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Tractor/Blower setup

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Gr8WhiteNorth, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    I am looking at trading in my current kubota M105 (105 hp tractor) for something with more horsepower for ditch mowing with a sidearm.

    There is a bi-directional tractor for sale locally for a decent price and I was wondering if anyone has experience with these machines and had anything to say?

    Here are my biggest uses:

    Summer- ditch mowing with a degelman sidearm and 15ft batwing mower
    Winter- clearing driveways with an inverted blower.

    Please let me know

    Matt
     
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Do some searching, most have said they're too expensive to maintain for their usefulness.
     
  3. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,263

    My experience is running NH TV 6070 on at my wife's grandpa ranch, road speed is on the slow side, very versatile machine and easy to operated.
    It's used mainly as a loader, to cut hay and for feeding in the winter.
    Maintenance is high and you need to keep up on it.
    I will say the TV 6070 is a great improvement over the older model 276.
    It's to bad no other mfrs mfr a similar product.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,970

    What kind of ditch mower us on it? 3 point or bolted?
     
  5. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth Senior Member
    Messages: 212

  6. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,263

    That is a pretty awesome mower, what's the cost?
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,970

    Ok. We had an Alamo set up and I was Gunna suggest against plowing with it
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    I wish I had an excuse to buy one.
     
  9. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,610

    Put a big wing plow on it.
     
  10. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    The mower was $30k and the arm was another $12. Much safer than trolling through the side of the ditch.
     
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Pretty sure I can't sneak that past my wife.
     
  12. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,263

    Just buy her a new dishwasher and you be golden........