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Re: skidder snow blade
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2014, 10:06:20 PM »
Be careful with a pickup size/style plow on the front of a skidder, the blade/frame/springs aren't ment to have that kind of pushing power behind it.
Youve gotta go a little EASY sometimes.  :D   unless  you got going like a fool i dont see a 440A  hurting a decent truck plow used responsibly and it could be built for under 1500 ? And have easy parts for it. We do 70-80 commercial snow accounts, it goes from truck, to backhoe to dozer progressively. I wanna know how big of a pusher i could fit on my 450C, wanna stay warm when im plowing my gas station out next winter.  ;)

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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2014, 10:24:00 PM »

 Youve gotta go a little EASY sometimes.  :D 
EASY what's that word mean ;D :D
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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2014, 10:40:50 PM »
Ive been realy thinking about what im going to build. Ive done alot of research and cant find any one online running a box blade snow pusher on a skidder. I realy like the simplisity of the box blade idea. No trip springs, free standing when not on the skidder, plus very universal, i would be able to mount it on a backhoe or loader bucket if i need to.  Im going to build it 12 wide by 36" high.  This is similar to what i want to build. I figur i can build it for about $1100 thats sand blasted and painted. I got a guote for all the steal today it was $530 for 3/16 or $670 for 1/4. Then ill need about 20' of 1/4 wall 2"x2" square tubing. And i have a old 12' cutting edge. 

 

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« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2014, 10:47:37 PM »
Careful u don't buy too heavy a blade for  a small skidder.  The blades don't have a ton of lift and that snow blade and framing is adding weight farther out. The cylinders have less leverage on the weight the farther out it is....


Im not to worried about weight. I had a few frozen tree lengths in the ground yesturday and went to pop them out so the truck could pick them up. So i wedged my blade under them and started lifting them out and the back tires of the skidder lifted about 2 feet in the air before they poped out.

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« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2014, 10:50:40 PM »
How wide is your 440A ?? 8'2" ? I would make it just a touch wider, 12' of heavy snow and your not going to steer, back end is just going to flop and chew. My big 1way is 10-11' wide  and hooks on my bucket, 32" on the low end and my 544G has all it wants to push it chained up. I just saw an 8' skidsteer pusher on CL for 800, they are out there.

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« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2014, 06:38:31 AM »

 Youve gotta go a little EASY sometimes.  :D 
EASY what's that word mean ;D :D

About the same as " load lite and go often"
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« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2014, 12:44:47 PM »
Hahaha yup!
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Re: skidder snow blade
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2014, 06:46:54 AM »
A box blade works ok for doing parking lots with light snowfall but not well for roads, and it's a real fight if the snow is deep.

I ran a 14' one on a Cat IT28.  The skid steers were almost faster with only 9ft blades since they would angle... like on a road it was 2, maybe 3 passes with the blade angled.  The box would be only 2 passes, but once it was full it just made a mess till I could get to a pile to stack the snow up.  Sometimes could only go 10-15 ft till the box was full.
Once the box is full the snow goes off to both sides.  End up spending all day going over and over and over cleaning up the windrows.

Ive been realy thinking about what im going to build. Ive done alot of research and cant find any one online running a box blade snow pusher on a skidder. I realy like the simplicity of the box blade idea. No trip springs, free standing when not on the skidder, plus very universal, i would be able to mount it on a backhoe or loader bucket if i need to.  Im going to build it 12 wide by 36" high.  This is similar to what i want to build. I figure i can build it for about $1100 thats sand blasted and painted. I got a guote for all the steal today it was $530 for 3/16 or $670 for 1/4. Then ill need about 20' of 1/4 wall 2"x2" square tubing. And i have a old 12' cutting edge. 

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« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2014, 08:24:47 AM »
like i already said find a dustpan that was used to plow roads. most are pitch adjustable with the brackets to run shoes. set up right you can plow a non frozen dirt gravel road.

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« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2014, 12:44:45 PM »
like i already said find a dustpan that was used to plow roads. most are pitch adjustable with the brackets to run shoes. set up right you can plow a non frozen dirt gravel road.

Listen to the storm. He didn't get that name for nothing. I have been talking about adding a snow blade to mine for years.  To push my banks back etc. It becomes a priority ever year after we get hammered with snow. :-p
Everyone I talk to says find a small dustpan or wing and don't go to big. The big ones are very heavy. She is a little hard to steer with the rear wheels in the air.
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« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2014, 04:34:02 PM »
i sold a 10' left hand wing to a guy that put it on his fowarder. he said it worked fine. one of the plow trucks i have came set up with double wings. the left side wasnt used much so it was pretty nice. this truck came from up in the county and sometimes they would run with bolth wings. make one pass down the back roads and clear the whole road

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« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2014, 06:43:40 PM »
Oh yeah. Some of the state trucks in Maine have the wings on both sides. It is quite a sight to see them with the snow blasting out both sides flying along!
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« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2014, 08:40:58 PM »
I saw a guy that had a wing on his skidder. He was cutting above me and I was clearing out my woods road with my tractor. He was walking back up the road and I was just getting started on the "plowing". He said if I would of known early I would of done it for you in no time. A flat bed was coming to move his skidder,so he had no time to help.
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Re: skidder snow blade
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2014, 10:26:25 AM »
like i already said find a dustpan that was used to plow roads. most are pitch adjustable with the brackets to run shoes. set up right you can plow a non frozen dirt gravel road.
? Now im lost. ?  What is a "dustpan" ???

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« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2014, 12:37:17 PM »
like i already said find a dustpan that was used to plow roads. most are pitch adjustable with the brackets to run shoes. set up right you can plow a non frozen dirt gravel road.
? Now im lost. ?  What is a "dustpan" ???
its a one way plow usually but my 10' angles. maybe 25" high on the left and 55" or higher on the right.my 11' on my ih 2574 will throw snow 35' or more if your going fast enought. it will really send it out there. carl frink built a lot of them in upstate ny

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« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2014, 02:28:55 PM »
Gotcha.  :D  we are talking the same thing, yeah i have one made to hook onto my 544G loader. Bucket tabs and 2 chains, easy on and off. No way my 440D would pick it, mines only 10' wide and weighs quite a bit. Saw a 544H for sale up your way, JRB hook up snow plow and wing off the side, now thats doing it in style. Our 644H-MH deere is about useless in the snow, even with the rock radial tires, we will plow the pit with it but thats it.

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« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2014, 07:45:55 PM »
I now remember where I saw that state truck dusting it back on both sides. 295 north.  2 trucks. Left most truck had both wings down and the right truck further back had just it's dustpan and right wing down. They were doing all but the very right breakdown lane with two trucks. Doing about 30 with about 6 inches on the road and the snow was flying. I wish I could have video taped it but I was going the other way!
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« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2014, 08:27:54 PM »
 4-5yrs ago when we had that week of record snow fall it got to the point nothing wheeled pushed it. 450J went one way, 450G went the other covering about 60 miles each. These are the days you wish for a cab dozer.  :D

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« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2014, 08:37:54 PM »
4-5yrs ago when we had that week of record snow fall it got to the point nothing wheeled pushed it. 450J went one way, 450G went the other covering about 60 miles each. These are the days you wish for a cab dozer.  :D

I have no idea how folks live in Buffalo. We get hammered at times but we usually get a break between.  Can't imagine having good to plow every night for weeks straight. 
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« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2014, 10:03:53 PM »
4-5yrs ago when we had that week of record snow fall it got to the point nothing wheeled pushed it. 450J went one way, 450G went the other covering about 60 miles each. These are the days you wish for a cab dozer.  :D

I have no idea how folks live in Buffalo. We get hammered at times but we usually get a break between.  Can't imagine having good to plow every night for weeks straight.
All our local fire depts sent people out, sad part was a guy from Summit died in the firehouse while loading the truck. Forget living out there, i spent a season out there working on the boat fighting the ice all winter long.


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