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#1 B10Dave OFFLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2016 - 03:32 PM

Put my 51 year old BigTen with the original engine to work on snow removal duty this morning. Who says you need the latest and greatest to do an outstanding job?

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Posted December 17, 2016 - 03:45 PM

Great job on clearing that. Make sure it's gassed up & ready to go again!


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Posted December 17, 2016 - 04:08 PM

That did a great job, and your right, you don't need the latest and biggest. All mine are 35 to 46 years old. I see a Massey Harris with a loader there. What number is it. ?

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Posted December 17, 2016 - 04:37 PM

New and improved is usually neither. Many things were better built years ago. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted December 17, 2016 - 04:39 PM

Looks like it does a nice job.  How do you find it for traction as I notice you don't have any chains on it?


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Posted December 17, 2016 - 05:49 PM

Nice tractor and nice big yard to use it in.  Thank you for the pictures.  Let the snow fly!


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Posted December 17, 2016 - 06:24 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.

 

Propane 1.....Larger tractor is an Allis Chalmers CA

 

29 Chev...it has loaded bar type tires. No problem with traction as my driveway is almost perfectly flat.

 

KennyP...it lives in a heated shop. No hurry to fuel up as I don't have to do it in the cold.

 

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Posted December 17, 2016 - 07:03 PM

Great job with the Big Ten! I fired my Big Ten today to plow 6" of snow, but the engine quit twice, so I jumped on the Economy tractor that I finished completely rebuilding recently. This Economy tractor has been running like a top, but that died, too. Somehow I had water in my gas can and that was the culprit. I drained the fuel system completely in the economy tractor, then shot to the gas station to get fresh gas. The Economy tractor fired right up and I spent about an hour and a half plowing the snow. I have two 300' driveways to plow here, plus other areas around the place. I don't have chains on the Economy tractor yet, so it's why I was planning on using the Allis. Tomorrow I'll drain the fuel system in the Allis and get it going again, since I was in a rush to get things done before dark. My driveways have steep hills going downhill from the house to the main road. I was afraid that I wouldn't make it back up with no chains and just wheel weights. I plowed in 3rd gear to the bottom, and seemed to be getting good traction since I was exposing the gravel on the driveway. I throttled up the engine, put it in third gear, and went back up the hill to the house. That Economy tractor grunted a bit but made it to the top, so I kept on plowing until I was done. At time I would lose traction with one tire, since there was some ice under the snow. I just applied the brake on that side slightly, and the other tire would bite and get me going again. Good thing for the independent hand brakes! I really have to get chains ASAP, for when the deeper snow comes. At least I got a feel for what the Economy tractor is capable of without chains. Sorry for the long post, but it was an eventful day!
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Posted December 17, 2016 - 07:08 PM

Wonder if it was a Allis too. Side panel with the curve at the engine threw me off. Nice tractor. Do you use the Allis CA for snow removal too. ?

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Posted December 17, 2016 - 07:08 PM

Oh, here is my old Allis plowing some deep snow a couple of years ago. I really worked that machine that day, and it didn't let me down.

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Posted December 17, 2016 - 10:02 PM

Propane1...Noel; if you look in pic #5 you can see my 6ft snowblower over next to the red cedar trees. I will be retiring next week and will then have more project time. Getting the CA running right and removing the loader/hooking up the blower is on the project list. Probably won't be used for snow until next winter...Dave


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Posted December 17, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Propane1...Noel; if you look in pic #5 you can see my 6ft snowblower over next to the red cedar trees. I will be retiring next week and will then have more project time. Getting the CA running right and removing the loader/hooking up the blower is on the project list. Probably won't be used for snow until next winter...Dave

Congratulations on retiring. It is great because everyday is like a Saturday. One problem is that things seem to get done at a slower rate. I found that after 8 months, I woke up pain free for the first time since the Army in the 70s. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 18, 2016 - 12:08 AM

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