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New toy for the snow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by stevesmowing, May 13, 2010.

  1. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing Member
    Messages: 78

    I just picked up a 2009 bobcat S220 for next winter. It's high flow, 2 speed, cab with heat and A/C and is joystick controlled. I have 40 driveways real close together I can drive the machine there from my shop.





  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    That will do you good out your way.
  3. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Thats a sweet machine!!! Congrats on the purchase! What is the third hydraulic connection for?
  4. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    Very nice!!!!!!
  5. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    Good looking skid. You guys really like blowers up that way don't you?
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    That thing has got to be the cats a$$.
  7. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    That is a sweet set up. I would really like to see a side by side comparison with your blower going against the same machine with a large (1 Yd. cap.) snow bucket. I think the bucket will do it faster, cleaner and use less fuel. What do you think? I've never used that high flow blower so I'm not sure how fast on say a 4-5" snowfall?
  8. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

    For what he's using it on, and assuming he's in an area that get's huge amounts of snow yearly, I think the blower would win, especially when considered over the course of a season. If they get 100+" of snow per year, he's only touching the snow once as opposed to several re-locates with a bucket.

    Nice combo, should work great for what you're trying to accomplish. The only problem I can see is that you're going to want more work for it to fill your route. :salute:
  9. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    There are 4 connections - 2 hyd, 1 relief, & an elec. The elec. I would assume is what controls the chute..?..?

    BTW, very nice setup Steve!! Good choice going with the SJC...I am on my 2nd machine with them, and will never go back. Congrats!! Should make you lots of $$$$.
  10. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Then again, a hidden newspaper, kids toy, or extension cords for outdoor lights can ruin your day!
  11. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing Member
    Messages: 78

    I know a guy that ran over a kids big wheel toy. No damage to the machine. His only thought was I hope there wasn't a kid on it as it spit out the pieces. I'll have to get some videos and pictures once it snows next winter.

    I believe I will be able to get a lot of contracts because of how nice it will leave the driveways looking. Nice crisp edges with no huge piles of snow. No driving over the lawn for pushing piles should mean little to no lawn damage.
  12. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    I doubt that the machine would notice plastic kids toys and a newspaper would be instant confetti. An electrical cord would just need to be cut out of it with side cutters.
  13. fordzilla1155

    fordzilla1155 Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    Rocks shooting into glass and siding...
  14. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Nice looking machine, should clean driveways in no time.
  15. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Newspapers are a ***** on snowblowers. It's not instant confetti. It's instant swearing!
  16. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    I know on smaller walk behind blowers newspapers suck. I'd assume on a larger one it wouldn't be much of a problem. The 3pt blower on a family friends 85+hp tractor made short work of their newspaper 2 winters ago.
  17. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Maybe we should just ask him to put a Sunday paper through it so we can see what happens!?!:laughing:
  18. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 545

    a sunday new york times is the only real test of a snowblower
  19. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Let me know how that blower works for you.I have one on mine and am very undecided on it. It's nice for cleaning up but didn't seem to work as good as I had planned for snow removal. Not sure if my expectations were too high or if I have something wrong with the machine or blower. I also Have a set of tire chains for sale from my machine, they are have not been used.
  20. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Why are you undecided on it? Say what you don't think worked as you thought it would. I'm interested to know why. Thanks.