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Track Machine and Pusher

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by madmaxxxx, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. madmaxxxx

    madmaxxxx Member
    Messages: 65

    We have a Bobcat T-200 with 18" tracks and were hopeful of using this machine with a new 8" snow box. This didnt work out as we had hoped. The track machine didnt have the traction to push the box up much of any grade at all. Is there anything I can do to the tracks to make this work? I do have a set of 12" tracks on a pallet here I could change them out to, but if that only yeilds minimal help I didnt want to do that. I guess the real thing is to scrap the idea of using this machine? I dont want to purchase a wheeled machine as we use the tracks alot in the summer and I dont think I can afford a second machine just for this. Any ideas would be welcome. Thanks.
  2. MJM Landscaping

    MJM Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 259

    Dont think this really helps but a buddy of mine tried an 8 ft box on a takeuchi and pretty much had the same results.:confused:
  3. wakesetter2001

    wakesetter2001 Member
    Messages: 58

    I have an 8' pusher on a cat 247b. It will push as much as the box will hold. If you compare the Cat/ASV tracks to any other tracks the Cat tracks are softer and have much more material on the ground with not such big wide open lugs. I would not trade my track machine for any tire machine. I have used a lot of different tire machines making my decision on what to purchase and the 247 will work circles around any other machine I have used. I don't know if you can trade out the bobcat tracks to the Cat stile tracks or not. Only other choice is to by Cat.
  4. v-plower

    v-plower Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Bobcat track machines don't push snow well. My S150 pushes better than the T190.
    I'll see if I can find out what tracks (if any) work well in snow as I will be talking to my friend who is a bobcat dealer, tomorrow.
  5. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    Its your tracks.

    If you have an open lug style track (Bobcat/Takeuchi) you will not push at all. You have learned this.

    Us guys that are running Cat or ASV machines can push like crazy because our tracks hace a tight/closed lug pattern.

    I run an ASV RC 50. I use an 8 ft pusher with a pull back. My machine will completely own my pusher in any conditions.

    Don't believe me on the track designs? The is a video on plowsite that shows an ASV RC50 Shoving a T250 across a snowy parking lot. Its so funny.