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toolcat

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rgjlawn, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. rgjlawn

    rgjlawn Member
    Messages: 65

    anyone plowed with toolcat?
     
  2. timm9

    timm9 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    Just took delivery on my new Toolcat last thursday. It has not snowed since Tuesday so I have not actually plowed with it yet. I'm planning on adding a Blower in the very near future. here is a picture...

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  3. DropPlow

    DropPlow Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Now THAT looks like BIG fun! purplebou Debi
     
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Cool new toy, Have fun with it.
     
  5. snow white

    snow white Member
    Messages: 59

    i have had one for a year and a bit they plow nice i find the blade on the front a little better than the bucket, the blower also works great, i have an in box salt spreader in the rear. keep a jug diesel with you as the tank is really small..
     
  6. timm9

    timm9 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    snow white,

    The new model is supposed to have a bigger fuel tank. I was told that at full throttle it would burn a gallon to a gallon and a half an hour. Has this been your experience? My big CAT only burns about 8 to 9 gallons in a 12 hour period but it is much slower on the hills. I'm going to add a "tender" tank to one of the plow trucks just to be safe. Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Tim
     
  7. rgjlawn

    rgjlawn Member
    Messages: 65

    how does it do on small driveways? How is the power? Our 5600 is 56hp turbo with 20 gallon fuel tank. :gunsfiring:
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2004
  8. timm9

    timm9 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    rgjlawn,
    I'm assuming your question is directed at me. I have not been able to plow with it yet. It is turbo and two speed with the 20 gallon tank like yours. I would really like to get the blower unit. I'm still doing research on the three different outfits that say they are Erskine. The Toolcat comes with the 7 pin plug and not the 14 pin. I have gotten conflicting information about being able to adapt from 7 to 14 pins.
     
  9. snow white

    snow white Member
    Messages: 59

    mine toolcat only holds about 5 gallons it is 04 model not the turbo,the 7 pin adapter is on mine i have the bobcat blower which i beleive is erskine really...older bobcats had the 14 pin connectors on them 2002 and older.if you buy a 14 pin hookup order a 7 pin harness from bobcat and you can wire it on i have.
     
  10. snow white

    snow white Member
    Messages: 59

    about a gallon to gallon and half per hour
     
  11. snow white

    snow white Member
    Messages: 59

    tires

    i found regular pick up snow tires to be better than the factory for snow
     
  12. rgjlawn

    rgjlawn Member
    Messages: 65

    what size did you use?
     
  13. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    I like Bungartz better.

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  14. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Steering wheel is interchangable... can use in the front or back.

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  15. snow white

    snow white Member
    Messages: 59

    tires

    i put 225/75/15...........but 235 / 75 /15 would probaly work to
     
  16. rgjlawn

    rgjlawn Member
    Messages: 65

    i put on 235/75/15 :gunsfiring: :gunsfiring: new tires not in this pic.

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  17. hesko1

    hesko1 Member
    Messages: 45

    Snow White

    What is the deepest snow that you have pushed so far? I've been considering a toolcat for my sons to start plowing with.
     
  18. plows4city

    plows4city Junior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 3

    tool cat

    I plowed 20in storm with are tool cat it was hard because I dident have any weight and I was training a guy that had not ever plowed snow before. I reccomend puting some weight in the back and some snow tires.
     
  19. plows4city

    plows4city Junior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 3

    tool cat

    Does any one know about the snow wolf tires?
     
  20. rgjlawn

    rgjlawn Member
    Messages: 65

    i had snow wolf tires sent to me for toolcat they sent me 215 75 15 on there rims would not work so we sent them back. i just put on 235/75/15 on toolcay rims these will work great. snow wolf has LT750/16 for skid loaders we have them for our 300 bobcat and they work great.