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#1 boyscout862 ONLINE  

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 04:32 PM

Thursday the weather guessers said that we would have a 3" to 5" snow overnight and into Friday. Well we ended up with almost 12" of heavy wet snow out in the clear areas. In the woods it was about 9" because the branches caught so much. The birches are all bent over to the ground. I waited until the snow stopped at 1500hrs to get out my Ford 2000 with a loader and a 1000# 3ph weight. A gt would not have been able to move that stuff.

 

I roughed out our driveway and noticed that our neighbor( she is 100) wasn't plowed nor dug out. I sent my son over to check on her. She said that the guy who plows for her was in the hospital. We shoveled, plowed, and sanded so that she could get out (and her niece in, to take care of her).

 

Today I plowed some more cleanned my van and took a ride to get sand. Tomorrow I need to dig alot more and get more fire wood. Good Luck, Rick

 

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That second pic is my driveway.


Edited by boyscout862, February 06, 2016 - 04:58 PM.

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 05:14 PM

Thanks for helping the neighbor! That looks heavy!


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 05:31 PM

Thanx for the pictures - and for helping the neighbor.

 

I been out in a T-shirt today enjoying the beautiful May weather....  :poke:

 

Glad you have a "big" tractor to get through the tough going!  :thumbs:


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 05:43 PM

Nothing more beautiful that fresh snow in the timber.  You don't push much of that kind of snow.  Crank up the thrower and have at it.  Glad you were able to help your neighbor out.  Someone will return that favor some time.


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 05:43 PM

That was great you helped your neighbor Rick! :thumbs:

 

It was more or less the same here. Forecast was for 1-3" We got 8" of heavy wet snow. I used the MW with plow and it did great.

 

So... many people around here without power! All around us, so we where fortunate this time!

 

Good luck cleaning up the rest, just don't overdue it with it being so heavy.


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 05:45 PM

Nothing more beautiful that fresh snow in the timber.  You don't push much of that kind of snow.  Crank up the thrower and have at it.  Glad you were able to help your neighbor out.  Someone will return that favor some time.

This stuff was so wet that the blowers just laughed at it!!! :(


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 05:54 PM

I don't know what folks in the coun try would do without loader tractors.


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 06:45 PM

Well, I went out and took off my seat covers and switched to correct sides in the Beautiful warm and sunny 40* temps today!  What snow?  Covers fit much better and tighter now, good to go. Wife hated the carhart brown color, oh, well!


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 07:49 PM

   WOW !!!!! you can have and keep that, so far this year we havnt got anything yet and I am ok with that.

                                                                                                                                          Pete


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 08:07 PM

Thanks for helping the neighbor! That looks heavy!

We are both Eagle Scouts and were doing our good turn for the day. The snow is heavy but the cold last night seemed to have changed it until it got warmer today. When it fell yesterday the snow was wet and packed hard. I don't think any of my single stage blowers would have gone more than a few feet before jamming. Today it seemed fluffy before the temps came up. I'm real tired from the work. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted February 07, 2016 - 07:13 AM

Rick, Boy Scout or not, it certainly was a nice thing to do. We barely got 3". Looks like another round coming Monday, nothing to 2" for northwest, maybe 4-6" for northeast. Looks like the pattern this year is that everything tracks to the eastern side.
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Posted February 07, 2016 - 07:50 AM

Looks like we got part of the same system coastal maine.  around 10" wet and heavy.  don't want to curse myself but the Case blower chewed through it, also the plowbanks by the road.  but our yard looks smaller than yours.  i did hear the drive relief squeal a few times and smelled the belt burning twice.

I can't shovel so used my other GT to plow out the wood pile and shop.  it was fun.  glad you made it through ok


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Posted February 07, 2016 - 07:57 AM

What is that stuff?
Seriously, I saw enough last year to last a lifetime.

Glad you got out ok and :thumbs: to you and your son for cleaning out the neighbors.
Eagle Scout or not, it's the neighborly thing to do and there's way to little of that anymore.
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Posted February 07, 2016 - 08:10 AM

Rick,

job well done with the elder neighbour , nice to see people still care though & WHERE"S my SNOW , i want some NOW plz m8

 

now i am understanding this right that snowed tree's make for widow makers as it's said ( branches break & main & kill people & such ??

 

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Posted February 07, 2016 - 08:18 AM

Rick,
job well done with the elder neighbour , nice to see people still care though & WHERE"S my SNOW , i want some NOW plz m8

now i am understanding this right that snowed tree's make for widow makers as it's said ( branches break & main & kill people & such ??

Shane

Widow makers are silent death. Many of them don't even snap when they let go,
It happens more with snow, but any dead branch can fall at any time and with snow load, even the weak ones can go.

I have had a close call cutting down trees too. I forgot to hear my Dad tell me to always look up and inspect for dead limbs.
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