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#1 massey driver ONLINE  

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 02:51 PM

Due to all the freezing rain lately I decided to harrow the driveway/sidewalk etc: Fell on my a## this morning while spreading ice melt on the deck and sidewalk.It was raining last night and freezing as is hit the ground.The windows on the South side of the house looked like the frosted kind you buy for privacy.Seeing that the temp is going to keep dropping all day and night plus stay cold according to the long range forecast I figured I'd better try and break up the ice.The Harrows weren't heavy enough by themselves so I set a pallet on top of them.That's not all I also had my Grandson ride on the pallet along with our dog.Without them on top the harrows didn't do anything.Now I can honestly say that I've harrowed in the winter.Larry

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 03:07 PM

Nice rig.That's an impressive cab.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 03:39 PM

Well I have never harrowed snow and ice. But have a gravel lane and have found that a spike tooth harrow is a very useful tool for pulling gravel up in the packed clay tracks. I use it a lot! Have two concrete blocks on it and plan to add two more.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 04:45 AM

very nice set up you have there and few people can say theyve harrowed in winter...great job.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 05:34 AM

That's a great way to break the ice. Also neat to give the grandson a ride.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 06:46 AM

Great idea Larry :thumbs: maybe you'll start a trend , Al

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 09:17 AM

Dang...............that looks cold.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 09:26 AM

That's a great looking Massey, and a nice cab! Way too cold, too early, though!

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 11:15 AM

That's an interesting idea. Great looking set up and cab. Ready for winter.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 02:07 PM

Its nice to have the cab with heat in it.Today our day time high is -18c not sure what thats in Farenheight all I know is that its cold.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 02:56 PM

That's right at 00 Farenheit . Certainly cold, hard to think that it is your HIGH for today. Around here, maybe once a decade we'll have a LOW that approaches 0 F.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 04:40 PM

In November of 1996, (first weekend) there was an ice storm that affected SD, NE, IA, MN, and WI. Temps dropped like a rock behind it also. Power lines down left and right. The county finally welded small ripper teeth onto the old cutting edges of their road graders to at least get some texture to the ice stuck to the road after three weeks. The ice on the roads was close to an inch thick, in protected areas it was closer to an inch and a half.

Larry, I hope it warms up enough at least for the ice melt to work soon.

For our southern viewers, ice melt (salt) doesn't work on ice too well when temps get below 10 degrees F. Doesn't work at all in sub-zero (F) temps.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 07:55 PM

Awesome idea ! :thumbs:

Edited by NCtractorman83, December 07, 2012 - 07:55 PM.


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Posted December 08, 2012 - 04:59 AM

That is a cool way to break up the ice. With my stone driveway I will sometimes spread a thin layer of stone dust on the ice. It gives a little traction and it seems to break up the ice a little quicker.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 06:18 AM

Larry,that's a great idea.I never thought of that before.Nice looking set up you have .




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