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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Front snow plows

    As one with a loader mounted plow (plumbed from the rear remotes), I can say it works just fine on my CT225. I live in WI and plow a small driveway and often the road to my house (township road). Like anything, it is not indestructible. You should always try to plow with the blade as straight as possible and in the float position. This setup is great because you can plow into a pile and then lift it up and over. Can't do that with a truck plow.
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    Default Re: Front snow plows

    plowing is destructive on any equipment you use. I use a loader mounted plow which operates off the rear remotes. Like anything, you just have to be careful what you do. Stuff will break if you abuse it. For me it was a question of whether I should use my tractor to plow or my truck. I decided it wasn't worth beating on my truck, so I went with the tractor for plowing. I need my front loader bucket on an almost daily basis for manure removal, so attaching a plow to a frame under the tractor wasn't a good option. For me the best option was the skid steer mount on the loader. From my experience with both loader mounted plows and truck plows, I can move more snow, pile it higher, have better maneuverability and have yet to get struck like when I used a pickup to plow. No setup is perfect if misused. I've broken truck plows as well.

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    Default Re: Front snow plows

    Quote Originally Posted by Duffster View Post
    It works great but puts a huge side load on the loader arms which can be easily torqued.

    Some people get by just fine and some do not.
    Totally agree...While I love my loader mounted blade, I wouldnt put an "angle plow" on a loader of any sort. Heres one I built for my Bro's BCat...I've got the same setup on mine....Doesnt place any different stress on the loader then a Bucket would. He uses his to plow, but he gets less snow then I do. I just use mine for cleanup...back drag snow away from the buildings and then I can get to everything with my 3pt Blower.
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    Default Re: Front snow plows

    Quote Originally Posted by Spudland_Dave View Post
    Totally agree...While I love my loader mounted blade, I wouldnt put an "angle plow" on a loader of any sort. Heres one I built for my Bro's BCat...I've got the same setup on mine....Doesnt place any different stress on the loader then a Bucket would. He uses his to plow, but he gets less snow then I do. I just use mine for cleanup...back drag snow away from the buildings and then I can get to everything with my 3pt Blower.
    how wide is that blade?

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    Default Re: Front snow plows

    Quote Originally Posted by MF1652 View Post
    plowing is destructive on any equipment you use. I use a loader mounted plow which operates off the rear remotes. Like anything, you just have to be careful what you do. Stuff will break if you abuse it. For me it was a question of whether I should use my tractor to plow or my truck. I decided it wasn't worth beating on my truck, so I went with the tractor for plowing. I need my front loader bucket on an almost daily basis for manure removal, so attaching a plow to a frame under the tractor wasn't a good option. For me the best option was the skid steer mount on the loader. From my experience with both loader mounted plows and truck plows, I can move more snow, pile it higher, have better maneuverability and have yet to get struck like when I used a pickup to plow. No setup is perfect if misused. I've broken truck plows as well.
    Given your circumstances, I'd probably do the same. I am not a fan of truck mounted plows unless there are several jobs a long distance apart. I very much prefer a frame mounted plow on a tractor, but I also have a different tractor with FEL.
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    Default Re: Front snow plows

    Quote Originally Posted by lilranch2001 View Post
    how wide is that blade?
    The one I built for his Bobcat is a 60", I buit it totally from scratch.
    Mine is a 90" Fisher I modified...
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    Default Re: Front snow plows

    Quote Originally Posted by Spudland_Dave View Post
    The one I built for his Bobcat is a 60", I buit it totally from scratch.
    Mine is a 90" Fisher I modified...
    Nice job dave! I'll bet that rig moves a lot of snow.

    Rob

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