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Posted November 13, 2014 - 04:32 PM

I'm off today and the forecast said snow was coming this evening and going to accumulate overnight.  I decided to put the snows on the truck.  

 

I just looked outside and it's sticking.  I guess the forecast was right.  At least I accomplished something today.

 

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Posted November 13, 2014 - 04:44 PM

looks like we are gonna get some on sat. I still need to put the snow blade on the prowler, pick out a gt to put in the back of the 2wd truck for weight, find some rear weight for the ford 3000 w/ loader, rearrange the shop, stock up on pellets. All before it gets dark on friday. expected high for friday is 28.


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Posted November 13, 2014 - 05:56 PM

The lawns are white here, but not the roads. Yet.
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Posted November 13, 2014 - 06:10 PM

Dave do most people in your area use studded tires ?
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Posted November 13, 2014 - 08:06 PM

The ground is white due to a little snow squall that started after I came to the house around 3:30.  I had moved some things out of the garage so I had room for my Ford 1500.  I have no electricity in the tractor shed and it being diesel I like it close to power, so I do not have to string drop cords.

Temp high was 28 degrees, It is suppose to hit about 34 tomorrow so I  will put the  chains on and mount the rear blade tomorrow.

They are predicting from 1.5-3 inches starting around 10 am and running through around 2 am Sunday. May not even plow it, having around 3/8 mile of gravel I like to get a good pack froze down so I am not pushing all the gravel off.


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Posted November 13, 2014 - 08:35 PM

Dave do most people in your area use studded tires ?

 

No Al, most people don't.  They seem to think that all season tires will be fine.  This is the only season that they do not work.

 

My father used studded tires on all our two wheel drive cars when I grew up.  His truck was only two wheel drive as well.  I remember pulling studs out of the tires in the spring with needle nosed pliers.  I believe in studded snows and paid the extra for them.  My 4x4 rarely has to go into 4wd.


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Posted November 14, 2014 - 12:16 AM

No Al, most people don't.  They seem to think that all season tires will be fine.  This is the only season that they do not work.

 

My father used studded tires on all our two wheel drive cars when I grew up.  His truck was only two wheel drive as well.  I remember pulling studs out of the tires in the spring with needle nosed pliers.  I believe in studded snows and paid the extra for them.  My 4x4 rarely has to go into 4wd.

Yeah I rarely see anyone running studs here anymore.  Before front wheel drive, 4X4"s and all weather radials became common everybody ran them.

There are times when I believe they would be useful. If I remember right they can not be on before Nov. 15 and must be off by April 1st in Iowa.

before and after those dates are when freezing rain is most likely and studs would be most helpful?


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