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What size snow pusher?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by RNRlandscapes, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. RNRlandscapes

    RNRlandscapes Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Hi guys, looking to add a snow pusher to a older '97 case 90xt. Wondering if I should go with 8' or 10' pusher with rubber edge? I will be looking for a pusher with backdrag installed to pull away from garage doors.

    The pusher will be used on a 125 unit apartment style condo association. Plan on running normal skid tires that are about 55-60% tread. Machine ways 9,000 lbs and has 85 gross (74 net) hp cummins with low and high range.

    Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  2. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,902

    I think you could get away with a 10 foot pusher pretty easily. That's a large frame machine.

    However, I'd be looking at a Kage, or HLA SnowWing or something along those lines, and not a straight push box for an apartment complex.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,993

    We have one with a backdrag edge on the top. Just watch b/c that's a lot of weight against the stops and fully extended tilt cylinders
     
  4. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    We run a 10 on our S185 and it works good as long as you are scraping down good and get traction.
     
  5. RNRlandscapes

    RNRlandscapes Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Not a fan of just a straight pusher box huh? I have two pickups with v plows on this property as well. I figured the skid could pull doors and grab tails with pusher and switch to 7' bucket for pushing piles.

    Maybe I need to reevaluate??
     
  6. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,902

    I have nothing at all against push boxes. I just have a hard time putting one on a machine in an area that would greatly, IMO, benifit from an angle-able setup, or angle-able with adjustable wings.

    I'd like to think that you could replace one truck with the skid and Kage/SnowWing.
     
  7. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I agree.....
     
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    10' would be it But if you back dragging between cars 8' would be better
     
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Tell you one thing a power plow has more reach 3'+ reach so you can stack higher and farther then a pusher or a bucket Something think about

    Power plow will scape better then a rubber edge pusher so you save on salt usage

    Something think about
     
  10. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I agree I have condo complex I use to run a tractor and 2 trucks now its tractor and my skid
    and it cut my time down
     
  11. RNRlandscapes

    RNRlandscapes Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Thanks guys!
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,993

    Tell you one thing a power plow has more reach 3'+ reach so you can stack higher and farther then a pusher or a bucket Something think about

    you serious Clark, I think you need to rethink that statement.
     
  13. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,902

    The 2 trucks was in my head, but I didn't want to speak that without seeing the site.

    I can say I've never seen a HOA/apartment complex where a skid couldn't completely replace at least one total truck.