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    Anybody using a snow plow on their Bobcat? Any suggestions on make? Is a 3rd function kit going to be required?
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    I use a plow on mine, I personally don't like it, I actually want a frame mount plow so I can take off the loader. If you want it hydraulically angles yes you need a 3rd function, or can Manually angle it but that's too hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwright View Post
    Anybody using a snow plow on their Bobcat? Any suggestions on make? Is a 3rd function kit going to be required?
    angling a loader mounted snow plow is risky business.
    To easy to tweak the loader arms, they are not built for it
    I am with Cat, get a frame mount if you want one, Bobcat makes one

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    Quote Originally Posted by catdozer View Post
    I use a plow on mine, I personally don't like it, I actually want a frame mount plow so I can take off the loader. If you want it hydraulically angles yes you need a 3rd function, or can Manually angle it but that's too hard.
    Newbie question.

    First tractor. Plan to cinch Snowbear winch lifting (plan to remove/disable winch), manual angle, plow into the bucket. It would ultimately look like your setup (except bucket still on, and plow chained to it)

    Can u be more specific as to why you want the loader removed from the equation? I was thinking the loader provided an unlimited ability to pile the snow to the sky.

    Heres a pic of a "test" hook up... not the straps I plan to use...

    Appreciate your insight, as you have (negative?) experience with what I was looking forward to doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax12
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    Newbie question.

    First tractor. Plan to cinch Snowbear winch lifting (plan to remove/disable winch), manual angle, plow into the bucket. It would ultimately look like your setup (except bucket still on, and plow chained to it)

    Can u be more specific as to why you want the loader removed from the equation? I was thinking the loader provided an unlimited ability to pile the snow to the sky.

    Heres a pic of a "test" hook up... not the straps I plan to use...

    Appreciate your insight, as you have (negative?) experience with what I was looking forward to doing.
    I have a long lane to plow (through a woods), and it just throws my tractor off to the side and can't push it off to the side far enough.
    And yes you can pile it higher with the loader plow, but I have plenty open space and if need to I have other equipment to pile it higher. And I need to plow smaller areas, the loader plow swings too far out and misses snow.
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    Default Re: Snow Plow

    I don't personally have one on mine but a friend of mine has one on his JD. He uses his rear remotes to adjust his angle. That was the cheapest route. However, a third function would be much handier if you have the cash for one.
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    Default Re: Snow Plow

    Hmmm. Hadn't thought about the side-load on the loader arms from an angled blade. And it does really stick out there when attached to the loader. Must admit it doesn't seem like a good idea.

    I'll have to check out the frame-mounted ones though removing the loader arms to put on a plow when it is that cold doesn't sound like an enjoyable experience.
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    It all depends on the plow and how far it stick outs from the tractor and how much the tractor weighs, and if it has chains and the weight of the plow as to how well it will work. Plows have a spring trip to fold over if you hit something. You can also get a crossover relief valve which will allow the plow to change angle if you hit something. Here is a guy plowing with a JD3230 with a Fisher plow that sticks way far out, I don't know how it works that good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilranch2001 View Post
    angling a loader mounted snow plow is risky business.
    To easy to tweak the loader arms, they are not built for it
    I am with Cat, get a frame mount if you want one, Bobcat makes one
    Why is this anymore riskier than shoving your loader into a bank or a pile of dirt? You dont put equal pressure on the loader arms when pushing into a pile?
    I have plowed for 10 years with a loader mounted plow.
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    Default Re: Snow Plow

    I've been plowing snow with DK 35 for years with a loader mounted blade.
    Chains on all, trip springs only (no crossover relief). No problems so far.
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