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#1 HowardsMF155 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 11:51 PM

Not often we get more than a dusting of snow in the South, but it sounds like we're going to get some honest-to-goodness snow in the next 24-48 hours.  I'll get some pics shortly, but let's have a special thread for those seldom used Southern Snow Rigs!

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Nice 1974 C-8 Gravely with either scoop or blade attachment

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I can also use this rotary broom.  Perhaps the best use for this would be to gather the snow from around the yard and pile it in one long strip so we can sled!

 

No pictures, but I have a blade for my Massey.

 


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 11:56 PM

I'm going to enjoy this. Make sure you lube up those blades and wax up the chutes.
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Posted January 28, 2014 - 01:04 AM

Southern snow is pitiful.  Here are a few pics from the 'snow' we got last week:

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Posted January 28, 2014 - 06:27 AM

I didnt even get that Howard. I saw some flakes for about 30 minutes then rain. Our schools are closing at 10 am this morning, snow is expected about 12, so I get to stay  home with the kids. I am going to put my homemade blade on the 1855 today and maybe get to push some snow with it! Im in the 2-4 inches section.

 

You gotta love southern weather, yesterday was 64F today the high is expected to be 29F.


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 06:34 AM

Looks like you are ready for the snow.

We use slightly bigger machines to clear the snow.

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Posted January 28, 2014 - 06:46 AM

Work is canceled for me today. If we get snow I'll put the plow on the walk behind and get a photo. I bet I've got the only snow plow in the neighborhood!


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:04 AM

Work is canceled for me today. If we get snow I'll put the plow on the walk behind and get a photo. I bet I've got the only snow plow in the neighborhood!

 

If that's the case, you may not have time for pictures, since you are well on your way to making some money.  :smilewink:

 

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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:50 AM

Southern snow is pitiful.  Here are a few pics from the 'snow' we got last week:

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What's funny is that amount of snow is literally all it takes to close/delay the schools down here. Say snow and the grocery stores instantly empty the shelves of peanut butter, bread, and hot chocolate.


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:51 AM

If that's the case, you may not have time for pictures, since you are well on your way to making some money.  :smilewink:

 

Ben W.

I've never noticed any particular drive by the people in my neighborhood to get their driveways cleared.  Generally the attitude seems "it will melt off soon".  

 

 

I didnt even get that Howard. I saw some flakes for about 30 minutes then rain. Our schools are closing at 10 am this morning, snow is expected about 12, so I get to stay  home with the kids. I am going to put my homemade blade on the 1855 today and maybe get to push some snow with it! Im in the 2-4 inches section.

 

You gotta love southern weather, yesterday was 64F today the high is expected to be 29F.

 

Our schools decided to close altogether today.  Last night about 9:30 the oldest boy came rushing into the livingroom where my wife was crying "They've canceled school tomorrow, we can stay up late now!"  Apparently he'd gotten a twitter notification on his Ipad.  


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:54 AM

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Here is the latest prediction as of this am.  Scott, do I need to come down and help you dig out?  LOL!

 

I need to hustle off shortly and do my own share of clearing bread, eggs and milk off the store shelves.


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:59 AM

Going to be an interesting 24-36 hours over here and most of the south!! I have plows but no chains :wallbanging:    But it is so rare to get it, especially this much.....may just let it stay.


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 08:57 AM

I've never noticed any particular drive by the people in my neighborhood to get their driveways cleared.  Generally the attitude seems "it will melt off soon".  

 

 

 

Our schools decided to close altogether today.  Last night about 9:30 the oldest boy came rushing into the livingroom where my wife was crying "They've canceled school tomorrow, we can stay up late now!"  Apparently he'd gotten a twitter notification on his Ipad.  

Howard I understand that attitude myself . Especially toward the end of the season when I'm tired of moving snow and they are predicting temps above freezing. My attitude becomes" I did not put it there. Why should I have to move it!"

 

You all be careful out there!!


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Posted January 28, 2014 - 08:58 AM

I have snow chains but, they're at my In-Laws 3 hrs. away. Here's a pic. of the plow mounted to the DB model 5756. If we actually get much I'll mount it to DB model 575135 since it has variable speed and can travel faster.

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Posted January 28, 2014 - 09:02 AM

On the first snow fall, before it's had a chance to get packed down and icy, you probably won't need chains if you have decent tires and some weight. I've only put the chains on the Sears once this year for a 10" snow and took them off after we had a warm up that melted the driveway clear of the packed down stuff.
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Posted January 28, 2014 - 09:04 AM

It's predicted we'll get about 1" sleet starting around noon then turning to snow after that. That should make a nice mess.






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