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Old 11-14-2012, 05:22 PM
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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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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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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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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
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Keep us posted on how it works out on your first snow fall!
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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!
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Dude you should get a protech snow plow on that thing. Then it will be bad A$$ when it comes to 15 inches of snow
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Get a protech Make it look like a bad a$$ to plow with here is a picture of how cool it will look. 2 get a logo on the side of it
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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
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That is very interesting.


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