Winter Time Fun!!

Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:39 pm

Well the snow is falling and I got to exercise the Cub today. The big chill isn't here yet but should be here tonight. Temps in the 20's right now and they are calling for about 18" of snow today and tonight. We went to Church this morning and there was about 8" of snow on the ground. After Church we had a birthday party to go to. When we got home and it took two attempts to get up the driveway and into the garage.

I fired up the Cub and started pushing snow which was about 10" deep but kind of heavy. I have two driveways here at my place. My short concrete drive goes to our attached 2 car garage and the long gravel drive goes back to the barn. While pushing the snow on the short drive I was getting some wheel slippage. I have chains and 2 sets of weights on the rear wheels. Before working on the long driveway I went back to the barn and added another 250 of weight to the drawbar. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=66190&hilit=+weight

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The added weight really cut down on the slippage and really helped the Cub push the heavy snow. I've got piles of snow hood high all over the place. :lol: I was out there for 3 hrs pushing snow and if it keeps snowing I might have to go out again before I go to bed. You know, there are better, more efficient ways to move snow but none near as fun as doing it with my Cub!! Every time I see someone drive by with a plow mounted on their truck I can't help but think that, yeah, you might move more snow than me in a given amount of time but I know you aren't having as much fun as me!!! :{_}:

Re: Winter Time Fun!!

Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:59 pm

Rick are you using the spring loaded blade?

Re: Winter Time Fun!!

Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:29 pm

Yes, the blade that I modified with the trip mechanism so it works like all the other snow plows in the world. If I had to give up one modification, the power angle or the trip mechanism, I don't know which one I'd give up. With the two modifications it makes plowing snow a joy. :wink:

Re: Winter Time Fun!!

Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:32 pm

ricky, I cant imagine the weather up there. we are forcasted 18 degrees Monday night/Tuesday morning , and we might close the state down :shock: life in the deep south :wink: coppersmythe..............................................

Re: Winter Time Fun!!

Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:33 am

Sir, Your definition of fun and mine do not match. :D I clear the drive as quickly as possible which short of hiring it done means the Cadet and blower. The blade and chains are on the cub but not being used. Well.......maybe Saturday if we get to the predicted 35 degrees I'll stomp my way to the barn or make a path with the cadet then exercise the cub. Vern

Re: Winter Time Fun!!

Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:28 pm

Rick I have modified my blade using the same springs you ended up using. They seamed to be stretching. I have put a chain at the top of the blade so it doesn't lay over flat. Other than that it working great. No sudden stops.
Ron

Re: Winter Time Fun!!

Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:26 pm

midmo wrote:Rick I have modified my blade using the same springs you ended up using. They seamed to be stretching. I have put a chain at the top of the blade so it doesn't lay over flat. Other than that it working great. No sudden stops.
Ron

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