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Plow or Pusher for skid steer

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DSLS, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. DSLS

    DSLS Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a NH LS160 and want to get either an 8' plow or 8' pusher for it. Any recommendations on which is more productive (the plow or pusher)?
  2. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

    Unless you're plowing lanes/roads, a pusher, handsdown, coming from a guy with a SS & plow...............
  3. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Plow is more versatile imo. Keeps back dragging option available, and is easier to use in heavy deep snow.
  4. JB1

    JB1 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    Actually both are, that's why we are looking at a kage system.
  5. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Pusher with a backdrag setup works pretty effective.
  6. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

  7. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    All depends on what you are trying to do with it.
  8. johnhenry1933

    johnhenry1933 Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Exactly. It depends on the property.

    I can see the use for a pusher on some of my properties, yet plows and a loader have proven most effective.

    Nothing beats the down pressure of a good loader for breaking up pack or ice.
  9. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Dido^^^ But if you can't afford one right now I'd go with a plow and wings or a plow and weld on some side plates. We ran a 8ft BOSS skid steer plow with BOSS wings and it moved a lot of snow and contained the wind rows just fine.
  10. 1HOTCAT

    1HOTCAT Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    It depends on the layout of the lot you plan on plowing. I also will be getting a SS
    for next season and plan on going with a plow and wings on it for the type of lots I do. Also depends on the amount of snow you need to relocate in the lots you are doing. in southeast MI. we do not get many large storms so a plow with wings should work good for me. How many large storms do you get in TN.?
  11. absolutely

    absolutely Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    That is a pretty small machine for a 8' pusher in my opinion. 44hp at 4800lbs I would try the Kage 6', it is recommended for machines starting at 5000lbs. Do yourself a favor and find some snow tires it will make a huge difference.