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Posted December 21, 2011 - 08:48 PM

Here is a picture of me moving the Erskine snowblower to hook it to the JD5400 this fall. I try to keep everything painted up to minimize rust. [ATTACH=CONFIG]26802[/ATTACH]


Wow. that hardly looks one year old, let alone 11 years. I envy you guys who have the motivation, time, and supplies to keep all your equipment looking brand new.

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 08:49 PM

Here is a couple of me plowing the last snow from last year.
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Posted December 21, 2011 - 08:53 PM

Yep that is a lot of snow Don. I wouldn't mind seeing some but I don't want that much!
Here's the best I can do this was the last snow the last winter I plowed, taken early March 2007 used an A/C 712H that I should have kept and a pretty wimpy box store style plow. I was awful glad that we did not get any more as I had just about run out of room to push it off the drive. The tractor was in a lot better shape than the blade by the end of the season.
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Snow blower ever since:thumbs: although I do still use a plow to get a base started before I use the blower.

We got nothing but dead brown looking stuff on the ground around here. I am ready for some snow!

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 10:38 PM

That sure is one heck of a drift, Don. I'm glad we don't get them built up that much.

I use a mid 70's Toro Groundsmaster with a JD blower adapted to it.
This is how it looked when I first got it put together about 8 years ago.

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Here's a shot of it last winter.

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 05:10 AM

I hope this works, this was the first season with the diesel powerplant .
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Posted December 22, 2011 - 05:31 AM

It worked, Keith. Just had to put the monitor on it's side. LOL

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 05:37 AM

Lol, that's funny, it works fine for me on my "droid" something photo bucket does to it . Apparently they think it should be rotated for wide screen lol. Anyway its easy enough to turn that new laptop LOL.

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 05:48 AM

Except I'm on the PC right now. This monitor is bigger than the laptops' and a bit harder to turn on it's side. LOL

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 11:13 AM

Grandpaandterakjohndeere.jpg Even now I get so excited when we are supposed to get a big snowstorm. Here is my new favorite tractor picture my daughter took yesterday of my grandson and me

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 02:25 PM

Yes it is a 84 " Erskine and I modified the end of the chute by extending it and added a hydraulic cylinder to it to have more control of the discharge. It is a heavy duty snowblower and still going strong after 11 years of commercial use.


Small world. I grew up in Erskine MN. Dad worked for Erskine Mfg. for 15-20 years.
Their build quality and strength, are unmatched IMHO. I have pictures of prototype blowers, blowing snow OVER the top of high line wires. It was a big step for the company when they went from a pull type V-shape, to the reverse mount blowers. Even bigger, when they started the front mount stuff. It was fun to see the transition of that company. They were/are the exclusive builder of most of the genuine Bobcat attachments and Bobcat liked their stuff so much, that 12+- years ago...they bought the company. My family and the original family are still very close. Wayne G. had many tough years prior to making it BIG, in that business. Dad also designed the press drill transports, that JD uses to move 120' + of press drill, down the road like a train.
A few blips of the hydro levers and the whole thing folds up, as you drive away with it.

Skid Steer Attachments - Erskine Attachments, Inc.

Some can now understand why I like to "play" with my toys. Just can't leave them stock. Have a good source of info, when I want to "improve" something. :D

Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Don. Glad dads handy work is still in use...

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 03:58 PM

Nice thread. I love to push snow! Heres a pic of my driveway a few years back and the x475 I used to plow it. I later got chains for it as they were a necessity on the hill when it was icy. It did a pretty good job but the 2320 is in another league.

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 04:04 PM

Here is a couple of me plowing the last snow from last year.
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Something isn't right there.. nice job snow plowing...




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