Heavy snow in the forecast

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Re: Heavy snow in the forecast

Postby Lt.Mike » Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:10 pm

That’s my least favorite snow to deal with from a tractor seat. Soaking wet and freezing.
We’re looking at 5-8” overnight and have about 3” now but it’s barely doing anything at the moment. Looks like another sleepless night getting up to clear the tent sheds.
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Re: Heavy snow in the forecast

Postby Gary Dotson » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:33 am

We have 7-8 inches of wet heavy snow. I had no problem pushing it with my Kubota but it didn't roll of the blade well at all. We're supposed to get a little more today and I'll be doing a little more clean-up. The state plow just went by again so I'll have clean-up at the end of the drive and mail box approach. The house across the road is being gutted and refurbished so I plowed a lot of area there, so the contractor can get his truck and trailer in this morning. should improve his day!

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Re: Heavy snow in the forecast

Postby Lt.Mike » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:45 am

Ok round one of plowing is done. Even though the SA has two weighted centers and wheel weights on each I can see I’m going to need double stack weights. The tractor isn’t challenged for power but it is for traction. As Gary said it’s wet here too. We got about a foot of snow and I think there was some rain in the mix last night and yes it was tough to get it to roll. As much as I hate plowing fast that what it took today. There were times when the tractor tried to crab as it went with snow piling up in front of the blade refusing to slide off. I cleared my driveway and most of my neighbors to the right. I pushed aside the county plow berm so my other neighbor can get out without hanging. I drove one of my girls to work and the roads were empty except for the plow trucks. Gov Murphy pushed the panic button again and declared a state of emergency (he does that anytime we have any snow in the forecast, anything more than 2” :roll: ).
Veronica works for Hobby Lobby and of course they’re open. When everything else was shut down for the pandemic they declared themselves essential and stayed open. (They’re a crafts store ???).
Anyway I was up half the night, my Carhartts are in the dryer and I’m getting my first cup of coffee. When I’m warmed up again I’ll go back out and drop the tire pressure on the tractor to see if that helps and get at it again because it’s still coming down.
I can conclude that plowing with the SA is different than with the Cub and it will involve a learning curve.
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Re: Heavy snow in the forecast

Postby SamsFarm » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:56 pm

I have the 54a on the 68 cub, but not enough snow to bother here.

The local odot been by the house 3 times since it got dark salting and plowing 1/4 inch of snow! Wastful!
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Re: Heavy snow in the forecast

Postby tst » Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:00 pm

storm is nasty here, over 18", wind is very bad, you have very limited vision with the snow blowing hard and drifting big time,

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Re: Heavy snow in the forecast

Postby ajhbike » Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:17 am

What a PITA, 14", 50mph winds and then a nice coating of rain. Used the TO35 with the Ford plow and chains for some of it and the SC for the rest of it.

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Re: Heavy snow in the forecast

Postby Lt.Mike » Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:25 am

We got about a foot and enough rain to ice it up but not melt it or reduce its depth.
Walking out to feed and water the chickens is like walking up a mountain for my knees and has me catching my breath. My Jeep Commander has 4wd and tires that are up for the job so I’m the designated Uber in the house. Yesterday afternoon I was rolling along without drama but there was someone in a Toyota Camery who thought he could do the same behind me. I soon saw him in my mirror spinning off the road. He went with kind of a slow motion into a snow bank so I’m sure he was ok.
This morning I left with my daughter and part way to work her boss made the call to close for the day. :roll: So now my other that works for Hobby Lobby goes in in an hour (they wouldn’t close for a Hurricane) . It’s coffee for now then I’ll get her off to work. When I get back I think I’ll roll out Paula’s Cub for touch up work.
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Re: Heavy snow in the forecast

Postby Lt.Mike » Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:33 am

tst wrote:storm is nasty here, over 18", wind is very bad, you have very limited vision with the snow blowing hard and drifting big time,

Tim you have someone to clear this for you or at least help?
Don’t overdo .
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Re: Heavy snow in the forecast

Postby tst » Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:54 am

do it myself, over 2 ft now, still snowing

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Re: Heavy snow in the forecast

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:07 pm

Be careful, Tim.
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Re: Heavy snow in the forecast

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:34 pm

More snow coming on Sunday :roll:
Today was in the 40’s which felt nice and warm. I got the Lo-Boy clutch and TO bearing installed and the tractor is off the stands, it’s back together enough to roll. With 5-8” more snow in Sunday’s forecast I’m thinking tomorrow I should take advantage of the warmer temps and push the last storms snow mounds further back off the sides of the driveway.
The first day I had pushed it back pretty well but that storm lasted 3 days for us. Looking way ahead in the the weather channel app this is going to be repeated a couple more time over the next two weeks. I hope that’s just a cruel joke.
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Re: Heavy snow in the forecast

Postby tst » Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:45 pm

its winter, we are suppose to be hit again

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Re: Heavy snow in the forecast

Postby Dh2jr » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:29 am

Just spent 2 hours doing drive and mailbox about 7 inches nice and fluffy. 17 degrees and wind sucks but super a is a lot fast than shovel.
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Re: Heavy snow in the forecast

Postby ricky racer » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:00 pm

Let's see some pictures of how you guys are managing the snow!! :{_}: :{_}:
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Re: Heavy snow in the forecast

Postby Lt.Mike » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:05 pm

tst wrote:its winter, we are suppose to be hit again

It didn’t know that for the last few years.
In fact last year we had zero snow.
Just went to Home Depot for 4 long carriage bolts ($34 :roll:) and after a short break I’ll drag the extra set of rear weights out of the snow and wrestle them onto the tractor. Should be fun with my hernia.
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