Case Skid Steer Cab

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  1. Camman

    Camman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I have recently just bought a Case 1835b Skid steer and want to use it for snow removal. However, it needs a enclosure to keep the elements out. I tried the dealership in my area, but the price is more than I'm willing to pay.
    They' re saying $2,000 to set one up. If anyone knows an alternative or a catalog distributor for cabs, please help.
     
  2. diggerman

    diggerman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 702

    I'll tell you what I did for year and it worked great.I used clear heavy mil plastic on the sides held in place with plastic snap strips.The strips are around half inch wide and have sicky tape on the back,and i mean stick.The strips are two pieces that interlock and as they do they tighten the plastic,you can usually get them at like a home depot, lowes, menard o0r what ever kind of builders store you have.You need to make sure they are the bigger ones they do make some that are 1/4 inch wide instead of 1/2 inch and they don't hold.Come summer time you just remove the plastic and leave the stripps and use them the next year.As for the front door I started out using 1/2 a road grader door then eventually I bought just the factory door.The nice thing about the plastic over the factory plexi is that the pexi can get hard to see out of but with plastic you get a new clear window ever year or as often as you like.
     
  3. CCLC

    CCLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    I agree with diggerman. We looked at a bobcat this summer that was set up pretty much the same way. The machine belonged to the local bobcat service manager and he had been using it that way for several years.
     
  4. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 955

    Northern sells vynal incloseurese for like 150.00 or something like that. The only thing I was wondering about is it dosn't have a windshield wiper so if it's snowing, wouldn't it be hard to see out of?
     
  5. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    If you make something, do like I did, I have the top hanging out past the windshield several inches and the windshield angled back. The only way we get snow on it is if it is very windy and wet snow. It wouldn't be that hard to put a wiper blade on it, manual or electric, but we very seldom would need one.
     
  6. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 849

    Actually, it would be VERY easy to put a wiper on it. All you need is an old style one designed for a Jeep. They had the arm mounted right on the motor. Drill about a 1" hole, and put it on. Hook up power and ground, and you'd be set. The switch is right on the motor itself too. Just reach up and flip it on. If I'm not mistaken, it's less than $50 from JC Whitney. In fact, it's $29.99 for the motor, and $8.99 for the wiper arm.

    In fact, I have them right here...
    <A HREF="http://www.chuckschevytruckpages.com/whitney3.html">Shop@JCWhitney</A>

    ~Chuck
     
  7. diggerman

    diggerman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 702

    Actually the wiper you most likely can get any where,they are common on alot of older trucks, so many auto parts houses have them.I had several IH dumps that had upper wiper drives which are basicly a wiper drive mounted on a motor,it is all self contained.What I did for a wiper on the grader door and plexi that I have used was to drill a hole on a wiper arm, then I used a piece of all thread and some nuts and washers to make a manual wiper that worked great,but you will rarely need it.
     
  8. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 849

    Was wondering if this could easily be adapted for other machines. Maybe for skid steers, like others here were asking about?

    <img src="http://www.snowplowing-contractors.com/images/dozer.jpg">

    <img src="http://www.snowplowing-contractors.com/images/dozer4.jpg">

    <img src="http://www.snowplowing-contractors.com/images/dozer5.jpg">

    Looks like it attaches easily enough.


    ~Chuck
     

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