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Westerns Prodigy Snow plow for skid loaders

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by exmark, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. exmark

    exmark Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Who has had good or bad experiences with the new western prodigy plow on they're skid loaders? I do several town home associations currently with just a regular 8ft snow bucket on the machine and bring in a back hoe to clear the road ways. However we are picking up new properties and I'm curious to know if anyone has used the prodigy for the driveways and road ways. I am quite curious as to how well they work and how much snow one can take down a road ways after the drives have been back dragged. My main idea is to find out if I can replace that backhoe with an additional skid and still have the jobs completed in a timely manner. Well still have a great finished product. If anyone has any experience. Please let me know. Thank you!
     
  2. racer47

    racer47 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    :mechanic: I was looking at it, but went with the wide out .worth every penny .its perfect for big or small jobs .go from 8 to 10 ft and being able to control wings was worth it for me .I would buy it again .I would look at it for sure .
     
  3. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,599

    I am interested in this also. In scoop mode the wideout is 8'10" and the Prodigy is 8'7" only 3" difference. Plus the Prodigy comes in a skidsteer model already and should be quiet a bit less money without the pump and motor assembly.
     
  4. mdpsci1

    mdpsci1 Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Prodigy for skid steer is very much a value. Call me when you want to look at one, I have one assembled in the yard. I just mounted one on a Massey tractor that has the quick attach plate.
    You should see time savings in the 25-35% range using a Prodigy vs a straight blade.
    (989)755-4411 ask for Matt, we are in Saginaw
     
  5. turfmasters

    turfmasters Member
    Messages: 96

    Purchased a prodigy last winter for my 650 Bobcat. Love it! We use it with other machines in a 650 car lot at a hotel.No Issues at all. The only thing you must remember is to put the plow down straight and not at an angle which will cause uneven wear on the ends of the wings. I paid $3300 out the door.
     
  6. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    how hard is it to fab up the new wideout for a skid ? What controls does your skid have to have. Float ? Was looking at the prodigy just for ease of out of the box hookup and price.
     
  7. turfmasters

    turfmasters Member
    Messages: 96

    My S650's all have A-91 Piolt Controls. There really is no float for this unit unless I would hook-up a separate control to have this feature. If you have good skidsteer skills than do not waste the money on the coast of float control add ons. Just purchased a 10ft Boss push box for a skidsteer and that has a built in float Plus-Minus 3 inches up and down.
     
  8. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    my case doesnt have the float option and was wondering if it was needed for the wideout or the prodigy. Also was wanting to know how hard it was to fab up a wideout for the skid? Use boss pushers now and like u said no float needed. Does the prodigy have a slip type hitch like the boss. Are u constantly adjusting the blade to the contour of the pavement without float on the prodigy?
     
  9. turfmasters

    turfmasters Member
    Messages: 96

    The hook-up is very close to the boss unit. It is a very good tight fit. You do need to keep a close eye on ground conditions and adjust up and down a slight bit depending on contour of the ground. I got pretty good at it after 2 storms. I am not sure what you mean by fabbing a piece of your unit though? The Boss Box is great for long runs, however the Western Prodigy angles left-right and does circle around the push box.