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What size plow will a S130 Bobcat handle?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by JSC Inc, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. JSC Inc

    JSC Inc Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    All my skid loaders are 9000 lbs with 90hp motors give/take and I just bought a Bobcat S130 from a friend for dirt cheap that is in great condition. Really not my brand or size but for $6500 with 400 hrs I couldn't beat it.

    What size plow will work well with this machine for commercial lots and/or town home associations? I use Snow Wolfs 9' - 10' for my other machines and didn't know if a 8' would be too big?

    Bobcat S130
    5000 lbs gvwr
    1300 lbs ROC

    If you have experience with this let me know as I might just dedicate it to sidewalks with a 6' blade in some of our large commercial complex

    PS I was with him when he bought it new so I know its not stolen, he's just got more money than he knows what to do with
  2. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 934

    I have used a bobcat 773 older but the same hp I would keep it as the side wal machine
    I used it with a 8 foot plow and it was to small and light to push well, unless it was light and fluffy
  3. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 934

    I wish I had friends like yours
  4. rcn971

    rcn971 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    6' pusher would be the max I would think

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,286

    I think an 8'er will be too big, it's light with a super short wheelbase. I had a 753 and used a 78" snow bucket on it which was max. You know how it is, can it push an 8'er yes if it's a super light fluffy 3"er but your done if it's a heavy 1". Same with the bucket could it handle a 96" sure but same as above applies.
  6. JSC Inc

    JSC Inc Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I was hoping for a 7' snow wolf
  7. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    that would probably be a good fit....but equiping that machine with dedicated snow tires would allow it to handle an 8ft plow quite well.
  8. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    That's a helluva deal you got there.
  9. JSC Inc

    JSC Inc Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I would consider snow tires. I never used them before but have been told to try them from my Deere/Snow Wolf dealer. The only tires I know of are the Snow Wolfs. Would you use studded or non studded? I do have a few town home associations that I would consider this machine at and they are very picky about their seal coat driveways. I also have been told to use truck tires and rims. How much of a difference do the snow tires really make?