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What are your thoughts on this?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Craftybigdog, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    Alright, I have a John Deere 317 skidsteer and Im looking to upgrade to a 325 I need more lift capacity and the 2 speed for the winter for plowing. But Ive also been looking at the Bobcat S300. Its not alot more than the 325 and a whole lot more lift. What are your opinions on this ? Will a larger skid push alot more snow? Thanks alot
  2. js580sl

    js580sl Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Hello Im new to this forum. Just curious, have you considered a Gehl? I have a Gehl CTL60 track machine. We have been very impressed with its capabilities. I know that Gehl has great pricing on the rubber tired machines. Ive seen a guy who does a whole parkin lot with the largest machine Gehl makes. Him and one pick up.
    Hope this helps.
  3. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    If you are reling on snow plowing for an income then bigger is better. as big as you can get in a SS will move more snow.
    Question is do you need a new one or can you settle for a used one. Do you do your own service on them then a used may be the way to go. If you send it back to the dealer to change oil, and do minor repairs then a new one may be the answer.
    up side of bigger
    Bigger will load a truck faster and easer,
    Bigger will stack snow higher.
    Bigger will push a bigger blade.

    Down side of bigger
    Bigger may cost more
    Bigger will require a larger trailer.
    Bigger burns more fuel
    Bigger tires cost more.
    Bigger wares out tires faster.
    Bigger cost more to maintain.

    I personaly thingk bigger is better.