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what size pusher for my s.s

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by eatonpaving, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. eatonpaving

    eatonpaving PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    i need to get a pusher for my s.s, i have been told it will push a 10' but the guy selling them only had 10' or bigger, is an 8' best suited for a 743 bobcat or will it push a 10'

    thanks in advance
  2. big pusher

    big pusher Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 129

    A 743 will never push a 10 footer. I dont think it would handle an 8 footer either. I would probably go with a 7.5 plow or a compact model pusher for that size of machine.
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    i would think in the lines of a 6' pusher or a 7' plow
  4. eatonpaving

    eatonpaving PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    thanks for the info, i found what i was looking for at bobcats website,
  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    what did they reccomend?
  6. eatonpaving

    eatonpaving PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    8' footer.... will work.
  7. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    I would really think anything other than an angling plow would not work on a 743. Even a 7.5 with wings will push my 773 around on a deep snow, heavy wet snow, or with ice underneath. Angle to the side and take a smaller bite and you can keep momentum with a plow. I would lean towards a larger light materials bucket or plow for sure with a 743. That is what i did with my 743b before upgrading to the 773.
  8. eatonpaving

    eatonpaving PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    thanks for the input, is it just a traction problem or will the ss not have the power...years ago i had a case 1840 with both 8' blade and 8' pusher box and it did quite well, side by side both skids are the same size, the guy i got on with said i need a pusher for the ss, so its kinda what i have to get... i know that bobcat said that a s130 will push an 8' good..and the two machines are the same size... i never had a problem with the 1840 till we got a 10 incher one night.. so i just took a smaller bite...
  9. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,547

    not sure this will help but i did a quick search..the case 1840 has a weird HP range of 42 up to 56 HP ( not sure why) and the 743 's i found were 36 HP so there is not really a fair comparison between the 2, 36 HP isn't very much
  10. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    I'm selling the perfect sized pusher for your machine. Check it out http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=67975

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,286

    I used to have a 753 and I used a 78" snowbucket which was plenty for it. Ya you can get away with something bigger but remember it's a small machine.
  12. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    True Nichols,

    Our SS's use both pwer angles and small push boxes for smaller lots
    If he has a two speed,he could utilize an 8' or 10' pusher.JMO
  13. Advancedexc

    Advancedexc Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 12

    we have a guy that works for us that has a 743 and he uses a 8ft box on it. he tried a 10ft but couldnt push much with it. 8ft box will work fine on your loader.
  14. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    Its not a Power thing. Its all about the weight/momentem of your machine vr's the weight that you want to push.
    If you over load the box, then loose speed, you won't be able to push the load.

    I think you should look into a large bucket instead of a box.

  15. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 888

    I had a 743 for years, it does lack a little power. I sold it to my sub who still uses it, it blew the engine late last season, engine was replaced. I run 873's and S205s now plus peewee(743).
    Protech has a 6 ft pull back which might be ideal for your 743.
    I'm running 3 pull backs this year due to narrow downtown lanes etc.