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trackless mt3 or 4

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by parrothead, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. parrothead

    parrothead Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    has anyone ever used these machines, are they anygood for doing small parking lots or just for sidewalks
  2. lars

    lars Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    The city I live in owns one. They use it with a boom mower in the summer and with a snowblower in the winter. The machine looks pretty neat but I don't think it is worth buying. I think most people should stay away from these sort of things for a couple of reasons. If you're buying new, a skid steer with a snow blade will probably work just as well and will cost you a whole lot less. Also, you will most likely have more uses for a skid steer both during the snow season and off season. Finally, when it comes time to sell your machine, it will be a whole lot easer to sell a skid steer than a specialty peice. Once those muni pieces have run out their useful life they are usually worth nothing. I think my city should have bought a skid steer or something similar and I think you should go that route too.

    CRSHOT Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    hey guys I need some help! The MT 3 I bought ran well when I bought it, But after changing fuel filters and bleeding them out we cant seem to get enough fuel , We replaced the filters with a Napa filter and we are tending to think that the filter is not compatible.(it fits , but is very dificult to get it sealed properly) We threw the old filters out does any one know what filter I should use on it?
  4. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    We all told you not to buy that thing!!!!!

    Just kidding. Why can't you get a filter that was designed for it?

    CRSHOT Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I have a email sent to trackless , waiting for a response....The original filters we threw out (i know smart move) We didn't know we had a problem right away as I was busy rewiring the machine and we were doing some fabrication on the blower. Btw I also bought a Honda Foreman and installed a v plow and salt spreader , The trackless is for those storms 8" plus on the sidewalks , and hopefully to blow those big piles at our dead-end streets instead of using a backhoe.
  6. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    The MT3 -4 are really old, MT5's are questionable now, at least a MT5T, yes with a 9.5 modified Fisher EZ-V they can plow lots, we've done it, but poor visibility backing up, takes a lot of operator experience to get onto an articulated machine. With 90+ PTO HP they can run a big blower.

    I think the old MT3 had a ford industrial diesel engine.