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#1 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 03:53 PM

We have had a hard winter and had 85cm of snow in 2 storms within 3 days of each other. On top of what we already had this overwhelmed the fleet of 4wd pickups that were keeping roads cleared until then. Our private road was cleared by a tandem truck but was only 1 lane wide. Luckily, our road manager works in the construction industry and knows where there is equipment and operators to get things done. We heard what sounded like an excavator coming up our road. Turns out it was a big dozer with an angle blade. It effortlessly pushed back the snow banks in quick order. The operator even stopped to clear some driveways, the ones with sad faced people leaning on their shovels for support! The rest had to clear their own. I got the tractor out and cleared my own driveway and 3 others where there was nobody home or they had to do it by hand. It was fun but not easy. There was nowhere to put the snow except to poke a hole in the plow berm and pile it on top.  Anyway, heres a few photos of the dozer. 

 

 

 

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 04:14 PM

Almost to small a dozer for over here Brian, Noel.
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Posted March 22, 2015 - 04:44 PM

Thats some serious snow removal!

 

Sunny and 73F here.  The house is open and I have on a T-shirt.  :deadhorse:


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 05:55 PM

Nice of you to help out the neighbors Brian.


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 06:16 PM

Nice to see a dozer operator that knows what to do! Glad they wiodened the roasd for you folks. And thanks for helping others!


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 06:59 PM

Very pretty country there, you don't post enough pics.
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Posted March 22, 2015 - 07:10 PM

Got a few more inches of wet, heavy snow last night to add to the existing reserves.  This is the first time I've ever used a bucket to clean up snow. Since it was warm enough to soften up the driveway over the last couple of days I managed to gouge things up a few times when it dug in. Not really used to it yet. I hope to be able to leave the bucket on there now, since spring has to arrive sometime soon…. doesn't it! 


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 07:27 PM

Almost to small a dozer for over here Brian, Noel.

Actually its bigger than it looks. The Deere 850's are a good hunk of iron.


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 08:38 PM

Wow Brian, you have a lot of snow to move and it was good to have the dozer to come thru and clear the road back and just leave Y'all to opening back up your driveway.


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 08:45 PM

I used this several times but I think I like the 850 a little better.

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Posted March 23, 2015 - 04:34 AM

Glad to see he was able to widen the road and you don't have to buy skinnier cars.
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Posted March 23, 2015 - 06:06 AM

Hopefully you get some sunshine soon, so it can warm up

those gravel patches, and melt all that snow.


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Posted March 23, 2015 - 06:56 AM

Hopefully you get some sunshine soon, so it can warm up

those gravel patches, and melt all that snow.

 

Not much melting today Will! Getting sunshine today but the forecast high is -7c with a stiff Northwest wind. Tomorrow we may get some melting as it's actually supposed to get above freezing. They are calling for +10c on Friday with rain. It would be better if this melted gradually. Just from the little bit of melting yesterday we were getting huge puddles on the roads in every hollow. Drainage from the sides of the roads is blocked by ice. 


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Posted March 23, 2015 - 07:46 AM

Actually its bigger than it looks. The Deere 850's are a good hunk of iron.

I had to look it up. 24 Tons ! It doesn't look that big or heavy. I guess it must be big boned!!!


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