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plow on cat

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MnM, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. MnM

    MnM Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    how well will a bobcat plow a street with a plow its a brand new s150, only has one speed and I never plowed with a skid before. Was thinking of a v-plow or blizzard 810 anyone?
  2. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 627

    Do a search. There is tons of info on this. Basically, in certain parking lots it will do it in half the time a truck can. On open stuff it is slower. If it gets real heavy or has ice underneath the snow you run out of traction. Overall they are great though.
  3. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    8' protech, and get some rear chains since is a going to be a little light pushing it. Or get the counter weight kit for it.

    Will defently move some snow.
  4. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    every commercial company should have at least one. been using one since 1999. plow with a meyer HM (heavy municipal) 9' with wings. 1200 lb plow. works great. it'll beat our trucks in almost every instance. only a couple draw backs......12mph transport speed, and comfort level after a full night.
  5. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    IMO i wouldn't buy a pick up plow. i'd buy a big truck plow. i bought my two meyer hm's for $500 each. and they had VERY little use. one is a 9 and one a 10.
  6. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Personally If you are plowing a street, a bobcat might not be the right machine. Definately not with a push box. A 150 is not a big machine and I think you might run into trouble when the snow gets deep and pushed the machine sideways. I would put an 8 foot plow or smaller on it.

    But thats just me.
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    Ditto. I don't think they work well for street plowing, not enough speed to roll the snow. For tight areas or small lots, you should be fine.
  8. MnM

    MnM Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    it would work in conjunction with two other plows. The cat with plow would do the side streets and parking spaces and the trucks would do the main roads. I was thinking a v-plow so It would be even more effective in small areas. I wanted to know if the s150 being so slow would plow well. I know its not too heavy but I will have trucks for the heavy stuff
  9. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    okay i agree with you guys, i was refering to commercial plowing (commercial lots). the city and county do all the streets here.