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2- speed skid steer

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by CNYScapes, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    I wanted to know what would be a good size and brand skid steer for plowing parking lots. I want to use a 10-12 foot blade on it and it must be pretty fast as I am used to plowing with trucks. I was told a 2-speed model was the way to go. These lots are not big enough for a loader but still have some fairly long runs. What do you think?
  2. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    I would recommend an ASV RC-100 with a BLIZZARD 8611SS to do all of your parking lots and condo's.

  3. jiriki87

    jiriki87 Member
    Messages: 63

    I have a CAT 262 witha Blizzard 810SS plow on it. the two speed is great for making nice long passes, but it will not carry as much snow as my F-350 with Boss V. The skid steer simply looses traction (even with chains) and the tires spin much easier than my truck.

    I would question wether or not it will properly push a 12-14 box.

  4. CatDieselPower

    CatDieselPower Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I like the Bobcat S-250 or S-300. They both have a 2-speed option, power quick-tach, radio, and very roomy cab. I would look into getting the hand control option too, because after about 8 hours of non-stop running your feet tend to get tired
  5. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    With a 10 or 12 foot you'll have to get a pretty big machine. Two speed is the answer. We are currently getting rid of our single speed turd for a two speed. We used a two speed this summer while our turd was being repaired and loved it. Huge difference in production when traveling long distance runs. A machine with high 60's or low 70's horsepower should work fine. Whatever brand you see fit. They're all similair and all can have breakdowns. I won't endorse our brand because they have problems and are addressing them too slowly. Work with someone local and that you get along with for a dealer, because eventually you'll need their service. These machines are in some bad elements and failures occur.
  6. litle green guy

    litle green guy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I've always like New Holland and was never a big fan of Bobcat but the new all wheel steer Bobcat is pretty sweet. The problem I always had running a New Holland with a pusher box is that once you tried to turn you lose traction because to steer the tires on one side have to stopp moving. I can see the all wheel steer being more like a truck and being able to keep better traction while turning than a conventional skid steer. Thats just my opinion, I would look into a All wheel steer bobcat w/ a 10' pusher box.
  7. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    The ASV RC-100 is a 2 speed tracked machine. We use it to clear large areas along with the BLIZZARD 8611SS, it makes a great pushing machine.
  8. 2004F550

    2004F550 Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    A Bobcat S300 or another brand. Make sure it is the biggest model possible if ur gonna go for the 12ft box. You will need all the HP's and weight u can get. Don't forget to chain it up...:nod:
  9. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    put a nice snow pusher on that.Thats what im thinking for a pkg lots
  10. plowfreak101

    plowfreak101 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Maybe a rubber track skid steer loader such as the bobcat t250 or t300