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#1 Lovintractorin OFFLINE  

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 10:42 AM

This morning woke up to a bit of lake effect snow and 40 mph winds. I pulled out the Economy King and plowed about two blocks of sidewalk. It did better than I remember it doing last year. Some of the drifts were 6 -10 or more inches and it went right though, no problem. I even had some snow coming over the top of the plow at one point. After I finished, I thought I should do little video for you'all, so I took a pass on the street out back. This video is third gear with the throttle up. There was no bogging down. (My brother took the video.)

This is a 1953 Economy King with a 9 HP Briggs and Stratton engine and V-plow on lake effect snow (good packing snow). I've got 250 lbs of belly weights, the carryall on the back with 6 cement blocks and the tires are filled.

The sound isn't great because of the wind but the tractor also has a 6 ft or so exhaust with a VW muffler on it so it has a quiet low rumble to it.

Hope you'all enjoy it. I need to make a better video sometime but I like to get things done, not sit around and take pictures of it half done.

1953 Economy King with V plow. - YouTube


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coSI-TDLBSY&feature=youtu.be

Edited by Lovintractorin, January 14, 2012 - 02:35 PM.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 11:04 AM

Nice video Tucker. I didn't even see your tires spin. I really like that tractor.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 11:44 AM

Nice video. When you keep your speed up like that the snow gets tossed off the blade and the weight you are pushing doesn't build up to the point where it slows you down. That's a nice vblade you have there.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 12:51 PM

The old girls got no lack of energy. Cool vid, thanks!

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 01:05 PM

Thanks for the Video, Looks like you were moving right along without any problems

I got to plow about 4'' this morning here... We are supposed to get another 3-6'' tonight

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 03:05 PM

Thanks for the comments, guys. She sure does well with now slipping for the most part, although she struggles a little more when the piles get higher. But with the 1253 and snowblower, I should be able to take care of the banks. Sure would be a lot of shoveling without her.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 03:16 PM

Thanks for the video.
Looks like fun. You better stock up on gas, I think your lake affect machine might kick in this weekend.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 08:14 PM

Thanks for the video.
Looks like fun. You better stock up on gas, I think your lake affect machine might kick in this weekend.


Yep, lots of fun. We are kinda on the edge of the major lake effect so it has already shifted past us but Brian (Bolens 1000) is a little south of me and that is where they get the real lake effect and looks like they are looking for another 6-12 inches that way and south of there.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 08:18 PM

That's a great working tractor, and it looks like you were having fun to boot.

BTW,here is a direct link for people on safari.

1953 Economy King with V plow. - YouTube

Edited by MH81, January 13, 2012 - 08:25 PM.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 08:29 PM

That's a great working tractor, and it looks like you were having fun to boot.

BTW,here is a direct link for people on safari.

1953 Economy King with V plow. - YouTube


Thanks. Wasn't aware that some might not be able to see the other link.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 08:36 PM

Thanks. Wasn't aware that some might not be able to see the other link.


Oh, that's OK, it's just an ipad thing.
Kinda frustrating that Apple is so concerned about my battery life that they make it harder to use. Oh well...

Thanks again for the video & thank your brother for taking it.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 08:49 PM

Hey Tucker, you have to be careful doing those donuts with a high center of gravity, don't want you to catch a curb and end up under your PK.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 10:46 PM

Hey Tucker, you have to be careful doing those donuts with a high center of gravity, don't want you to catch a curb and end up under your PK.


Yeah, I know. It actually looks better in the video than it actually was. I hardly get any slipping unless I hold the one brake to break the other wheel loose but that the stopped wheel helps anchor it so unless I am on ice, it hardly slides at all. I don't have to worry about curbs out there because there really aren't much of any, but I am aware of the high center of gravity. I also don't like the thought of the unnecessary wear it puts on the differential. I know I shouldn't do it but I sometimes get carried away when it is slippery out.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 01:18 PM

Nice video, thanks.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 02:58 PM

Nice video, thanks.


Thanks and you are welcome.
Went back out last night to clean up what fell and blew around during the day. It was a bit more difficult because the snow was a little warmer and there was also some serious drifts. I didn't have a camera but I had to blow through one short 2.5 -3 ft or so drift. There was some long stretches of about 12 inches or so and I just put in in second gear and power though. Had a little slipping here and there and once miscalculated one of the ramps onto the sidewalk and hit the curb (not much damage done) but overall, another good job. Sure is fun watching the snow roll away from that blade.




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