Today was the second try at plowing with the repowered Ford 80. The new Predator 212cc, 6.5 horse engine had all of the power I could use. I didn't even have much problem with traction. I have 50 pound wheel weights on each side, plus some chain under the seat, and chains on the old Firestones. This plow with the now lighter front end doesn't give me much steering with the blade in the snow, especially pushing on the side of a hill. If I push so that the blade angle fights the tendency to slide downhill, it pushes straight. Pushing on level ground or straight up and down hill was no problem.
Edited by bja105, December 29, 2012 - 02:31 PM.