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pusher production

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by concreteguy, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. concreteguy

    concreteguy Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Was wondering if someone could tell me what the production rate was for an 8' pusher and a s- 250 Bobcat w/ 2 speed. Figure on limited obstructions and 1"-- 3".
    Thanks, Tom
  2. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    You should think about joining SIMA...They have production rates for pushers, trucks, sidewalks.Also sample contacts and everything you need...OK Grandview your turn...Happy Thanksgiving.....:drinkup:
  3. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Long pushes?
  4. concreteguy

    concreteguy Senior Member
    Messages: 136


    I'll join SIMA by 1/1/10 but right now I need the info for some jobsights I was going to bid. The pushes are'nt very long, maybe125' to 175'. I've used a pusher in the past but did'nt log the times and amounts. I know they're more efficient than a truck plow but by how much.
  5. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    Everyone is different but this is what i find
    aprox. 2 acres per hour 12' box
    aprox. 2.5 acres per hour 14' box
    aprox. 4 acres per hour 20' box
    that with a bout a 3" snow
  6. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    I like superiors #s. They are reasonable. Maybe even a little conservative depending on the operator.
  7. concreteguy

    concreteguy Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Thanks, I should be able to bid these sites correctly.I was close but wanted to be sure.I realize that each operator will have different production rates and the type of snow makes a difference
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I wouldn't plan on much over 1 acre depending on how far your pushes are. If you can plow both ways the skids really shine but if you can't they are slower then a pickup. JMO
  9. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    I don't like the 8ft pushers all that much, for the reasons JD brought up. I do like what my 10fts will do though. Roughly 3 acres per hour, but thats with a good operator, short pushes and a fast Skid loader.

  10. concreteguy

    concreteguy Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Maybe I'll go with a 10' for the one site that's approx. 4.5 acres and the 8' for the one that's just over 6 acres. The bigger of the two will have a truck w/ a 8' straight blade but slightly longer pushes and the other site will be solo but shorter pushes. Tom