Skid Steer Loader Has Arrived

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

  1. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,225

    very nice skid what kind of plow are you planning on putting on the machine
  2. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    That will have to wait til next winter, I am tapped out of $$$$...For now working side by side with one of my plow trucks @ commercials
  3. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    Good looking machine. Wish i could could buy one just to play around in
  4. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    Thanks man!
    I had not touched a skid steer in 10 years...let me tell ya, it is like riding a bike-->>>> You never forget how fun it really is.
  5. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,050

    Sweet toy have lots of fun in snow. Good luck:waving:
  6. Fwilamosky

    Fwilamosky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    i don't recall the hps on all the bobcat models but does the s185 able to lift a 2000 pallet?
  7. scotts lawn care

    scotts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 468

    Hey Ring - how is the new machine lately been for your commercial jobs?

    Do you think it is any more efficient, or faster then a truck with a V-plow? I plow some commercial lots and 2 gas stations where a skid might be nice, except for having to trailer the skid around.
    I think a skid would be able to get real close to the gas pumps compared to a truck. Thanks.
  8. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,358

    What I have found on the 2 storms so far on my s205 that a 79" snowblower can do 120 hoa units drives in 3 hrs. The snowblower option is very sweet. I'm rented a case for another set and the 7ft bucket is very slow. Ordered a 8ft blade and been told expect to cut times in half.

    While you might not want to buy a attachment depending on how this year plays out you may save the attachment price in labor/fuel.
  9. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,050

    If you have two operators it will be. If you solo and have to trailer the skid to every location it will slow you down.:waving:
  10. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,050

    Down side to blower is when you get 2 inches of snow or you catch a loose Belgian block that will take you off service :waving:

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