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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted December 28, 2015 - 09:39 AM

Worked not to bad. No weight or chains. Was about at its limit. But fun to use. Nasty day thou, cold and windy.

Noel

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Posted December 28, 2015 - 11:16 AM

See chains!  That don't look too deep, wouldn't think it's at limit, unless you meant with no weights?  Hydro always makes snow moving much nicer. Nothing around IN yet, getting colder, supposed to snow, but just windy and cold for moment. Winter not here yet!  Yay!

 

Hey! Power just went out for a moment. Just looked out windows and see ice all over everything, missed that before Coffee!  SO, guess We ARE getting winter, sort of!  Back now.


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Posted December 28, 2015 - 11:56 AM

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Looking good!  I had a 140 H1 and snow blower for about 20 years. No ag tires, but was fortunate to also get a cab when I bought it and I made chains for it out of used car chains. Had a 150 foot driveway with a back into section, and it did the job great.

 

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Posted December 28, 2015 - 12:38 PM

The first thing you can do to increase traction would be to lower the tire pressure in the ag tires. Second, add chains. Third, eat a big meal. Third would be to add wheel weights. When you get it able to handle 12" of snow at a time, then add a cab. It looks like a real good setup that you have. The little bit of refinements above will just make it more efficient. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 28, 2015 - 05:44 PM

Looks good! Nasty here today too. Cold, but not brutally cold. The wind was the worst of it, what my dad refers to as a lazy wind. Too lazy to go around you, so it just goes right through you. No snow here yet, but supposed to start tonight, then change to rain or freezing rain sometime tomorrow morning.

 

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Posted December 28, 2015 - 08:07 PM

Jim, I have also heard that saying about the, lazy wind. We get a lot of it here in PEI.

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Posted December 29, 2015 - 01:03 AM

For some reason my jd 300 had poor snow traction when i got it, maybe the big fat back tires.  even with chains and 75lb wweights.  Fortunately i found a weight box and 2 suitcase weights.  added a couple old rotors off my truck and it does pretty good now on the hills and ruts, good luck


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Posted December 29, 2015 - 08:23 AM

For some reason my jd 300 had poor snow traction when i got it, maybe the big fat back tires.  even with chains and 75lb wweights.  Fortunately i found a weight box and 2 suitcase weights.  added a couple old rotors off my truck and it does pretty good now on the hills and ruts, good luck

 

That is part of the reason I am sticking with the 23x8.50-12s on my 312 when it goes back together.


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Posted December 30, 2015 - 06:02 AM

26x12x12 on my jd140.

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Posted January 01, 2016 - 06:19 PM

Third, eat a big meal


Don't go to the bathroom before plowing!!

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Posted January 02, 2016 - 09:48 AM

Don't go to the bathroom before plowing!!

That might get you a little more weight, but could lead to a lot more discomfort. It was always a big pain to take off boots, coat, scarf, etc. if I needed a "comfort stop" (my euphemism for bathroom break) before I was finished snow blowing.  :D


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