More Snow Stuff??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by J. Peterson Grading, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
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    Since this is all we seem to do anymore.

    We have been hauling snow for the last couple days now. Here are some pics.

    J.

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  2. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
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    When the piles thaw and freeze up again they tend to get real hard. So we stab and break them up with a set of forks. Some chunks are big enough to just load with the forks as well.

    J

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  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Did you get another spill guard built?
     
  4. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    Put one on a snow busket.
     
  5. oakhillslandscaping

    oakhillslandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have a few questions i like the idea of mid sized loaders and amd looking to do the same in the future, i have run only run new holland,kubota and takuchi mid sized loaders does the volvo have the same plate size as a skid steer?, and if i remeber correctly from the last snow thread you use sectional plows? how do you like those?
     
  6. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    L20Bs Have skid loader plates stock. When you go to an L30B and L35B they have a large wheel loader type mount standard and a Skid plate as an option.

    I have 3 sectional Plows as well. 1 goes on my PT80 and the others on the L20s. The sectional plows are the best thing ever made for plowing hands down. They clean to bare pavement every time!! In hard pack, they will break it up enough so your melter will work faster. I have found that we have used alot of salt this year due to all the Ice we have had here, not due to trying to melt off what our plows don't remove. Roughly a 30% savings. Which pays for one of the boxes.

    We have had some trouble with the rubbers breaking on the Artics. But the trade off between a clean lot and a few broken rubbers is minimal.

    J.
     
  7. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is such a nice loader.
     
  8. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    A rubber breaking is never good :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Just had to throw that in there.. :laugh:

    You must get a good deal from Volvo, do you lease or just a long term rental on those little loaders? Can you little cab overs pull the loaders? How much can they pull?

    Do the loaders have hydraulic quicktach?
     
  9. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    Thank you Ron. They are nice. I am looking at buying a used L30B. Depends if we have a good January or not.

    J.
     
  10. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    Most dealers in the snow belt have a winter rental rate. I get these guys for about a grand a month. I am limited to something like 300 hrs a season on them as well. Which we don't get close to ever.

    The cab over pictured above dosn't do alot of pulling anymore. it did and did it well, I took it out of that type of service due to high miles and it tends to get a bit hot when under a real heavy load. (Mostly pulling) We don't tow the loaders ever. We have a shop that is centraly located in our town that all my loaders run out of. We just drive them everywhere.

    J.
     

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