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Backhoe for snow question....

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PAPS Landscape, Dec 12, 2002.

  1. PAPS Landscape

    PAPS Landscape Member
    Messages: 51

    I am very close to buying a 1985 Allis Chalmers 715D backhoe (about same size as a Case 580 - 14,000lbs) . I was wondering:
    1. how much are new rear tires about???
    2. How well does a 2wd. backhoe work for stacking snow, etc. or any other snow-removal related work??

    thank-you -
  2. landman

    landman Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 185

    Good tires (name brand) will probably run about $1,100.00 mounted and disposal of old tires, off brand tires might be about $200.00 cheaper. 2wd drive is OK but you will not get the drive power that you would from a 4x4 hoe. also they only recomend that you put a 10' pusher on a 2wd where as you can put a 14' pusher on a 4x4.
  3. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    I was gonna get some L2 loader tires 17.5X24 for about $400 mounted but if i needed other work done to the rim it was extrz and I don't know about tire disposal.

    As Far as snow pileing i can put snow pretty high with my 580 and is a good all around machine.But if your plans are to just do snow work than I would recomend a loader.
  4. hyperpack

    hyperpack Senior Member
    Messages: 108


    I used a 2wd international years ago about same weight as your AC The hoe was real clumsey, I took it off and hung a big block of concrete on back it really handled good after that.I did use tire chains most of the time.It pushed a 10 foot blade and stacked well.I now have a 244E JD 4x4 loader #12000 it out works the old hoe but is much higher priced.
  5. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    i have a case 580 4x4 and a case 580E 2wd never had a problem stacking snow with 2wd,but once the piles have sat there for a few storms and they must be carted away.it is tuff loading trucks with 2wd.alot of tire spin even with the diff locked,but i`ve stacked some nice tall piles using 2wd.the only time i use 4wd is when im pushing snow and the rears start slipping alot.almost to the point that your going slower than a snail and loading piles into trucks.leaning the hoe back a little helps out to,but steering is not very good skips along while turning. i`ve kept my tires until they were racing slicks.not a good idea if there gel filled seen them burst not pretty.
  6. digger242j

    digger242j Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    I've bought decent used tires. Last one I bought was a 19.5L-24 for $125. Maybe I just got lucky.

    I've never used a backhoe as part of the initial snow clearing operation, but I've used both my 580 and 680 Case machines to load snow. Both 2wd and they worked fine loading. I imagine they'd have no problem stacking.