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what size skid steer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by boatermike3826, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. boatermike3826

    boatermike3826 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    would a small bocat, a 371 or a 453 skid stter have enought gut to pust a plow and do driveways? i am going to put a cab on it with heat in it and all.
    so i am hoping it will work i really want a small skid steer
     
  2. Kramer

    Kramer Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    I have a 310 and use a larger bucket..it works OK.... I'd estimate that a 5ft plow would be about the limit on it..remember they only weigh about 2000 lbs so even a 5 ft plow in heavier snow might be a challenge for traction. Mine works great on sidewalks
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I have a Bobcat 610.Small but works great with a 54"bucket. The bucket is a little wider then the sidewalks but still does a great job.
     
  4. boatermike3826

    boatermike3826 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    would it do ok for doing some drive ways with a 4 foot plow? I have a big john deere tractor for back up.
    I really want this small machine but I hope it is going to do what I need. our normal snow fall is like 4 inches at a time and I keep on top of it

    thanks

    Mike Drake
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    As long as the plow is wider then the tires the skid will push it fine, especially with just 4" of snow.