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Ready for Winter

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by brbcbrent, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. brbcbrent

    brbcbrent Member
    Messages: 34

    Just delivered today...should be bit more effective than just the bucket...


  2. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    That is really sweet!
  3. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Nice machine
  4. crew cuts

    crew cuts Junior Member
    from Omaha
    Messages: 21

    Thats real nice. What are the triangle looking pieces on each side for? It has to be more than just reinforcement, right?
  5. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Pretty cool. Are you renting it? I'm thinking of renting one for a property I may have. How much is that costing you per month? (If you are renting...)
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

  7. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    How do you like the rubber tracks in the slipper conditions?
  8. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    thatll work great. make sure you adjust that cutting edge, looks like its sitting an inch or so off the ground.
  9. brbcbrent

    brbcbrent Member
    Messages: 34

    thanks for the replies! I really can't wait for snow now! :redbounce

    To answer your questions:

    Are you renting it?

    - we own the bobcat, had it for about 4 years now....I've only been plowing with it since last season though

    How do you like the rubber tracks in the slipper conditions?
    - I love rubber tracks for everything but snow...they slide everywhere but it's what we've got and snow removal isn't the primary job for our equipment. I just kinda got used to the 10,000lb roller coaster I guess

    "What are the triangle looking pieces on each side for?"
    - I think they are just reinforcement....just boxed in to keep snow from accumulating behind a single bar
  10. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    that should be fun, a little cool if the wind is blowing:eek:
  11. brbcbrent

    brbcbrent Member
    Messages: 34

    I saw that too, the cutting edge is at least an inch thick and the way it sits has the back sitting on the ground but the front is up about 3/4". I thought if I dropped the edge all I'd be doing is burning off the poly....should I drop it still?
  12. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    Have you had the chance to try the new Caterpillar track machines?? If not you should take the time and demo one from your local Cat dealer! Try the 287C model WOW what a machine! The track system has a full suspension system so it doesn't beat the hell out of you like the Bobcat does and the cab is sealed air tight so there's no more problems with dust. I've used the T300 (Bobcat) and the 267B (Cat) both had enclosed cabs w/ air & heat but I always had problems with dust when I was grading for hydroseed, but the new C series is sealed air tight and the new cab design is extremely operator friendly and the most comfortable of any skid/track loader I've ever run. Really worth a look!
  13. brbcbrent

    brbcbrent Member
    Messages: 34

    We're fully heated my friend, I was plowing mostly in a t-shirt last year.....except for when my windshield fell out during this little storm in April last year....


    I got more than a couple lap-fulls of snow trying to stack it all :cry:
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2008
  14. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    do you have a/c for the summer ?
  15. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    if its making contact with the ground it might be fine. but without seeing it, its hard to comment. if need be, i would drop it just enough as to where youre going to get a nice cutting angle after a little poly burns off.
  16. brbcbrent

    brbcbrent Member
    Messages: 34

    There's a button for it....doesn't do anything though.....
  17. fordpsd

    fordpsd Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Thats a nice machine there
  18. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    very nice machine. how well do the tracks like running on pavement ?
  19. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    nice pusher
  20. Puddlejumper

    Puddlejumper Member
    Messages: 74


    :DI want one of those under the tree this year.