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#1 MNGB ONLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2015 - 09:09 AM

Hi all, this past week we've had some snow come thur, nothing like the poor souls out east but anyway I am impressed with how the PK handles the snow plow. When Ifirst put the plow on a couple of the members said that the PK can really power thur and I was glad to hear that but now I can say I have experienced it. The snow was not real wet and heavy so I was going in 4th gear nice open streches and the snow was rolling off the moldboard100_0407.JPG


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 09:14 AM

Glad it worked well for you!


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 09:24 AM

Fast is nice unless you hit something. I have two GTs with cracked frames from the early snowplows that didn't trip and I have hit my stearing wheel pretty hard when the blade hit something. I now plow abit slower. Have fun and think about a cab for next year. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted February 15, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Nice tractor, but would not work very well here in my area. Blizzard today. Noel
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Posted February 15, 2015 - 10:57 AM

"the snow was rolling off the moldboard"

 

I thought a moldboard was a garden plow, so when I saw the photo, I thought that is what was on the rear of the PK!

Once I enlarged the photo, I saw it was weights.

 

Had me worried for a second!!


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 12:03 PM

The PK looks like it's doing a great job! I just came in from plowing the few inches of snow that fell on my long driveway. Boyscout has a point with the spring trip plows.I tweaked the plow frame on a Sears Suburban when the cutting edge caught on a root. I've clipped some ice chunks with the Allis Big Ten with the spring trip plow, and I'm glad I didn't have the non spring trip plow on it.

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Posted February 15, 2015 - 12:20 PM

Hi, thanks for the replies, yea I know about hitting things and it is a trip blade and I only plow that fast in the wide open areas I know its nice and smooth I mow the area all summer. When I get around places that can cause problems it 3 rd gear or less and much less throttle.

I'd like a cab but the loader frame makes it harder and I haven't figured out how to go about it, and plowing isn't bad without a cab if I had a blower on it there would be a cab.

Hi Propane1 how much snow are getting, is it the wet sticky stuff?


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 12:40 PM

Good to hear that you have a spring trip plow on it MNGB. I have a '56 PK that I want to get up and running this summer and I need to find a plow for it. I don't mind plowing without a cab, I actually prefer it. It was 15 degrees when I stepped out the door, but I bundled up and enjoyed plowing on this sunny day. I will however, be putting a cab on another tractor for blower use next year.
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Posted February 15, 2015 - 01:24 PM

About 50 cm with 120 kilometer winds. Was just out with the walk behind blower, was about 12' down now. Figured may not be as much to do all at once, but don't know if i am right or not.  Not the heavy stuff yet, but suppose to warm up a bit then get cold again.   Noel


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 01:48 PM

4th gear!  I usually only use 2nd on most of my areas. I don't have any real big wide open spots, but 4th?  I once had a blade on my loader tractor, but didn't get to use it on snow, I sold it before winter. Did do some gravel moving and liked it better than just the blade by itself. I bet biggest part is you can raise it up as you go into banks and then push them back farther at top and again for the bottom. Can't do that much with just blade alone.


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 01:55 PM

Looks like its doing a great job! As for us "poor souls on the east" yeah we got pounded. I have about 4 ft on the lawn, maybe more. The snow storms were such a mess. By the time we got the plow truck and cleared the driveway it was already covered again, it seemed like a never ending cycle.


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 02:24 PM

Well we got another 3 inches of fluff so got the PK out this am and plowed in front of the shop, stayed in 3 rd for that, besides having a trip blade I also have skid shoes on the blade set about .5" up works good. Out here at the house I got the Husqvarna out and blew the stuff away.

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Posted February 17, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Boy, that looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for posting the pics!


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 06:19 AM

If I remember you made the snow plow set-up in fall ?  Looks like it's working great for you .  


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Hi Alc, yep made it last fall and its working good I really like plowing snow with the PK and no cab doesn't bother me when it comes to plowing and I can see so much better in the open, also glad I did the hydraulic angling don't use it theat much but sure is nice when you want to change.






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