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#1 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 12:30 PM

Hi folks

It's been snowing all day and we have maybe 6" or so on the ground now. It's getting wet and heavy so I might have to go out and plow it off the driveway. It was supposed to change to rain but so far it's all snow. At least I'm ready for it. Put the snow tires on the car this morning and the 2320 is full of diesel and the blade is mounted and ready.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 12:32 PM

Sounds like you are on top of things Brian

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 01:11 PM

Heres a couple of photos. I had to go out and brush the snow off some Yew trees in the front yard to keep them from breaking under the weight. The blower is for backup and for heavy snow in close to the house.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 02:33 PM

You lucky dog Brian, lool who gets some seat time. We got the freezing rain, makes for tricky driving plus no seat time!

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 05:02 PM

You bet I'm lucky pchili! I went out to clear the snow and 2 large branches had fallen off of a big pine and landed right on one of the yew trees I had been clearing snow from a couple of hours ago. You can see the 2 yews in the middle picture in the post above towards the right side of the picture. Heres what it looks like now. In the first picture you can see the 2 branches, one lying almost on top of the snow bank and the butt of the other just to the right of the Pine trunk. The 3rd pic is roughly from the same spot as the middle pic above but shifted to the right to pick up the pine. I got seat time alright and I was lucky to get it!


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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:02 PM

Be careful Brian, that could've left a mark.

Falling branches happen here too, but thankfully no where I have to be. Took the big offender out of the yard years ago. A 70 ft pine tree with a habit of just dropping random limbs, dead or not.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 05:17 AM

Yes sir,snow,snow,snow. We got about 33 c. here in the Valley.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 07:58 AM

Pretty pictures! The snow clinging to trees always looks neat. But only because its at your house not mine:smilewink:. Looks like a heavy wet batch and that you got some seat time in.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 11:03 AM

Pretty pictures! The snow clinging to trees always looks neat. But only because its at your house not mine:smilewink:. Looks like a heavy wet batch and that you got some seat time in.


Heavy and wet for sure. It wasn't much fun plowing because there's no frost in the ground and the blade won't float properly so you have to try to float it manually. I didn't have any trouble moving it with the 2320 and 4wd. I hope I didn't tear up the driveway too much. Won't know until it melts off.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 11:54 AM

Nice looking place and equipment Brian. Hope the driveway is ok.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 04:12 PM

It looks like we had about 13" of snow according to the nearest weather station. When I went out to work this morning the private road in front of the house had been plowed but had a few inches of snow on it. I get to the public road and it has not been plowed at all! So for about 3 miles I am in ruts made by 4WD plow trucks. I drive a Subaru Forester so I have AWD, 8 inches of ground clearance and new snow tires. I didn't have any trouble with traction but it was like I was driving on marbles. It was a constant battle with the wheel to keep the car from going off the road even at 15mph. Once I got out to the main road it was clear sailing. I was bottoming out in some places so I can't imagine getting a small car through there. Winter is truly here, at least where I live!

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 04:35 PM

Yeh,it's ok to have seat time......but safe seat time. Glad your ok brian.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 08:15 PM

One thing I've noticed with the all wheel drive vehicles I've driven (Jeep Wagoneer and Honda Element) is they seem to wander more in deep snow then my Silverado 4x4. They did good though on ice and when your in and out of snow and slop on an otherwise mostly dry road when you really don't want to use the part time 4x4.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 09:07 PM

Glad to here you got some seat time Brian, but you know what. You can keep all that winter out there.
10 degrees C here today, and they call for 11 tomorrow. Yipee

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Posted November 25, 2011 - 12:58 AM

Got to high 50's today. Was a BeAuTiFuL day here. Not one snow flake in sight :D




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