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#1 boyscout862 ONLINE  

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 11:42 AM

We got about 9 inches of fluffy snow last night. It is 9 F and there is 20 mph gusts. I never got a GT with cab done so, I'm going to be uncomfortable. Even with the big Ford 2000 it will take 2 hours to clean the driveways and walks.

I saw this in my email http://www.sportsman..._campaign=f404c

I don't really expect much quality but it may help someone avoild frostbite. With this light snow and the wind, I would not want to be blowing the snow without a cab today. Stay warm and safe. Good Luck, Rick

Edited by boyscout862, January 22, 2014 - 11:51 AM.

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 11:54 AM

Looks way better'n chatterin teeth fallin outta frozen face! and the the price is unbeatable even with fab labor IMO


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 12:15 PM

I was plowing last night at 12* with winds, I feel your pain!


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 01:18 PM

I love plowing, even in the cold...that being said, if it's windy, it sucks real bad and I wait.  If I can't wait, I use the 6' blade in Hi range and am done (nothin purdy) in under 10 minutes, and clean up on a fairer day.


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 01:39 PM

Josh, I thought you had a cab on yours. Been reading on cabs and such and that is one project I have on the back burner. The older I get the colder it gets to go out and plow and blow snow. Stay warm.   Roger.


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 01:46 PM

Anything that will break th wind is a big help!! I like getting out on the tractor in the winter, so long as it is not windy.


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 03:15 PM

I waited until 1300 and it was sunny. I plowed, shoveled, and swept the snow for 2 hours. The sun made the fluffy snow collapse to 5" and the wind was coming from the NW where a hill protected me. I over heated and had to remove my hat to cool down. It was actually nice to work. Of course now I'm kicking myself for not getting the 725 with plow out. Maybe tomorrow for clean up. Back to working on the LGT125 engine, ready to hone the cylinder and grind the valve seats. More snow coming Sat and Mon. Good Luck, Rick 


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 03:51 PM

I had sure dreaded to head out this morning, we had a wind chill of -15* this morning. I ended up waiting til lunch time to get the tractor out. Then it wasn't too bad.


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 05:39 PM

I'm dreading it as well. It's been snowing here all day, the wind is blowing at 30mph+ from the North and it's about 14F. I've got to go out and do it tonight so I can get out for work tomorrow. I'll try blowing it first, I guess, and see how that goes. Probably just clear a 8ft wide path and deal with the rest of it when it's a bit nicer outside. 


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 07:35 PM

If I come in covered in snow from head to toe, my wife makes me cocoa.

 

Crank that wind up, I say.  :thumbs:


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 08:00 PM

If I come in covered in snow from head to toe, my wife makes me cocoa.

 

Crank that wind up, I say.  :thumbs:

 

 

:D Rolling around on the driveway, doesn't get it cleared off. :D


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 09:04 PM

:D Rolling around on the driveway, doesn't get it cleared off. :D

 

Sure packs it down though, I'm a wee bit over my ideal fighting weight.


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 10:50 PM

I just put on my insulated coveralls, ski mask and boonie hat and insulated gloves. I don't need to do much shoveling, the blower and wheeler do 99% of it. I figure dealing w/ snow and cold is just part of living where I love. Winter can at times be brutal, but Oh the spring,summer and fall!!!
Mike
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