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JD 310 backhoe pusher size

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by pushbigsnow, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. pushbigsnow

    pushbigsnow Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Have a John Deere backhoe 310. Plowing a commercial box store with a fair amount of islands. They want all the snow moves to one side of the property away from the building. What's the best size pusher to use for a backhoe that size?
  2. zlssefi

    zlssefi Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    i would go with a 10 foot or maybe a 12 foot box.
  3. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    I have a 310 D and I use a 12' back hoe protec. Works good, that problem you are going to run into is being able to stay close to the curb on circle islands. Once you get a full blade it doesn't turn very well.
  4. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    I use a 12ft on my Cat 420E. Does great but when box is full, don't even try to steer with the wheel. You will have to get real good steering with the left and right brakes.
  5. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    A 12' box on most backhoes can get overloaded when pushing huge heavy snow piles in front like a 10' box can on a full size skid steer..

    BUT, thats not too often even in Nj when we're plowing with the storm the whole time. 12' is the way to go on any backhoes that are 16,000lbs+, which is likely all of them.

    10' will seem too narrow but would work.
  6. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Chains on all four tires, thats what I do on both of my loaders.
  7. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    Chains? No way. Those would demolish a parking lot around here. And way overkill
  8. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    What does Chicago use for pavement? Cardboard.
  9. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    Pretty much.
  10. precisioncare

    precisioncare Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 24

    12' on my 310...need good tires but still hard to make corners, just need to be good with the brakes. Nice for 2-4" storms but anything over that cuts efficiency
  11. bub3020

    bub3020 Member
    from ma.
    Messages: 48

    12' should be OK. That's what we put on 416 cat.
  12. Winteriscoming

    Winteriscoming Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Arctic ld12, directly connected(no bucket mounts), and you wont have any trouble pushing or steering...