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Driveway is Open again! Tractor did it's job! Pict
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Willy-N    Posted 01-09-2005 at 12:11:22       [Reply]  [No Email]

Well it took a while but I got it open again! The county came thru with a Plow Truck and a Grader with a big V-Plow on the front and opened the road up again for us. Now I can go for a drive and see the mess on the road sides!! Mark H.

Al /Mi    Posted 01-09-2005 at 15:35:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
We don't want that snow over here Mark .
Here's a thought for you that you have probably already thought of.
Buy a pickup with a plow on then take the plow off. fix up the pickup a little and sell it for about what you paid for it and put the plow on the M37

Willy-N    Posted 01-09-2005 at 15:40:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Saw a bunch of used ones on EBay cheap but the shipping made them to much. A truck here during the winter with a blade is not cheap right now. Mark H.

Bob Mi    Posted 01-09-2005 at 14:38:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where is the driver??

Willy-N    Posted 01-09-2005 at 14:44:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Someone needs to take the pictures. Should have got the wife out there to catch me in action with snow flying off the chains all over me! Mark H.

toolman    Posted 01-09-2005 at 12:22:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
you gotta get a better snow removabale equipement , if you keep gettin winters like this one, that back blade is way to much smarter not harder as you get older lol.

Willy-N    Posted 01-09-2005 at 12:32:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think I will pick up that front end loader this year for the Massey. Sure would have been nice this morning. Mark H.

Hal/WA    Posted 01-09-2005 at 18:33:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use the front bucket and rear blade at the same time. The bucket picks up a bunch of snow and pushes a bunch more and the back blade collects what gets past into a windrow, which is what I pick up with the bucket the next pass.

You have a lot more snow than we got in this storm. We have about 10 inches or so. I think the amount you are dealing with would be a real challenge with just the back blade. The other thing a loader allows you to do is pile the snow up when you run out of room to just push it. Some years I have had 8 foot tall snow piles. I plowed about an hour yesterday and we only got about an additional inch overnight.

It looks like you have real great chains. I would think that the huge rear tires with those chains should give you pretty good floatation and traction, but be careful! It's still possible to get them stuck enough that you have to dig with a shovel to get them out. No need to explain how I know.....

Good luck in finding a loader. There are good ones out there. I would suggest getting one as heavy as you can find. Will the Massey hydraulic system handle a loader, or will you need an auxiliary pump? You will wonder how you ever got along without a loader once you have had one a while. I use mine almost every time I use the tractors.

Hope it doesn't blow too much. Our snow is very powdery and will really drift in the open areas if it gets windy again. Stay warm!

toolman    Posted 01-09-2005 at 12:41:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
it,s a strange year our average snowfall here 29.5 ft. , we don,t have hardly any this year, you have more snow there in that one drift than i have in my driveway, yup a loader on your tractor would be good might have to add some heavier cross links to your chains, mine are pretty heavy duty and it plows like a little cat, i can push along ways and with the back blade working them both makes clean up pretty easy.i use the snowblade on the truck mostly now though but when i have to get into places that you can,t just push i get the tractor with the loader out.i got a snowblower for doin the sidewalks, now just to get a roof over the back deck and fron,t steps and teach the wife how to plow,i,ll have it made lol.

Willy-N    Posted 01-09-2005 at 12:50:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those 18.4 X 16 rear tires are full and weight around 1,600 lbs for traction. I have 200 lbs on the front end but it will still slide with the wide front tires. The Differential Lock helps to make both tires spins to push better. Power Steering is great. Lock one tire and spin it around on one rear wheel to go the other way. Mark H.

toolman    Posted 01-09-2005 at 13:04:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
mine are loaded too , you won,t need any weight on the front once you get the loader on. i beef up my cross chains because if they fall between the ribs on the tires they aren,t as effective, i snap a bunch every winter, you,ll be amazed at how much more work you,ll be able to do with that tractor, you,ll really notice it when you clean the barn alot easier to push that manure than pull it.

Willy-N    Posted 01-09-2005 at 14:23:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do need to add links to them. When I bought them they shipped me to long of ones and I had to cut off 2 ft on each chain. I should have made them send me the right one for the 250.00 I paid but winter did not allow the time to re/ship. Mark H.

Jeez Mark    Posted 01-09-2005 at 12:18:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
You get some kinda nasty winter. I did not move back to Minnesota and/or Wisconsin for that very reason. Keep chugging away.

- Peanut

Willy-N    Posted 01-09-2005 at 12:33:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our winters keep the city folks from moving in around us. It will be over in a few more months. Mark H.

mark    Posted 01-09-2005 at 12:18:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
You need to get an Erskine blower instead of
a plow ..... and while your at it a few more of
those background critters but in a LARGER
model. I can help you out with the critters but
I'm looking for my own blower since I just got a
tractor with 3 pt.

Willy-N    Posted 01-09-2005 at 12:30:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats the small barn near the house. 2 more horses at the other big one and 18 cows to feed! Mark H.

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