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    Veteran Member lhfarm's Avatar
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    Default Warning to friends in IL,IN, OH -took my chains off

    I've given up on winter and started my spring projects. I just took the chains off my TC40DA this morning. Haven't needed them all winter and didn't get to try my new FEL snowplow mount. But I thought I should warn my neighbors in central IL, IN and OH that there is now a good probability of heavy wet snow in the next few weeks.

    Probably should send a note to NWS too.
    Barry
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    Default Re: Warning to friends in IL,IN, OH -took my chains off

    Yep, my nephew visiting from 'back east' washed and waxed his new jeep on a beautiful day last Saturday, and it promptly rained, snowed, hailed, and sleeted. Now the sun's back out...
    M7040 Narrow & LA754N FEL w/ QA bucket and fork, Antonio Carraro Tigre Country 4300, Caterpillar 35 forklift, Rankin 3-in1 soil conditioner, Rankin flail, Landpride rotary cutter, Kasco Vari-Slice Seeder, RES hydraulic hedger, Cima/Gearmore venturi air sprayer, Fimco boom sprayer, Rohrer Man Saver post driver, Speeco phd, Stihl phd, Rankin rear fork, pto hydraulic powerpack, etc.

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    Bronze Member hardtack's Avatar
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    Default Re: Warning to friends in IL,IN, OH -took my chains off

    I did the about same last week, took my back blade off. Too many 60 & 70 degree days to justify keeping it on in IND. Probably get a killer blizzard in March!!!!
    2001 JD 790 w/70 FEL, 6' King Kutter RB
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    Default Re: Warning to friends in IL,IN, OH -took my chains off

    I keep thinking the same thing. I know as soon as I get it off and stored it will dump.

    Chris

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    Default Re: Warning to friends in IL,IN, OH -took my chains off

    Chains?
    What chains?
    I don't need no stinking chains.
    Besides, my girlfriend works just fine without whips and chains.

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    Default Re: Warning to friends in IL,IN, OH -took my chains off

    Unlike the rest of you shorted sighted people, I just got the three point mounting brackets for my blower in the mail yesterday and will hook up this weekend.

    I'll drop the hoe and be ready with the snowblower for the next big storm.

    I figure today's 50 degree weather and tomorrow's 60-65 degree weather are clear indicators that we are in for some late March snow.

    Can't believe you guys are interpreting these clear signs of snow incorrectly.

    Joel
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    Default Re: Warning to friends in IL,IN, OH -took my chains off

    After slip sliding around for the last several winters moving snow with my tractor, I put my chains on this winter for the first time in 4 years. After all the fun of wrestling them on I remembered why I don't put them on every winter. It's also no wonder we have had basically no snow yet this winter, no way am I taking them off until mid-April. I figure it I take them off now.. all the snow that we should have been getting all winter will come at once.. then Joel will have to fire up his snowblower and come clear me out.
    Jim

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    Default Re: Warning to friends in IL,IN, OH -took my chains off

    Winter RIP it's time to think Spring. All next week in the 70s according to weatherman.

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    Default Re: Warning to friends in IL,IN, OH -took my chains off

    I was out raking today never been able to do that before in March. Thinking about putting on the backhoe next weekend, and doing some digging. That ought to bring the snow.
    2011, JD2520, 62D MMM, 200CX loader, iMatch Quick Hitch, Ballast Box, #46 Backhoe

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    Default Re: Warning to friends in IL,IN, OH -took my chains off

    At 6,200' and I also took off front/rear chains, FEL (makes it easier to remove weather break) and 7' blade (goes on fast). Pulled DR 4' grader on our gravel roads for 3 hrs sat/sun. Roads look good, been in 60s/70s here also.
    2007 3320 os / 447 BH / 300CX - 5' bucket / 7' rear blade / 4x2" skidsteer spacers on rears
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