Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

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Timber

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It's getting to be that time of year when we are thinking about dragging out the snow gear and tweaking for winters assault. So what do you use, how deep do you do you get.

I am in Eastern Massachusetts and we can get around 24" in a good storm but it is usually 8" at a time

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This is my go to machine especially when doing my neighbors
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This is great during a storm or if it is real cold out
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Here's my setup. Heated cab and hydraulic adjust plow. Just need to get the radio installed and life will be good this winter.
 
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In western PA a good snow is 8" to 12". Last year we did get a little over 2' in one snow and several years ago we got about 3' in one snow. Here is my new setup and can't wait to try it. This means we won't get any snow this winter.

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cspot, one forecast I saw is for a mild winter so you might be right. Heck, yesterday it was still in the 90's down here. Today is a bit cooler since a rain front is moving through.
 
  
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Does that blade have trip springs? Just curious...

Yes it does have trip springs. This was given to me by another TBN member last year. it is a 6' plow off a Willy,s jeep he is restoring. The greatest thing about this setup is that I can sweep snow from left to right instead of just pushing windrows. This is very nice in double wide drives behind cars and against the building. It also lets me pile snow were I want it to melt so it doesn't wind up in the basement.

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I know their will be comments about stress to the loader arms but pushing snow has nothing against digging with the loader. If you have only seen what I have done with this little tractor.:confused2:
 
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Yes it does have trip springs. This was given to me by another TBN member last year. it is a 6' plow off a Willy,s jeep he is restoring. The greatest thing about this setup is that I can sweep snow from left to right instead of just pushing windrows. This is very nice in double wide drives behind cars and against the building. It also lets me pile snow were I want it to melt so it doesn't wind up in the basement.

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I know their will be comments about stress to the loader arms but pushing snow has nothing against digging with the loader. If you have only seen what I have done with this little tractor.:confused2:

Yes I agree with you that digging with loader is more stressful than a blade. I could see if you were flying around at top speed and hit something on the corner. My blade (had it on a MF 135) has never tripped the springs. I don't even think it would trip because the pins are so rusted up in it. I usually plow snow with the tractor at about 5 MPH, so that is not that fast.
 
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I'm in New Hampshire and I think we get about 100" in an average winter. Last winter's snowfall was rather light compared to most.
 

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Yes I agree with you that digging with loader is more stressful than a blade. I could see if you were flying around at top speed and hit something on the corner. My blade (had it on a MF 135) has never tripped the springs. I don't even think it would trip because the pins are so rusted up in it. I usually plow snow with the tractor at about 5 MPH, so that is not that fast.

I do know people have tweaked there loader arms if they get into a curb or catch a sewer cover. I have laid the blade over plenty of times so the feature does work quite well. It is a good idea to know what is under the snow and know where the edge of the drive is. Parking lots are a dangerous challenge with curbs and potholes.
 
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We don't get much snow here, so this is all I had handy.
 

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Ready!


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LMAO!:laughing::laughing::laughing:

You dont look TOO ready! Neither am I.. to he** with snow! who needs it?:mad: I sure dont!

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I'm in New Hampshire and I think we get about 100" in an average winter. Last winter's snowfall was rather light compared to most.

Yep, it went south of you...ended up in VA, MD and southern PA. Loved it, so send more south!
 

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Hi Roy
I hear you! My Father lives close to Philadelphia and he got a couple of two footers last winter. We missed most of the fun last year.
Scott
 

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This is the main rig.

We also have a 99 F250 diesel PU with an 8' Curtis Plow and a Toro 8/24 snowblower.

I hope the snow returns to NH this year- I am also a director for the local snowmobile club and last year was a bust.
 

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We have 3 Gravely riders, one with 48" front snowblower (shown), one with 48" front blade and the 3rd with 48" loader and bucket. We have added the Kubota L3130 w/FEL (avatar), but expect to use mostly Gravely with front blade. We generally only get the snow that needs the blower every 4-5 years.

We are seeing a 'La Nina' (pacific ocean currents) build which could mean more precipitation. We are at around 2000ft elevation some years get more rain than snow.
 

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Sorry No Pic's of fully mounted but,

4320+7ft Fisher HD Plow= Snow Weapon
 

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We have 3 Gravely riders, one with 48" front snowblower (shown), one with 48" front blade and the 3rd with 48" loader and bucket. We have added the Kubota L3130 w/FEL (avatar), but expect to use mostly Gravely with front blade. We generally only get the snow that needs the blower every 4-5 years.

We are seeing a 'La Nina' (pacific ocean currents) build which could mean more precipitation. We are at around 2000ft elevation some years get more rain than snow.

2 great pictures right there.!!:thumbsup:

Thanks for posting.
 

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here's mine.
 

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I have the new block heater installed in the Kubota. I should be good to go.
 

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Here's my rig. Bring on the snow!
 

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I know their will be comments about stress to the loader arms but pushing snow has nothing against digging with the loader. If you have only seen what I have done with this little tractor.:confused2:

I don't have one so I don't know for sure, but isn't the issue with side forces when you angle the blade to push the snow off to the side? The issue isn't with forces forward and aft when the blade is perpendicular.

With my bucket off of the ground, I can push on it with my hand and see where side forces could tweak things.

I am interested in this subject because I would love to have a front blade for plowing snow. Is there a frame-mount front blade for an M? I see them for the Ls.
 

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JD 2520, 47" blower with self added wings to cover wheel tracks.
Not shown 24" Craftsman track drive blower (for deck and walks).
 

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Here's mine, JD 4210 ehydro with JD power angle snow blade, Fasse valve, Curtis cab, 12V ceramic heater to keep the nose toasty, and of course chains. :thumbsup:

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Here's mine, JD 4210 ehydro with JD power angle snow blade, Fasse valve, Curtis cab, 12V ceramic heater to keep the nose toasty, and of course chains. :thumbsup:

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Aww.!! Now you went and knocked the hoop all crooked.!! Geez-um.:D
 

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I tried to take a good picture but my wife would not stand still long enough.
 

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Does your wife have that glaring look that would melt snow and ice when you are in trouble?:cool:

I am going to wait for the first snow before I show her this post. I think I might get that snow melting look:)::)
 

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JD4500 with Erskine 721. It's 6 feet wide and will move anything in front of it.
 

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Our driveway is about 1,200 feet plus some parking areas. For any snow less than about 4" the ATV plow works best. Anything more and it's blower time.
 

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JD4500 with Erskine 721. It's 6 feet wide and will move anything in front of it.

You don't even need cab for God sakes....With a blower that size your work is done in 5 minutes.!!

Nice rig.!!:thumbsup:
 

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Last year we only had 4" and that was gone by morning. This year I think it should be a good one as that volcano in the spring really cooled things down globally. 2 degrees is the difference between rain and snow here in the winter.
the year before last was one of the main reasons for getting the tractor. the last two pictures was my justification for the tractor. This year BRING IT ON!:cool:
 

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Come-on jdgreg! Ya forgot to say that all your snow would be melted in the morning! My son's ranching down that way! Yeah, you got blasted last year...............but up here in Buffalo, NY...(We're still trying to play down the image that "Summer in Buffalo, is two weeks of bad Ice-Skating")....... Please Mother Nature give us a few more weeks of Indian Summer......! Oh, JD318 48" blower, shovel, and long-johns......and 4x4 vehicles!!!!!!~Scotty
 

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original post by Scotty370.........but up here in Buffalo, NY...(We're still trying to play down the image that "Summer in Buffalo, is two weeks of bad Ice-Skating")...
Yeah, I don't see how Buffalo got it's reputation for being snowy. I moved here three years ago and it is not at all outstanding in the snow department.

Power king with 4ft plow, small 22" snowblower and a shovel.
Tucker
 
 
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