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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 26, 2012 - 08:01 PM

After I got the '71 up and running, I put the snowplow that I got with the '64 on it. At this point, there was about 3 inches of fluffy snow. Of course, I had to try it; I am sure you all understand. :D

 

I only played for about 10 minutes; my brother happened to take a picture. And not a very good one.
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When I was trying it, I still had the AGs on it. While it did work, I felt I was loosing a lot of traction still. I swapped the AGs back onto the '75, and I put the '71 onto jack-stands. The chains on the turfs have gotten shifted quite a bit, and need to be readjusted. I have the tires in the basement, so the snow, ice, and frozen dirt will thaw out. I do not want to be messing with frozen chain links!

 

It is still snowing, and about 5 inches so far; I don't know how much is supposed to fall. I will see in the morning!


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 08:06 PM

looks good Ryan Good luck! we only have 1/2" or so and it is supposed to change to rain and high wind :(



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 08:10 PM

Considering the other option is a scoop shovel I'd love your setup. Don't have too much fun!  :D



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 08:11 PM

Looking good Ryan, are you saying you plan on keeping your chains in the basement until tomorrow morning?

 

Chris, get out there and play before it melts.

1/2" may not be enough to use the blower, but it is still enough to make Snow Angels!


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 08:16 PM

Thanks everybody! I can't wait to play!

Alan, I am in the basement now; I am going to redo them. I will put them on in the morning, my boots are wet.
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Posted December 26, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Somehow I read that as you were planning on taking them on & off each time to keep them warm & dry.
Had me :hitting_self_roller: :say_what:



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 08:37 PM

I took the chains off; they thawed out, but where not dry! Still covered in mud, I will wait a little longer so the mud can dry before putting them back on.

 

 

Somehow I read that as you were planning on taking them on & off each time to keep them warm & dry.
Had me :confuse:

Why do you think I am putting a woodstove in the garage?


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Posted December 27, 2012 - 04:48 AM

very cool...and I agree ...ANYTHING is better than shoveling.....



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Posted December 27, 2012 - 05:02 AM

That's looking good ,Ryan. :thumbs:



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Posted December 27, 2012 - 05:24 AM

Looks like you be getting seat time, Ryan. My pusher is sitting under a tarp in the back yard waiting.



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Posted December 27, 2012 - 07:27 AM

We're supposed to get mostly rain and high winds here with a little snow at the start. They are calling for 2-4" on Sunday so maybe I'll be able to plow that if it actually happens. 



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Posted December 27, 2012 - 12:07 PM

Looks good Ryan.  Chains are the way to go.  I'm figuring you are still out because you haven't posted pictures back yet.  Hope you are having fun.



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Posted December 27, 2012 - 03:46 PM

You all have bigger driveways than me and seem to have better playgrounds lol.



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Posted December 27, 2012 - 04:25 PM

Been out since 9 am; I am glad to say that after 4 driveways... I just came in! After I eat something, and my fingers are warm enough to type I will share more info
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Posted December 27, 2012 - 07:45 PM

This morning, I woke up and went out to put the tires back onto the '71. Somehow, I managed to get both of the 140 pound tires on in about 15 minutes! The fact that they went on easy, made me hesitant about the rest of the day. I then started to clear the snow. The engine was running kinda funny, it still had the miss and when I throttled up it would make a puff of black smoke. I continued to plow and then it started giving me real trouble. I would get a few minutes of plow time before it would stall. Let it sit, and it would start again. After so many times, it would only run on a shot of starting fluid. I replaced the fuel lines when I had it torn down, but I did not replace the filter; I also cleaned the carb while it was apart. I am going to have to get a new filter and clean the carburetor again.

 

I was half way done with my driveway when the '71 quit. I had to put the plow onto the four wheeler and use that to finish mine. After I finished mine, I went and plowed/shoveled for Neighbor Herby, and the two driveways over at Tesie's. Plowing with the four wheeler was alright, but not as much fun as it would have been with the '71! I guess I have some more work before I have my tractor back.

 

I had intentions of getting you guys a video, but I had troubles before I got the chance to. My brother took a few pictures while I was using the '71.

 

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