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Who has a Volvo L25B and what size pusher?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Bird21, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Bird21

    Bird21 Senior Member
    Messages: 532

    I just bought one and I am looking to put an Artic Sectional on it. Mabey 12 or 14' .

    Who has one for sale?

    Anyone with the same loader have some input?

  2. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    I would check with Artic, I think a 12 or 14 may be to much for that machine (10,000 lbs machine I looked), they run similiar sized Cat (I want to say 908) wheel loaders. We run a 14 HD on our 25,000 loader, in REALLY heavy snow it had some minor traction issues (tires are like new). We could run up to a 19' on this size machine, but because we drive down the road that wouldn't work in our application. Keep us updated I'm looking at the Yanmar machines in same size class.
  3. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 391

    I leased a Volvo L20 and L30, and a Cat 908 this past season. I ran 12 foot ProTech's on them. They pushed decent in a straight line but SUCKED when you needed to turn. They just did not have enough weight on the front ends to keep traction when turning. For this coming season, I have purchased a couple agriculture tractors to use instead (hopefully they work better). The ag tractors can move faster too.
  4. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    We have a gehl680 (similar size machine) which we have been running a 12' ProTech on for a few seasons now.
  5. Bird21

    Bird21 Senior Member
    Messages: 532

    Thanks I am looking at getting the 12' light duty. I need this machine on a zero tolerance account, hence the artic. I have seen how good they scrape down to almost bare pavement so that will help on the salting.

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    If it only weighs 10,000# I wouldnt go with a 14. Just my 2 cents
  7. Bird21

    Bird21 Senior Member
    Messages: 532

    I am going with a 12' Artic light duty, does anyone use one of those?? Any input ?? Anyone got one for sale?