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My truck and the backhoe

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by AWLCO, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. AWLCO

    AWLCO Member
    Messages: 32

    I don't use the truck much anymore, the kitty is more fun anyway. Pics from today's ice/sleet/snow storm. 1/2" of ice, and about 1 1/2" snow on top. Long night.

  2. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    nice set up you got there
  3. OakhillsSnowdiv

    OakhillsSnowdiv Member
    from mass
    Messages: 75

    sweet backhoe man, i like that style box smart idea
  4. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    thanks for the pics.
    like the equipment.
  5. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

  6. AWLCO

    AWLCO Member
    Messages: 32

    I wish the cat was mine, I run it for a friend as a sub contractor. It's a really heavy machine so it pushes nicely. The pusher started life as a 10' heavy plow, my friend bought it off the guy who turned it into a pusher. It's works well but it's HEAVY. I have to drive about 4 miles to plow another lot and the machine bounces like crazy.
  7. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    the weather was way different out here in Central New York(30 miles east of Syracuse) didn't get any of the snow, freezing rain or 3/4 of ice the weatherman predicted, it didn't get cold enough as they thought it would, rain all night, all snow is gone and its a muddy/watery mess
  8. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Nice looking equipment
  9. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Nice Equipment
  10. Bibbo

    Bibbo Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    nice equipment.. i love that cat i bet its great to drive. what kind of plow is on your truck? did you make the wings?
  11. AWLCO

    AWLCO Member
    Messages: 32

    Yeah the cat is a nice machine. my plow is a plain old 8' unimount with modified pro wings.
  12. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    what size CAT is it? 416?
  13. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    awesome CAT you have there. just wondering how that pushes in deep/heavy snow? looking into getting something a little bigger to do larger lots and am debating between a large CAT back hoe or a CAT wheel loader. im leaning more toward the back hoe because it would be more usefull for me the rest of the year that the snow is gone because of its digging capabilities...
  14. Plowfast9957

    Plowfast9957 Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Once you plow with a loader you will never want to plow with anything else again. Much better visability, steering, comfort. But if you do have use for it in the summer you would be better off with the backhoe. I plowed with a 710 John Deere for 2 years and now run a 950 or 938.
  15. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Nice man....when u where pushing snow, it was 68 here in jersey!:rolleyes:
  16. AWLCO

    AWLCO Member
    Messages: 32

    It's a 420D. It's not terrible in deep snow because it is heavier than most backhoe's, but a loader is always a better snow machine. TLS, those pics were taken about 24 hours ago.