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Tracked Skid

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by snowman79, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. snowman79

    snowman79 Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 433

    I was wondering how well a tracked skid does with pushing snow? The reason im asking is that it would be nice to have a tracked skid during the spring/summer/fall and still be able to use it in the winter so it would be used year round. We need a tracked skid for landscaping jobs where soft and delicate conditions would warrant a tracked skid. Ive heard they dont do well in the snow but was wondering if any of you know from experience
     
  2. TL697

    TL697 Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    Do a search... There are a bunch of threads on this topic... I feel like I'm beating a dead horse, but here's your answer:

    CAT and ASV machines with tracks are great in the snow... Other brands, not so much... I own an ASV SR-80, and my previous machine was a CAT 257B...

    My $.02
     
  3. dirtmovr

    dirtmovr Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I run a LT 190 NH tracked with a 10 ft pusher. It works well, just don't stop with a full box, you won't get it going again. I have ran a 277B CAT also, better ride quality, and maybe a little more traction is all I really notice between the two,
     
  4. snowman79

    snowman79 Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 433

    ok..we are seriously considering a tracked skiddy now. The primary use for it over the winter will be at our gated community that we plow...so itll be using a small snow bucket...i think a tracked machine would do fine as it wouldn't be used with a pusher. What do yall think? We are looking at a CASE 440CT or 445CT.
     
  5. snowandgo

    snowandgo Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    I've used a Bobcat T300 with a 84" snow bucket when my loader went down. It was terrible for traction. Pushing was OK, turning not so much. It got the job done, but I certainly liked wheels better for pushing snow. My friend had a Cat 287 and said his 10' pusher was too much for it in heavy snow. He has a 297 now, so we'll see how that does this year.