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#1 mtoney OFFLINE  

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 08:39 PM

With old man winter knocking on the door, or already here for some of us, lets see your winter tractor set ups, cabs, blades/blowers, safety lighting ect. I started getting my new 214 ready today, I mounted and wired my amber xenon strobe on the left side fender(when sitting on the tractor), mounted but need to wire up yet, the rear facing 4x6 Hobbs halogen flood light and cleaned the carb. Still have leaf duty yet with the mower deck. I use the strobe anytime I am plowing as its usualy dark, snowing or both. I also took some alum metal duct tape and refurbished my headlight reflectors in the hood. The alum can be polished and has better reflecting abilities than the silver painted plastic. I also want to replace the rear factory reflectors with lights and mount my mini SMV triangle on the seat. I will get some pics of my progress up tomorrow, ran out of time before class tonight. Mike

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 09:24 PM




Here is mine. The one with the blower is a 1966 110 with 8hp Kohler and Hydraulic lift, and the other one is a 1964 110, also with a 8hp Kohler, but with manual lift. Both tractors are set up with factory head lights for the front, and a single red tail light on the upper left hand side of the cab for the rear. Both tractors do well and get the job done. I use the blower for the lighter snows, and the blade for the heavier snows.

And when both tractors decide it's too cold, and won't start, I use the trusty old, universal shovel. Sorry, no pictures of the shovel, as it's not John Deere and isn't considered as one of my prized collection pieces.

Edited by johndeereelfman, October 30, 2012 - 09:26 PM.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 09:32 PM

Haven't done a thing yet! Here's a pic of the 314 w/49 blower from last year, will be set up one of these days.

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Doesn't take long to put the 54 blade on the 420, so I won't do that until snow is predicted!

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Need to set up some chains for the 70 I:

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There's always the 790 w/loader & blade if I need it:

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Lowell

Edited by grnspot110, October 31, 2012 - 06:08 AM.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 09:32 PM

Here's an up to date picture of the whole snow crew together. Finally was able to get one.

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Edited by David Brown, December 12, 2012 - 07:51 AM.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 09:34 PM

My 2 snow plows.
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1966 Massey MF10 converted to Electric drive.


1967 Massey MF12 with a home made blade.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 09:45 PM

I've got both my winter rigs all ready to, and it didn't take long to switch them back and forth from summer to winter.

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I do own several blades and blowers for my GT's, just down use them much down here.


Sorry, I couldn't help myself..
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Posted October 30, 2012 - 10:28 PM

Bolens G11 with a snowcaster on it.
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Bolens HT20D with the hydro angle plow on it. I have added weights and chains since this pic was taken.
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I'm also picking up a Bolens HDT1000 this Saturday. It also has a hydro angle plow with it.
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Posted October 31, 2012 - 04:33 AM

Well I just got the Dozer blade for the Sears last weekend but as much as I want to use it to push some snow it will have to wait since I'm rippin down the Sears this winter. Will be useing the ol Ariens snowblower again and a Toro 5/24 as a backup....will post pics of both later....
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Posted October 31, 2012 - 04:46 AM

Here's some pics from last years snow team :D
I'll have the cab on the 1050 and a Plow on the 850 as well.

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 05:36 AM

I hope this isn't cheating. :D Good ole' 2520 and Frontier RB2296 8' 3pt blade.

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 06:33 AM

Not quite a GT but this is what I'll use this year after the Craftsman GT18 I bought six years ago for $100 died in the last big snow storm last year. Not real pretty but very functional with the 50" blower. It's a mid 70s Jacobsen TurfCat.

I bought the Jacobsen from one of my sons-in-law after he used it for several seasons with the original Onan 20 hp twin and two seasons with the Kubota 16.5 hp diesel I took out of a Jacobsen TriKing and put in it after the Onan gave up. The Kubota helped in both reliability and performance. Also has a 72" front deck that I'll probably never use.

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 06:39 AM

I hope this isn't cheating. :D Good ole' 2520 and Frontier RB2296 8' 3pt blade.

I'm with ya, when I need the lane opened up I use the JD4010 with a front loader and back blade, last several years it only moved hay bales.
I did put a plow on a Cub 108 to get between barns with last year and now one of my sons has that set-up. So I found another plow and Jess delivered it to Daniels Plow Day last Sat. plan to put it on the 782 for this year. (still hope I don't need either) :rolling:

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 06:43 AM

Not quite a GT but this is what I'll use this year after the Craftsman GT18 I bought six years ago for $100 died in the last big snow storm last year. Not real pretty but very functional with the 50" blower. It's a mid 70s Jacobsen TurfCat.

I bought the Jacobsen from one of my sons-in-law after he used it for several seasons with the original Onan 20 hp twin and two seasons with the Kubota 16.5 hp diesel I took out of a Jacobsen TriKing and put in it after the Onan gave up. The Kubota helped in both reliability and performance. Also has a 72" front deck that I'll probably never use.


That looks serious !! :thumbs:
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Posted October 31, 2012 - 07:44 AM

I've got both my winter rigs all ready to, and it didn't take long to switch them back and forth from summer to winter.

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:bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl:

I do own several blades and blowers for my GT's, just down use them much down here.


Sorry, I couldn't help myself..

I am in the same boat not to hard to change from summer to winter. I do remove the mower decks in the winter to ride the tractors at the shows and not hit anybodys ankles with them.

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 08:13 AM

This has been my winter setup for about 10 years now.
It is a mid 70's Toro Groundsmaster with a John Deere blower adapted to it.

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