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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted December 06, 2013 - 02:04 PM

I got to plow snow for the first time ever today. Nearly froze too! But I braved the 5 degree wind chill to get you folks some pics. This is after the fact and you will see some tractor tracks as the neighbor brought his 'Green' tractor over to help. I had most of it done already! Anyways, I had the #2 FF with turfs and 35 lb weights out and I was surprised at how well it did. Challenge was coming back up the small hill from out back. But, for the most part, the tractor did a great job.

The first pic is the tractor back in the Tractor Port lounging. I had to come in and warm up before I could take pics (@ skyrydr2's insistence). Here's to you Keith!

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Posted December 06, 2013 - 02:46 PM

Kenny, insulated coveralls and insulated boots are a must. When you are travelling in the winter you should have a set of insulated coveralls and boots in your vehicle. They can be used as a sleeping bag if needed. Congratulations on the new experience. If you have some sand or kitty litter you may need to treat the slopes. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 02:50 PM

Kenny, insulated coveralls and insulated boots are a must. When you are travelling in the winter you should have a set of insulated coveralls and boots in your vehicle. They can be used as a sleeping bag if needed. Congratulations on the new experience. If you have some sand or kitty litter you may need to treat the slopes. Good Luck, Rick

I have the coveralls, just normal boots. And the surface under all this is gravel. I think Ag's and more weight would have been good. I got a shot and now know what is needed.


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 03:05 PM

You probably did freeze, your little skinny butt has no insulation on those bones :poke:

 

Looks like it did a nice job. My son has already text me wanting to know if he needed to clean the drive before "mom got home" .

Okay though, I will get plenty of seat time at moms and church tomorrow.


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 05:15 PM

I have the coveralls, just normal boots. And the surface under all this is gravel. I think Ag's and more weight would have been good. I got a shot and now know what is needed.

Turfs are fine Kenny. What you need is chains. When it get's icy later in the winter the AG's will be useless but turfs with chains will get the job done. Looks like you did a great job. It's sometimes hard to keep the blade from digging in if there isn't any frost in the ground. 


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 06:47 PM

You and I had the same "first time" experience, Kenny. I managed to stay warm, though. Had my long johns on, fleece-lined jeans, and a heavy flannel shirt on under my insulated coveralls. If I wasn't having so much fun, I might have noticed that it was stinkin' cold outside!!!


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 07:02 PM

Too bad you got cold Kenny. It's fun isn't it.

You can thank global warming I guess.


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 07:24 PM

What snow? Oh, those 8 flakes?
Just kidding, that's a lot of snow for you guys. Good news you got a chance to try out the blade.
Glad you didn't get the freezing rain first.

I will second the chains vote. I think they do better than Ags for pushing snow in most applications, especially when ice comes into it.

Thanks for taking the pics... Now make a cup of Hot Chocolate and warm up some.
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Posted December 06, 2013 - 07:36 PM

MH81: there was ice down before the snow for I got the same snow that Kenny got. We got about 8 or so inches.


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 07:40 PM

Man, that's hard plowing. Ice chunks in with the snow. Can't tell if your digging rocks or not... Uuugh.

Good luck guys.
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Posted December 06, 2013 - 08:35 PM

Thanks for braving the elements for the pictures Kenny :wave:  :thumbs:


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 09:48 PM

We didn't get ice here. It started as sleet. I'm just glad to get this done today. Tomorrow morning may be a record low of just above zero. We usually don't get this type of storm until the end of January. I can't see buying chains as I will put loaded AG's on next spring. I'll see about adding more weight behind, just gotta figure out something to put it on. The worst spot was coming up the small hill by the blue car. I did test the trip springs a few times as the drive is not that level. Also, the limited slip was working well.



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Posted December 06, 2013 - 09:51 PM

I could not have done anything today without the chains on my GT6000. (Thanks, JRJ!!!)

 

I would highly recommend them, on turfs.


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 09:58 PM

The chains will outperform Ags, in the winter no question.
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Posted December 07, 2013 - 06:06 AM

I new I could count on you my friend!! You always do!! That's quite the spread ! You might need to add wings to your plow if you all get more snow so you can keep off the snail trails ;-) ❇❇
And the chains are a must have !!! They will also help in the woods, on Mudd, wet Early spring grass, especially on the turfs!!

Edited by skyrydr2, December 07, 2013 - 06:14 AM.

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