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Bucket or pusher??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by INNOVATIVE55071, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. INNOVATIVE55071

    INNOVATIVE55071 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Please give me some thoughts about using an 8-ft snow bucket, or an 8-ft pro tec pusher. I have an S185, and I need to buy something, just don't know what. Thanks, Tom
  2. andrewlawnrangr

    andrewlawnrangr Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    buy the pro tec it has a rubber cutting edge on it and when u get the box set perfect to the ground it cleans like a windshield wiper. you can still stack piles like like the bucket .. good luck


    KCAPXIS Senior Member
    from NE PA.
    Messages: 143

    I don't think a S185 would be able to pick up a 8' bucket full of snow? and a box you would be able to push 2X the amount of snow,
  4. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    I'm all for pusher, but keep in mind, a pusher can not clean right up to curbs like a bucket can. and 8 foot bucket would be to big. 88inch is the largest light material bucket bobcat specs for the s185
  5. Mad Mulcher

    Mad Mulcher Member
    Messages: 38

    I have an 84" snow bucket that I used back when I had my 2002 773 and that seemed to be pushing it to the limit on wet, heavy snow. It's not just the weight of the snow itself, it also takes a lot of steel to make a solid bucket that big! Unless you need to load snow into dump trucks, you might be better off using a relatively light weight pusher.
  6. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    8' protech and be done with it.
  7. BobC

    BobC Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Go with the pusher!!! Moves more snow and won't put you thru the glass when bucket catches a crack or seam and stops machine dead!!!! Thrown forward once and you'll buy pusher as soon as dealer opens. I learned this first hand and it was a good lot. Brand new concrete pads in trucking terminal lot.
  8. sbrem

    sbrem Member
    Messages: 37

    Go with the pusher. You won't regret it.
  9. INNOVATIVE55071

    INNOVATIVE55071 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Thanks for the input!!