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Has anyone ever thought about trading up?


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#1 js5020 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 03, 2015 - 12:19 PM

Its time to think about maybe doing some equipment "upgrades" around here, especially when it comes to snow removal. I have a few pieces that spend most of the year making sure the shop floor doesn't blow away and all are 30+ years old and just don't get used with the shift of work going from "construction" to maintenance of the property mode, been thinking about "modernizing" and down sizing the herd a bit. So has any one retired the CUTs/GT's and gone to ATVs for "chores" like snow removal around your place,, was it a good move or not?
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Posted March 03, 2015 - 05:49 PM

I have a four wheeler along with the tractor. The only thing I prefer the atv over the tractor for is spraying and seeding.


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Posted March 03, 2015 - 06:49 PM

David Brown moved several PK units along and absolutely loves his SCUT Massey.
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Posted March 03, 2015 - 07:38 PM

Lots of things to consider for snow removal. What type of an area do you have? Can it be done with a blade well? If a blade will do the trick an atv is a consideration. Personally if I needed to go to just one thing for snow removal it would involve a snow blower. A 2 stage on the front of a small tractor is hard to beat. It will do the small snow falls and handle the big blasts too. If I was to go to a four wheeler and blade it would be a Moose County Plow. These will actually work like a big plow and send the snow flying off your path. My son has one and his neighbor had to get one too as his did not compare.
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Posted March 03, 2015 - 10:51 PM

I have two blades. A John Deere 318 and a Yamaha Grizzly. Both do a good job and I wouldn't get rid of either one. They compliment each other as both have advantages and disadvantages.


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Posted March 03, 2015 - 11:32 PM

I don't have long stretches to clear so I have the Poulan 2 stage walk behind and my faithful ol' Suzi w/ plow and I'm pretty sure they'll both outlive me. The Poulan clears the driveway, sidewalks etc and Suzi takes care of the berm the city leaves behind.
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Posted March 03, 2015 - 11:40 PM

I've had two 4 wheelers and they are gone. They were replace by a diesel powered golf cart. My garden tractors are still here. I guess it just depends on your needs. 


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Posted March 04, 2015 - 06:45 AM

I sure am thinking of a snowblower or a attachment for the DB walk behind . 

 

 I think my wife at times thinks about trading up .lol


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Posted March 04, 2015 - 08:23 AM

ATVs can push a lot of snow as long as they can get some speed up. When the snow is super heavy, as it often is here, they struggle with it due to their low weight compared to a good sized GT with weight added. Not as maneuverable as a GT either. An SCUT with a blade on front and a blower on the back is pretty hard to beat for versatility. 


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Posted March 04, 2015 - 09:46 AM

David Brown moved several PK units along and absolutely loves his SCUT Massey.

I did, and I do.  You are absolutely correct.


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Posted March 04, 2015 - 09:55 AM

I've never had to use speed to push snow w/ my 4WD wheeler, even w/ wet snow.
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Posted March 04, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Hi New To The Forum.I Have A 1976 Ariens With A 48" Frount Mount Blower.It Does A Good Job Of The Snow We Have Bin Gitting This Year On PEI Canada.80 Cem Or 31 Inches The Last Storm.


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Posted March 04, 2015 - 11:04 AM

For the price of a new four wheeler you could buy a cab for your tractor and electric actuator to raise and lower your plow and all kind of new stuff
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Posted March 04, 2015 - 12:09 PM

I up graded to an arctic cat prowler 700 a few years ago. 60hp, 4wd, hi/low cvt trans. 6ft trip blade that can be locked for dirt/ gravel. 5000# winch. I have sketched some stuff for a rear cat0 3 ph to use GT equipment, but never got around to building anything. I use it for yard work, golf cart, trailer toter , getting the boat in and out of the lake and cruising the back roads in the summer time . The Gts were a little undersized for what I needed and didnt see the need for an 8n type tractor until I got suckered into buying the neighbors Ford 3000 with FEL. Now I have fewer toys, but they take up more room


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Posted March 04, 2015 - 12:28 PM

We have a Kubota UTV 900 at work that has a snow plow and hydraulic dump bed. Diesel powered, 4wd , 3 speed hydro and heated cab. The snow blade is hydraulic lift with power angle V blade. I dont care much for the float setting as it digs up a lot of gravel. It is built heavier and can do more work than the atvs. A used set up like this would run north of 10K and new might be close to 18. top speed is about 25 mph


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