Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

TJL442

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Aug 7, 2020
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26
Location
UP of Michigan
Tractor
TYM T474
No videos taken, too much fun was being had. I didn't have to go too slow when going through the deeper snow. The biggest problem was there was a layer of ice at the bottom and if the blower caught the ground it would just stop the tractor and spin the tires since I have no chains installed. Simply just raised it an inch and went on my way.

I moved in the house 2 years ago and used by UTV with a plow the first year. That winter we got quite a bit of snow. We had one 6 inch snowfall and the rest were 10 to 16 inches. I was spending 3-5 hours cleaning snow up. Now it's less than an hour. I can't believe how well this blower works, even cleaning up what the county plow trucks leave at the end of the driveway are not a problem.

Tim
 

TractorTYMe

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Location
Flathead County, NW MT
Tractor
TYM T474 HST
They work VERY nicely, I've seen so many minds blown when I've explained the concept to US tractor owners. I tell them we've used them in Scandinavia for 60+ years.
 

Hilbilly

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Location
Barriere, BC
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Kubota Grand L6060HSTCC
My current setup .... option 1.
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Option 2.

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grsthegreat

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north idaho
Tractor
Kioti DK45SE hst cab
We now have about 12” of standing snow on ground, plus whats melted off this season. There predicting another 10-20” thru monday here. Well have to see about that, as its been snowing steadily for hours, very fine flakes, and has only added 2” since last night.
 

dadohead

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Location
Horicon, WI
Tractor
John Deere 2520, John Deere GX335
Haven't got much snow yet this year but clearing off my 1/4 mile long blacktop lane gets the Sun on it and really accelerates melting. The poly edge is new for this year. Chatters on the dry pavement but behaves nicely once loaded. Still learning with it.

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The Rhino 5006 handles ~%80 of the snow work anymore. Super handy for those common 'nuisance' snows. Use the offset boom throughout the season to keep the lane from magically 'narrowing' like it always does somehow ;<)
 

nj gsp

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Jan 31, 2011
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152
Location
Central Wisconsin
Tractor
'65 IH Cub Lo-Boy, '13 Kioti DK50SE HST, '20 Kioti RX7320
I'd used the bucket and snowblower for the past 7 years, and picked up a manual angle plow for the front a couple of years ago, it looks like it was home built from an old boiler or something, and whoever built it did a pretty decent job using a torch to cut everything, and apparently didn't own a tape measure... I finally got around to making it a power angle to run off the 3rd function this fall. I think I need need to make a couple of design changes with the rear cylinder mounts, I guess we'll see how it makes it through the winter.

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sd455dan

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Location
North Idaho
Tractor
Rhino 554, JD550G dozer Gilson MTD riding mowers Ford 3000-Sold
Finished up some night plowing
 

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grsthegreat

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north idaho
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Kioti DK45SE hst cab
Here in north idaho They were predicting 10” overnight…adding to the 24” we have already received . Woke up to…..1/4”. Why i bother listening to them.
 

Rustyiron

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Mar 5, 2011
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Location
Lakes Region, Maine
Tractor
M 9540 Kubota
I bought these (rear) tires a year ago to have on hand. The original tires were showing some sidewall cracking that made me nervous. Well I did get another year out of the originals, but I sent them off earlier this week to get mounted.
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They should really improve the ride on the road between plowing and I'm expecting a lot better tread wear.
In our gravelly soils the fronts that have been on the tractor for several years and I haven't really noticed a difference in traction. I'm sure that with some red clay would be a very different story.
 
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LouNY

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Greenwich, NY
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Branson 8050, IH 574, Oliver 1550 Diesel Utility (traded in on Branson)
Good looking tires, hope they work good for you.
No chains when your plowing?
Must be nice :)
 

Rustyiron

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Lakes Region, Maine
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M 9540 Kubota
Lou I can get by with the screw in studs. I'm on the road with a reasonable 8-10 mile "route" plowing driveways and a church.
That would be a pretty miserable ride with chains not to mention wearing them out.
If I just plowed around my property I'd have my ice chains on.
 

LouNY

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Greenwich, NY
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Branson 8050, IH 574, Oliver 1550 Diesel Utility (traded in on Branson)
We have looked at the screw in studs for at least one tractor to possibly have a roading tractor for feeding that we don't have to drop and reinstall chains frequently. Three to five miles a day on chains can be aggravating when the main road is clear.
 

Rustyiron

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Lakes Region, Maine
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M 9540 Kubota
Sorry, but i dont see how that tire would eliminate chains in ice.
Oh there's no substitute for chains 👍, my traction comments were not very clear, I was talking about not noticing a difference in the dirt.
I think that in the snow alone this tread is better than a R1 ag. but there's only one answer for ice imho, and that's the "mechanical" connection that chains and to a lesser extent, studs can provide.
 

jjeff

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Location
MI
Tractor
kubota l2850, kubota l4150
Surprisingly for a 5' wide Chinese made blower this things been pretty durable for about 20 hrs in the UP, always starts still on original shear pins, blows snow 30' but it is really slow going anything over a foot. Vbar tire chains and extra weight in the rear make a huge difference.
 

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nittanyjd

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Location
PA
Tractor
JD 4320 JD X748
Haven't got much snow yet this year but clearing off my 1/4 mile long blacktop lane gets the Sun on it and really accelerates melting. The poly edge is new for this year. Chatters on the dry pavement but behaves nicely once loaded. Still learning with it.

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The Rhino 5006 handles ~%80 of the snow work anymore. Super handy for those common 'nuisance' snows. Use the offset boom throughout the season to keep the lane from magically 'narrowing' like it always does somehow ;<)
nice setup dadohead....looking for a poly edge myself....where did you find a good place to get one? I have a rubber edge now on my 60" plow but its not wearing good...that chatters on dry pavement too.
 

Carl_NH

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Coastal NH
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01 Kubota B21TLB, 2010 Ferris 52" ZTR, Cub Cadet 1811, Gravely Super8
Cat Fever

Great property and vistas you have are amazing, and glad to see the "last barn" is complete!

I think "Big Barn" here has some competition on the biggest barn :)
 

Carl_NH

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Coastal NH
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01 Kubota B21TLB, 2010 Ferris 52" ZTR, Cub Cadet 1811, Gravely Super8
Surprisingly for a 5' wide Chinese made blower this things been pretty durable for about 20 hrs in the UP,

Nice setup - Do you have a link or info on these 5' powered blowers, and rough cost?
 

jjeff

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MI
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kubota l2850, kubota l4150
Nice setup - Do you have a link or info on these 5' powered blowers, and rough cost?
It's a mossimo I believe the price has went up significantly like everything else since last year when I got it. I did have to modify the supplied mounting plate and It had a plastic cover over the top but it broke off I don't see a need for it anyway as it hinders access to the fuel cap and dipstick unless you have tiny hands.
 
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jjeff

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MI
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kubota l2850, kubota l4150
Let me put it this way if it was 3k
back then I'd probably spend more and get a more reputable brand. The auger frame is pretty heavy gauge steel, the motor is good but a little underpowered, the electric powered chute is a great feature. The only problems I've had with it so far were cosmetic and ergonomic issues. Electric start is nice and I wired it into my 2 prong trickle charger harness off the atv battery. I drilled and
tapped in a few grease fittings where I thought they should have some. Also The instructions they send you are garbage. Out of habit I drained the oil and put a synthetic blend in it when it was new. I also was going to change the gear box with synthetic lube but it was packed full with grease. I think if it's going to have a major failure somewhere the aluminum gear box will be it. And if I stored it outside I'd probably repair and remount the plastic cover but it isn't. For a little over 2k it was worth it for me anyway especially if it lasts a couple winters. Which would be the cost of hiring out to keep my cabin drive plowed for a few years. Plus I actually enjoy plowing/blowing snow.
 

gstrom99

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Greene, Iowa
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John Deere 855, John Deere 530R zero turn, Allis Chalmers D17 III, Kubota B1550, Yamaha Timberwolf 250, Husky saws, Shur-Trac flatbed trailer

Orebonder

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Tractor
Branson / 5220c
Snowblower on the front...hyd. Driven gear pump
 

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