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#46 FilledTires OFFLINE  

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Posted January 27, 2015 - 10:22 PM

I have gone out 3 times to plow my horse paddock areas. I took my clamp on snow blade off, and opted to use the FEL to make high snow banks. It worked really well.

 

I have a thick layer of ice under all of this snowfall, so that made it challenging.

 

I have a long circle driveway, but have a guy come with a plow truck for that!

 

 


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 07:20 AM

We got some snow finally!! I would venture a guess of at least 18"? I have to say I just love love love!!!! My setup!!!!! That Kubota powered Ford LGT 165 is a beast!! And with a direct drive blower, boys, it works really REALLY good! I usually don't run it much over 1/2 throttle and it will put the stuff 50-75' out. I'm very happy! So bring on the snow!!
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Posted January 28, 2015 - 07:38 AM

Plowing 30" of snow has its challenges. First there is a layer of frozen slush(ice) underneath most of the driveway. Second, I can only plow forward 20' to 50' before the tractor loses traction and is stuck. Third, some of the snow comes over the top of the bucket. Fourth, there is not alot of room to put the snow. Fifth, its cold and windy.

 

Plowing requires multiple piles. The piles have to be pushed up high to make room for lots of snow. The flat area of the driveway is almost 400' long and is in a cut(trench) and takes about 20 passes to clean. I figure I plowed 2 hours yesterday and will have to do another 2+ today. I'll probably shovel for an hour more too. Another 5 inches is forecast for Friday, I have to leave room for that.

 

They are talking rain for Monday. That could be a catastrophe for roofs. Two plus feet of snow plus rain on roofs could cause collapses. I designed and built my roof myself, It is much stronger than the code requires but I am still worried. Town roads are barely open so, I'll have to wait 'til tomorrow to get a roof rake and then clear the lower ten feet of each side of the roof. CT was my second choice of where to settle and sometimes it is a big chore. Good Luck, Rick

 

I will take abit of time to play. I'll plow off part of the lawn so that the deer have easy access to some food.


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 07:42 AM

We got some snow finally!! I would venture a guess of at least 18"? I have to say I just love love love!!!! My setup!!!!! That Kubota powered Ford LGT 165 is a beast!! And with a direct drive blower, boys, it works really REALLY good! I usually don't run it much over 1/2 throttle and it will put the stuff 50-75' out. I'm very happy! So bring on the snow!!

Sounds great! Any pics or movies? Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 08:15 AM

This storm was a tough one for me. It took me about a hour to start my Farmall H in this cold ,then it started skipping after a half hour and stalled. Never to start again and got towed in. I end up plowing with JCB backhoe to move the bulk of it. Then tried cleaning up with my Farmall cub, but with the layer of ice underneath it couldn't really move around. We had about 22" of snow here . I guess that the fun of winter.
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Posted January 28, 2015 - 09:47 AM

This storm was a tough one for me. It took me about a hour to start my Farmall H in this cold ,then it started skipping after a half hour and stalled. Never to start again and got towed in. I end up plowing with JCB backhoe to move the bulk of it. Then tried cleaning up with my Farmall cub, but with the layer of ice underneath it couldn't really move around. We had about 22" of snow here . I guess that the fun of winter.

Check for water in the gas or wet ignition. The rear tires on my TLB are too smooth to work in snow. I hope that you can get the tractors going today. I have to use a magnetic block heater and starting fluid on the 2000 for it to have a chance to start. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 10:41 AM

I'm ready, been outside making sure everything is in order. charging up the battery on the 195. finally get to play with the big snowblower and see how the whole setup works in snow. I'm not sure what we're getting in the the northwest corner, I haven't checked yet. Even when they say we're getting less, due to the elevation I'm at (940' above sea level), we always get more than what's projected around us. I average 2" more than the surrounded lower towns. I even put the snows on the truck and put the 300#steel plate in the bed over the wheels. BRING IT ON!!
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Last time I said bring it on I got 5+ feet of snow. Lol
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Posted January 28, 2015 - 04:35 PM

Last time I said bring it on I got 5+ feet of snow. Lol

Well this time it worked out for me. doesn't always though.



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Posted January 28, 2015 - 05:10 PM

Some Action Shots of my Ford LGT 145 FEL in action. We have 2 more storms coming on Friday and Monday too!

 

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Posted January 28, 2015 - 05:33 PM

I got in almost 4 hours of seat time today and I'm still not done. Roof doesn't seem to have alot of snow on it. The wind must have done me a favor. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 06:59 PM

What a day! We got roughly 22" inches in Exeter. Some drifts were much higher! I went out at 9:30am after a pass the night before. 

 

My snowshark was one and done. Started, ran, got 10 feet in, stalled. My Case 444 started right up and I didn't park it until 5pm. 

 

I have never had that much seat time in one sitting. My driveway took 2+ hours to zig zag, and get to the bottom. Then my neighbor needed help, so I plowed them out, then went to the other neighbors and helped them too. 

 

I decided to give the snow shark another run, and it ran great, it took some tweeking, but it ran great and I was very impressed with the amount of snow it tossed.

 

I've decided that I am going to look for a rear plow for my 3pt on the back of the 444. Many times I found that I could have dragged the snow out easier. 

 

And of course, after all that, a well deserved captains daughter when I came in

Fun times!

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Posted January 28, 2015 - 07:01 PM

This storm was a tough one for me. It took me about a hour to start my Farmall H in this cold ,then it started skipping after a half hour and stalled. Never to start again and got towed in. I end up plowing with JCB backhoe to move the bulk of it. Then tried cleaning up with my Farmall cub, but with the layer of ice underneath it couldn't really move around. We had about 22" of snow here . I guess that the fun of winter.

 

If you need help with it, let me know!


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 07:25 PM

Man it looks really cold way up there!! :D  Glad I got out there and headed south when I did! Looks like all of you are doing okay up there! Stay safe and enjoy the seat time! :thumbs:


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 06:38 PM

some snow from the 2 snowstorms..and getting ready for another...
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Posted February 07, 2015 - 07:00 PM

You were working that diesel!






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