Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:34 am

Good job john!!

Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:43 pm

and now they are calling for up to 9 inches of snow tomorrow. Looks like I may have to put the blades and chains on the cub I haven't torn up yet. :lol:

Torque Tube

Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:15 am

I have a torque tube heading up to barnyard that he bought from me. I don't know what his plans are for it but you might want to get with him. It's in good shape.

Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:04 am

Thnnkas Mark, but it looks like i have one lined out.

Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:46 am


Ouch.. that must a been at least a heart stopper for a sec. Glad the only damage was to the torque tube, that can be replaced. You cannot my friend. Happy you were not hurt.

Enjoy the Cubfest time replacing the tube, just take it easy. Pain Killers do help a lot.. :!: :lol: but don't fix it all. The older we get the more we appreciate their benefits... :oops: :wink: :!:

Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:46 pm

Just came in for lunch, the blade and chains are off the broken tractor, and the flail mower brackets are off Missy, and the plow about half mounted, but I needed to take a break. Yesterday and last night we got about an inch or so of sleet and freezing rain, and if not for that I wouldn't have bothered with the chains. This morning about 7:30 it started snowing. It has been snowing and blowing ever since, and we now we have about 5 or 6 inches here, with official reports in town (about 4 miles away of 7), and 35 miles west of us, reporting 10 1/2inches on the ground. Right now it is snowing so hard that visibility is about 100 yards. Time to hit the recliner till the Percoset takes effect, and then finish up. Probably won't plow till in the morning. Next question is do I want to bother changing the carousel over, or just bundle up good.

Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:19 pm

Now, John, when you go plow... remember where that rock was and be careful... you don't want to have TWO busted torque tubes now....

Good luck, and hopefully the Percocet (sp?) kicks in soon!

Mike in La Crosse, WI

Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:09 pm

Got everything changed over to the other cub (I hate switching tire chains), and decided to make a run to check chains, etc. The ground was warm enough the ice had turned loose, and the 8 inches of snow was wet and heavy, but rolling pretty good. I went back and got my coveralls, and started blading, 2 hours and a mile and a 1/4 of gravel road later, I was done with gravel showing in a lot of places. :tractor: Unfortunately I will not be doing much for the next few days. Yup, over did it.

Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:44 pm

John, You did Great, Take a brake and rest up a bit now.

Paul K. in N.H.

Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:47 pm

John, I have some old catcher's chest protectors and cup that you can wear when you plow snow! :lol:

Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:37 pm

Good thing about it, you can't give away a torque tube, guess your in luck there. :lol:

Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:04 pm

Glad to here you are OK. Maybe when you are done with the torque tube you should look into installing an air bag. :D :D :lol: Dave B.

Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:56 pm

I feel bad for you. I had the same thing happen while plowing my friends driveway with my 4x4. I wasn't going fast but from going foward to total stop is something you remember. Had the glove box open and stuff come out from under the seat. Only good thing was I found stuff that had been missing and stuff I didn't know I had :P .

Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:25 pm

The older I get, the more I appreciate why my friend advised me never to buy a truck that had plowed.... it is surely hard on things.

It hurt me just to look that that broken mount. Sudden stops are no good.


Re: Not a good day plowing snow.

Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:18 am

I wonder if the cast parts are more vulnerable in the cold weather?