best attatchment for snowremoval

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JML, Dec 28, 2000.

  1. JML

    JML PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 70

    i just bought a bobcat 753, what do you think the most productive attatchment would be, snow blower, snow blade, bucket, etc. thanks

    joe
     
  2. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    Lots of variables in that one. If you get frequent storms that produce large amounts of snow, I would opt for the blower. If you're working an area that needs to be cleaned every 2-inches, go for the blade. You can get a wider blade, and cover more area, all while still being able to scoop and lift like a bucket. Just my .02

    -Tim
     
  3. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    I second the blade. Unless you are doing large parking lots. My skid steers are doing condos, so I use the blade.

    Geoff

    [Edited by GeoffDiamond on 12-28-2000 at 10:29 PM]
     
  4. Winterworks

    Winterworks PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 97

    While plowing one of our customers lots, I watch another company clearing an adjacent lot with a skid steer and a pusher box. He finishes long before me. The little bugger even stacks the snow twice as high as my pickup. O well, at least I am warmer and can drink my coffee while I plow. Go for a protech or avalance!!
     
  5. litle green guy

    litle green guy Senior Member
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  6. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    look at the ffc pusher box. it allows you to back drag from garage doors, along with the capture ability of a regular pusher box.
    Dino
     
  7. Michael F

    Michael F Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    I have a new 753 with 8' blade we use in townhouse complexs, works great except on hills or in heavy snow, plenty of power, not enough weight. If I was to do over again I would have bought 7' blade & put Pro-wings on. Bobcat also makes an end kit for their plows, turns plow into pusher, sides fold back when not in use. If you decide to go with a full size pusher I would buy a 6'. All depends on you use.
     
  8. JBLAWN

    JBLAWN Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    ARE ANY OF THE PUSH BOXES any better than the others or is it just who sells them in your area . looking into gettin one and was wondering which one.
     
  9. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
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    Best attachment for a skid is good heat and something to hold coffee.Next would be a protech
     
  10. SLC1

    SLC1 Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    PRO-TECH snow pusher would be the best choice
     
  11. paul

    paul PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 151

    Looked at the FFC pusher yesterday, nice unit. :)

    It's going to be the next one that I buy, only problem is it's going to take a long time to wear out my Protechs!

    If I had a 753 bobcat I would only go with a 6' pusher box.
    The limited lift that the 753 has makes a 8' too heavy but a six footer would work just right.