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Tracks vs. Skid Steer

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Skid Mark, May 26, 2009.

  1. Skid Mark

    Skid Mark Member
    from ny
    Messages: 81

    What do you guys think is better for plowing? A bobcat compact track loader or skid steer loader. Which causes less damage, has more traction, has a longer wear life, easier to maintain, good for off season too. etc. Thanks.

    :salute:payupCan't wait till next season!!!payup:salute:
  2. doubleedge

    doubleedge Member
    from ND
    Messages: 64

    I have heard that track loaders, except ones with the asv undercarriage, don't have very good traction on snow/ice.
  3. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    They do make snow tracks......................

    That being said, it's been found that they are OK. Cat/Asv type tracks do get very good traction, whereas Bobcat/Tak type tracks aren't that great. If snow is the main reason for the purchase, I'd get a wheel machine. If buying one for year round use and price isn't an issue, go for the track machine.
  4. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    we have a cat 277b with the asv tracks, it pushes anything its asked to.
  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    The best choice is really going to depend on what you plan to do with it in the off season.
  6. Skid Mark

    Skid Mark Member
    from ny
    Messages: 81

    Thanks for the advice guys.:salute: