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Wheels keep spinning with pusher

Discussion in 'Pro-Tech Sno Pushers' started by RLS, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. RLS

    RLS Junior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 21

    Hi. We have a John Deere 544 and use a 14' ITS protech with it. When the box gets roughly 75% full, the loader just starts slipping. There is lots of meat on the tires. Is the box to big for the loader?

    Thanks!
     
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Do you guys pre-treat your lots before a storm?


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  3. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,401

    ^^^sounds like ice, when surface is slippery use less width, when you get good traction the wider the better....operator decision has a lot to do with size of box
     
  4. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    box is fine, just different conditions effect how it pushes.
     
  5. RLS

    RLS Junior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 21

    No, we don't pre treat. And yeah, there is snow or ice underneath. Just wanted to double check I guess. I find it annoying when the box gets full and then a no go.
     
  6. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    lift the box slightly off the ground and it should help. While spinning can be a problem, with the right operator it's less of an issue.
     
  7. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Ditto to what blowerman is saying.

    We've run an 18' on a 544 with few problems.

    Are you using "float" if there is one? Don't, it's stupid advice given by many manufacturers.
     
  8. Protech Inc.

    Protech Inc. Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    According to our specs the 544 has more than enough weight and horsepower for that IST unit. Surface conditions and types of snow can play a role in how well the prime mover is pushing. I've seen even the largest of loaders slip because of a combination of fresh wet heavy snow, hard pack already on the ground, amount of snow being pushed, and the area not being pre-treated. Everyone has provided great suggestions.