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what size snow push can i use on a older 910 cat loader

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by buckwheat_la, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    hello everyone, i love this site, looking for a bit of advice, i have my first wheel loader a 1980 910Cat, has approximately 70hp, a top speed of 25km/h, (15 mph) the weight is 14000lbs, and i am looking at building a snow push for it, not sure what size i should make, thinking of a 10ft - 12ft, snow push, with a 3 foot wing on each side, anyone have thoughts or advice i would greatly appreciate it
     
  2. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    we ran a 12ft backhoe model protech on one last year...did very well!
     
  3. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    thanks, any advice on how thick of a sheet metal i should use, was debating 1/4 inch and 2x2 tubing as a framework,, but i think it might be too light, so maybe a 3/8 inch instead, but that is going to be one heavy box push, also, how important is a spring trip system (we are doing a 3 acre open parking lot with this loader) i kind of figured i would if i walk the lot and mark any places i may bump (man hole covers,etc) and let the skid steers do them then i shouldn't need a blade trip. any advice guys
     
  4. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    it truely might be cheaper to buy one, new or used...the time you put into this project might just rack up the costs....