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#1 Lovintractorin OFFLINE  

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Posted November 19, 2011 - 06:08 PM

Today I was able to prepare my PK and Bolens for winter.

I hooked up the snowblower and put the chains on the 1253. It sure does make it difficult to steer with that blower on the front. I would like to make a weight for the back to aid on traction but I probably won't get around to it. We'll see. The bearings in the blower don't sound great but I'll chance it.




Changed the oil in the PK to winter oil, switched the wheels around to make the tractor fit behind the plow, rotated the plow edge and welded a new tip on the plow. Later I decided to put the belly weights on. They are about 250 or so lbs of window weights in a 'basket' I welded up for the tractor last year. It helps with traction and doesn't take any weight from the front end like a weight on the 3 point would. When I am actually out plowing I put the carryall on the back with a few cement blocks for traction.

I still need to finish preparing the garden for winter but I'll just probably use the PK and slip the plow off. But at least I'll be prepared when the white stuff starts falling.

Here's a few pictures. The last one is of the PK's slot in my cluttered shop.

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Posted November 19, 2011 - 06:12 PM

Looks like your all set :thumbs:
We may not need the blowers for a little while, Just looked at the forecast and they are calling for temps in the mid 50's next week

The steering gets easier once you start driving on the snow.
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Posted November 19, 2011 - 06:22 PM

Looks like your all set :thumbs:
We may not need the blowers for a little while, Just looked at the forecast and they are calling for temps in the mid 50's next week

The steering gets easier once you start driving on the snow.


Your right about the weather and I'll take it, but when they start calling for snow in the southern tier and I haven't even changed the oils or welded up the plow for the PK, I get a little nervous.

yeah, I guess the steering will get easier with snow, plus when I'm blowing most of the time it will be on the ground and I'll be wanting more weight on the front.

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Posted November 19, 2011 - 07:50 PM

You're never really ready for another WNY winter, are you? :poke:
Although, the PK with the V blade definitely means business!
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Posted November 19, 2011 - 08:27 PM

You're never really ready for another WNY winter, are you? :poke:
Although, the PK with the V blade definitely means business!


I get good and ready and wonder why it's delaying most years but this year I am not quite sure if I am ready and I have thought of skipping town and heading your way to help a cousin trap near Lobelville. We'll see, I am wanted in too many places.

Yep, that PK does mean business. I wish it had a few more hp (it's 9hp) but it sure gets things done. I want to either get a video or action picture of it doing it's thing sometime. I do a couple blocks of sidewalk and were the sidewalk is in good condition, I can put her in 3rd and really toss that snow. 6-8 inches of dry snow is great fun.

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Posted November 19, 2011 - 08:51 PM

I hear ya on the weather delaying. The winter we moved here November & December were really bare (Not a good thing when I was plowing/salting for a living)... but you can bet the 1st week of March when we were packing the trucks it was hammering on us. :wallbanging:
I know Lobelville, my better half works up there
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Posted November 20, 2011 - 05:39 AM

Tucker,looking good,I like that v-plow. I wish I could say I was ready for Winter,but I never really am.:D
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Posted November 20, 2011 - 09:00 AM

That v-plow looks like it will definitely move some snow :thumbs:
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