Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    439

    Default G85 or 710 as a Pusher

    At work we need a cheap pusher for 400 carts on gravel.

    Can I get away with a 710 or G85?

    We have a 852 that will be doing "other things"

  2. #2
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    439

    Default

    400 lb carts...

  3. #3
    Platinum Member farmerboybill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    588
    Location
    Southwestern Wisconsin
    Tractor
    BCS 850 diesel and 735 diesel

    Default Re: G85 or 710 as a Pusher

    Which 710? The old one was a one speed affair, while the new one is two working speeds and a transport speed in "tiller" mode. The new one and the G85 are similar, but the G85 has larger engine options and larger tires

    The ability to push or pull rolling weight comes from HP, traction, and weight. On flat ground, I'd say either one could push or pull the carts. On rough or hilly ground, you may be adding taller tires, another set of tires, wheel weights, or a combination of all three for pushing. This of course will make a solid axle machine harder to maneuver. If the ground is flat, you can add free wheel devices for maneuverability.

    Are you using the 852 now?
    BCS 850 w/ Kohler Diesel, 30" tiller, Berta double rotary plow, 18 inch combined ridger, Caravaggi BIO90 chipper, Bellon 32"rough cut mower, Del Morino 26 inch rough cut mower, trencher, 2 way plow, ridger,

    Deere 60, 2040, 3020, 4010, 4430, and all the implements to work 'em

  4. #4
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    439

    Default Re: G85 or 710 as a Pusher

    Quote Originally Posted by farmerboybill View Post
    Which 710? The old one was a one speed affair, while the new one is two working speeds and a transport speed in "tiller" mode. The new one and the G85 are similar, but the G85 has larger engine options and larger tires

    The ability to push or pull rolling weight comes from HP, traction, and weight. On flat ground, I'd say either one could push or pull the carts. On rough or hilly ground, you may be adding taller tires, another set of tires, wheel weights, or a combination of all three for pushing. This of course will make a solid axle machine harder to maneuver. If the ground is flat, you can add free wheel devices for maneuverability.

    Are you using the 852 now?
    The carts need to be pushed up a modest hill. I assumed wheel weights for sure, but never considered double wheels. I am talking about the new 710.

    The 852 sees nearly continuous duty sweeping and very light grading (touching up gravel entries to a construction site).

  5. #5
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    439

    Default

    Nobody has experiance using a tractor like this?

  6. #6
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    164
    Location
    North west NC mountains
    Tractor
    BCS 850

    Default Re: G85 or 710 as a Pusher

    Don't have the 710, but I do use a 725. My push mode is with a barrow, haven't found the upper limit yet. Routine is full 6 cu/ft tub full of firewood, mulch, dirt, sometimes rock. Straight up/down hills are ok, side hills do not work. Probably depends on what kind of cart you are using.

  7. #7
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    439

    Default

    Thanks guys. We will pick up a g85d, in case we need to double up the tires.

    How about steering brakes worth the $179 for pushing?

  8. #8
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    3,186
    Location
    NE USA
    Tractor
    JD LA115, WH 244, WH 525 hydro-pops,Original Troy Built Horse 8 HP

    Default Re: G85 or 710 as a Pusher

    Have the tires loaded with windshield washer fluid for extra traction and ballast too.

  9. #9
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    439

    Default

    As an update we ended up with a G107d as a pusher. Im glad we went with the open differential. It has a ton of power. I will end up posting pictures. The wheels to slip a little and I am considering the wheel weights.

  10. #10
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    3,186
    Location
    NE USA
    Tractor
    JD LA115, WH 244, WH 525 hydro-pops,Original Troy Built Horse 8 HP

    Thumbs up Re: G85 or 710 as a Pusher

    I would add both the wheel weights and I would put windsheild washer fluid in the tires/tubes.

    I will be putting WWF in The ag tires of my original troy built tiller after experiencing the benefits of
    putting WWF in my JDLA115 garden tractor.

    Prior to installing the WWF in the JDLA115 I had rear suit case weights for traction as I
    mow on a slope in one spot and I was still having traction problems.
    I added the WWF and boom!! no more traction problems. It makes mowing on slopes and snow blowing so
    much easier with chains as the chains do not grip well without the extra ballast.

    The tire filling valves are economical when purchased from Gemplers and come complete for all tire and tube types.

    All you need is an old piece of garden hose wth a male end and a small funnel. The tire filling valve has a venting button
    and you can release the air in the tire as you fill it and it only takes a few minutes as you will only be putting at most 3/4 of
    a gallon of WWF in one tire.
    Last edited by leonz; 08-15-2013 at 09:55 AM. Reason: stuff etc.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Adapting a trailer for use with Grillo G85
    By texanjim in forum 2-Wheeled Tractors
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-30-2013, 05:55 PM
  2. Front-End Loader FEL vehicle pusher
    By Squeak n Itch in forum Attachments
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-02-2008, 01:57 PM
  3. Pusher
    By dylan in forum Toolcat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-06-2007, 11:09 PM
  4. Snow 45s snow pusher
    By GMTECH in forum Kioti Owning/Operating
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-04-2006, 04:23 PM
  5. pusher box
    By dylan in forum Attachments
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-17-2004, 10:57 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.