JD Hernandez;1659502 said:Is the weight the issue or is it the speed the problem?
Momentum (ie. speed) helps keep things moving.
Figure the truck in your sig is 7,000 pounds or more pushing an 8' straight blade at 10-15mph across a lot. The truck knows it's working but it does fine. The 8' straight blade isn't really pushing as much snow forwards as it is pushing the snow sideways.
Now take the skid steer that is 2,000lbs lighter pushing a "plow" that is 2' wider then the truck blade and with the side plates is actually holding the snow and pushing it all in front of you. There isn't much snow rolling action going on to help your keep momentum. So your already lacking weight and pushing a plow that holds 2-4x the amount of snow as the truck blade and now your doing it at 4-5 mph. Your skid steer just has to much working against it in that situation to be productive in any way.
JD Hernandez;1659503 said:Thank you for all the input.
Buswell Forest;1660547 said:Would a rubber tracked machine, say 10k lbs and 100 hp, be more able to move a larger pusher?