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Plowing out.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by udy2554, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Jan 15, 2012 at 6:01 AM
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    udy2554

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    We finally got some winter the other day. It took a couple of hours of plowing on my 4-wheeler to clear my driveways.

    The plow machine is a '98 Polaris 425 Magnum with a 4' blade and a winch to raise and lower it.

    It's probably not the most efficient way to go, but I have fun doing it.

    Anyhow, before:

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    During:

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    Front driveway is clear:

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    Driveway to the barn:

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    The dogs need a clearing too:

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    My snow-plow:
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    Curious yet supportive, Bailey:

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    Parked till tomorrow, another 4" is coming:

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    and me!:D

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    What do you guys/gals plow?
     
  2. Jan 15, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    wow, you've got some pretty country up there, ..especially w/ the snow cover! :cool: we've had a big-time lack of snow down here thus far, ..but good to see it's snowing somewhere! :)

    i noticed in your pic w/ the driveway to the barn, you've got two conifers that are severely listing, ..snowloading or something else going on there?..
     
  3. Jan 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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    That's a Blue Spruce that had a double top on it. They both got broken/bent over in a wind/thunder storm this past summer. I'll look at them come spring to see if they will come back. If not I'll just cut them off. I have quite a few friends in the logging/tree industry. I'll ask questions before I do anything though.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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    i used to have a sportsman 500 (polaris) and plowed my driveways at the house and cabin. That was alot of fun, i miss that sold it and now i have to pay someone to plow my driveway. cools pics.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    udy2554

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    I bought mine used and have run it for the last 9 years with no problems except batteries every couple of years. Last winter it got a new stator and this spring a fuel pump. It needs a battery again, but there is enough to run the winch after pull starting it.

    I wouldn't give mine up except for another one jusst like it!
     
  6. Jan 15, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    i don’t plow ( don’t get anuff snow) but if we did i would prob use the rhino over the rancher. if i just did are drive way and maybe 1 other. if i have a full size truck maybe that and make money doing more driveways.

    i have been plowing before with my cousin thats near buffalo. i tagged along for fun.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    mntbiker2008

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    nice horses! Definitely a nice piece of property! My Aunt has 6 horses. (don't ask what they are I have no idea. lol) She rescued them and got them back to normal. really awesome animals!
     
  8. Jan 16, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    There are 4 horses, 1 of them is on a free-lease to a student at Alfred U. There are also 2 dogs, a 22lb. cat, and a chinchilla, but I don't have any pets.:D They are all belong to my wife and step-daughters. They just keep appearing.:notsure:

    It sure is an easy way to keep her, (them), happy!:)
     
  9. Jan 16, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    I've ridden with a couple of friends out plowing. I would have to have a dedicated plow truck though. I seems to beat the snot out of them even when taking it easy. Front ends and drive lines take a beating and are expensive fixes. Not something I can afford. (My Toy takes all my spare cash!:D)
     
  10. Jan 17, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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    Currently its a work in progress, but it will soon be a plow truck, its a 1967 Ford F250 High Boy, it will also be getting a lift gate and a good towing hitch and will be my hard working truck as well. It used to be a old towing truck so it actually has heavier rear springs and front springs too, only thing wrong with it is the old 390 had a bad knock so needs to be replaced, thats it!
     
  11. Jan 17, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    I don't plow mine because there is nowhere to put it. Sides of the drive get too tall and never really melt off. I use my 10 horse Husqvarna snowthrower. Not much it won't get through.
     
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    I wish we got enough snow down here to require plowing. Last time it snowed 12" the roads never got plowed because this town doesn't own any plows lol. They iced up pretty bad for a week or so.
     
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    yeah my cousin dose landscaping and plowing. he has like 4 trucks with plows. and a bob cat with a blower(i think it’s a blower but idk)
     
  14. Jan 18, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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  15. Jan 18, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    Plows? Where I come from we don't need stinking plows!
     
  16. Jan 18, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    Lucky you!:D
     
  17. Jan 18, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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    We don't do much plowing in Florida..:cool:

    I have plowed with my brother in law in Maryland though. He has a F-250 - he does commercial plowing, taking care of his landscape customers.

    I can't say that I would classify it as an enjoyable experience.
     
  18. Jan 18, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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    would be sweet with a 4.6 terminator motor.
     
  19. Jan 18, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    I'm more of a Chevy guy, but that is a sweet truck.:thumbsup: You may want to look into fuel iinjected 460. I had one in an '89 Centurion F250. All set up to tow, not plow. It was a great motor for me. With 35's and 4.10 gears, I was getting 13-15 mpg's with it, even with a C6...no OD!
     
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