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triton thrasher #636716 01/23/16 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by triton thrasher
Originally Posted by Lannis
I need a bigger tractor for sure - that Ferguson 35 could barely pull itself through the snow, no traction and no direction control, even using the differential brakes.



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When in doubt, blame the tools.


Well, if there was doubt, I might blame the tools.

But there's no doubt that a 32 drawbar horsepower tractor weighing 3000 pounds is not enough machine to muscle its way through 18 inches of snow ... I don't care who's operating it! :bigt

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Looks like a normal Vermont scene Steve. I'm sure you miss it !



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27" and still accumulating as of 3:30PM....

To paraphrase the movie Jaws: "we're gonna need a bigger tractor!" shocked

See you in March!

Steve


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Way too cold for this little black duck! I see snow every year, on the hills, in the distance. It did snow at my place last winter but didn't settle. Not surprising as I'm at sea level and near the water.

Stay warm and stay safe guys.

A quick question though. How does the snow plow driver get to work?


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Can I say a BIG thank you to ALL the lads that posted the photos.. :bigt

Its really great enjoying the sights, but it saddens my heart, thing is y'all hobbyists at photography, I DON'T mean that in a bad way, and they're fantastic pictures, each and every one of em. What I MEAN here is, where's our bb.com's PROFESSIONAL..?

Why is it we get loads of photos from him of tits and wheels, but anything else we get bugger all.. crazy

Just sayin' Wade man dude... laughing


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Kent Shaun #636767 01/24/16 7:32 am
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This storm will miss us up here by Lake Ontario..But earlier in the week it was business as usual..My wife on the 40 year old compact Diesel Kubota plowing our 350 foot driveway...

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“But I don't want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can't help that,” said the Cat: “we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.
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Originally Posted by Tasman

A quick question though. How does the snow plow driver get to work?


around here they show up for work before the snow hits and don't go home. sometimes they spend some time before the snow spreading salt.


i'm old enough to remember when patriotism meant not trying to overthrow the government.
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And most OHDOT snow removal trucks can sleep 6 in complete comfort......l





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and they do.

during the day they're each issued a shovel to lean on.


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No all municipal workers lean on shovels.. This is Tug Hill NY on the east end of Lake Ontario that gets brutal snow fall..
How it was done in 1939 with 1/3 the power of modern plow trucks

Tug Hill plowing


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“But I don't want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can't help that,” said the Cat: “we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.
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I'm still shoveling here in NC....seldom lean on it


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That's a lot of snow in the US; 2" of snow in the south east UK and it's chaos.

Some good footage on the BBC news last night of American snowboarders being towed by a Land Rover Defender.

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Originally Posted by Kent Shaun
Can I say a BIG thank you to ALL the lads that posted the photos.. :bigt

Its really great enjoying the sights, but it saddens my heart, thing is y'all hobbyists at photography, I DON'T mean that in a bad way, and they're fantastic pictures, each and every one of em. What I MEAN here is, where's our bb.com's PROFESSIONAL..?

Why is it we get loads of photos from him of tits and wheels, but anything else we get bugger all.. crazy

Just sayin' Wade man dude... laughing



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laughing :bigt clap Well done Wade man dude, it worked then... wink laughing

Keep em coming lad...


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Originally Posted by Hillbilly bike
No all municipal workers lean on shovels.. This is Tug Hill NY on the east end of Lake Ontario that gets brutal snow fall..
How it was done in 1939 with 1/3 the power of modern plow trucks

Tug Hill plowing


That's amazing. Took a brutal toll on the driver AND the equipment, I'm sure.

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Yesterday afternoon. Entrance to our building

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My Jeep in the middle today
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Roads all clear today as well
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Originally Posted by Lannis


That's amazing. Took a brutal toll on the driver AND the equipment, I'm sure.

Lannis


I bet it was and still is..... I've done road plowing and hate it...
When the roads are snow covered ,the snowmobiles race around and can really open em up...Vision distorting insane acceleration on 175 HP sleds. I'm no sled guy, but....
I was plowing the driveway last year and stopped at the end to admire nature. I hear something off in the distance and see the light reflecting off the power lines way down the road..It's swarm snowmobiles coming real fast...they blast with the Doppler effect in a shower of ice and snow well in excess of 100 MPH 5 feet in front me....The hair on my arms standing up...in a good way...


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“But I don't want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can't help that,” said the Cat: “we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.
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Now I'm homesick, again.

I'll tell you, snow was white gold for me. Especially in a lengthy 2-3 day storm.

$38.00 hr to plow, running someone else's truck. By the time your route was finished, you had to go right back to the beginning, and this cycle lasted as long a the storm did.

A hard working fella that could manage on an hour or two worth of "cat naps", and a few gallons of coffee could make 2-3 grand in a couple/few days.

The most fun was throwing ice spikes on the dirt bike or snow chains on the Trans Am (all four tires), and raise hell while everyone else was snowed in.

Yeah, I miss the Bronx. F'n, A!

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I woke up to this...beautiful!

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Since food is a big post item and I needed the calories for the day's events, a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich washed down with some French Roast coffee.

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Then it was a trip down the driveway where I park the cars during snow...way less to shovel.

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Getting there...

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Eventually the wife came out to help.

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And 4 hours later, as Shaun says, jobs a good 'un!

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The sun is shining and should melt whatever snow is left on the shoveled section of the driveway. I'm trying to convince myself to head out to the garage to get some things so I can put the BSA head back together.


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2.5-3 feet here, with some variations, less in wind blown spots (20-24"), more in the drifts (36-48"), and about 3.5-4 feet down at the end of the driveway, where the plows went past. We had the car and truck parked down along the street, in our yard. Spent the better part of the day blowing snow to get them out. Blew the neighbor's lower driveway out then- busted thru where the plows piled it up for them, then came back up and cleaned the upper sections up a bit- gotta get to my car o get tools if for no other reason. Lovely sunny day, but basically worked 7 or so hours getting dug out.

Right now my whole body hurts. Well everything except my mending collar bone!
Gonna break the car loose in the morniing then kick it for a while before heading to work
Pix to follow.


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Originally Posted by JD
I woke up to this...beautiful!


And 4 hours later, as Shaun says, jobs a good 'un!

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If Fay and I had tried to do that with a pair of snow shovels, there would be two dead old people lying there on the snow with snow shovels under them. Cause of death - Massive myocardial infarction on top of a stroke after an aneurysm resulting from hypothermia, overexertion and really heavy breathing and sweating .... crazy

Ah, youth, I remember it well. But now I realize that the time I spent working so that one day I could spend my retirement money on tractors and snowblowers was NOT in fact wasted .... laughing

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I took the easy way out...

This is at the end of my street.
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HA.Zombie, knock it off ok pal? laughing

Well this will no doubt go down in history, as the day winter 2016 came to the East Coast.
All of Winter.
Everything.
All at once.
In one weekend.

In the name of "not trying to do it all at once" I actually went outside Friday afternoon, fired the snow blower up, and made a gallant couple runs....

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I started out with gusto and all the earnest "CAN DO" enthusiasm I could muster... :bigt
Which fizzled out pretty quickly. crazy help

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Tho I did clear a path to the street. FWIW. While out there I heard a plaintive crying. At first I thought it was the wind howling thru my beanie... Looking about, I quickly saw it was my kids, my babes, my girls- crying, out there in the cold... I pleaded with Cynthia, appealing to her kind, gentle,loving spirit. I gave her my best "When they're cold, you're cold. Bring them in." spiel,
replete with bigeye & boo boo lip.
But she wasn't having it. mad

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it was sad. VERY. Sad. frown

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Next morning -yesterday- was glorious. Had some coffee & cereal, got dressed and ran back out there! The wind had fallen off, and the day held the promise of... freedom. BUT me laddios, we ALL know "freedom ain't free", nosireebob! Freedom comes at a cost! And we all know that to free oneself from the grips of Old Man Winter, One most steel one's nerves and prepare for the ultimate sacrifice. Well, OK maybe not the ULTIMATE sacrifice... but the PENultimate sacrfice for sure. Nobody here was going to be free without at least several hours of hard labor!
But FIRST: some pix were in order.

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:sigh

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Wow, Tom Bro dude like WOW man.. shocked

Just showed the Lovely Janette, now remember here dude, we're sitting in a nice warm house with the heating on, and she's just got her coat on, cos of these photos... laughing

Has that mighty river frozen up yet..?


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Wow, great pics! We didn't get hit as hard as you did. Our vehicles are cleared, our road is cleared out out to the public road, and the roads are passable.

And the electricity didn't go out, it's a miracle! We've been "in" since Wednesday night, and are planning to go out this afternoon; this ol' lady I'm married to
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turns 62 next month and we need to see our financial guy to decide if/when/how much Social Security to draw .... maybe I can finally be that "Kept Man" I've always dreamed of being ....

Lannis


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