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#1 tweidman OFFLINE  

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Posted February 06, 2010 - 05:30 PM

I would say about 2' max. I tried pushing over 30" and it was slow and difficult work.

How deep is 30" plus of snow....

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It's hard to tell, but those piles I'm making are as tall as my 48" split rail fence.

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My trusty Springer Spaniel was out helping. He was digging the snow up for me, thanks Asher! Good boy.:thumbs:

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Posted February 06, 2010 - 06:15 PM

I have used my 1971 MF12H for commercial snow removal this year, i have no doubt that my tractor can push 2 feet of snow. With a good set of tire chains and wheel weights my tractor will push all day long! I will tell you one thing, the road salt they put down here in iowa has taken its toll on my tractor as i trailer it. So come spring time its going to be tore apart, blasted and re-painted. I might also be fabricating a cab for it this spring. its hard to say i have so much on my plate i still have to finish my MF7 narrow front project before the tractor shows start up this year. oh just remembered if you look at the pic to the left i put an electric winch on my tractor with some aftermarket lights, works very well, much better then lifting it by hand over and over again!

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Posted February 06, 2010 - 06:36 PM

I have an electric lift as well, the manual lift is ridiculous.

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Posted February 06, 2010 - 06:43 PM

I have an electric lift as well, the manual lift is ridiculous.


I agree but have to do it manually for now, gonna end up with my left arm being bigger then my right. LOL

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Posted February 07, 2010 - 01:11 PM

How much more snow did yas end up getting? I think they are calling for more this week. I hope it isn't much.

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 07:54 AM

The news said between 32 - 34". I have areas that are up to my waste. I had to mount the snow thrower on Sunday. The plow came by and made a nice 4 foot high, ten foot thick wall of snow at the beginning of my driveway. I hit the snow wall with the plow and I just bounced off of it.:( I had my wife chop up the packed snow with a shovel and I used the thrower to fling it out of the way. The thrower worked well of clearing this huge snow fall. :rocker2:I should have had it on from the beginning. :rolleyes:

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 08:10 AM

That's awesome the snow thrower worked good. I almost dug mine out to attempt to put it on but I haven't had it mounted yet and I think I am missing the one bolt that goes from the lift lever to raise and lower the snow thrower. I think I might have everything else but without attempting to mount it up I am not sure. I know I need the cable that controls the chute direction.

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 08:12 AM

My wife just texted me and said they are calling for 5" - 1' for tuesday. I think I am going to see what i can come up with to get the blower mounted. I am going to start a new thread for advice on getting it hooked up.

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 10:05 AM

Mine was missing parts too. It took some work and time fabbing up some parts to get it mounted the first time. Do you have the manual?

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Posted February 08, 2010 - 09:29 PM

I dont know about push, but it can pull a ford taurus pretty well without much effort.

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Posted February 10, 2010 - 07:37 PM

Ok, now i've done it! I jsut bet my brother the cost of putting a loader on my tractor that my MF12H can push 2 feet of wet snow as it is right now. That is with ags, 50 lb wheel weights, and the stock 42 inch plow.

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Posted February 15, 2010 - 06:38 PM

Hey you guys are lucky you get to play with your tractors in the snow, up here in Canada where I am we got 5 or 6" for the whole season, only plowed my driveway once this winter with my little MF8, never used my MF12 it has home made 4' blade. Send some up here.

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Posted February 15, 2010 - 06:59 PM

Hey you guys are lucky you get to play with your tractors in the snow, up here in Canada where I am we got 5 or 6" for the whole season, only plowed my driveway once this winter with my little MF8, never used my MF12 it has home made 4' blade. Send some up here.


Doug, I think mother nature is confused this year as we don't normally get this much snow and you guys up there in Canada should be getting it all LOL

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Posted February 15, 2010 - 11:15 PM

We have only had 6 inches at most, and itmelts between each storm. I guess the weather is reversed this year.

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Posted February 16, 2010 - 05:45 AM

Ok, now i've done it! I jsut bet my brother the cost of putting a loader on my tractor that my MF12H can push 2 feet of wet snow as it is right now. That is with ags, 50 lb wheel weights, and the stock 42 inch plow.



I hope you win the bet :thumbs:




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