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Tractor w/ 12' Box

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by plowfever, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. plowfever

    plowfever Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Hey guys hope your plowing season is off to a great start! We have been slammed here in central Indiana so far. I had a question for you more experienced guys. I am in need of another machine for a customer that came on last minute as there contracted snow removal company never showed up. I have a 12' Avalanche pusher and since it is so late I don't have a backhoe rented for the year. I have checked all the rental yards and they all have there spoken for so I am scrambling around looking for something to run this box. What I have found so far is a New Holland tractor. It is 75hp with a loader and ag tires. My concern is it having enough power to push. The property is really cut up but has a few long pushes that would max out the capacity of the box. I am usually I site from about the 1" mark until the storm is over so I hardly ever have to plow more than maybe a couple inches off at a time. Do you guys think this tractor would do the job. The max distance I would be pushing is around 500-600 yards long the rest of the property is laid out where I am confident it could make it work. Thanks for any help you can give!
  2. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    I would tell them to fill the tires with beet juice and run it. Your not going to push 700 yrds with it any ways, your pusher will be so full its pointless to try to go a full length. If the tractor has a hard time just take 50yrd bites.
  3. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I have a 86hp Ford 4WD pushing a 11' box My plow is mounted to the tractor

    Not sure the loader will handle the 12 pusher could be hard on it

    What size is that 75hp the model
  4. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    Ya, any pics of your mount for the 11 pusher on the tractor?
  5. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    No but can take some tomorrow
  6. aslc

    aslc Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 25

    I ha a 70hp kubota that has loaded tires, 3 sets of rear weights and a 10' ld arctic on the front.
    in heavy snows its not a big enough of a tractor and you can not turn.
    3rd year on tractor, next one will be around 120hp
    tractor runs over the scale alittle over 12000
    Box is loader mounted
  7. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    I have a 12' box on a CAT 416C Backhoe, which is around the same power. Just take smaller bites in heavy snow. 2-3 inches are no problem.
  8. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    A 75 Hp farm tractor is built nothing like a how.. I wouldn't try running a 12ft... A 10 would work.
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Here is few picks of it

    This was hand made to fit this tractor Fits like a glove




  10. aslc

    aslc Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 25

    A backhoe is not a 75hp ag tractor
    Backhoe weights way more.
    Its not hp that pushes snow, its traction
  11. navyman

    navyman Member
    Messages: 66

    exactly..... use it as you can.
  12. dodge2500

    dodge2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    I push a 12'ld arctic with a John deere 6310 with no problems. I also have a boss bx12 on a John deere 7520 and it pushes it great. Granted, the 6310 is 99hp and the 7520 is 150 hp. I would think for most times, you will be fine.