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1979 Bobcat 313 with homemade plow for home use

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by latency, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. latency

    latency Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 2

    9 months ago, we found a 1979 Bobcat 313 on craigslist for virtually nothing. Living out with about 1.7 acres, and a 500 foot driveway, a small bobcat can come in very handy. I bought the cat along with my dad. I use it in the warm months to maintain the mini-motox track, this winter, we decided to adapt my ATV cycle country plow for use with the cat.

    Here is the finished product. All of the steel used in the build of a homemade universal bobcat mount was found in my Dad's neighborhood. His neighbors have a habit of throwing away steel bedframes...so he collected them. Free is always good!


    Here are some shots pushing snow. Even though it is little, the 313 does a really nice job, even with 15" of snow:



  2. 04chevy2500

    04chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    looks good. amazing how tiny it is. if one of your neighbors throws out plow thats a little bigger i would go with that. just dont go too big. looks great though!
  3. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    Very nice, I am amazed that it actually looks like it could be alot newer. They really don't change the look that much over the years. Nice find!
  4. neutron

    neutron Junior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 6

    I have one for sale right now with a 4' plow. Brand new tires and wheels, vinyl enclosure, runs great. I have user and service manuals. Not giving it away lol looking for 3K

  5. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    more info please
  6. latency

    latency Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 2

    Any pics of the enclosure? I would like one myself for winters!