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Loader pusher on a backoe

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by PhilFromErie, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. PhilFromErie

    PhilFromErie Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    Has anyone ran a loader size box on a backoe? I have a 420 Cat and I was thinking about a 12 foot Protec loader pusher, its about 400lbs or so heavier than the backhoe model. Any imput would be apprechiated.
  2. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    I would go with the backhoe model, unless you already have the loader model. You do not sit as high in a backhoe and the loader mold board is 12 inches higher, then the backhoe model. The backhoe model is plenty big, not sure I would want the extra weight.
  3. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    The models are each built for a reason. We ran a 14' backhoe model on our loader, last swain we bent both sideplates from running curblines with curves in them & too much weight behind it.
  4. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    Last edited: Oct 10, 2011
  5. PhilFromErie

    PhilFromErie Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    They look like regular backhoe model pushers, not the loader style though. The ones you have are what we ran before and will probably continue to. I was kind of wanting to get a loader style for a site because i'm not sure if ill be using a hoe there or a loader and if i have to bring a loader there id rather not use a small box on it. So I guess what is worse a hoe box on a loader or a loader box on a hoe?