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Skid Steer Loader Has Arrived

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ringahding, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    This is exactly why we got this, for snow. We have not built our business around hardscaping, but even after 10 seasons in business, ya never know.
  2. RadiantLawnCare

    RadiantLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    I have pushed snow with tracks and tires, and it is a huge difference with tires. It will take you three times longer with tracks

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 884

    try and find a larger machine....you wont regret it in the future....ideal for me would be an a300
  5. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    Darn it, shorted my keyboard with drool :usflag:
    Used a t190 today for sod, but have been using a t140 for dirt work, going to get one next year. Really am leaning towards a heavier machine to lift sod and such with.
  6. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    Our service area is so tight(7 miles..for snow), that this size is actually perfect for us. We are not into landscaping, this machine will perform mostly snow work.
    The only thing I regret is I didn't start my business when I was 25. haha Maybe I could be sitting back right now watching the business grow from the sidelines
  7. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,109

    We have an t300,t320,s250, a300. And then one 865 turbo I relieve. 2 ls170s and a l180. Also 2 Deere wheeled machines.

    I hate running the a300. It's wayyy too bouncy and the controls are no where near smooth. But I use it everyday cause of the joysticks and cab lol. The 4 wheel steering is a nice feature as well.

    I prefer the s250 I'm faster in it. They all have their places
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  8. Landscraper1

    Landscraper1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Southeastern Ma.
    Posts: 755

    I have a S185, S250, and recently a T300. The machine we use the most throughout the year is the S185. The size is perfect for many applications.

    For snow, the wheels are much better than tracks. I just purchased a set of snow tracks for my T300. I will see how it works out this winter.
  9. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 884

    i like the a300 cause it will save your ass on buying tires....and good for all year round.
  10. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,230

    I just got a S205 for the same purpose. A 2010 model though, 2spd, a/c, hiflow. 79" blower is coming in next week. Snow wolf tires I should pick up on Tuesday.

    Besides track machines not working well in snow is most are single speed which hurts for production for tight routes.

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