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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Snowblowing rules of thumb

    hahaha I had to laugh. In Melbourne, Australia today, it is 39 degrees Celsius.... No snow....

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    Quote Originally Posted by vadarlis View Post
    hahaha I had to laugh. In Melbourne, Australia today, it is 39 degrees Celsius.... No snow....
    my thermometer doesn't even go up that far!!!

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    Default Re: Snowblowing rules of thumb

    Quote Originally Posted by Whieroum View Post
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    My personal snow blowing rule: No cab, no snow blower.

    I believe God created snow plows just for that reason.


    I have that setup and working on making a shield in the back. It's not safe to be sitting there and waiting for the rocks to hit you.
    No different than spreading manure. Keep the tractor up wind.

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    Default Re: Snowblowing rules of thumb

    Here is a rule I like to follow.
    Never fight the wind!

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    Default Re: Snowblowing rules of thumb

    Just a general safety note for winter tractor operation. If you leave your rig outside, make your first move in reverse! Rear tires frozen to the ground can and will bring the tractor over on top of you!

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    Default Re: Snowblowing rules of thumb

    Quote Originally Posted by Whieroum View Post
    ay66v:
    Default Re: Snowblowing rules of thumb
    My personal snow blowing rule: No cab, no snow blower.

    I believe God created snow plows just for that reason.


    I have that setup and working on making a shield in the back. It's not safe to be sitting there and waiting for the rocks to hit you.
    I've been walking behind a snow blower for 25+ years. This year I'm looking forward to RIDING on my open-station 2720 with 54" front blower with remote spout control.

    Staying dry is a matter of chute control and embracing the wind.

    Let's hope we get enough snow that I can give a full report.

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    Default Re: Snowblowing rules of thumb

    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    I've been walking behind a snow blower for 25+ years. This year I'm looking forward to RIDING on my open-station 2720 with 54" front blower with remote spout control.

    Staying dry is a matter of chute control and embracing the wind.
    I have been there and done all that.

    You must not ever have gusting, or swirling winds.

    It's so windy here, sometimes I get a face full of snow, even when plowing it.

    I stand by my resolve.

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    Default Re: Snowblowing rules of thumb

    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    I've been walking behind a snow blower for 25+ years. This year I'm looking forward to RIDING on my open-station 2720 with 54" front blower with remote spout control.

    Staying dry is a matter of chute control and embracing the wind.

    Let's hope we get enough snow that I can give a full report.
    Ha Ha, good one, embrace the wind. I have a section of driveway that I just can't blow with the prevailing wind. There is a bit of a difference between a walk behind and what your 54"er will put into the air for the wind to embrace. In any case, a little snow in the face beats shoveling every time. Have fun with your new blower.
    "Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end ..."
    When there is a huge solar energy spill, it is called a "nice day"!

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    Default Re: Snowblowing rules of thumb

    If it is windy and I have to blow into the wind, [windows and such] I aim the chute lower. I would rather blow the same snow twice or three times than replace a window in the winter.

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    Wow, nice set up, that thing really eats up the snow. It doesn't get much better then that. Enjoy it.
    2010 Kubota B26 TLB w/hyd thumb. 2004 John Deere X595 w/62" MMM.

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