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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by J. Peterson Grading, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've got a meeting tomorrow about subbing and have to decide what blade to use. I 'like' the Blizzards but am kinda leaning towards a 'KISS' blade like a 9' Boss with wings. It will really come down to what they are willing to pay - I might have to get small tires and a 5' blade...:p
     
  2. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
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    KISS blade? Never heard of one.

    J.
     
  3. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    No, that's just the 'keep it simple stupid' for me. I can over think and get too clever sometimes, so if I just get a basic blade that gets the job done I am better off.
     
  4. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    yea, we picked up our 9' trip edge blade for $2500 pre season, cant beat that price compared to a kage which i was also considering. If the machine would be doing lots then i prolly would have gone with the kage.

    I know the blade oscillates side to side, not sure on the floating front to back though, im planning to keep the loader arms in float and use the bucket tilt to apply the pressure=weight of arms+plow

    I didnt think it would need new brackets but just wondering. I'll pull the brackets off our other blade and mount it up.

    the kioti will only be running the inverse blower below, this year. If we pick up some other lots i am eyeing next year then we will be getting a kubota m100 for the blower and resi route and putting the kioti on the lots with a kage or boss bx12

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    heres the boss skid plow:
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  5. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    J, how far do you road your skids on their route? You mess with trailering at all?
     
  6. jmacd

    jmacd LawnSite Member
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    That plow is nice for $2500. \

    Is the hydro's already regulated for the flow of you machine? Just plug and play.
     
  7. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
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    I used to have a route that one of my guys tracked my PT80 on about a 5 mile or so round trip with no plowing included. One of the other routes, my PT60 will go about 1.5 to 2 miles not including plowing.

    This season, we lost a few accounts, and gained some better ones. My PT80 route was cut down to the point where we just declined a few of the left over accounts or kept the ones a truck could do easy enough. Now the my 80 is going to a factory/warehouse area where it will plow around 8 to 10 acres all in one spot with no travel.

    Now the Boss Plow. The hydraulic valve is the pressure relief valve. It helps soften the hits that the plow takes and transfers into the hydraulic cylinders. It can also help slow down the flow to the plow.

    J.
     
  8. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    hey J where is that old skip loader thing you showed me you bought a while back?
     
  9. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
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    It showed up, leaked fluid all over the place, and its been traded off already.

    Never even touched the dirt.

    J.
     
  10. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I told you about buying machines sight unseen!
     

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