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#16 637Yeoman OFFLINE  

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Posted December 09, 2015 - 12:15 PM

This is my rig. 

A 1971 Simplicity yeoman 637.  

Has a 36 inch blower 

Works great

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Posted December 09, 2015 - 01:12 PM

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still need to put the chains on but no snow in the forecast yet


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 03:00 PM

Last several years I used a 445 with blade and blower but could not pass up on this 4wd 22hp diesel with less than 900 hours so I switched allegiance.This is a commercial machine that weighs 1600 lbs with no attachments and has a 60" blade,52" blower and 60" deck.It does not however have a heated cab like my 445 did so that will be in the makings.


I like those backwards tractors as my wife calls them, looks like they would be great at snow removal.
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Posted December 09, 2015 - 03:02 PM

My winter rig looks a lot like my summer rig!
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Posted December 09, 2015 - 05:26 PM

My winter rig looks a lot like my summer rig!
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What is that?

 

How much driveway do you clear with that fleet?

 

Last several years I used a 445 with blade and blower but could not pass up on this 4wd 22hp diesel with less than 900 hours so I switched allegiance.This is a commercial machine that weighs 1600 lbs with no attachments and has a 60" blade,52" blower and 60" deck.It does not however have a heated cab like my 445 did so that will be in the makings.

What diesel is in there, how does it start in the cold?

 


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 06:26 PM

I like those backwards tractors as my wife calls them, looks like they would be great at snow removal.

Yes I am really excited to try it out.Really gives you a good view sitting that high.


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 06:38 PM

It was either put 1500-2000$ into a plow for my Jeep - Or this

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Either way- we won't get any snow for 3 years .... that's just the way it works.  :D

Last year we had 30" of snow by this time . This year 3" that barely stayed on the grass.


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 06:58 PM

How much driveway do you clear with that fleet?

I have an old building close to the road on a corner lot. Sidewalks and off-street parking on two sides that the plow truck buries. The backup GT's makes sure I have no excuses. Tenants don't pay their rent if I don't keep things cleaned out. :)  Paul


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 08:19 PM

What is that?



Simplicity 4041 utility with factory high lift loader, was build for the USMC.
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Posted December 10, 2015 - 04:21 AM

It was either put 1500-2000$ into a plow for my Jeep - Or this

Either way- we won't get any snow for 3 years .... that's just the way it works.  :D

Last year we had 30" of snow by this time . This year 3" that barely stayed on the grass.

Nice lookin rig.  We're in the same boat here, now that i have 2 hydraulic snow tractors ready... no snow.  "peace through superior firepower" maybe..

 

I have an old building close to the road on a corner lot. Sidewalks and off-street parking on two sides that the plow truck buries. The backup GT's makes sure I have no excuses. Tenants don't pay their rent if I don't keep things cleaned out. :)  Paul

Did you have to rebuild the blowers, can you still find bearings?  all bolens?

 

Simplicity 4041 utility with factory high lift loader, was build for the USMC.

Nice, is it hydrostatic?  Can you still find parts?  I had a "hi-lift" Case gt loader, it was kinda tippy, yours looks like might be an improvement on that...?  does it have a rear hitch?


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 07:41 AM

Some nice rigs here.  Here's what I have to this year but it's looking doubtful that I'll even get to use any of it until at least January.  Supposed to be pushing 70 here this weekend!  Anyway, the Massey still has the bucket on for now.  It's my main snow machine once I get the blade on.  The Allis B10 is one I picked up a while ago.  It only came with a mower deck but last year I bought a B12 (which isn't ready for the public yet) which came with a deck, garden plow and this snow plow.  Now the B10 runs very well and is all original so I decided to put the blade on it to see what it will do.  Just something to play around with and maybe clean the sidewalks and pathways back to the wood shed.  I have no weight on the back but I do have a set of chains that I think will fit.  Maybe we'll find out sometime this winter.

 

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Posted December 10, 2015 - 08:15 AM

Supposed to be 60 degrees by the weekend here!

The machines are waiting, I'll take these high temps all winter compared to what we went though last year!


Is that a factory Bolens Snowblower? Or did you custom make it?

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Posted December 10, 2015 - 08:26 AM

Did you have to rebuild the blowers, can you still find bearings?  all bolens?

 

All Bolens. Haven't had to do anything but add gear lube and chain oil. Actually have two more tractors with blowers, just in case... :)  Paul


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 08:56 AM

Yeah, Username, like that kind of rig. Always thought one of those JD front mower units would be nicer than regular zero-turns, cause you can have deck go under low trees and such without it even being close to tractor. Think I would still want a blade on that, but hydraulic control then. Could maybe be a taller one than reg GT?  Encloser sounds like good idea, at least on front.



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Posted December 10, 2015 - 11:41 AM

Massey still has the bucket on for now.  Now the B10 runs very well and is all original so I decided to put the blade on it to see what it will do.  Just something to play around with and maybe clean the sidewalks and pathways back to the wood shed.  I have no weight on the back but I do have a set of chains that I think will fit. 

Nice massey, Do you need to heat the block in winter... or is it like the new diesel cars no heat needed?  Is it stable on hills and such.  How much wrestling going between blade and bucket?  I'd like a tractor like that unfortunately my finances are more in the B10 category.

Speaking of which i had a similar to yours, 68 ford 120, that thing could move some snow w/just ice chains and 50 lbs. hangin out back.  and a 48 Sears blade rigged up.  But the manual lift got too much, had to trade it off for a hydro lift machine, good luck


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