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10 foot or 8 foot on S250?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by FinerCuts, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. FinerCuts

    FinerCuts Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 85

    Looking at getting a sectional snow plow and I was wondering what everyone uses. Looked at an 8 footer and they just seem small. Then again I have heard people say a 10 footer is to big? Any input?
  2. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Do what we did and get a 9'. Not a sectional but I think 9' is just right
  3. purpleranger519

    purpleranger519 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 536

    If you have a snow tire on your loader I wouldn't hesitate to put a 10' on it. I have a 10.5' Avalanche that I run on either a 75XT or 435 and the only time I've had an issue was last year when we had the 14" snowfall, and it just needed the passes to be shorter was all or it would fill up too fast and you couldnt push it all.
  4. FinerCuts

    FinerCuts Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 85

    I have pretty much made up my mind that I am going to get a sectional.
  5. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,247

    I would say 8 footer with regular tires or 10 footer with snow tires. We don't really have problems until spring when we get heavy wet snow. Even then, an 8 footer can be too wide.
  6. agustofson

    agustofson Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    10 footer would be fine until you run into heavy wet snow.
  7. G&T LAWN

    G&T LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    Where you at in iowa???
  8. FinerCuts

    FinerCuts Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 85

    I am located in Granger, about 10 minutes from Des Moines.
  9. lndscpe

    lndscpe Member
    Messages: 55

    10' Arctic Sectional plow - no problem on S250

    Finer Cuts,

    I run a 10' Arctic Sectional plow on my S250 with now problems, first season with stock tires, did ok but was more problematic in heavy wet snow on long runs, next season with my version of Wolf paws snow tires and WOW now I can really move snow! I can't say enough good about my Sectional plows, I love it on my Bobcat, my Case loader and I just bought a new 244 J John Deer Loader and purchased a 12' Sectional plow for it. If you put a 10' Sectional plow on your S250 you won't be disappointed, I cant say how other pushers of equal size will work but after three years with now problems and over 500 hours on my sectional plow and I'm just now replacing the cutting edges and feet I can't complain! heres some pics



    P1010390.jpg of the Bobcat with the 10' Sectional plow.



  10. FinerCuts

    FinerCuts Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 85

    I really appreciate the feedback and helpfull information! I am excited to add it to my fleet. But I do have to say I am jelous of your setup!:waving:
  11. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

  12. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Yeah, where did you get those tires?
  13. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    10\' all the way
  14. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Now that is a bada$$ setup there!!!

    p.s. tires look identical to wolf paws....curious about rim & tire combo info/cost?

    p.p.s. To the OP, get the 10fter.... you'll be glad you did.
  15. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    we run 10 footers on all Caterpillar 257B, about the same size machine

    snow 08 022.jpg

    snow 08 018.jpg

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    I would go with the 10 footer.
  17. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Doesn't the 10 footer become an 8 footer by taking smaller bites when the snow is heavy?
  18. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 634

    Do you find a significant price difference between the 8 and 10' plows? Maybe that can help make your decision as it seems you could go either way. I personally would go with a 8', simply for storage reasons, wet snow, price, and I always like to buy a smaller machine for great price when someone wants to get a bigger one, and then you need the 8'. It is alsoeasier to transport a 8' if you need to trailer the machine to a site.
  19. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Has anyone ever told you that you are brilliant?
  20. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Now he's gonna have to go buy all new hats.