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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2010 - 02:19 PM

We had our first big snow storm this weekend and our county road is drifted closed right now.
I got the snowblower out and managed to clear down to the end of our drive but we can't get beyond that until the county plow gets out this way, which may not be until some time tonight.

When the winds come straight out of north, we get a nice drift right down the center of our drive in between the house and the garage.

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Generally the drift only builds to about the height of the extension that I put on top of the snowblower.
This time though it built up a little higher.
I had to bolt a section of angle iron on the edge of the blower for a "drift buster" so it would knock the snow down in front of the blower.

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Here's how it looks from the back porch.

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Posted December 13, 2010 - 02:35 PM

WOW!
Thats a huge drift!!
That is a single stage Blower right?
Thanks for sharing the pics Ray.
I wish I could go and play on my Garden Tractors. I only plowed once so far :(

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Posted December 13, 2010 - 02:37 PM

Very impressive bit of kit that, what rpm does the blower need?

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Posted December 13, 2010 - 02:59 PM

Now that's a drift.

Looks like you snow blow in style and comfort.

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Posted December 13, 2010 - 03:46 PM

That IS a big drift.

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Posted December 13, 2010 - 04:30 PM

Good Grief!!!!

Although I can see the enjoyment of running that blower, I'm glad I live somewhere that I don't HAVE to!!!!

Enjoy!!!

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 08:29 AM

The blower is a single stage off a mid 70's John Deere that I adapted to the Toro.
I generally run the engine about 1/2 throttle but I had to kick it up to 3/4 throttle to move this stuff.
The snow was packed in and I could only cut about a foot at a time.


Good Grief!!!!
Although I can see the enjoyment of running that blower, I'm glad I live somewhere that I don't HAVE to!!!!
Enjoy!!!


Hopefully the house will sell next summer and I won't "HAVE" to move snow next winter also.

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 02:13 PM

That is one big snow drift!!! and a good idea on knocking down the drif. Thanks for the pic's

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 02:45 PM

That drift must work out to a fair amount of seat time.I see you blow snow in the comfort of your cab,do you have heat as well.It makes a world of difference thats for sure.I'am pretty sheltered where I live lots of bush around us.The one neighbour up the road from me will call me sometimes when we get a big blow.His walk behind just doesn't do the job.LOL Larry




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