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#31 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted January 27, 2015 - 07:42 AM

The news this morning is that newscasters are having to look for snow drifts to make it look more impressive.
Open no one got hammered, but the worst I've seen on any of the morning shows is about a foot where there weren't drifts.

Did anyone get significant snowfall?

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Posted January 27, 2015 - 08:07 AM

It is significant in eastern CT (20"+) so,  RI and eastern MA must be pretty bad too. It just ended up being alittle east of where they forecasted. Western and central CT were spared but we in eastern CT got nailed. It is still coming down at a heavy rate and the wind is blowing pretty good. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 09:24 AM

I just went out to clean off the tent garage. 3' of snow piled against the back door so, had to shovel my way out. Then trudged through the knee deep snow. About a foot on the tent garage, fortunately it was fairly light. Came back in and am trying to catch my breathe and thaw out. I will wait until this afternoon to start plowing because it is painfull out there. Serves me right for not putting the cab on the tractor. Becarefull out there. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 09:44 AM

Huge disappointment here they called for 16" and we got about 3". Oh well still got the day off
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Posted January 27, 2015 - 09:44 AM

You do the same, Rick! I'm sure that wind is making matters much worse!


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Be careful out there guys and don't be afraid to plow two or three times during the storm rather than waiting until it's done.  A few years back I heard 8" in the forecast for overnight.  We already had 4" on the ground so I thought, I'll stay in by the fire and attack this in the morning.  It was Friday night so what the heck?  I woke up the next day to 30" of snow.  I had to dig out a 5 foot drift to get to my old Power King with FEL that I had at the time.  The plow I had at the time wouldn't have been very good and I couldn't get it started anyway.  I spent 8 hours on that old FEL digging mine and my neighbors driveways out.  I'll not wait again.  I trust the weather forecasters less than I do politicians.  Well, maybe not THAT bad.


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 01:15 PM

Well, time to attack this thing!
If I wait any longer I won't be able to find my tractors till spring!
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Looks like about 2' give or take.
Fortunately it's light fluffy stuff.

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Posted January 27, 2015 - 02:34 PM

Phew! I was just out there moving snow with my son and his "Tractor" =)!

 

Snowplowing with Lucas.jpg

 

 


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 04:45 PM

Some pics from today. About 24" winding down now

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Posted January 27, 2015 - 06:11 PM

We got just under 25 inches, calling for another couple inches before it's over.( About 14 miles NW of Boston )

 

Nice fluffy stuff....the Elec-Trak's had no problem at all handling it.

 

Perfect snow for the single stage snowthrower ...

 

Seat time !!  :dancingbanana:


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 06:19 PM

Well, over in the northwest corner we were spared. 7-9" maybe ,be safe all those who are in the east side. It may be fluffy but it's cold and breezy still.
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Posted January 27, 2015 - 06:50 PM

Well, I am glad to hear that it's less than forecasted everywhere. You guys that got 2 ft, please be careful out there getting it moved. Thank goodness that what did come down is single stage blower friendly.
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Posted January 27, 2015 - 06:53 PM

Close to 30" and still coming down for awhile. I got in 1 hour shovel time and 2 hours seat time. Just got it roughed out. I got so cold that I was shivering and had to quit. I'll finish up tomorrow. It was a struggle for my 34 hp Ford 2000 with an FEL, chains and a 1200 pound counterweight. It would have been impossible with one of the smaller machines. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 07:45 PM

With the snow drifts, I have about 3 feet of snow and still falling.


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 08:13 PM

Close to 30" and still coming down for awhile. I got in 1 hour shovel time and 2 hours seat time. Just got it roughed out. I got so cold that I was shivering and had to quit. I'll finish up tomorrow. It was a struggle for my 34 hp Ford 2000 with an FEL, chains and a 1200 pound counterweight. It would have been impossible with one of the smaller machines. Good Luck, Rick


Pretty much the same story here!
I went out at about 1:00 this afternoon.
I thought maybe the snow was piled up high in front of my door.
But, I found out it was up with over my knees all over the yard!
And my boots don't go that high!

I tried to start my Case 444 first, as that my snowblower machine.
But, it just wasn't feeling it!
Tried my big Bolens HT 23. It started and ran for about fifteen seconds then said no more.
It wouldn't have been much help as it has a FEL on it.

So, I turned my hopes to my Ford 640 farm tractor. After some charging it agreed to run!
Not my ideal machine for this storm. It has a 14" high grader blade in 30" of snow.
That's a lot of backing up! Eventually I made a path down to the street. About 250'
Nothing on the road today but a few snow plows.
Another 6" fell as I was doing this. Should continue blizzard conditions until about 4:00 tomorrow morning.
I'm sure the town will bury the end of my drive in the morning. But, I positioned my four wheel drive truck down there so I can get out in the morning. Sun is supposed to come out tomorrow afternoon. Then more snow Friday and Monday

Joe
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