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Ready, Set, SNOW!

Postby Stanton » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:14 pm

Weather forecasters are calling for a major winter snow storm starting tomorrow morning. Northern Missouri is supposed to get 6"-12" of snow with high winds; 1"-4" for the KC area. Since we're on the SE side of KC, we may only get a dusting. That would be fine with me. Regardless, I'm not taking any chances. Nellie is running decent, lubed, tire chains and front blade. Ready as I'll ever be.
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Bring it... :)

Last time KC had 3" or more of snowfall in one day was over 3 years ago.
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Re: Ready, Set, SNOW!

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:50 pm

Stanton, I just finished putting my blade on. The mountains are supposed to get 6-12", but I doubt that we'll see more than a trace here. I usually wait until I need to plow to mount it; this year I'm ahead of the game.
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Re: Ready, Set, SNOW!

Postby ricky racer » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:39 pm

I mounted the blade on my Cub today too. We are supposed to get between 2 and 8 inches.
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Re: Ready, Set, SNOW!

Postby Peter Person » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:50 pm

Need to move mine from mid-mount to the front. Did not work great on the 5” of wet snow we got last weekend.
Tomorrow afternoon’s project.

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Re: Ready, Set, SNOW!

Postby J3 Driver » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:49 pm

My Kids cub and my 955 have been mounted for about two weeks. We already had to use it once when we got 9” two weeks ago.

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Amazing what that little cub will do.

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Re: Ready, Set, SNOW!

Postby IHCFan1950 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:17 pm

Nah, my Nellie is a shop queen. She scoffs with a cough and an attitude of, "You ain't draggin' me out there bud. You know where the shovel is. I'll stay here in the insulated shop, underneath my custom car cover were it's warm." Oh well, I wouldn't dream of putting her to work anyway. I guess that means I better get the 51' fixed up! We did get some snow last week. It didn't stay long. Came down hard on the way to work. By mid-morning, it was gone. :(
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Re: Ready, Set, SNOW!

Postby mbuckley » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:19 am

Pushing snow with a Cub looks like a lot of fun.

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Re: Ready, Set, SNOW!

Postby Willy » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:40 am

mbuckley wrote:Pushing snow with a Cub looks like a lot of fun.


After I did it for the first time last winter, I figured out how to do it (belly mounted blade). Even the learning part was a blast. I put a large cup of coffee in the cup holder, turned on my mp3 player and had a great afternoon shoving show around.

I've been debating on whether or not to go ahead and put the blade back on it before it snows or not.
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Re: Ready, Set, SNOW!

Postby DickB » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:47 am

The last warm day in November was at least a couple of weeks ago. Nothing chills the hands and attitudes as much as getting the sicklebar off and the snow plow as doing these on a freezing cold day. So I did it back then. I've plowed once...about 7" soon after the plow was on. Since then nothing worth plowing. Now with the battery maintainer going all the time, I'm curious when it will be that I'll be forced to heat the engine's water system. With the maintained battery the Cub fired up smartly when the temps were in the teens. In the single numbers...well, we'll see.

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Re: Ready, Set, SNOW!

Postby TallCoolOne58 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:30 pm

To post previous post
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Re: Ready, Set, SNOW!

Postby BigBill » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:12 pm

I have a young man, (I fix his dirtbikes) and he plows my driveway plus I pay him. But the Frankenstein 55 Willy’s cj5 is always up for a good plowing. When it hits 3’ the jeep comes out,
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: Ready, Set, SNOW!

Postby Stanton » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:21 am

Ended up with somewhere between 2"-4" in places and 8"-10" drifts in others; wind was about 30 MPH with higher gusts. Had white-out conditions in some places in Kansas and northern Missouri.

Got up at 4:30am, got Nellie started and was able to clear the driveway and still get to work by 6:45. Commute took a little longer this morning (because of other vehicles, not road conditions).

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Re: Ready, Set, SNOW!

Postby k hutchins » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:55 pm

Color me disappointed. Spent a couple hours yesterday taking the mower deck off, changing the oil and filter, then installing the blade.
They were predicting 3-6" for my area, l was ready. Nope only got 2-3, not enough to bother burning gas. Especially since the ground isn't frozen yet. Oh well l'm ready when it does come.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Ready, Set, SNOW!

Postby randallc » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:37 am

Good going Stanton. Your cub sure looked good sitting in that nice dry shop, but she may be mad at you for a while getting her out in that white stuff that early.
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Re: Ready, Set, SNOW!

Postby Stanton » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:34 am

randallc wrote:Good going Stanton. Your cub sure looked good sitting in that nice dry shop, but she may be mad at you for a while getting her out in that white stuff that early.


I know what you mean. Saturday was 60 F degrees and sunny; she started up easily. Yesterday morning was another story; didn't want to wake up in the 16 F degree morning.

Seasons greetings to you and yours, Randall.
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