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toolcat ground speed while plowing/blowing

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by excav8ter, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Hey all, just wondering how fast a toolcat moves while blowing snow? I have a Takeuchi tl 130 ctl with a 6 foot blower (non high flow) and it works great. My problem is that I have picked up the plowing and blowing at the subdivision where I live. Currently there are 5 associations with in the master association but there are only 20 condo units/driveways. I usually put about 8 miles on my truck when i plow the roads and then i get my track loader out and blow the snow off the edge of the roads to cut down on the drifting problems we have. So my thoughts are of getting a toolcat with a blower and a plow in stead of using my pick up. I would also be roading to other sites and blowing piles back. The other option I have is trading my TL 130 in and buy a bobcat t650 high flow that I can use all year but have to trailer it from site to site. Our subdivision is also a golfcourse/country club community so it is quite spread out. I also should mention that i would probably put a back plow on the toolcat to drag the drive ways out to the road and then blow the piles out into the grass.

    Please give me your thoughts.

    Thanks, Ben
     
  2. WMHLC

    WMHLC Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    You should talk to jon Geer, he has a used one for sell and it's got everything you need. He is in grand rapids Michigan. Do a search under his name and it will come up.
     
  3. GPS

    GPS Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 268

  4. GPS

    GPS Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 268

  5. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

  6. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Thanks guys, i believe i talked to jon already. Their unit is pretty much what i was thunking but its not highflow. I also think the back plow is a little big for the frame to handle. I am also hoping to find an 08 or newer. Thanks though. Any idea how they do for ground speed while blowing. I can only imagine that the highflow will allow it to move a little faster than a CTL.
     
  7. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834


    I believe the frame can handle the rear plow just fine. We have modified our unit to have an excellent ground speed while blowing as well as a very good travel speed. We have designed our unit to be a production powerhouse. You will be hard pressed to find a unit as productive as ours, especially for the price on the complete package. My guy plowed 125 drives in 6 hours with this unit, so you have to answer your own question.:rolleyes:

    Jon
     
  8. Grass Master

    Grass Master Banned
    Messages: 157

    Our '09 high flo toolcat usually pushes a 60" bobcat blower 3 to 3.5 mph on fresh snow. Obviously slower if the snow is hard it moves slower, we use ours to plow windrows once they get too tall along sidewalks.
     
  9. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Thanks Grass Master, do you think a 6' blower would be ok on a toolcat or maybe even a 7'. We have a 5' and a 6' currently on our CTL's. And they work great, what I want is one unit that I can put a front plow, backplow and snowblower on. I think the toolcat is it. I have plowed for so many years that I want to try something different. The development where I live is perfect for this type of unit.
     
  10. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Ill give you a call jon. I maybe able to come out this week to look at your toolcat.
     
  11. Grass Master

    Grass Master Banned
    Messages: 157

    As long as the toolcat's hydraulics can meet the requirements of the blower, a 7 footer would be fine. Ours has had its issues but the guys wouldn't be without one now. I'm not sure I would spring for bobcat V plow, as they are so small, I'd look seriously at a box first.
     
  12. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    I have heard other guys say that they are using a Blizzard plow but I am not sure which model.
     
  13. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    810SS Blizzard

    Jon
     
  14. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Thanks Jon. Do you use one on your toolcat?
     
  15. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    I have used one. They are a very productive unit. Although I like the blower, it dispenses the snow relatively where I want it, and I do not have piles at my approaches.

    Jon
     
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    8611SS, you won't be sorry.

    You will be sorry with the 810SS.