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#46 middleageddeere OFFLINE  

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Posted February 24, 2011 - 06:20 AM

I would say just the opposite, blowers are more effective (typically) but nothing compares to plowing. I love snow plowing.
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Posted February 24, 2011 - 07:56 AM

Good picture, oldgtman. Thanks for sharing it.

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Posted February 24, 2011 - 08:01 AM

I would say just the opposite, blowers are more effective (typically) but nothing compares to plowing. I love snow plowing.
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I'd tend to agree with you, in some ways. Plowing is fun, but can be difficult to use in deep drifted snow. Blowers are good too, but the only way I could say using one was "fun" is if you get to watch the snow blowing by from inside a cab!!

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Posted February 24, 2011 - 08:08 AM

Looks like she's really throwing well.

I agree that plowing is fun, but I think blowing will be fun too.
Just got my 1st blower "KIT" and am looking forward to having it ready for next year.
I'm thinking a plexi-windshield may be in order at least.

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Posted February 24, 2011 - 09:43 AM

Watching the snow fly from the blower is much more fun than watching a shovel throw it. I must say though that when I put the ford blower on the MF 14 I did the math to get the impeller tips going at about 4300-4500 fpm. Works great, sure throws it a lot further than the original massey blower I may have to sell that one.

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Posted March 01, 2011 - 09:16 AM

Here is our driveway with our Bombardier Outlander EXT.4365796350_ce160091ec_z.jpg

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Posted June 19, 2011 - 08:26 PM

I'll get a pic of my bolens qt 16 on here soon.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 05:23 PM

Here's my 2 favorite pieces of snow removal equipment. The walk behind is an Ariens 24" 8 hp machine. The ride on one is my version of a 4wd Cadtrac. I use mainly on the street. We live in a cul de sac so the city plow comes in and plows counter clockwise attempts to move everything to the center. The big plow is a bit clumsy in the close quarters so I use my machine to make the pile higher and more compact. I can usually get it about 8' to 10' high before I run out of traction. I also built a bucket, a set of forks and a log splitter to make in "multifunctional.

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 08:01 PM

I use this:
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Posted August 01, 2011 - 08:20 PM

Bit early to be talkin about this, but I've put tenders out, and hoping to get one of these.:smile1:

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Posted August 02, 2011 - 11:23 AM

While plowing may be fun the first snow fall it can get to be a pain as the winter goes on. If you don't push the original pile far enough back the first time it's extremely hard to move after it's thawed and refrozen a few times. Around here you need to push the original pile at least 10 - 15 feet back from the area you intend to keep open all winter. That's ok if you're doing a paved or gravel area but it's mighty tough on the lawn if you have to pile it there.

There's only a few feet between our drive and the neighbors. It's a lot easier to blow it 30' out onto the lawn than try to plow all the snow on the 140' long 16' (wide for the last 80') drive all to one side. Especially when the garage doors are on that side of the drive. Because our drive runs along the side of the garage I tried pushing everything to the back the first year we built the house. I ended up with a 12' high pile the width of the drive almost 30' long before the end of the winter. Not only did it take a toll on the fence and bushes behind it, the pile was still there well into May. Now just about the only plowing I do is cleaning up after the city plow in the street. The snowblower is much better suited for most snow removal at our place.

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Posted August 02, 2011 - 11:35 AM

Here's my 2 favorite pieces of snow removal equipment. The walk behind is an Ariens 24" 8 hp machine. The ride on one is my version of a 4wd Cadtrac. I use mainly on the street. We live in a cul de sac so the city plow comes in and plows counter clockwise attempts to move everything to the center. The big plow is a bit clumsy in the close quarters so I use my machine to make the pile higher and more compact. I can usually get it about 8' to 10' high before I run out of traction. I also built a bucket, a set of forks and a log splitter to make in "multifunctional.


please post a thread with more information on your 4x4 cadtrac.

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 09:31 AM

I just got my JD 332 w/ 54 blade. VERY EXCITED. pics to follow ASAP.

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 01:39 PM

Here's mine,http://static.photob...2/VIDEO0004.mp4

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 02:39 PM

Here's my goto machines. I've since gotten 2 Sears Suburbans with snow blades, but have only mounted the one on the GT 19.9.
I like the plow for light snow, and use the thrower for the heavy stuff.
Sears GT 14 Varidrive with the thrower mounted, Cub Cadet 129 with the blade mounted.
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