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Posted February 04, 2014 - 12:28 AM

Now they are saying we are suppose to get over 12", that is a fair amount for this area, sometimes we get a lot of smaller snows, but quite often we just get a couple 12 to 20" snows a year.

This is going to be the first snow this year, at least one that is deep enough to push.

The main problem is the blowing, we never get a snow on a calm day, it's always a 20mph+ wind.

 

I got the snow blower mounted on the tractor, only thing I need to do is get the PTO shaft on.

I got a late start getting it put together, I didn't get it on the tractor till after 10:00 tonight.

I'll get better pictures tomorrow when it's light out.

 

 

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 09:41 AM

WOW is it snowing!

Already have a couple inches, suppose to snow all day!



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Posted February 04, 2014 - 12:21 PM

I think we will only get an inch or so here.


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 12:43 PM

12 inches tommorow.


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 07:46 PM

Has it let up in Kansas yet? I have about 4 inches on the ground and it is really coming down..
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Posted February 04, 2014 - 08:22 PM

My daughter in Western Kansas is snowed in! NE of Garden City.


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 09:57 PM

Hard to tell how much snow we got, it was blowing some,but it looks like we got around 10" and it's still lightly snowing.

The snow blower didn't work :( , everything hooked up great, but the PTO on the tractor is to slow  :wallbanging: .

It just plugged up, I tossed in a couple shovel loads of snow and it barley blow the snow out  :hitting_self_roller:

It looks like I can change the pulley's and gear it up, maybe I'll do that when I get some time.

 

Sorry for the disappointment,I really thought it would work.


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 10:12 PM

I looked up the parts diagram for the mower that blower came off from. Particularly, the clutch and driveshaft. I can't tell if the darn thing is supposed to be 2000 rpm or full engine speed.


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Posted February 05, 2014 - 12:01 AM

Thanks for looking, I have a manual for that snow blower, but it doesn't tell anything about what speed it should run at.

I have some pulleys down in the shed, that are twice the size of whats on there, I'll take a look and see if I can get one to fit.

The highest PTO speed on the tractor is 1050 (I think?) so I'm guessing if I go with a pulley twice the size it should get it over 2000rpm and then I can always shift to a lower gear if needed.

Here are a couple pictures of the snow and tractor/blower

As you can see in the one picture, the snow blower is plugged up with snow!

The pictures of the snow is from mid morning, it was a lot deeper when I pushed it up this evening.

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 07:48 AM

Wow ! golly, you have a snow eating, snow spitting set up there, wish i had that today :thumbs:

Looks like we will get at least 8 inches.


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Posted February 06, 2014 - 09:06 AM

Got everything cleared the other day, then the wind kicked up out of the north and drifted everything really bad, spent yesterday evening clearing everything again, had drifts over 4' tall, hoping the wind isn't going to blow again today, or I'm going to be doing it all over again!.

Looks like it's not going to be melting any time soon, highest temp this week is going to be 30, and only suppose to get up to 32 next week.

I guess we are going to have this snow for a while!






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