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#31 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 02:54 PM

i dont have pics but we got snow enough that all areas around me are shut down an i got to plow woohoo!!



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Posted February 05, 2014 - 03:34 PM

Just got back in from blow/plowing about 3:00 pm.  I really did alot with the blower and came out later and trimmed up with the Horse blade. Gotta say that little Ariens 3.5 dual stage is a tough little guy.  Tiny little tires, but keeps on keepin' on. Even used a little 2nd gear today, the snow was at least pretty light. Wife measured 8.5" in a place we figure was the least drifting if any. Couple pix, not that good, but that's best wife does with phone.

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 04:58 PM

I bought this 21" walk-behind to clear the walks this winter:

 

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About all I can handle with one arm, neighbor will clear the drive this evening when he gets off work.  ~~  Lowell


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Posted February 05, 2014 - 05:08 PM

Ended up with about 12-14" here.

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 05:24 PM

It's hard to tell what we got here at home with all the drifting but I am guessing 8-10 inches. The drive was 12-24 inches when I started on it. Here is the AMF out of the garage making the first pass to the road to start opening up the drive.

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 06:44 PM

headed out to work early, discovered all my hard work yesterday was long gone.  Additional snow and drifting covered my driveway so well you could not tell if it had been plowed or not. So, I got my lunch made, got another cup of coffee, waited until about six-thirty, and got the gt and blade back out.  More seat time!  Left for work a little later than expected.  


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Posted February 05, 2014 - 08:43 PM

10 inches of snow a week ago and big drifts, 5 more inches Sunday/Monday, and one whopping ice storm. Knocked out power to over 46,000 people in the county, including ours.


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Posted February 05, 2014 - 08:52 PM

We landed about 7", pushing us over 100" for the season.  Probably around 30 on the ground.

 

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Have to cut open some real estate for the dog to do his business, and the deck is getting away from me this week

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 09:49 PM

We only got about 4 here total. My parents got less than 2. 15 minutes north got over a foot.
Crazy storm, Ryan and I both got some seat time with the Sears and made short work of the white stuff.
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Posted February 06, 2014 - 07:59 AM

Tainted; I think You get the prize for most snow around the place. Man, guess won't be a drought up your way then?  Bet it's a mess and flooding tho in spring. Good thing you are on a HILL it looks like. The melting water will be going someplace else for sure then.


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Posted February 06, 2014 - 08:09 AM

We got an honest 8" at the house in Keene, SW corner of the state.  snow blower down so plenty of exercise with a shovel.  Glad it was light.

Looks like tonight it will be time to open up the innards of the blower gearbox, oh joy.



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Posted February 06, 2014 - 08:18 AM

Tainted; I think You get the prize for most snow around the place. Man, guess won't be a drought up your way then?  Bet it's a mess and flooding tho in spring. Good thing you are on a HILL it looks like. The melting water will be going someplace else for sure then.

 

Yeah...it will be out back in my woodlot fostering a legendary brood of mosquitos! :(   Last spring was our first in this house, and we had record rainfall.  I learned quickly that some drainage upkeep was needed.  I had 3' of standing water in places back there...my landscape trailer was completely submerged, except for the gate.  This year I hope the snow melts slow, and rain holds off.  I have 2'+ on my roof which needs to come down sometime soon also. 

 

Our local news posted a neat photo today.  Figured you guys would appreciate it. The blizzard of '78 is the measuring stick each winter is held against around here, and probably many places.  Sounds like we've passed or are passing the winter of '94, nearing the winter or '79, and we'll see how close we come to '78.

 

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Posted February 06, 2014 - 09:22 AM

Damn, forget that noise, I will take the amount we have gotten over that much. :dancingbanana:



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Posted February 06, 2014 - 10:09 AM

My son called me yesterday morning, said the Sears smelled bad while plowing and when he opened hood, smoke was coming from under dash. He shut it down, I told him I will look at it when I got home. Bad part was, he had, for some reason, piled all the snow up at end of drive. This was a very heavy iced fill snow, I told him not to shovel, mom and I had 4x4's if needed. Got home, looked at tractor, one of terminals had pulled from switch and shorted out on another terminal, thankfully I had another :thumbs:

Got it running, he finished out drive, then hit neighbor's. I hopped on, hit the two other neighbors, then loaded up and went to my moms. This is the heaviest snow I've plowed since I got my Sears 4 yrs ago, man I was beat after 3 hrs of plowing. I am running out of places to put it as it's not melting and there is ice build up underneath, could've used chains. I had to put in reverse several times, get off tractor and push/pull out of snow bank. Then my sister, who is staying at mom's while she is in Fla, parked right the middle of the double drive, sure hope there are no plow scratches down her car, I claim no responsibility :D

I am so done with snow this winter.

 

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Posted February 06, 2014 - 11:25 AM

Yeah...it will be out back in my woodlot fostering a legendary brood of mosquitos! :(   Last spring was our first in this house, and we had record rainfall.  I learned quickly that some drainage upkeep was needed.  I had 3' of standing water in places back there...my landscape trailer was completely submerged, except for the gate.  This year I hope the snow melts slow, and rain holds off.  I have 2'+ on my roof which needs to come down sometime soon also. 

 

Our local news posted a neat photo today.  Figured you guys would appreciate it. The blizzard of '78 is the measuring stick each winter is held against around here, and probably many places.  Sounds like we've passed or are passing the winter of '94, nearing the winter or '79, and we'll see how close we come to '78.

 

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We got a snow like that in April of 73. One lane open in a lot of places. I remember running through one cut like that and the exhaust on my Pinto(it was not loud) must have caused an avalanche? It was caving in behinde me all I could do was gun it and hope I would make it before it all fell in on me.






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