead of taking up the whole parking lot. Go for it! You've already got the machine..
  8. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    Are there any problems twisting or bending the arm?
  9. BD Exteriors

    BD Exteriors Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks for the info. I think come next year I will have it set up, just need to find a couple of nice big lots close to each other!
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,414

    Bunch of guys use them by me, and have been for years.
  11. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    if i saw a 40' pile, i would s*** my pants then go sledding down it, and play king of the hill, and try and drive a tracked skid steer up it
  12. coral

    coral Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    i run one each winter, have for several years, love it, we can push everything back with out leaving the pavement. It really cuts down on damage. i own a skytrak, but last winter we also leased a newer jlg a bit smaller, had a heated cab, head lights, turn signals, everything you need, ran down the road at 40mph too, very nice.

    In the same boat as you, own a construction business and utilize the equipment in the winter...
  13. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i use a gehl 883 (about a 23,000lb machine) with a 12' trip edge box and it works great....it'll push 2-3 times as much as our gehl ss....
  14. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    JD actually has some vids posted i believe of him using one