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    Well finally got to use the blower twice in one week. Second year ownership. Worked like a charm. After ,I sat down to lunch and I was proud that my choice worked so well. Until my wonderful wife pointed out, the cost of the blower, plus the quick hitch, plus the spout actuator divided by 2 = the cost per use. Ah, this new math! I asked her what a clean drive is worth? Then told her it would pay for it self in the long run. She mumbled something about, yes, if I live for the next 400 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jep View Post
    Well finally got to use the blower twice in one week. Second year ownership. Worked like a charm. After ,I sat down to lunch and I was proud that my choice worked so well. Until my wonderful wife pointed out, the cost of the blower, plus the quick hitch, plus the spout actuator divided by 2 = the cost per use. Ah, this new math! I asked her what a clean drive is worth? Then told her it would pay for it self in the long run. She mumbled something about, yes, if I live for the next 400 years.
    lol
    I always quote my favorite Al Bundy line in that situation...
    "Women. Can't live with them.........the end."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jep View Post
    Well finally got to use the blower twice in one week. Second year ownership. Worked like a charm. After ,I sat down to lunch and I was proud that my choice worked so well. Until my wonderful wife pointed out, the cost of the blower, plus the quick hitch, plus the spout actuator divided by 2 = the cost per use. Ah, this new math! I asked her what a clean drive is worth? Then told her it would pay for it self in the long run. She mumbled something about, yes, if I live for the next 400 years.
    Your wife may have a point. From what I can see in your picture, you probably could have saved a pile (money) with a front snow blade. And you would not have blinding snow blowing in you face either. But this comes from a guy that had a 350 foot driveway that was 12 feet wide. I think pushing & plowing your way through two feet of fresh powder is so much more fun than blowing it. I used my 855 tractor for the job. I don't see much snow anymore. We moved from NY to SC three years ago. A single inch of powder down here is considered a catastrophic event!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jep View Post
    Well finally got to use the blower twice in one week. Second year ownership. Worked like a charm. After ,I sat down to lunch and I was proud that my choice worked so well. Until my wonderful wife pointed out, the cost of the blower, plus the quick hitch, plus the spout actuator divided by 2 = the cost per use. Ah, this new math! I asked her what a clean drive is worth? Then told her it would pay for it self in the long run. She mumbled something about, yes, if I live for the next 400 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jep View Post
    Well finally got to use the blower twice in one week. Second year ownership. Worked like a charm. After ,I sat down to lunch and I was proud that my choice worked so well. Until my wonderful wife pointed out, the cost of the blower, plus the quick hitch, plus the spout actuator divided by 2 = the cost per use. Ah, this new math! I asked her what a clean drive is worth? Then told her it would pay for it self in the long run. She mumbled something about, yes, if I live for the next 400 years.
    But tell her thanks for taking the picture and that we all here on GTT like pictures.
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    Jep,
    Just think, every time you use it, the cost per usage goes down.


    Kind of like women's shoes. That's if they only have one pair.
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    Put a shovel in her hand and she if she thinks the price was worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue87fj60 View Post
    lol
    I always quote my favorite Al Bundy line in that situation...
    "Women. Can't live with them.........the end."
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    Hold your ground Jep, we're behind ya. ..........
    Quote Originally Posted by ilmo View Post
    But tell her thanks for taking the picture and that we all here on GTT like pictures.
    Quote Originally Posted by flyweight View Post
    Jep,
    Just think, every time you use it, the cost per usage goes down.


    Kind of like women's shoes. That's if they only have one pair.
    Quote Originally Posted by TJR345 View Post
    Put a shovel in her hand and she if she thinks the price was worth it.
    You guys are tough...but honest. That's why I like all of you.
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    Newer Math

    When cornered into one of these "cost of ownership" discussions, I always remind my adversary (spouse) that the annual cost is only what the equipment depreciates each year. Then I use my first tractor as an example: Bought it for $1800, sold it for $900 after 29 years of use. Cost is $28 per year. If we're being picky, you have to include fuel, oil, filters, and any repairs in the costs. Tractors hold their value. Depreciation the first couple of years on a new one is a little steeper, but the later years are better. [Hint: Don't use your new tractor as the example.]

    Another perspective: Some of my retirement savings is in my IRA's, some in my house, and some in my tractor. All will be liquidated at some point to address my changing needs in old age. The tractor's ROI might not be as high as the others in the long run, but some years it has actually outperformed the others. And the tractor is much more fun than the house or an IRA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jep View Post
    Well finally got to use the blower twice in one week. Second year ownership. Worked like a charm. After ,I sat down to lunch and I was proud that my choice worked so well. Until my wonderful wife pointed out, the cost of the blower, plus the quick hitch, plus the spout actuator divided by 2 = the cost per use. Ah, this new math! I asked her what a clean drive is worth? Then told her it would pay for it self in the long run. She mumbled something about, yes, if I live for the next 400 years.
    That's because they are not the ones out in the cold working a shovel.

    Buy a hard cab with a heater and really give her something to complain about. Hay you might be able too get a soft cab out of it. LOL
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