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#1 bgkid2966 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 09:50 PM

Let's hear about the repairs and prep you all are doing for the removal of the white stuff. If you are in Buffalo it is a little late! LOL!

 

The 129 has been getting snow plow repairs along with winch mount rebuilding.

 

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Still trying to come up with a design for the Johnny Bucket mount so it will lift up to at least 3 feet. Hopefully something will come to

 

mind soon.

 

 

 

 

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 10:13 PM

...Still trying to come up with a design for the Johnny Bucket mount so it will lift up to at least 3 feet. Hopefully something will come to mind soon.

 

Geno

 

Not to hijack.   :hijacked:  :offtopic:

I have been thinking about this very same thing. Need to put down some ideas on paper. My thought is some kind of scissor lift to be used with a winch or hydraulic cylinder. Similar to the pipe loader that propane1 has; but without the mast and arms. All mounted to the front of the tractor. Light duty, 100-150# and 3-3 1/2' lift would be the maximum.  

 

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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

 

Now back to your regularly scheduled program...


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Posted November 22, 2014 - 10:43 PM

Put the newly acquired blade and 3 point on the ST/10:

 

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Added back blade that I picked up last summer:

 

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And a set of wheel horse weights:

 

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Now just waiting for some snow to try it out. (but in no hurry) 


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 07:46 AM

Last year, I had the ss12 with 39" blower... It did it, but I worked it hard...
This year, I decided to use the 19.9 and the big blower. It will mean giving up the comfort of the half cab, but it should be easier on the tractor and take less time.

Yesterday afternoon, Ryan and I pulled the deck. Found the frozen water blockage in the fuel line, got the choke fixed, mounted up the blower, and started putting chains on it. I have one more chain to make , then to mount the weights.

Productive day in the freezing rain.
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Posted November 23, 2014 - 07:46 AM

Sorry but up here if you are still doing prep for snow removal during the week before Thanksgiving you had better hope the hardware store had a sale on snow shovels.  :smilewink:


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 08:13 AM

I put the blade on the 318. Trying to dig out the snowblower for the Case 448.


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 08:23 AM

I changed the oil in my Gravely from 30 wt to 10W30 so it will roll over easier when cold.  Might end up doing the same thing to a Massey.


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 08:57 AM

So far, the only sure device I have in running condition is my shovel. Tried the handle out, yesterday, and it still fits! Was really hoping to get a snow mover with a seat going this year... but that ain't gonna happen. Hoping to at least get my walk-behind blower fixed.
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Posted November 23, 2014 - 10:02 AM

So far, the only sure device I have in running condition is my shovel. Tried the handle out, yesterday, and it still fits! Was really hoping to get a snow mover with a seat going this year... but that ain't gonna happen. Hoping to at least get my walk-behind blower fixed.

yeah, I'm in that boat too.  just brought the Deere walk behind home, I store it in a friend's barn about 25 miles away in the off season.   have yet to fix the carb on it from last year so it don't leak the tank dry thru the mouth of the carb whenever it isn't running and I forget to hit the shutoff.. and still waiting for a couple of hydraulic hoses to be made for the Ariens GT 19, that's the cost of having them made "as a favor, by a buddy" in between other things at his work....

and have a couple things to get for it yet/ I have Been watching those items on Ebay, but the PO has sent me a couple messages about finding more parts.... about the time I order them off Ebay, my luck says that will be at about the same time that we can get together and get these other parts..... so then, those  will become "spares" I guess.


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Posted November 23, 2014 - 08:15 PM

I did manage to get the chains on the GT19.9 and the snow chute wired into the electric lift switch.
Also got the snow chutes cleaned up and silicon sprayed.

Only things left are lights on the WH and putting the wheel weights on the Sears and WH.
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Posted November 23, 2014 - 08:18 PM

I have large equipment for any snow removal, but for using Hogzilla to till calf bedding, I installed a block heater today in it's engine for easy starting regardless of cold temps.


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Posted November 24, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Nothing lol. Wasn't ready for snow! I was planning on mowing the lawn the day we got 4 feet of snow, but the snow changed that lol. I guess the carbs will just have to suffer.


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Posted November 24, 2014 - 06:43 PM

129 is now ready to push. Chains are on and plow is installed.

 

 

 

 

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Posted November 24, 2014 - 07:13 PM

Ok. On the wheel horse 520H I got a couple months ago I just finished putting on the 42 inch tall chute single stage snowthrower. Rear weights are on. I just need to put the chains on and I am ready. Kinda excited to try the 520 out with that 20HP onan.

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Posted November 24, 2014 - 08:12 PM

What am I diong to get ready for winter, you ask! Filling the propane tank and keeping these old tired bones warm!


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