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Kage pics

Discussion in 'Kage Innovation Snow Plow Systems' started by skidsteerguy, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. skidsteerguy

    skidsteerguy Member
    Messages: 34

    Some old pics of the Kage 8' when it was new, then another 8' and the 10' that goes on the244j loader. By far a fantastic investment for plowing. Oldest Kage must be 4 years or so and other then the end pin getting worn, absolutely no problems!




  2. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    How does the 244 do with the 10'? We have a 244J with a 12 foot Arctic, so far it's been great but it hasn't seen much snow.
  3. skidsteerguy

    skidsteerguy Member
    Messages: 34

    Does very well, if we get a 6" wet snow you'll spin, but take the box off and you'll be fine for a pass or two to open up. A lot of the areas we use the kage plows are complicated with bringing snow through an alley or piling a whole parking lot in or boulevard while all the cars are there so it's not as fair of a comparison as if we had a straight 100' run either. Only pusher we have is a 16' on a 924, the skid and compact loader both run the kage for 2 acre or less sites
  4. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Nice fleet!
  5. skidsteerguy

    skidsteerguy Member
    Messages: 34

    Thank you, it's amazing how time flies and you look back to what you used when you started and where you've come, still a ways from where I want to be but we'll see, hard to come by good help these days.
  6. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    That's for sure!
  7. EWSplow

    EWSplow Senior Member
    Messages: 535

    Nice equipment. I saw some of your other posts too.
    I'm bidding an office park for next year and really like the versitility of the Kage.
    We're thinking about leaving a machine on site and thought that would be the perfect setup.
  8. skidsteerguy

    skidsteerguy Member
    Messages: 34

    The kage would work great for that, from what've found we can do a small lot with a lot of stalls with the 10' kage on the 244j and then go do a large parking lot and still be efficient just depends how the guy plows. Plow long ways in a truck, and the shorter way with equipment if you can go both ways plowing. I've always went back and forth when purchasing a new blade between a Kage and metalpless, I did purchase a metalpless this year but previously Kage has always won out due to the purchase price and the fewer moving parts. We've done minor things to the Kage, more maintenance items then repairs, but we have never had a Kage go down during a storm.
  9. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 945

    how are you guys doing with your kages. i am looking at buying one for my new Cat 272D XHP, most likely a 9 footer. how ever i have been hearing that they are having "toughness" issues and are breaking easily. any feed back would be awesome.

  10. skidsteerguy

    skidsteerguy Member
    Messages: 34

    I haven't been on for awhile, I don't recall hearing any toughness issues, but I can say first hand for what my plows go through, I couldn't be happier with the quality and craftsmanship of my Kage plows. I do love my MetalPless as well, but I never worry about the Kage's when it's snowing as there are quite a few less moving parts. Hope this helps.
  11. hellion

    hellion Member
    Messages: 52

    Had no issues at all with our 10' kage in the first season. Performed as advertised. Used with Cat 289D. Pushed alot of heavy snow with full box.
  12. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    We've beat the piss out of our 10 footer, no issues. Last winter was it's 4th season.
  13. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 851

    We have had a 9' on our NH185 for 3 season now, our guys are not easy on equipment at all and I feel these plows have held up great! The part we have replaced is the pins connecting the hydraulic angle cylinders, just bent over time and eventually gave way. $20 repair and good for another season! Got a new 10' last year for our Bobcat S750 and it handles it great as well. The new ones are all build with a "universal box" so it can fit any size plow (I guess that simplifies mfg) a lot of extra nuts and bolts but nothing we had had an issue with.

    I would not hesitate to recommend them or buy more in the future!!

    Last edited: Jul 14, 2015
  14. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 945

    yeah i bought a 272d XHP idk if i am going to get a 9 or 10 foot for it yet.
  15. snowsniper1

    snowsniper1 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    We love our kages holding up well oldest is 3yo no major issues
  16. Kristin Stephan

    Kristin Stephan Sponsor
    Messages: 142

    Glad to hear our products are working well for you all, thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. It's great see:)
  17. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    I'd try a Kage, except I won't buy from my "dealer".
  18. Kristin Stephan

    Kristin Stephan Sponsor
    Messages: 142

    I'm sorry to hear that. I just PM'd you.
  19. mnguy

    mnguy Member
    Messages: 80

    Hey Skidsteer guy quick question. I have a few kages for our skid steers but always ran a box plow on our 244J I am planning on putting a 10ft Kage on it this year. Can I keep the factory hoses on the kage or do they need to be longer? Thanks
  20. skidsteerguy

    skidsteerguy Member
    Messages: 34

    Sorry I have been out of town this summer on projects, hoses on the 10' worked fine for my loader. I would assume all 244j's have the same set up with the manual valve on the tilt z bar and hoses on top of the coupler facing the attachment.