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Q: Bobcat Plow or Box thoughts

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Banger, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Banger

    Banger Member
    Messages: 70

    So... I was wondering if I should put a small 6-8 foot push box on my older 643 bobcat. It only has 28-29 HP:eek:.

    Other option was a older 7.6 Uni Mount blade I have at my place sitting around. Would that be better then a box? Just looking for advice. It would be used at a apartment complex.

    Thanks in advance for any input.
  2. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,793

    A 6 foot box would be about max for that horsepower. How much does it weight? On the other hand, blades are very handy and very fast on bobcats

    I guess the better question is what do you need it for? Would a box or a blade benifit you more on the work that you are doing?
  3. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Blade all the way! Blade would be a better way to go for that machine, more options with the blade then the pusher.
  4. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    Another vote for the blade. But weather you get the blade or box plow with the storm, In a deep snow that little skid won't have a chance.
  5. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    x2 i would go with a blade, but in the grand scheme of things, a bucket (where you can stack, and move snow around may be your best bet because that machine doesn't have the mass or power to push through big snowfalls
  6. Banger

    Banger Member
    Messages: 70

    Thanks for the good advice.

    With that said... I'm going to try and locate a mount for the Western blade I have and just bring the 1 yard bucket with incase I need to get in some tight spaces or pile some snow like mentioned. Maybe next year I can buy a bigger machine:redbounce.

    Thanks again!