Plowing snow today.

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  1. hunter63

    hunter63 Well-Known Member

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    Was out plowing snow today. Only the second snowfall this winter.
    What do y'all use to move yours.

    City house, snow blower, 4-wheeler w/ blade if over 10".
    "The Place" hobby homestead, tractor w/ back blade/bucket.
    Thinking about blade for the truck.
     
  2. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have a tractor and loader I can use, but for the last two years I've depended entirely on God and the rain to take it away. It's still working.
     

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    tinknal Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I just bought a Ford 9N with a back blade and a loader and we still haven't gotten enough snow to use it!
     
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    My new silverado crew dually came with snowblade hooks. I went down to the john deere dealer and bought a blade. My old fergie just spins the tires.
     
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  7. tallpaul

    tallpaul Well-Known Member

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    I have used a skid loader for years... the last three is my heated airconditiond cab bobcat s185... with the radio ;) it makes short work of my drive and the neighbors.... I also use a little toro two cycle snowblower if Its a smaller snow and I don't want to fire up the bobcat... I used to have a 10 ft blade for my mitzibusi cab over diesel I still may haveit buried at a buddies place... That unit plowed some serious snow :D
     
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    1978 Chevy 4x4 (350 V-8) with a Western plow.

    Haven't had to use it this year!!!!
     
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    1957 Case 300 tractor with a 8' snow bucket and 3 pt blade.
     
  10. hunter63

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    This has only been the second time for us in the SE Wi area, some freezing rain Sat, then about 6" only today.
    Didn't drag out the 4 wheeler for that.
     
  11. highlands

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    Today was only the second time I've plowed this year. Not much snow. The issue was we had gotten ice last week and then a few inches of snow on it these last few days so it was too slick for the whey delivery truck this morning to make it up to the tank. I suspect this is going to be a year that saves homeowners plowing money but is hard for the guys who normally make a living in the winter doing plowing and sanding.

    JD4700 7' bucket
     
  12. Old Vet

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    I don't even have a snow shovel. I just let mother nature take care of what snow I get.

    I also have a blade for the back end of my tractor but that is used for moving dirt.
     
  13. Clifford

    Clifford Love it, or leave it...

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    Totota 4runner with a Western plow on it.

    Also have a 4 wheeler with a plow, and a back blade on my Allis WD, but usually use the truck with the blade on it.
     
  14. DaleK

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    JD 6400 (open) with an 8' bucket. I do our yard (have to do enough for an 18-wheeler to turn in the yard to pick up milk plus to all the barns), tenants driveway across the road, then a mile down the road to my parents place.
     
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    botebum Up the Creek

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    Ummm... We hook up the boat and go fishin' and feel bad for ya?

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    Deutz-Allis 20hp garden tractor with a 4' blade. Loaded tires, chains, and 200-500 pounds of weight help the cause. I used it last week we got 6". haha I just wanted to use it, a broom would have been just as easy. Normally it snows 6-8" every day here in the winter, today was 51 degrees.
     
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    light snow, nh skidsteer with a 7 foot bucket. deep drifting snow , double auger mckee on a cab 6710 ford. slush or freezing rain have a toothed scarifier or the discs (gonna have to put new scarifier edge on if this keeps up!)
     
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  20. MelissaW

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    8N with a back blade. Poor hubby, there hasn't been enough to plow yet this year! Usually he's having such a good time out there, he goes down the road and does all the neighbors driveways too (and our driveways are all about 300 feet long!). It's snowing now, so there IS hope! :)