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#1 Talntedmrgreen ONLINE  

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Posted January 07, 2014 - 07:33 AM

...but they say our January thaw is coming, this weekend.  41 degrees for Sunday, but I'll believe it when I see it.  In the mean time, I'm home from work on a 'snow day' for the first time since Feb 2, 2011.  Just not worth the drive.

 

Been using the loader...started by using it to push the banks back in prep for continued cold and lake effect, then to push up and over as the snows never let up...now, I'm just pushing it UP!  I have been moving a lot of it down the drive, and across the street, and am running out of room there too.

 

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This is the rig...Sunday evening was 'warm', at 28 degrees, so my little buddy got to ride along.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=RzcaJ9KKJnU

 

I'll cean up 3" or so that fell overnight, and will then have to run a blower for a while to throw some of the banks up and over, which I already did quite a bit Sunday afternoon.  Snow expected through Friday, then we'll get a bit of relief. 

 

This was Sunday morning's clean up.  We've had probably a foot or better since.  Quite a bit for us, this early in the year.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=9wwVvr6kEuc


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 07:53 AM

Good luck!



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Posted January 07, 2014 - 07:56 AM

Good plan. Pile it up and make room now, before the short thaw.

It's a lot lighter, and easier to move now, rather than when it's wet

and heavy during the thaw, or frozen solid after the thaw.

I've been doing the same, but running out of room soon too.

Gotta shovel a couple roofs yet too, before the thaw. YeeHa


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 09:47 AM

Eh, lots of it, warmed up a little sun/mon for rain here, dropped like a rock yesterday evening and turned to snow, below whatever last night,...so much for that warm up !

Nice rig you got there, bet your buddy loves it, Wheeeee.


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 09:47 AM

You have gotten more snow than us up here that's for sure. We are supposed to get some more this weekend. I like using my blower for moving snow. I can get it farthere away from the house and drive. When I have to I will plow. I Plow the side and back yards and drives with a plow truck because I don't want to stress the old Jacobsen to much. Looks like you have fun doing that. Been way to cold here lately to do anything outside. Nice plow setup that you have there. Looks like you would be able to make the banks really high if needed. Thanks for the videos.  Stay warm. Roger.


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 10:03 AM

that's to easy!


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 12:28 PM

means its time to bust out a thrower Josh.

we are gettin our share up here, but im surprised at how the lower half is getting hammered.


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 01:13 PM

I have run the blower a few times so far, throwing the banks up and over. Ran it today for nearly an hour. Its amazing how much I can move with a blade, so quickly, vs so slowly with a blower. BUT...it does get it far far out of the way!
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Posted January 07, 2014 - 02:52 PM

Just keep piling it up!! I remeber a picture taken in downtown Des Moines a couple years ago of a Bulldozer on top of a snowpile and he could look into a window across the street 5 stories up.


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 05:05 PM

Just keep piling it up!! I remeber a picture taken in downtown Des Moines a couple years ago of a Bulldozer on top of a snowpile and he could look into a window across the street 5 stories up.

 

I'm half way to the roof!  If I can pile it fast enough, I can get up there and snowblow the house off, before the thaw this weekend!  Great idea!


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