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N.H.Lx 885

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Mr frosty, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. Mr frosty

    Mr frosty Member
    from canada
    Messages: 40

    hey all are all new holland 885xl skid steers 2 speed trannys? also is it much advantage to have the second range? I'm looking at purchasing one for snow clearing. From what i have read they"re pretty amazing machines. i was planning putting on a box pusher. i love it on my payloader. any help would be great thanks
  2. ajech

    ajech Member
    Messages: 38

    2 spd

    I really don't know much about he New Holland skid loaders, but I can tell you I bought a 2 speed Bobcat S300 about 6 months ago and I love the 2 speed. I just bought an 8 foot snow pusher for it but I havn't had a chance to use it yet. They say we are supposed to get 3-5 inches tomorrow. I will let you know how it handles the snow, but as far as doing other work around my farm, I wouldn't buy another skid loader without it. I think the top speed in the low range is like 6 or 7 miles per hour and the top speed is 12-13 mph. It doesn't sound like much but when you hit that button to go into high range the skid loader just takes off. If you have any other questions let me know. Here is a link to where I posted some pictures of my rig.

  3. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    I have a 2-speed LS180 and I think it's the same size as your 885, but I'm not positive. 2-speed is the only way to go and I wouldn't have a machine without it. I also have an 8' pusher and they work great together. We do some HOA's with townhomes and it's great going from court to court in "hi-gear". On a single speed, it seems like forever from point A to point B.

    Here's a couple of pics. Last year, I also modified a 8.5' Meyer P/A plow and gotta say it's pretty nice, too. Your always plowing, unlike in a truck - your'e never in reverse! Much more productive.

    LS180 with Avalanche.jpg

    LS180 with Plow.jpg
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2006
  4. Precision Lawn

    Precision Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    nice equipment

    I have the same machine but I have a 10 protech on it
  5. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    I'm pretty sure I could push the 10 footer, too, but I trailer mine sometimes, and didn't want it to hang over the sides going down the highway. Probably a good way to get pulled over.