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s175 bobcat. big enough for snow duty?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by trqjnky, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    Found a decent deal on a bobcat s175. Would it be big enough for snow duty? Stacking snow and maybe a 10 ft push box or even just a truck blade? Only reason I have for a skid is snow and loading a v box
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011
  2. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    For that machine, I would do dedicated snow tires & an 8ft pusher.

    That machine also has enough lift height/reach to load most tandem dumps.
  3. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    so i would do alright with it then?:mechanic:
  4. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    You could do GREAT with it...depends on how good of an operator you are(or the guy you have run it is) and matching it correctly to jobs it will excell at.
  5. bbct001

    bbct001 Member
    Messages: 35

    The S175 is a great snow machine, but I'd go with an 8' pusher. The 10' will work for small storms and short pushes, but if you really load up the box you'll have trouble.

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    yeah i hav 1 it works great for doing snow , great lift capacity, great for doing walkways as well
  7. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 595

    We have used a S185 for a number of years. Virtually same machine. We have used used a custom built 9' box and currently use a 10' Daniels Wing Plow. No issues and very dependable!
  8. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    we use a s185 for resi's... never had a push box on it but it handles a 8' blade just fine... heavy snows youll just need a running start... i don't think i would put a 10' box on it... 8 would be most i would think for the 175