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looking at a bobcat m-610 any help ?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by snow plowman, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. snow plowman

    snow plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    i am looking a geting a bobcat 610 with the 5.5 bucket on it20 horse power gas motor. i run a lawn care biz and snow plowing are thay any god for moveing snow and stuff ? if u haveany insite on tham pls let me know thx
  2. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    It would work...I would think it would be underpowered for pushing alot of snow or stacking snow. But I am sure that it would be better than not having one. Maybe a bit cold though as I don't think those have a cab enclosure or heater.
  3. snow plowman

    snow plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    no it dont have a enclosure or heater but i can put one in it im looking to use it for moveing snow banks back or moveing tham and light land scaping in the summer ? thay wont 3300 for it its a84 but it has a hydro leek some whare he say he put new plugsin it and cap and stuff on it to
  4. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    The M-610 is a classic, but it will be seriously under powered if you're looking to do more than just move scoop of horse poop, or scrape a little dirt/snow off the surface. This machine is belt driven so if you plan on "dozing" big loads, you'll run the risk of toasting a belt. Also the M-610 has a fixed bucket. (not a universal mounting plate, so no forks/snow bucket/auger ect..) IRRC the M-610 did NOT come with a ROPS (cab) so you'd have to fab one, as far as heat goes... good luck; the engine is air cooled. (How are you going to plumb in a heater core when it doesn't have coolant?)

    Save your pennies and keep your eyes peeled for a lower hour bobcat 751, 751B or 753. They're all diesel, they all have cabs, they can all have heat and they'll run circles around that old M-610.