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#31 oldedeeres ONLINE  

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Posted February 12, 2014 - 10:19 PM

I can't quite read the logo on the front of that critter Wil, what make is it?


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Posted February 12, 2014 - 10:43 PM

I can't quite read the logo on the front of that critter Wil, what make is it?

 

Acco. It's Italian built, one of a kind. Built for use in Libya, but never shipped and never used.


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Posted February 13, 2014 - 08:10 AM

Ben, how are things going up there?  Looks like you might still have snow coming down?


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Posted February 13, 2014 - 08:38 AM

Ben, how are things going up there?  Looks like you might still have snow coming down?

 

We do still have it coming down.  Its about a foot, with the wind blowing it grows to two foot some places and one inch others.  I think it will come down most of the day. 

 

I haven't even started moving it yet. 

 

How much did you get? 

 

Ben W.


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Posted February 13, 2014 - 09:31 AM

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I'd estimate we got about 4-5 inches, though I see the official estimate is around 7.  I couldn't really find a place I felt like measuring, the wind was blowing here also, so one place it might be 8 inches, then 3.  The grass got covered pretty good, and we went out in the tail end of the snow for some fun.  My wife made snow creme, first time I've had that in years, possible since I was a wee lad living in Marion Va in the late 60's.  Overnight we had freezing rain, plus the temps went up, so now we have about 2 inches of snow with a crusty ice shell on top.  They say another disturbance is winding up to drop a bit more on us later today, so I'll work from home a while then take the family out later today.


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Posted February 13, 2014 - 03:43 PM

Here ya'll go, live from VA this morning:

 

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The RT175 took to the snow like it was made for it.  I think all of you need one.  :wave:

 

Ben W.

 

 

 

 


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Posted February 13, 2014 - 03:45 PM

Here ya'll go, live from VA this morning:

 

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The RT175 took to the snow like it was made for it.  I think all of you need one.  :wave:

 

Ben W.

Yes, yes we do,....


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Posted February 13, 2014 - 06:45 PM

Yes, you're likely right, but to be sure, bring that machine over to my place so I can try it out for a few months.  You wouldn't want me to buy something without being certain would ya?  :smilewink:


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Posted February 13, 2014 - 08:30 PM

NO bring it here first. I will give Daniel a comprehensive review of it.


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Posted February 13, 2014 - 09:28 PM

NO bring it here first. I will give Daniel a comprehensive review of it.

 

And a coffee stain. Don't forget that.


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 06:54 AM

Ok, enough is enough. Right around 8" of snow Thursday, an additional 5" late last night, and now they are calling for an additional 2" - 5" for tonight into tomorrow morning. We don't have the room. I wouldn't care or complain if I woke up Sunday morning and it was 100 degrees outside at 6:00 am! I pushed all that I can push, so I guess it's time to switch over to the blower. The only thing I don't like about that is, these old round fender snowthrowers suck! I can usually spit farther than they throw snow. I'm not a swearing man, but today might just be the start of learning a new language! 


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 10:09 AM

Right around 8" of snow Thursday, an additional 5" late last night 

 

That's surprising.  I know we're not all that far away from each other and we got a solid 13" during the day and 7-8" overnight.  With the 8" + ice from last week there's a good two foot on the ground here now.


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 02:39 PM

I agree. Enough is enough! The piles are slowly creeping onto the drive again and I am running out of room. Went to work today and did nothing but shovel. We didn't even try to get anything constructive done today, just did cleanup. Trying to get a house built just to the south of Canawler, we were a bit surprised to see how much more snow was out his way.


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 03:13 PM

Well I changed the blade to the snowthrower this morning, and I was surprised, it actually did really well. At 3/4 throttle and 2nd gear, it threw the snow enough for me to satisfied.

 

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Oh, and just so you don't think I was kidding about not having room for anymore snow, here are a couple of pictures of what I started the past couple of weeks:

 

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And to the right of my garage - Snow and Serial Tag 009.JPG

 

 

There is nothing under those snow banks, although you would think that there's got to be a car buried under them. Now I get to wake up and do it all again tomorrow. Yippy! Don't get me wrong, I like having seat time, but some seat time doing something other than pushing or throwing snow would be a whole lot better right now. I need a change of pace!

 

 

P.S. - This snowthrower is no longer for sale. I'm glad now that it didn't sell for the $50.00 I listed it for!  :thumbs:


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 08:06 PM

Whoa!  Is that an old Fiesta by the neighbor's garage?  Don't see those much anymore.  Thank God.






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