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  • Skid Steer Loader Has Arrived

    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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    08 F250 Ext Cab/04 Chevy 3500
    05 F350/04 F350 Diesel/12 Ram 4500 Dump
    4 -60 Toro Zmaster/Lesco 48
    3 -8'2" Boss V-Plows
    1- Hiniker 9'6" V-Plow
    20' Enclosed trailer
    18' Skid & 16' Open Trailer
    2012 - S185 Bobcat



  • #2
    Nice. I rented one just like that for a lawn install I did earlier this year. Pretty sweet machine.

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    • #3
      I wanted to buy one to do snow removal, but apparently they aren't street legal...

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      • #4
        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.
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        • #5
          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 $$$$$$

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          • #6
            Very nice wish there was one in the budget for us right now too.

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            • #7
              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 .

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              • #8
                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.
                08 F250 Ext Cab/04 Chevy 3500
                05 F350/04 F350 Diesel/12 Ram 4500 Dump
                4 -60 Toro Zmaster/Lesco 48
                3 -8'2" Boss V-Plows
                1- Hiniker 9'6" V-Plow
                20' Enclosed trailer
                18' Skid & 16' Open Trailer
                2012 - S185 Bobcat


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                • #9
                  Great skid man, looks awesome! I know you'll take good care of that brand new machine.

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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      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?

                      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"
                      08 F250 Ext Cab/04 Chevy 3500
                      05 F350/04 F350 Diesel/12 Ram 4500 Dump
                      4 -60 Toro Zmaster/Lesco 48
                      3 -8'2" Boss V-Plows
                      1- Hiniker 9'6" V-Plow
                      20' Enclosed trailer
                      18' Skid & 16' Open Trailer
                      2012 - S185 Bobcat


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                      • #12
                        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.

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                        • #13
                          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 .

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                          • #14
                            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
                            08 F250 Ext Cab/04 Chevy 3500
                            05 F350/04 F350 Diesel/12 Ram 4500 Dump
                            4 -60 Toro Zmaster/Lesco 48
                            3 -8'2" Boss V-Plows
                            1- Hiniker 9'6" V-Plow
                            20' Enclosed trailer
                            18' Skid & 16' Open Trailer
                            2012 - S185 Bobcat


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                            • #15
                              Keep us posted on how it works out on your first snow fall!
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