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Best snow pusher for skidsteer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by spiviter, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. spiviter

    spiviter Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 74

    I just got a quote for my new bobcat s250 and need to get a 10ft pusher. How are yours working / problems that you have run into ?? I am in the chicago area and went out to see the Daniels last week (Great Stuff I must say), But I would like to get some feed back before picking it up....Also went to see the Arctic unit. I did not like it or the high cost of it...
  2. Jube

    Jube Member
    Messages: 44

    snow pusher

    Give Mark at Tri - Mark welding a call in Genoa City, Wi. He builds Sno Dozer pushers and they are all we use. He can be reached at 262.279.3731. Pls tell him I told you to call him if you speak to him.

  3. dirtwork

    dirtwork Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 39

    I have an S250 and we use a 10ft protech containment plow, never had a problem.
  4. polarplowing

    polarplowing Member
    Messages: 59

    as long as we are on the subject, how well do Skid steers work with pusher style blades? Can you still turn and get going with a 10' box plow? Just wondering, I am also thinking of the exact set-up, but heard that they are only good cleaning up trails from the truck plows, and that the skid steers aren't the primary snow removal equipment. Thanks
  5. spiviter

    spiviter Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 74

    There are 2 big parking lots close to my job and thats all they use are skidsteers with 10 boxes on them. I was amazed by the amount of snow they pushed compared to a truck with a 10ft straight blade. Sold me right there... Thats why I am ordering one soon as some more checks come thru the door...for next season I think...
  6. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    10' protech. Got one and love it!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. m39976

    m39976 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I have a 8' RCS with a skid steer attachment in W. Michigan. I used it 4 times.
  8. The Snow Pros

    The Snow Pros Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 14

    Got a 8' Daniels Box on my Case 75XT and love it. Depends which size machine you have as to which size box to get. Talk to Greg at Daniels, he's a good guy. The trip edge is also a nice feature.
  9. vis

    vis Senior Member
    from 4
    Messages: 324

    8' curtis with a rubber edge is great for manholes in parking lots...the key is not to take too big of a bite with the box or you will lose traction....the box accumulates alot more than a plow blade and contains most of it! :waving:
  10. Cutter1

    Cutter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    I have a 8 ft pro-tech for sale with a skid loader attachment.....$1500
  11. K&L Salting

    K&L Salting Member
    Messages: 58

    eight foot snow pusher

    I have an 8' that expands to 12' used three hours.
    Ordered it in October last year but did not come in till March. It worked great but gave up that contract pain in the ...
    I got it to clear snow out from under semi trailers when you folded it out.
    cost $3000 take $2000
  12. JMurph

    JMurph Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    10' push on an S185

    I went to my bobcat dealer and the salesman told me I wouldn't have any trouble pushing a 10 footer on my machine, any thoughts from you guys?
  13. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Your dealer is on crack. an 8' is all you want on a s185. 8' are for medium frame machines. 10' for large frame machines. Like the S220, S250, S300, A300. 12' is for the gehl 7810 or cat 908 mini wheel loader.
  14. Snowman19

    Snowman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Ive Got and 8' Pusher box for $550 For a skid or small wheel loader and can custom make them up to 20' for under $2300 PM Me
  15. BobC

    BobC Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Depends on machine, use, weight of snow, fluffy or packing, job site and 100s of other variables. I use a Protech 8ft. on 50hp Kubota and love it. Chose 8ft over 10ft primarily so I wouldn't be over width when trailering it on machine. Also very easy to maneuver in lot that has activity 24hrs. a day.
  16. BobC

    BobC Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Oops forgot most manufactures web sites have that list recommendations for various machines. Bigger isn't always better.
  17. BigTruckNuts

    BigTruckNuts Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Snowman do you still have that box for sale. If so send me a couple pics to Greenwaylawn@hotmail.com

    Thanks.. I am heading out to Michigan Thurdsay to pick up a skid steer so if you still have it and its not in bad shape maybe we can meet up. Thanks

  18. Snowman19

    Snowman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Yeah Let me get pics tomm.
  19. BigTruckNuts

    BigTruckNuts Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Thanks dude
  20. m39976

    m39976 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Snowman, Can you give me some contact info. You don't have a pm. I need a custom pusher in michigan.