They work well. Here in Alaska I usually let the first snowfall get driven on and compacted to set the gravel in for the winter. If I lived in a place where the snow melts off in a few weeks/days, I would raise the guide feet on the blower to keep the missiles to as few as possible. Helps to always plan your path and keep the chute from being pointed at the house or cars.
I have a cute little S70 at work. I had a similar sized 453? before that had wider tires but jumped on the opportunity to trade for the 70 because it is a lot newer and cleaner, has more hydraulic hp and better hydro attachment, despite having the same baby 3 banger diesel that the other one had. Same one actually in my parent's L2350 (basically L2500) tractor.I run a Bobcat S70 with an SB150 snowblower and an angle plow with hydraulic angle adjustment. Fast, quiet, good traction and a heated cabin. I have also have a sweeper, two buckets and a set of forks for it too. Perfect for lifting engines, diffs and such. Lifting an engine, transmission and transfer case all bolted together will result in the machine falling forwards on it's face. I've had to crawl out the back twice and flip it back over with my truck haha
You could always install a float valve.....what year is it? I swear all of those had float built in. Either way, the other option is, toss an actual plow on the loader. Buckets suck for plowing, you'll be able to push snow further back and higher with it on the loader.I have the L3200, sadly no float on the loader !
If you are referring to walk behind snow blowers, they hate rocks and will bust shear pins left and right if anything bigger than 1/2"dia gets in the auger.Don't worry about that. The shear pins will let you know :flipoff2:
I live off an un-maintained county road so the locals do the plowing. Mix of Deere/Kubota, ATVs, v plow and straight plows (1 on a '42ish 6 banger Power wagon with chains on all 4 corners ). Only one uses a bobcat like toy.So, how bad would a 8000 lb rubber tracked mini excavator be as a snow removal tool ? It would have a 4 way blade in front, 36" clean out bucket.
I have never used rubber tracks in the snow? I need something better that my current tractor once in awhile, and I want a mini EX anyway.......
I have a 1000 foot long gravel driveway and my current setup of a 32hp 4x4 Kubota with a angled back blade works good most of the time, but when the snow gets deep, extra slick, or the burms of snow on the side of the driveway get hard, I can't move them! not enough traction or weight. Just tosses the tractor sideways with the angle of the blade, or spins. Right now I'm stuck in the house because no vehicle I own can navigate the driveway ! We might only get snow this bad once or twice every other year, so a machine I can use for other stuff makes sense.
Any experience ?
yea you can and i used to do it for a livingyou cant even climb a pile with tires. you cant do removal with a blade
644j one of my favorite truck loading loaders:smokin:yea you can and i used to do it for a living
I was going to mention this too. The lgp cats use the "turf" tracks, and I could see those being decent.I would have to say it depends on the type of tracks you have. My case skid steer has what I would call the excavator style HD rubber tracks. They are the alternating 5” square blocks. It blows on the snow and ice. My little ASV pt30 has what I would call turf track and has no problem in the snow and ice.
Case track style
PT30 style tracks