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Ran when parked.

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TheOldHokie

02-13-2014 07:38:04
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If you think this is fun you are either a dog or a young person ;-)

It took about 1.5 hours to get to here from the shop. Probably another 3 to get to the bottom of the lane IF I don't get stuck too many times. I mean it this time - I am DEFINITELY going to buy a plow for the truck this summer.....

TOH



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Colin King

02-14-2014 15:59:16
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to TheOldHokie, 02-13-2014 07:38:04  
You can't move that much snow with a lawn tractor! :-)

Colin, MN



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flembo

02-14-2014 06:20:15
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to TheOldHokie, 02-13-2014 07:38:04  
Ice under the snow is my problem I have used more sand this year than ever.I have standard chains with cross links every other link and any other year they have been fine. I have a set of Canadian chains but I hate to use them for the rough ride but there going on tomorrow.This will be on my 2n with wagner loader and plow loaded tires and 300 lb rear weight.



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NNP

02-14-2014 03:32:41
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to TheOldHokie, 02-13-2014 07:38:04  

TheOldHokie said: (quoted from post at 08:38:04 02/13/14) If you think this is fun you are either a dog or a young person ;-)

It took about 1.5 hours to get to here from the shop. Probably another 3 to get to the bottom of the lane IF I don't get stuck too many times. I mean it this time - I am DEFINITELY going to buy a plow for the truck this summer.....

TOH


even my snow loving little Pug has about given up this winter.

holds up one foot after another and heads for the house if I even glance that way.

While my heavily weighted, chained, front and rear blade equipped NAA usually will get the job done,

sometimes the loader Kubota has to come out.

takes longer, but it will manage any depth and never gets stuck - 4wd.

at camp, with terrain like yours, a 4-wheeler with plow has to do. A regular tractor would slide off the hills or be a runaway.

You have the right idea. Been snowbound my whole life and nothing beats a plow truck......warmer too
This post was edited by NNP at 03:34:17 02/14/14.

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oldtanker

02-13-2014 18:42:18
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to TheOldHokie, 02-13-2014 07:38:04  
I don't even think about using a loader and mine's a TLB with shuttle shift and a 1 1/4 yard bucket. It would take forever. My drive is about 1/8 of a mile, my friends is about the same. My MIL's is about 175 yards through the woods. BIL's is about 30 yards but wide. Wife's uncle's drive is about 200 yards and on the lake. If you leave ridges there it blows in fast. When I plowed with a truck it was quick but here where we get snow from November into March you have to plan on where you are going to stack it.

Having operated both 2 wheel drive and MFW I can honestly say the MFW's are the way to go if you can afford it. Shuttle would be great and a heated cab the icing on the cake.
I like my 8Ns but I'd get rid of them in a heart beat for a 2000 or a compact utility with FWA of the same physical size.

I'm stuck on the big blower though. A 8' in a pass and no worries about where to stack the snow it's really the way to go if you have a lot of dry snow to move and can expect more before it melts.

Rick

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L.B,

02-13-2014 14:25:53
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to TheOldHokie, 02-13-2014 07:38:04  
Hey OH aint you got a chart? graphs? or some type of laboratory study that you can pull out and post on how to properly remove a skiff of snow with a china-ese toy tractor. What would you do if you got a real snow storm? I moved a lot more snow with a stick and a spoon then what you are stuck in.I moved 2ft snow with 4ft drifts with a 8N and Wagner loader just last week without chains just sea H2O in the rear tires. If you want a free lesson I would be glad to help you learn the way to remove snow,just let me know. L.B, Master of the Obvious

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Dean

02-13-2014 18:21:22
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to L.B,, 02-13-2014 14:25:53  
Among others, I have a heavily weighted 55 860, a weighted 64 4000 SOS, a weighted 58 961-5 with FEL and a couple of late model Sherman combination equipped 8Ns, all of which I have used to move snow at one time or another.

I also have a 20 (engine) HP Kubota B1750HST FWA with front and rear chains (no ballast).

When it is time to plow snow, the little Kubota will put any of the vintage Fords to shame.

Dean

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L. B,

02-14-2014 01:06:11
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to Dean, 02-13-2014 18:21:22  
Seat time is good time no matter what flavor you like,enjoy.



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TheOldHokie

02-13-2014 15:23:52
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to L.B,, 02-13-2014 14:25:53  

L.B, said: (quoted from post at 18:25:53 02/13/14) Hey OH aint you got a chart? graphs? or some type of laboratory study that you can pull out and post on how to properly remove a skiff of snow with a china-ese toy tractor. What would you do if you got a real snow storm? I moved a lot more snow with a stick and a spoon then what you are stuck in.I moved 2ft snow with 4ft drifts with a 8N and Wagner loader just last week without chains just sea H2O in the rear tires. If you want a free lesson I would be glad to help you learn the way to remove snow,just let me know. L.B, Master of the Obvious


I have plowed this hill for 25+ years and and you have ZERO clue what the terrain looks like beyond what little you see in that picture. If you decide to come up and help be sure to bring a shovel, a winch and something to hook it to when you get the 8N stuck because you will get it stuck - repeatedly. The little JAPANESE tractor with 4WD and loader was purchased specifically for these heavier snows because my 9N equipped with heavy field chains and filled tires spent more time on the end of a come-a-long than it did moving snow. Been there and tried that - it doesn't work worth a dam. Now the N only comes out when the snow is a foot or less and can be easily plowed to the side in a single 1/4 mile long pass :idea:
TOH

PS> The JAPANESE tractor is not stuck - it's parked while I was inside eating leftover pizza for breakfast :roll:
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L.B,

02-13-2014 16:17:07
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to TheOldHokie, 02-13-2014 15:23:52  
Hot coffee and cold pizza, one of my favorites. I would like to see your driveway, how about some photos. L.B,



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TheOldHokie

02-14-2014 05:40:52
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to L.B,, 02-13-2014 16:17:07  
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Here is my oldest tractor - the 1941 9N the day I took delivery 11/31/87. Picture is taken on the the first "landing" on the lane, one of only two level spots. You can see the old wagon road that was the basis for the lane continuing back into the woods. The section headed up and to the right is a newly cut road that I added. It goes through the stone fence line that borders the old road and about 400 feet up to where the house now sits. I was really excited to get the tractor that day and that dusting on the ground was the first snow plowing job on the lane. The 9N did a masterful job ;-)



Here is a spot about 300 feet further down that is particularly tight with the old stone wall abutting the edge of the pavement on both sides. The cab on the delivery truck is sitting on the second level spot which is the turnout to my neighbors parking pad and is just about the same size as the cab. The truck driver was more than a little skilled at backing the truck but he needed considerable help from the building crew with the big 4WD forklift ;-) Most drivers would have taken one look and dropped the load on the county road.

When that area is full of snow you dig it out and haul it bucket by bucket several hundred feet backwards up the hill to dump it. Start an N nose first into there you had better make it all the way through - you will not back out......



Once past the entrance to my neighbors parking area it's another relatively mild 500 feet down to the county road. The original wagon road was cut across the face of the hill to make it easier on the horses and was widened with a crawler. The road bed is cambered to the downhill side for drainage and there is a very steep uphill bank on one side and and equally steep drop off on the right. When plowing that section if you put either tractor wheel over the right edge in 2' of snow you are not coming back up onto the road without a winch. Put up too much of a fight trying and you will wind up further down the hill sitting on the rocks in the woods. Now you will be needing the services of a small wrecker. I even know what the local Sunoco charges for that winch out ;-)

I have run lots of equipment around this hillside and I have developed a hefty respect for Old Man Gravity and heightened awareness of the limitations of even the best machinery. Put just a little drizzle on the ground and if you are not careful even this high dollar Case hoe will become a 10 ton bob sled headed for the tree line.



I have considered getting a bigger "vintage" 2WD loader tractor - something like an IH 766 with 32 inch rubber. They periodically show up around here for reasonable prices but other than a heavy snow every 4-5 years I have no use for something that big. I really should be looking for a a good size blower for the Kubby or even better a bigger HST Kubby with taller rubber and a bigger bucket ;-)

TOH

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L.B,

02-14-2014 12:12:09
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to TheOldHokie, 02-14-2014 05:40:52  
OK, One coming up that drive would expect to find a ginger bread house or a troll under a bridge. Looks very much like a Grimm's Fairy Tale path to a witches house. I like it, with the gray overcast and black ink trees. The blower is the way to go on that if it were me. How about a V-plow and watch the snow fly? lol



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TheOldHokie

02-14-2014 13:58:28
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to L.B,, 02-14-2014 12:12:09  
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I refused to agree to Victorian ginger bread trim on the gables and porch but I can assure you TOOH wanted it ;-)
A blower is clearly the least expensive solution but it's such a GOOD excuse for a newer and bigger tractor.

TOH



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jon

02-13-2014 11:58:16
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to TheOldHokie, 02-13-2014 07:38:04  
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Mine has been having the time of her life!



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howdy1960

02-13-2014 09:51:16
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to TheOldHokie, 02-13-2014 07:38:04  
you need a BIGger tractor LOL
wouldn't a set of car/truck chains fit that?



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TheOldHokie

02-13-2014 11:29:51
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to howdy1960, 02-13-2014 09:51:16  

howdy1960 said: (quoted from post at 13:51:16 02/13/14) you need a BIGger tractor LOL

wouldn't a set of car/truck chains fit that?


I have bigger but without a loader it is helpless when it gets this deep. I also have chains but traction was fine so I didn't bother. In fact I didn't even get stuck once - just no room for all of the snow. Wound up getting it done a little faster than I figured - only two hours to punch out the lane and do my neighbors drive - his tractor wouldn't start ;-)

TOH
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howdy1960

02-13-2014 22:13:53
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to TheOldHokie, 02-13-2014 11:29:51  
I fully agree with use of bucket. I've been having a ball making windbreaks in pasture for horses as well as move a couple large snow piles from yard to wooded area of property.
I only said bigger tractor as that looked like a LOT of snow and I'm in upstate NY. We're close to the 10' so far for season mark. Got about 5-6" in driveway in last 6 hours



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soundguy

02-13-2014 09:46:41
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to TheOldHokie, 02-13-2014 07:38:04  
looks like you could go into business if you had some colored flavored syrups and lil paper cones!



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Dean

02-13-2014 09:33:16
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to TheOldHokie, 02-13-2014 07:38:04  
It's gotta be global warming, Dan.

Seriously, you will have an effective snow removal tool if you put a set of chains on both ends of that Kubota and get a front blade or even a back blade.

Dean



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HCooke

02-13-2014 08:37:23
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to TheOldHokie, 02-13-2014 07:38:04  
I have a young dog and even he knows that is not fun.



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oldtanker

02-13-2014 08:10:30
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to TheOldHokie, 02-13-2014 07:38:04  
Heck in the time it takes you to do that I can do my drive (long farm one) my neighbors (also long farm one) drive 5 miles hit the wife's uncles place, go another mile and do the MIL's place a 1/4 do BIL's place drive back home and have a cup of coffee!



Rick



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ASEguy

02-14-2014 03:31:38
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to oldtanker, 02-13-2014 08:10:30  
That tractor looks like a tank pushing something that could eat small trees for breakfast. If you don't mind me asking what do you have there?



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oldtanker

02-14-2014 03:44:19
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to ASEguy, 02-14-2014 03:31:38  
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ASE if you are referring to mine it's a 1206 IH Farmall with an aftermarket cab and an 8' blower. About 110 PTO HP.

Rick



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TheOldHokie

02-13-2014 11:24:13
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to oldtanker, 02-13-2014 08:10:30  

oldtanker said: (quoted from post at 12:10:30 02/13/14) Heck in the time it takes you to do that I can do my drive (long farm one) my neighbors (also long farm one) drive 5 miles hit the wife's uncles place, go another mile and do the MIL's place a 1/4 do BIL's place drive back home and have a cup of coffee!



Rick


Actually a blower is exactly what I need. The problem is the lane is about a quarter mile long and quite steep. It is also a scant 8' wide and bordered with a stone wall and hillside on much of one side so there is very little room to plow snow to the side. When it gets this deep I spend a lot of the time just hauling and piling snow up with the loader........

TOH
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oldtanker

02-13-2014 14:45:09
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Notjustair

02-13-2014 07:42:44
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 Re: Ran when parked. in reply to TheOldHokie, 02-13-2014 07:38:04  
Every winter I make a list of everything I will have done by next winter. By harvest time I have forgotten it or decided that it wasn't nearly as bad as I remember it being. At least I'm saving myself some money.



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