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Best attachment for Bobcat?

Discussion in 'Government Property Snow Removal' started by PHS79, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. PHS79

    PHS79 Member
    Messages: 48

    I work for a small town with a population of 1700. I am usually running our S570 Bobcat with 6' low profile bucket, we do have a 6' blower but it is only used in big snows, I am wondering what your guys opinions are as to if there is a better attachment than the bucket for our use. When we go out I am pushing snow off about 3000ft of 5' sidewalk, 2 parking lots that are roughly 100X200 each, and cleaning up intersections along the highway that runs about 2 miles through our town.

    The bucket works ok, but do you guys think a different attachment may work better? Problem being that it can't be more that 6' wide. The only one I can think of is maybe a pusher/plow combo like a Kage system or similar. Any thoughts?
  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

  3. Ty27

    Ty27 Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    I would say a 6' kage would work pretty well. That way you can windrow the parking lots then scoop the intersections with one attachment.Thumbs Up
  4. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    v plow for the sidewalks and box for the lots
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    V blade............
  6. The Natural Landscape

    The Natural Landscape Sponsor
    Messages: 215

    An 8' kage or SnowWolf is about 5'wide when at full angle. This would work on your sidewalks
  7. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 851

    a Kage plow probably isn't the best in this case because you have to leave your box somewhere while you plow the 3000 feet of side walk. so unless your 2 lots are first on the route then logistic of getting the box back would be a nighmare on the 2 small parking lots.

    Best would be a small wing plow but not sure there is a company that makes one.
  8. PHS79

    PHS79 Member
    Messages: 48

    Thanks for the suggestions guys! I called the dealer on Friday to get a price on a Bobcat 84" V plow. The specs say that at full angle its 75", straight 86", V 75" and scoop is 74". I think we could work with those measurements, not just have to wait and see how bad the pricing is!
  9. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    The sidewalks might be broken up. 1500ft up one side of the road, then 1500ft down the other side. He could then leave the box somewhere near the beginning and would end up back at the box again when he is done with the sidewalks