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#1 fogler12538 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 01, 2014 - 02:18 PM

With a nor'easter possible hitting northeast Maine, I thought I should make sure I'm ready. Put the plow and new chains on the HT20, checked all the fluids and fueled it up. Waxed the blower on the 1886 with cozy cab, checked fluids and fueled it up. Hoping snow removal goes better this year. Last year I had no equipment and was at the mercy of three different plow guys who were all terrible and very expensive. Wish me luck




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Posted November 01, 2014 - 02:48 PM

Good Luck!! Hope it goes well.


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Posted November 01, 2014 - 02:50 PM

Good Luck Jim,
Not looking forward to this yet !!!!

Take care
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Posted November 01, 2014 - 02:52 PM

Sounds like you're ready!
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Posted November 01, 2014 - 02:55 PM

It's a good feeling having equipment to get the job done yourself. Last winter was the first winter that I used a snowblower on a garden tractor. It's a '76 SS18 Sears and it did a great job! Good luck!
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Posted November 01, 2014 - 03:00 PM

Sounds like you are ready with 2 options to get the job done. That storm is giving us rain but snow north of us in New Brunswick. 


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Posted November 01, 2014 - 03:01 PM

Put the plow and new chains on the HT20, checked all the fluids and fueled it up.

 

Forgot to take pictures.

 

Waxed the blower on the 1886 with cozy cab, checked fluids and fueled it up.

 

Forgot to take pictures again.

 

Hoping snow removal goes better this year. Last year I had no equipment and was at the mercy of three different plow guys who were all terrible and very expensive. Wish me luck




Thanks. Jim

 

 

I think you forgot something.


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Posted November 01, 2014 - 07:37 PM

Jim, anything seems to be better than plow crews.  Those guys are usually always overwhelmed, overworked, and understaffed.  

 

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Posted November 01, 2014 - 09:19 PM

Having been on snow removel crew for several years. I know the pressure it can be. Equipment breaking, or understaffed or the storm just getting the best of us. Worst I remember was when I was a fill in guy. Got a call at 9 in the evening when I was just ready to go to bed. So I declined and said call me later if you still need help. Well, by 2:30 in the morning I got a call that they were not keeping up. So off to work I went. 

Now I get my little tractor and plow out. And do my drive and the elderly neighbor and the next neighbor. Then I go back in the warm and get a coffee and tell myself that was fun. Sometimes I go look for more neighbors to help because I am enjoying it.


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Posted November 01, 2014 - 10:37 PM

I work for the city although my workplace is rural and we live nearby. I have to have a class A CDL and every winter they are trying to get the A and B CDL guys to volunteer for snowplow duties but with no on call pay and if the employee is called out they are expected to also show up for their normal shift with no consideration for fatigue. What it boils down to in these circumstances is that management requires as little overtime as possible, no relief with compensation for being there for the situation, so the service suffers.

 

The "worker bees" are in a no win situation when volunteering for this quite often.

 

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Edited by MFDAC, November 01, 2014 - 10:38 PM.

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Posted November 03, 2014 - 06:39 PM

So the blower wasn't much help with the wet greasy heavy snow but the ht20 with the blade was a beast and did a great job. It's been a rough storm. No power for a day and half so far and might not get it back til Thurs night. Forgot to mention we got 13 inches

Edited by fogler12538, November 03, 2014 - 06:53 PM.





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