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Plowing with a utility tractor

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Buddhaman, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. Buddhaman

    Buddhaman Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    I was thinking about picking up a skid steer for an extra plow machine this winter. Then I seen a New Holland TC55DA


    Will take all attachments a bobcat takes. So I could actually put on a Blizzard 8611ss. Can put on a heated cab. Great visibility I would think. Goes faster than a skid steer (14 vs. 28 mph). Plus I can use it all summer for lawn work and landscaping. What do you guys think? Anyone ever use something like this, and did you like it or not?
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I have considered plowing with my 41 hp tractor, too. The main downside is the travel speed. It would simply take too long getting from one account to the next.
  3. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i'd go for it if it will work better for your business. operation will be a little slower than a skid loader but that's ok.
  4. Buddhaman

    Buddhaman Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Travel Speed

    Not sure if travel speed will be a hinderance or not, it goes 28 mph.
  5. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    28 mph should be good, might be as fast as a truck sometimes