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Snowblower recs?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by whiporee, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. whiporee

    whiporee Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I'm buying a Terex PT100 skidsteer (mostly used for forestry, but this time of year I use my ASV SR80 for plowing) and I want to get a snowblower for it. Does anyone have experience with specific models to recommend/warn against?

    The skid steer is 100 HP with the enclosed cab and on tracks. I mostly use it for a pair of driveways on the property -- one dirt about 800 feet and the other a mile-long paved one. Both roads are about 15 feet wide. I've got a blade attached to my ASV, but it's slow and doesn't float well, and using the ag tractor with rear-mounted blade is tough in big snows (plus, the tractor is cumbersome and a pain). So I'm looking for a blower, and wondered if anyone had any suggestions as to a make and model. Thanks
  2. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    snow blower needs

    About your ASV and wanting a snow blower,

    I would look at skid steer solutions to purchase one of thier
    three point hitch quick attach kits which has a hydraulic motor
    mounted to accept implements that use a power take off.

    Your ASV has the power I think for a standard snow caster that is a
    standard rear mount.

    This will save you lots of money versus a hydraulic driven snow caster.

    As far as brands go I would recommend a Pronovost snow caster,
    specifically the Pronovost Group 1 720 TRC.

    The TRC model has a rotating drum which eliminates the funnel effect
    of the chute and spout for heavy deep snows like the type you have in the
    Colorado area. 720 TRC has a six foot cut with a 24 inch diameter 4 paddle

    This allows you to use a standard rear mount snow caster
    which is much less costly than a hydraulic drive snow caster and
    eliminating the added complexity for the hydraulics of a hydraulic
    drive snow caster entirely.

    Please contact Paul Vanderzon through the forum here to inquire about the
    TRC 720 units as they are well suited for heavy snows.

    Here is the link for the Pronovost folks;


    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    I have a Quick Attach/Erskine (same with different stickers) I like it. Mine is a standard flow, I'm assuming your 100 will be a hi flow with a forestry kit? You will be really happy with a hi flow if your has it, the standard flow throws snow but a hi flow hurls it
  4. klaus

    klaus Junior Member
    Messages: 21