Looking to buy 344j wheel loader or Volvo L50 pros and cons

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by kdhuck1, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. kdhuck1

    kdhuck1 Junior Member
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    Will they handle 12 or 14 ft pusher? Any other concerns? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. FredG

    FredG PlowSite Fanatic
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    Metal pless 10 16 you will bang, no rubber edge to much traction loss.
     
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  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Without a problem if it's a steel edge. It might struggle a little with a rubber edge, except you're in ND.
     
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    kdhuck1

    kdhuck1 Junior Member
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    Was told buy a dealer that these 2 machines were to small for a 14 ft pusher. I thought maybe heavy wet snow just looking for anyone out there who has either of these machines. Also was told by a customer that the L50 is a terrible machine for snow any thoughts.
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    14 might be a stretch...but how many heavy,wet snowfalls do you get in ND? Also depends on how long the pushes are.

    No idea on the Volvo.
     
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  6. Green mentorship

    Green mentorship Junior Member
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    We use many L60 and 70s with 16 ft boxes and they do well. Twice last winter we got wet six inches and the full wet box told the 70 who was boss. The 50 is a fair amount smaller. Not sure I'd personally go 14 really.
     
  7. FredG

    FredG PlowSite Fanatic
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    I'm living proof it will work. Because a 244 bangs.
     
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  8. aslc

    aslc Junior Member
    from iowa
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    We push a 14 HD Arctic with a 914g.
    I wouldn't try a rubber edge pusher in 14
    We run a 12' rubber edge protech on a 344h.
    I prefer the cat with the arctic. Way nicer machine and box