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ringahding1
11-13-2012, 06:09 AM
The past three seasons I have been battling the idea of getting a skid steer. Well, demand for service has pretty much forced my hand this year! Now it can SNOW!

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wat5150
11-13-2012, 06:20 AM
Nice. I rented one just like that for a lawn install I did earlier this year. Pretty sweet machine.

CHEESE2009
11-13-2012, 06:59 AM
I wanted to buy one to do snow removal, but apparently they aren't street legal... :(

Steve
11-13-2012, 10:33 AM
That is fantastic!

How often do you feel that piece of machinery will be used and what pushed you to decide to go with it?

It seems a lot of people think about doing this and get stuck on the fence not going forwards with it.

Caskey Lawns & Landscapes
11-13-2012, 11:21 AM
Awesome addition, you won't be sorry you got it....I'm looking around for a deal on one also, Hope it makes you lots of $$$$$$ :D

myblacktruck
11-13-2012, 02:57 PM
Very nice wish there was one in the budget for us right now too.

bruces
11-13-2012, 04:01 PM
they are an awesome toy ,I rigged a 10' truck snowblade to an old bucket I had which made it much more efficient in the snow ,and would swap it out to pile snow when needed .

ringahding1
11-13-2012, 06:52 PM
That is fantastic!

How often do you feel that piece of machinery will be used and what pushed you to decide to go with it?

It seems a lot of people think about doing this and get stuck on the fence not going forwards with it.

At this point only snow. I seriously have no other plans for the machine, since the lawn mowing is going great.

We picked up 6 new commercial accounts, three different businesses right next to each other. Perfect for the Bobcat.

The one real thing I have learned in this short journey, is to be patient. I hear guys & people wanting that instant gratification, but end up being disappointed & just plain quit!

Since the plan is to add fertilization/weed control next season, I do not see any door opening for landscaping....but you never know.

hansenslawncare
11-13-2012, 09:39 PM
Great skid man, looks awesome! I know you'll take good care of that brand new machine.

Steve
11-14-2012, 11:21 AM
We have seen talk on here about compact utility tractors. What is your view how a bobcat handles snow compared to one of them? Are there any pros and cons you went through your head before you decided to go with the bobcat?

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ringahding1
11-14-2012, 04:22 PM
We have seen talk on here about compact utility tractors. What is your view how a bobcat handles snow compared to one of them? Are there any pros and cons you went through your head before you decided to go with the bobcat?

http://www.covermytractor.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/3320%20john%20deere%20300x150.jpg

Cons ~ Never have I driven a tractor ~ I'm a city boy to the end

Pros ~ I do know for a fact they have serious power(I've witnessed), but to trailer that from job to job I would not be certain of its efficiency.

Pros/Cons ~ I have many hours of experience on a skid steer, although I will not be personally operating.

I need to stay freed up for the "Just In Case"

SECTLANDSCAPING
11-14-2012, 05:30 PM
Nice machine.

I thought of getting a skid but instead bought a kubota tractor.

Weight and size wise there about the same. I planned on using it for snow removal but I have never found a site that was suitable to keep it parked(security). I do not want to trailer this thing in the snow while plowing.

To me the Kubota was more suited for landscaping work then the skid. I never did pick up the mowing deck as planned. The tractor steering is better on lawns then the skids. Other then that theres not to many disadvantages between them.

bruces
11-14-2012, 05:41 PM
dont know much about tractors myself ,but I think they would not be nearly as fast as a skid .but I would love to find myself a tractor some day .

ringahding1
11-15-2012, 04:49 AM
Nice machine.

Weight and size wise there about the same. I planned on using it for snow removal but I have never found a site that was suitable to keep it parked(security). I do not want to trailer this thing in the snow while plowing.


Thanks SECT! We will trailer it during snow events, the great thing is that our service area is in a 7 mile radius. I think(haven't had the opportunity to put it to an actual test yet)we will trailer it 3 times. NO WAY will it sit anywhere but in my friends and I VIEW...for real. Me & my shotty...lol

Steve
11-16-2012, 11:04 AM
Keep us posted on how it works out on your first snow fall!

ringahding1
11-17-2012, 07:07 PM
Great skid man, looks awesome! I know you'll take good care of that brand new machine.

You know I will take care of it..because one day this will be yours, my Brotha!

LawnCareMan280
01-01-2013, 12:41 PM
Dude you should get a protech snow plow on that thing. Then it will be bad A$$ when it comes to 15 inches of snow

LawnCareMan280
01-01-2013, 12:44 PM
Get a protech Make it look like a bad a$$ to plow with here is a picture of how cool it will look. 2 get a logo on the side of it

ringahding1
01-02-2013, 07:03 AM
Get a protech Make it look like a bad a$$ to plow with here is a picture of how cool it will look. 2 get a logo on the side of it

Here is what I was looking @ next season, since this company is literally 5 miles from my front door. I am all tapped out of $$$ to keep spending on more equipment right now. Kage Snow Plow & Pusher
(http://www.kageinnovation.com/newpages/snowfire_system.php#!prettyPhoto)

Steve
01-02-2013, 11:16 AM
That is very interesting.


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Ministik
01-03-2013, 10:27 PM
Very nice machine, I went with a T110 which is tracked but I do not have the snow you get either up here in Edmonton, Alberta, more a light snow of 4" on top of a sheet of ice.

That bobcat will do well for you and is nice and manoverable in tight areas as well compared to some tractors.

I use mine for snow removal, horse paddock cleaning, and run an alpaca ranch so toss 1,000 pound bales with it as well. You see pretty much see skid steers and front loaders doing the commercial and industrial properties here, rarely a plow truck or tractor.

ringahding1
01-05-2013, 08:01 AM
Very nice machine, I went with a T110 which is tracked but I do not have the snow you get either up here in Edmonton, Alberta, more a light snow of 4" on top of a sheet of ice.

That bobcat will do well for you and is nice and manoverable in tight areas as well compared to some tractors.

I use mine for snow removal, horse paddock cleaning, and run an alpaca ranch so toss 1,000 pound bales with it as well. You see pretty much see skid steers and front loaders doing the commercial and industrial properties here, rarely a plow truck or tractor.

I gotta say I love it! No regrets with this purchase, just need more snow!

Tricountylawn
01-05-2013, 04:36 PM
A Kage would be super slick on that machine! Will you be hauling it site to site ?

ringahding1
01-06-2013, 08:52 AM
A Kage would be super slick on that machine! Will you be hauling it site to site ?

I know that is right.
If this were next winter season(and I had these attachments), I could actually commute from site to site with no trailer. I do have a trailer, but this would be the ideal situation.