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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted November 25, 2015 - 12:18 PM

have been for some time now. I hope it's done today!!!!!! This one is used by my son for his 800' drive way. Last year with all the snow, bent and broke things. A little bigger chains this year. Had to weld up broken and cracked things. Side panels falling off. Engine bonnet broke. The list goes on. Noel.

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Posted November 25, 2015 - 01:32 PM

Sounds like a fun project!


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 01:34 PM

I'm sure you can handle that little project!


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 01:45 PM

Never seen chains with a center line of chain.  I would think there would be more traction if that was removed and a cross bar added in ever other side link.  To much jerking with the wide spacing as the tires ore on the ground alone before another cross bar gets there to give it grip.  Just my thoughts.  I made mine out of 2 pair of pickup chains, cross chain attached to ever other side link.  Always have 1 or 2 under the tire.


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 01:46 PM

  Sounds like a good project to keep you busy. If things got bent and broke are you sure bigger chains are needed?

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Posted November 25, 2015 - 03:03 PM

Well its done and out of my garage.  The chains are a new pair this year, they with the thrower I bought, for the JD 140. I wanted to put chains on my MF 12. These new ones would not fit because of the rear thrower, on the 12, so I put them on this ford tractor. The links are bigger in this chain.  I am hoping the smaller chains will fit on the MF12. The chain in the center, was to help keep some of the bounce out of them. These are 4 link, not 2 link chains. The center chain may not be any good for traction on a hard surface, but alright in snow and slush. So they may get changed to 2 link if they don't work. Chain is pricey and would need about 30' to make into 2 link chains. so I went this route, only 12' to go around both rear tires. The bent and broke is from pounding into 6' to 7' drifts last year. Chain size wont make any difference, I don't think. To small of tractor for what it was doing, but thats what we got. Noel



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Posted November 25, 2015 - 04:46 PM

I was gonna say too small tractor for that size blower?? Quite the drift busters!  They might also keep you straight in a big side-wind, ha!  Center chain? Would think that would make tire ride on top of ground and spin worse?  Think 2 link chains are best as you said, have some of those too on mine. That is quite the drive for that blower if I'm understanding it? Turns 90* out of engine area to shaft, them moust be two more 90's to get it to drive right back and up to that blower housing?? Lots of places to wear and break? What about a truck with snow blade for most times? Have one of those to?



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Posted November 25, 2015 - 05:01 PM

  Don't know the $$ situation but I'll say a fair size farm tractor w/ live PTO w/ 3PH snowblower w/ a double row of augers might stand a better chance w/ 800' driveway and 6-7 ft drifts.

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Posted November 25, 2015 - 05:15 PM

Glgrumpy, you are right. These blowers are a screwy set up. To many turns, until the power gets to where it's needed, and yes many break downs. If I lived in Texas, it would work great and never break, hehe.

Ol'stonebreaker, money is the trouble, but that's all we have. Plow truck no good in that kind of snow. Three years ago , we had very little snow. Hard to know what to do.

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Posted November 25, 2015 - 08:55 PM

  I understand the money situation. With drifts that deep a pickup w/ plow couldn't do it. I doubt one of the new V-plows could.  Guess you just have to bite the bullet and try to keep what you have going. You might advise the son to not get frustrated and don't ram and jam.

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Posted November 25, 2015 - 09:23 PM

That's very true. Noel
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Posted November 25, 2015 - 11:11 PM

  If you don't mind I'll make a suggestion. fasten a piece of the metric equivalent of 3/4" thin wall tube, either round or square from the top of one drift cutter to the other and then stretch some net style stock fence between them so when he's cutting deep drifts it will knock most of the snow down to the blower instead of part of it falling behind the blower.

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Posted November 26, 2015 - 06:52 AM

Good idea Mike. That would help in some of our snow storms, but some times it blows in so hard you can stand on top of the snow , with out sinking in. Trying to get a snow shovel into it is very hard. I some times use a round point shovel to chop the snow down, then blow it away. Noel
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Posted December 16, 2015 - 04:39 PM

In one of the first pictures it looks like a mid 60's Rambler on the right?

Regards,

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Posted December 16, 2015 - 10:27 PM

64 American. 343 automatic going in soon, I hope.

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