Mini skid steer plow

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by muddywater, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anybody got one? Thinking of buying one. Will a tracked mini skid pull it through clay soils? Not so much rocks, but hard clay.
     
  2. country kid

    country kid LawnSite Member
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    I used one for the last 2 years. I recommend a toro dingo ,widetrack, diesel TX 525.
    thing can pull through anything in no time. way more effiecient than a wheeled ditch witch.
    can pull jobs with that in a fraction of the time as a wheeled vib plow
     
  3. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How hard is your ground? Yeah I have got two 525s and one 425. Just kinda nervous about buying and it not working in hard clay.
     
  4. country kid

    country kid LawnSite Member
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    it can get extremely hard.
    it will pull through clay as long as you have the good carbide tipped blade. its got the power of say a 410 with improve manuverablity.
    with the diesel it is important to never give it more than 1/2 throttle with the vib plow.
     
  5. country kid

    country kid LawnSite Member
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    the wide track only puts 3psi on the ground, so better traction as well
     
  6. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why only half throttle?
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  7. country kid

    country kid LawnSite Member
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    because there is too much power at full throttle on the diesel , it will damage the vib plow attachment. something about the attachment not been capable the hydrualic power
     
  8. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    If it's air cooled you need to run at full throttle, especially in this hot weather.
     
  9. country kid

    country kid LawnSite Member
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    run it a full and your vib plow attachment will die. at least it will be cooled
     
  10. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sounds like a poor design, if the engine needs full throttle.
     

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