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65HP skid enough to push a 10ft pusher?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by maximus44, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. maximus44

    maximus44 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Hi all, looking for advice.
    U guys think a 65hp skid steer in enough to push a 10ft pusher?tymusic
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    what model?
  3. maximus44

    maximus44 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    the skid steer is called a MAgnum 65X.
    It uses a perkins deisel engine,2950 operating weight,
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    2950 Rating?

    if so a 10' box should work good
  5. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    I would prefer a two speed unit, but if its what you have..take it slow because you will be moving pretty slow. JMO
  6. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Pro-Tech's application guide says a 70+ hp machine is good for the 10' pusher. Once your filled up with snow, it may bog down a bit with a 65 hp machine.
  7. rhkfwain

    rhkfwain Senior Member
    from FWA, IN
    Messages: 304

    Who manufactures that skid steer loader?
  8. big pusher

    big pusher Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 129

    You better locate a bigger skidloader or a smaller box.
  9. snowandgo

    snowandgo Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    a 10' blade would be a little too much for that sometimes. a 10' box almost all the time.

    It's not the horsepower that's the problem, it's the traction.
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    if it rated at 2950 thats a pretty big skiddi
  11. Advancedexc

    Advancedexc Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 12

    we run a 8ft box on a 65hp skid steer and that works good. I cant image it would be very fast with a 10ft once full. If you are in small areas you would be fine. we have a A300 with a 10ft box and if the snow is wet it is hard to push.
  12. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    Its not how much power you have, its the weight machine and momnetum of your machine that determines the size it will handle
  13. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    width of a machine is also a factor....i run 3 inch spacers
  14. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 627

    Are you saying it is rated to lift 2950lbs or it weighs 2950? I can't see this being the weight of the machine. I agree with the combo of answers you have received. It is the combination of weight of machine, speed you can push, HP to maintain the speed, and these factors all equate into the pushing ability. Weight and speed will dictate your traction unless you are on ice, or run tires other than stock.
  15. maximus44

    maximus44 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    sorry for the confussion guys,I posted the weight in kg(kilograms). This is the equivilent ofm 6,550lbs machine,and has a rated operating load of 2,065lbs,and lifting capacity of just over 4,000 lbs
  16. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    I think it's a little small. A 8' pusher would be better. I'm working a deal right now on a Deere 325 and would put a 10' pusher on that, but its 2 speed, 72 hp, and a little heavier. JMO:waving:

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    I'd say a 10' footer is too big. We are talking about a machine equivalent to a S185/205 Bobcat or a 232/242 Cat or a 420 Case.