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Old 11-13-2012, 06:09 AM
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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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I wanted to buy one to do snow removal, but apparently they aren't street legal...
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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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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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Very nice wish there was one in the budget for us right now too.
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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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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.
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Great skid man, looks awesome! I know you'll take good care of that brand new machine.
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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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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"
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