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Think I can push a 8 footer with this .............

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by ChicagoSnow, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. ChicagoSnow

    ChicagoSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    Just wondering if anyone can help me out.

    I have access to a 2000 Thomas 135 S (1,300 lift cap.) skid steer and was wondering if it would keep enough traction to push a 8' containment plow?

    I think this would be the equivalent of a 753/763, S130 Bobcat.

    The tires are somewhat bald, so I can upfit with the best snow tire available to improve traction. I'm not sure who had vehicle/truck wheels/tires on their skid steer, but sounded like the narrower wheel/tire setup greatly improved traction.

    What do you guys think?

    By the way, I will also need a heater and a cab enclosure to complete. Maybe too expensive to upfit? Probably just better off with a "snow ready" skid steer.

    Thanks in advance - Joe
  2. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i'd say go for it expecialy for the price the tires no big deal heres why

    rubber on snow little traction snow on snow=traction (thats what builds a snowman) so

    the more snow a tire holds the better traction a tire will give
  3. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Probably be pushng pretty flat areas so I don't think it will be a problem. Get good tires. You may have problems stacking real high (lifting the snow and the pusher) but it should move across a lot fine.
  4. ChicagoSnow

    ChicagoSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    Thanks guys!

    Can anyone tell me what the website or contact information is for the skid steer snow wheel/tire manufacturer that makes a snow tire? I remember something by snow wolf???

    Anyone know where I can find a cab enclosure and heater for this skid steer?

    Thanks again,

  5. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,059

    You can find a cab enclosure at ( cabdepot.com) or (skidsteersolutions.com) You can spend alot or a little it all depends on how nice you want to to be. Soft side is alot cheaper ,but the hard cabs w/wipers are still cheaper than a factory cab. Good luck!!!
  6. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Had a 753 with a smaller snow bucket that had trouble pushing anything more than 4 inches. Tires would just spin.