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#46 johndeereelfman OFFLINE  

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 08:06 PM

 

Troy, specifically Which kid did you ask? 

 

All three were out shoveling Alan. They worked hard today.

 

Here are some pictures of what we have:

 

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Here was my first attempt at "plowing" this morning:

 

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Needless to say, I wasn't very happy:

 

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Since then though, I removed the blade and mounted the snowthrower. Had it going tonight and it works really well. The camera batteries died, so I'll have to wait and take pictures tomorrow.

 

Through it all though, this storm has given us some really nice drifts:

 

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But then again, my neighbors won't see the drifts as delightful as I do:

 

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With all of the blowing snow today, I thought I'd wait until tomorrow to get a total accumulation count. The snow will be ending tonight, and the winds are supposed to calm down some by tomorrow morning, so an accurate measurement tomorrow should be more achievable. I'm guessing though, somewhere around 18" total. 


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 08:32 PM

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Actually that second one looks a lot like Indiana this last Wednesday !!


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 08:41 PM

I live for these winter wallops, I just can't get enough. Then again I run heavy equipment and once I'm in the wheel loader I ain't coming out !!


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 03:54 AM

Wow! Great pix you took Troy! Wonder how the folks stranded on the PA turnpike are doing? I seen on the news that there is a bus load of High School kid's stuck.

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Posted January 24, 2016 - 08:27 AM

A winter wonder land this morning. After 20 some hours of the road being blown shut, they got it opened last night with a grader. Thankfully they waited until the winds died down. One time they plowed with the storm and made a big windrow past our house for the wind to catch and drift. That time we had an eight foot drift across our drive. Today, with the plows waiting, we have about a three foot berm to dig through. I am not sure how it will go at the neighbors yet, I might have to call in some bigger equipment than what I have.

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Posted January 24, 2016 - 04:41 PM

Well, here is what we got in Lititz:

 

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15" in a non-drifted area, which I might add wasn't easy to find! 

 

Been out since 7:30 this morning and only came in about twenty minutes ago, and can I just say, I hurt! However the blower on the tractor worked out really well, and I have no complaints about it whatsoever. Even though the back is a little stiff, here is how I broke the day down:

 

Got twelve of the neighbors dug out and made $40.00 for my efforts. Received almost three dozens of homemade chocolate chip cookies. Got a cup of spiked coffee from one elderly for blowing open her sidewalks. Taught Caleb how to operate the tractor with the snowthrower for about 45 minutes. Made a bunch of new friends. Excited to see my kids out helping others. And last but not least, got some needed seat time all day. 

 

Here are few pictures if anybody is interested:

 

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I think what made the day more enjoyable is that all of the neighbors came out at the same time, and everybody was willing to pitch in and help. Neighbors helping out other neighbors. That's what it's all about!  :thumbs:

 


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 05:30 PM

Looks like you made the best of it and had some good fun with friends and family

And it is always fun saving the day with your GT, When we got the 5 feet dumped on us last year I had to help the neighbors as well :D


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 06:39 PM

Looks like you made the best of it and had some good fun with friends and family

And it is always fun saving the day with your GT, When we got the 5 feet dumped on us last year I had to help the neighbors as well :D

 

Just a very good feeling and a sense of satisfaction, right Brian? 


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Posted January 25, 2016 - 07:36 AM

Again, very good pix you have posted Troy! And the story about the neighbor's all pitching in. Day 3 for me yesterday I pushed another neighbor's driveway about 200 yards long down hill/up hill ( I am definitely going to hunt me a set of chains for sure!). I didn't get any cash but got topped off with a tank of fuel and a gallon of home made blackberry wine...fuel for me!
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Posted January 25, 2016 - 07:52 AM

Work just got canceled, working down in Lancaster city and they get it opened up yet. Yesterday I tried to help a neighbor. She had a 3' packed drift across her drive. I gave up and called around to find someone with bigger equipment to help her.
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Posted January 28, 2016 - 06:48 PM

So our Borough decided to sub out snow removal to one of our area concrete companies. They brought in a couple of tri-axle dump trucks, and the borough used their huge snowthrower mounted to the front of their backhoe, and started filling the tri-axle dump trucks. After the dump trucks were filled, they were directed to one of the area parks, and were told to dump the snow into the parking lot. Needless to say, this space started running out fast, so the concrete company brought in one of their quarry wheel loaders, and started piling the snow. Here are some pictures of the piles:

 

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In the first two pictures, that's my oldest son (Caleb) in the middle, who I might add, is currently 6'-0" tall, so that should give you some idea just how high these piles are. Incredible! They have one side of the parking lot full, and are now starting to fill the other side. This is one huge mound of snow!!! In the last picture of the kids walking, that snow pile behind them, goes about another 30 yards or so beyond what you see. 

 

With Will not being able to join us, and the Ice Break contest on hold, maybe we should take guesses on how long it will take for these piles of snow to melt!  :smilewink:


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Posted January 28, 2016 - 08:05 PM

A winter wonder land this morning. After 20 some hours of the road being blown shut, they got it opened last night with a grader. Thankfully they waited until the winds died down. One time they plowed with the storm and made a big windrow past our house for the wind to catch and drift. That time we had an eight foot drift across our drive. Today, with the plows waiting, we have about a three foot berm to dig through. I am not sure how it will go at the neighbors yet, I might have to call in some bigger equipment than what I have.

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Hope you dont have any cars crossing at the same time!



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Posted January 28, 2016 - 08:11 PM

So our Borough decided to sub out snow removal to one of our area concrete companies. They brought in a couple of tri-axle dump trucks, and the borough used their huge snowthrower mounted to the front of their backhoe, and started filling the tri-axle dump trucks. After the dump trucks were filled, they were directed to one of the area parks, and were told to dump the snow into the parking lot. Needless to say, this space started running out fast, so the concrete company brought in one of their quarry wheel loaders, and started piling the snow. Here are some pictures of the piles:

 

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In the first two pictures, that's my oldest son (Caleb) in the middle, who I might add, is currently 6'-0" tall, so that should give you some idea just how high these piles are. Incredible! They have one side of the parking lot full, and are now starting to fill the other side. This is one huge mound of snow!!! In the last picture of the kids walking, that snow pile behind them, goes about another 30 yards or so beyond what you see. 

 

With Will not being able to join us, and the Ice Break contest on hold, maybe we should take guesses on how long it will take for these piles of snow to melt!  :smilewink:

That's gonna take a while to melt. June 22nd!


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Posted January 28, 2016 - 10:17 PM

OMG!!! May 30th ?


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Posted January 28, 2016 - 10:33 PM

Hope you dont have any cars crossing at the same time!

There was very little traffic that day. Which was kind of surprising.
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