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skid steer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Precision Lawn, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Precision Lawn

    Precision Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    What do you think would be better a track or wheel skid steer for the snow
  2. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Wheeled loader. A track loader is "slipperier" and doesn't have quiet the traction. I thought it would be the other way around, but it's not.
  3. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    im surprised to hear that ive never run rubber tracks in the snow and always thought it would be the cats azz, like when trying to push sidewalks,,,
  4. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    It depends on the type of tracks.

    If its an open lug pattern like a bobcat or takeuchi/Mustang then there will be no traction at all.

    But a tight pattern like an Asv or Cat type. Will give you more traction. There is a great video of a ASV RC 50 pushing a Bobcat T250 across a snowy parking area. Its great.

    I Have an ASV RC 50 and as far as tracked machins in the snow go, Its the best plowing machine I have ever ran.
  5. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    how's the ride after hours of pushing?
  6. Precision Lawn

    Precision Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    Thanks for the info
  7. dirtmovr

    dirtmovr Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I run an LT-190 NH track loader with a 10 ft pusher and it handles it with no problems. Its nice to be able to drive up the piles of snow when space is limited. The worst problem is loading it on the back of a gooseneck trailer when the trailer is covered in ice/snow. Momentum becomes your friend while doing that:eek: I would personally not run a wheeled machine, I have run a 963 bobcat pushing snow nad it will not handle what the tracked macine will.