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#1 Dane in PA OFFLINE  

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 12:01 AM

Well, its officially AUTUMN-- so that means changing leaves, colder weather and SNOW right around the corner!

I figured Id start a thread for us to show off our leaf baggers and snow movers to the rest of the family!

Sadly, I dont have any leaf collectors --I just mow over mine with the Hustler Fastrack-- so I want to see your's!

Just tonight (finished after midnight) I found my 54" plow in a pile of weeds, finally fixed the frame so it was square for mounting, and got it hooked up to the 1812. I need to clean the carb on it before she is ready for use, and mount my weights on the 3-pt.

Ill also be keeping my eyes out for a snowplow for my little 73. I miss plowing with a narrow frame.

I want to see and hear about your setups, how they fair, and your favorite part about them! This will be my first year for the 1812!

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 01:05 AM

Gimme your side panels lol.

 

I plan to be using the 582 with 42" plow for plowing but I might use the 70 and 42" plow a bit to.I have weights and chains and a plow for both.That's one Big plow 54" ?

 

I Might have to replace the clutch on the 582 before I can plow much with it.Couple chips out of it near the driver pins and it's getting thin.

 

I'll take some pics of them when the sun comes up.Still have to put my good seat on the 582 and swap out 1 front rim and get both cleaned up better but they should do the job.


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Posted October 04, 2016 - 04:25 AM

This is some of the fleet. I don't have leaf equipment. I just use the mowers to chew them up.

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 05:20 AM

Not much need for snow movers down here, but I just made a plow for Alice.

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 05:47 AM

For leaf collecting I have my 2003 315-8 and the Cyclone Rake.

 

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Snow duty these days falls to the Massey GC1705 with 5 foot power angle blade.  After years of getting off the tractor to angle the blade, this was a welcomed thing.

 

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I used to tag team the snow with a pair of Power Kings but I sold them to get the Massey.

 

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 06:39 AM

Used to use a sweeper for leaf collection, worked good, but a lot of dumping!  Last year I found this on CL:  Garden Tractors 2015 001 (4).JPG  Garden Tractors 2015 001 (5).JPG

 

For snow, it was the JD 420 w/54 blade or 314 w/49 blower:  Pictures 2015 001.JPG  Probably won't even put the cab & blower on this season because I enjoy using the 1953-40S w/5' blade a lot more:  Tractor Shows 2015 003 (5).JPG


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Posted October 04, 2016 - 07:35 AM

Used to use a sweeper for leaf collection, worked good, but a lot of dumping!  Last year I found this on CL:  attachicon.gifGarden Tractors 2015 001 (4).JPG  

The picture of that trailer had me jealous before I read anything else.   :thumbs:

Looking good, guys!  Some good looking units cropping up.  


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Posted October 04, 2016 - 08:40 AM

I use my 318 with a Craftsman leaf vac. for leafs. I use a front blade on the 318 for snow, I also just got a little box blade to play in the snow with too.

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 10:41 AM

I don't usually mess with leaves.  Live on top of a good size hill without much of a windbreak and the leaves tend to fly away on their own.  The leaves that get caught behind a car or whatever and don't blow away will vacate the next day when the wind changes direction.

I have this if needed.

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Also have a Parker gas powered walk behind vacuum but its bag is a pain to dump.

As for snow,  I generally use the farm tractor,  a 1952 Ferguson.  Main problem with a garden tractor pushing snow is I have to clear an area in the pasture for the cows mineral supplement.  You hit a frozen cow patty with a garden tractor and you're gonna break something.  Maybe even your teeth on the steering wheel.  :hitting_self_roller:

 

The heat houser has me spoiled. 

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As a backup I have a Power King with a front blade and its weighted really good and does fantastic.  Just takes a lot longer.

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 11:18 AM

From last year.  I'm in the middle of assembling a power angle plow, and I rigged up a JD spreader for the back.  I think I'm trying some roller chain on the steer tires this year.

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 03:05 PM

Gtractor, nice ferguson you have. I have a 1951. I would like to have a heat houser for mine. We use a rear blade for snow.

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 05:57 PM

I expect I will be using 'Rusty' for my little driveway again . He has wheel weights this year too.

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This blade can be put onto the front of my SS12 - so I might try that out too.


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Posted October 04, 2016 - 07:15 PM

Our snow removal team. 1986 Gravely and Ariens blower.
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Guess gravity got messed up in that storm.

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 07:19 PM

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 09:29 PM

Gtractor, nice ferguson you have. I have a 1951. I would like to have a heat houser for mine. We use a rear blade for snow.

Noel

You should go ahead and get one.  Dunn-O what they cost but its worth every penny.

Mine came with the tractor.  The windows were all bad so I fabricobbled in new ones. 

Treated right, it'll last decades.   Amazing the difference they make.


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