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looking to buy a ride in snowblower

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by AA+ Landscaping, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    All can find is one from holder. I got a big complexe!! I need a close in cab with heat.Now I have 6 guys with snowblowers for a good 8 hours. On a 2-4 in snow storm. I would like something new.
  2. Bmsnow

    Bmsnow Member
    Messages: 32

    try these

    the new holland is what some guys around here are using for bigger stuff it suposed to 1lb. per squar foot heaveir.


    Or the trackless mt


    or i just found this one and it blows all these out of the water w/ 130 horses ohmy what i heard these "could "cost 150 thou im not sure i havent talked to anyone about it

  3. Krimick77

    Krimick77 Member
    Messages: 50

    Buy a Skid with a blower attachment.

    The trackless are great machines but expensive and it will be easier to find work for the Skid the Summer months
  4. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    Look at a Stiner. A town near me has a couple for thier sidewalks. I watched it while waitting for a light, went a lot faster than pushing a blower.
  5. amars415

    amars415 Member
    Messages: 41

    I have a walker mower with a blower attachment on it, does a great job and is fast, but a little bit on the wimpy side for commercial, I beefed mine up quite a bit. Cab isn't that great on it. I also have a Steiner, awesome machine, lots of power, down pressure, maneuverable, and comfortable. I did demo a new toro groundsmaster with the snow kit and tracks on it the other day. That was very impressive as well. I don't know what you do during the summer time but all three of those machines work well all year round. I think the steiner is the most versatile of all of them. Hope that helps.
  6. speedy

    speedy Senior Member
    Messages: 104


  7. ff1221

    ff1221 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,376

    John Deere 2305 with curtis cab, and front mount blower, would be a cost effective piece of equipment for doing sidewalks.JMO:drinkup:

    Sorry couldn't find a pic with the blower, and this pic is a sims cab.

  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    How about a little more info on what you are trying to do?

    Narrow sidewalks? Wide open areas? Driveways?

    Might weed out some of the options this way.
  9. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    I got this condominium with about 50 driveways. Some are big some are small. Walkways all over the place! The place is very high end! NO plows on any driveways. NO plies of snow in yards.I would like to put one guy in a ride snowblower for the whole storm. Also 1-2 with small blowers. They must see something going from when the storm starts to when it ends. The 45in. snowblower I have can do most of it. So it would should be a midsize.LIke the small holder.
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    Bobcat has a couple smaller skid steers too, might be able to do the walks and drives. Not sure how tight of an area you're trying get into, but these would work, or the Toolcat. Or the Holder.
  11. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    There are lots of nice tools you can use, and I think most have been mentioned allready above. I'm curious why your getting this place mid winter, and if your sure your going to get it again next winter. The options mentioned above range from $10k-40k FYI.

    Something like an S100 or a toolcat would be high on my list. With both a blower and a broom. Blow the driveways, and broom the walks.
  12. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    Bobcat 463 with SB150 blower

    3000 lbs
    22.5hp kubota
    carry on board SRW pick-up
    since '94 with a bucket
    since '03 with a blower
    current team has been at it for 5 seasons

    Bobcat can take the place of 5 operators in the right place
    it works
    in the right operators hands
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2009
  13. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    things are good this year they resign for two more years!! Also got 2 more from them.For next year.
  14. pconley

    pconley Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 7

    Go to Grasshopper.com and take a look. They offer cabs & heaters with liquid cooled models, 48" & 60" single stage snow throwers.
  15. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    Thats awesome! Hope you make some good bank on it!
  16. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872


    You should look seriously at the "Kubota Power Krawler" with the narrow cab; model M8540, it is an orchard model with rubber tracks low, ground pressure, factory cab, air, heat, filtration, full line of useable implements; a flail mower will work effortlessly with this size tractor and leave no clippings to pick up.

    The Pronovost PXPL-50-75 snow blower would be money welll spent as it has a dragging rubber blade to scrape the areas down to pavement/bare walks and can remove any and all snow with ease-it will allow you to drag all the snow to one location and then blow it away and out of the way and your clients will be very happy as they will have no mess to look at and with a quick hitch system you can attach a small sander to the front with a quick hitch adapter plate with a buckeye tractor front pto adapter system which would allow you to mount the flail mower up front too.

    www.Kubota.com M series tractors

    Power Krawler narrow tractors M8540 model

    one tractor, many uses, very low ground pressure due to large track surface area, no ruts

    They have a great video describing the PXPL blowers and it shows their complete versatility.

    It is a blower that is built for heavy winter use in canadian winters; they also have a big dealer network here in the states as well.


    lots of attachments and options for specialty tractors
    Ohio firm

  17. Krimick77

    Krimick77 Member
    Messages: 50

    Here's my snowblower, we clear a total of about 4 km worth of sidewalks.

    Bobcat 463 002.jpg

    Bobcat 463 002.jpg
  18. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    loong time no hear

    how is the little baby bobby!!
  19. Krimick77

    Krimick77 Member
    Messages: 50

    It's been pretty good. If it's less than 3" we usually still use the toro blowers and shovels but I've been amazed at how well it handles the deep snow. It'll go through 12" of snow as quick as a toro through 2". It's greatly reduced my labour time during major snow events.
  20. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Member
    Messages: 58

    I do 5' sidewalks, comm., with a s815 bobcat 6' blower, plus bike paths6-8', hard deep drives, removal with snow bucket, dirt work, brush work, construction work, hoe work, get the idea.