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#1 Hugh OFFLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 11:32 PM

Today I awoke to about 4" of snow, pretty heavy and wet, so I fired up the 18/6 and set to work. Currently have about 450lbs on the back between the weight box and wheel weights and tire ballast.

 

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 11:40 PM

Nice! she sounds  great! And it did a great job on that wet snow!

 

We only had an inch of wet stuff and I have a dirt and rock driveway so it wasn't even enough to try and plow.

 

Glad you got some seat time and thanks for the video! That was great :thumbs:


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 12:32 AM

Lucky duck. Pat, I'd like to buy a 'snowflake'. Our drought continues...........

 

Thanks for the video.


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 05:34 AM

lol....I have seen your driveway many times.  You have quite a few videos on youtube, didn't know you were a member here.  Recognized it as soon as is popped up.  Good job and at least someone is having fun with the snow.  We had a couple foot at once and now nuthing.......


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 06:40 AM

Great video, Hugh! Sounds like you have plenty of weight on that tractor.


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 06:51 AM

That does a nice job. Wheel weight is the best choice IMO. Too much in the weight box and you'll have trouble steering! Your current setup seems to work great.  We had about 5-6" overnight here. Light snow, not wet, for a change.


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 08:21 AM

Fun vid, thanks for letting us play along. Being out on the road some, have you thought of a blinky light of some kind?
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Posted January 17, 2013 - 08:32 AM

lol....I have seen your driveway many times.  You have quite a few videos on youtube, didn't know you were a member here.  Recognized it as soon as is popped up.  Good job and at least someone is having fun with the snow.  We had a couple foot at once and now nuthing.......

 

Yeah I am pretty active on youtube, I figure pictures only can only do so much :)

 

That does a nice job. Wheel weight is the best choice IMO. Too much in the weight box and you'll have trouble steering! Your current setup seems to work great.  We had about 5-6" overnight here. Light snow, not wet, for a change.

 

I was having slipping issues before adding the weight box (~225lbs) because the wet snow causes the ground to be real wet, powerdy snow doesnt, and this thing will rip right thru that. Steering isnt too bad, I have a set of tri ribs, thats what I should really use.

 

Fun vid, thanks for letting us play along. Being out on the road some, have you thought of a blinky light of some kind?

 

I have, but the style of plowing I use where Im in 3rd hi all the time half throttle or higher and just ram into things, I would need a pretty sturdy blinky light mount. I had one on my first tractor, an 8XL (I have a video where you can see it) and it didnt work as planned. I keep all my lights on the 19.9 cause for one its harder to see cause its not yellow, and that machine gets used in a lower gear, and in case I ever did need to get out of the way of a car, plow, etc, the 19.9 is much less nimble than the 18/6.

 

 

 

Thanks for the nice comments, fellas



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Posted January 17, 2013 - 09:14 AM

That set up looks like it works very well.  Thanks for the interesting video.  I'll have to check more on You Tube.


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