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Bobcat snow attachments

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by plowtime1, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Has anyone utilized a 463 bobcat(36"wide) to clear snow from cement walkways? The walkways are approx. 60" wide.
    If so, what attachment would you recommend? 36" or 48" plow blade,standard bucket or has anyone had success with a snow blower attachment bobcat offers. Thanks.
  2. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    we used a 453 with a cut down 6ft meyers i believe to 5ft and it works great. it cobats the snow that trucks throw on the walks and clears about 2 miles of 6ft walk.
  3. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    We use our 463, with a 48in bucket to our own sidewalk at home. Other then that the machine sits in the winter, we don't do sidewalks on our contracts.

    Long sections of sidewalk, and the snow blows onto it from the lawn side which is higher up, it push snow really well. plus our model came with the factory built in heater, so its nice to run.
  4. Krimick77

    Krimick77 Member
    Messages: 50

    I have a 463 with 44" bucket and 36" blower. However, I have only used it on asphalt and not Cement sidewalks. I can tell you that the blower easily handles any amount of snow and scrapes down to the bare asphalt quite well. Obviously it scrapes best on level ground. Some of my sidewalks are uneven or have a bit of a 'roll' to them and it might not scrape up the hard pack in those situations.

    It does scrape very well overall. Having down pressure on a 36" snowblower is great.........not to mention the heated cab

    As for which attachment, it would depend on a few variables. A blade will always be faster than a blower if you have the room to just angle everything to the side. The blower throws a good distance and can be better if need to move snow farther away from your walk. As opposed to pushing with a blade and then relocating with a bucket. Just straight plowing with such a small bucket is very slow going.