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#16 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted December 02, 2013 - 06:07 AM

I'm not quite ready yet. I have to remove the loader and put the blade on the 2320, get the walk behind blower out of the shed and into the garage. I'm behind schedule this year but we haven't had any snow yet. There was black ice last night though. I'm glad I had my snow tires on!


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 06:35 AM

I have a snowblower for the John Deere 300, and a rear blade for the John Deere 140.  or vice-versa...I don't know who gets what yet......


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 08:58 AM

All of my tractors are having problems except the Simplicity 725 that I got last July. It runs good and  came with a plow and weights all around. My son loves to drive it so, I'll try to initiate him into snowplowing this year. I had wanted to fix a hydrostatic tractor with a plow and a cab but there are too many urgent projects ahead of it. When worse comes to worse I have a Ford 2000 with FEL. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 09:21 AM

Not yet?? I have to put the Chains on the 1500 yet. I did not want to put them on till I had backfilled the septic tank. Got it done Saturday and should have put it on yesterday. But for some reason after eating Turkey Dumplings I took a nap??

Will need to get them on this week, they are predicting snow for next weekend.


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 10:23 AM

I keep the Sweepster on year round, and cleaned a few inches, a couple times already (tried the first time out wihtout chains...ended up installing them out in the street).  I did put chains on 4 other machines yesterday...only takes a minute or three to pin up the dozer to my B110 (main pusher), and another few minutes to mount blowers or dozers to the others when the real snow comes.  With dozers and blowers all mounted, the shop space gets tight so I wait till it's needed.

 

This was last year's crew...this year's will look very, very different.

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Posted December 02, 2013 - 12:30 PM

I keep the Sweepster on year round, and cleaned a few inches, a couple times already (tried the first time out wihtout chains...ended up installing them out in the street).  I did put chains on 4 other machines yesterday...only takes a minute or three to pin up the dozer to my B110 (main pusher), and another few minutes to mount blowers or dozers to the others when the real snow comes.  With dozers and blowers all mounted, the shop space gets tight so I wait till it's needed.

 

This was last year's crew...this year's will look very, very different.

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That looks very good! You need a cab for the one with the blower then you'll want to do many driveways. Good Luck, Rick.


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 01:56 PM

I dont got alot of choice in the matter today....out my front window there should be a driveway about 60' away, the main road about 200' away....lol

 

Snowday... Whoo Hooo

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Posted December 02, 2013 - 01:58 PM

Haha...never been a fan of cabs.  The cold hasn't bothered me, and I prefer to leave the blower sit all winter, anyway.  My neighbor does the other 8 homes on our street, with a 50" 2-stage on a Grasshopper zero turn...talk about FAST snow removal!  We came to an understanding when he made it to my place by 6am one morning, after a 13" snowfall.  I lost a lot of great seat time that day, and that won't happen twice! =]


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 02:03 PM

Haha...never been a fan of cabs.  The cold hasn't bothered me, and I prefer to leave the blower sit all winter, anyway.  My neighbor does the other 8 homes on our street, with a 50" 2-stage on a Grasshopper zero turn...talk about FAST snow removal!  We came to an understanding when he made it to my place by 6am one morning, after a 13" snowfall.  I lost a lot of great seat time that day, and that won't happen twice! =]

 

Bahaha! I got a good chuckle out of that, thanks! Too funny!


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 02:23 PM

Well, I have a blade for the 1556...and the 1000...and there's a chance of snowfall this week where I reside. However, I'm in Chicago for the next two weeks!!! It doesn't snow but once or twice a winter where I live...so I'm a bit frusterated. And no snow on the forecast for Chicago...go figure!

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Posted December 02, 2013 - 02:32 PM

Bahaha! I got a good chuckle out of that, thanks! Too funny!

 

You gotta love good neighbors, but he didn't come running when I was putting 42 square of shingles on my roof in May. :poke:


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 08:10 PM

Wife actually drove her Focus out of this shop about 12 hrs ago, the shop door has 9' clearance so I bet it will take a couple days to dig out of this one.

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Posted December 02, 2013 - 08:56 PM

That's my kinda snow!


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 09:07 PM

Haha...never been a fan of cabs.  The cold hasn't bothered me, ...

I have a cab on the HT20D, and while it may have been a bit warmer, the BIG thing it does is keep the wind off of you.

 

And of course, if you are using a blower, you won't get snow drifting back on you either.

 

I've done snow with and w/o a Cab and believe me, given a choice, I'll take the cab every time  :D :D :D


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 09:59 PM

Living in an apartment so the winter duties are taken care of by someone else.  The 120 is stashed in storage with the deck still on it.  Not sure if I will need it at the new house.


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