Looks like you have removed the bucket level rod. Smart move! :thumbup1gif:It's getting close to seeing snow again here. I added a cab radio this past summer and the rotating amber beacon. It has a great flash to it. I'm sure glad I have a heater now. :good2:
Yes, it does demand attention if you get close in somewhere. It's just under 15 feet long. Fortunately, I mostly have long straight driveways to keep clear at my place and a couple of neighbors. The rear blade is used to back blade, otherwise it digs in, unless it can skip on an ice base. I reset the blower skids high for gravel. The snow needs to be around 6" before I'll use my blower over gravel. If you just use a blade and you get a lot of snow, your driveway will come in on you over time. The nice thing about a snow blower is, if you keep up with the snow, you can throw it well away from your driveway. If you let the edges freeze you'll have problems trying to move it.How long are you from front of blower to end of blade.....close to 20 feet?
Gotta be cautious making turns. No?
I could just see myself swinging into something.:laugh:
I've been thinking of getting that rubber edge for my blade. How much are they? Will it fit other blades? How do you like yours? Thanks for your advice.I have same set up......ahhh minus glass cab, (original cab), heater...none, radio.....headphones, but do have yellow beacon:hide:
Added rubber cutting edge to backblade to protect asphalt
Barry, I am working on two different LED lights which will illuminate the area inside of the fuel fill neck and so you will be able to see down into the fuel tank when the cap is removed during the daylight hours or at night. This will make adding fuel much easier and will be a big improvement.I've been thinking of getting that rubber edge for my blade. How much are they? Will it fit other blades? How do you like yours? Thanks for your advice.
I've sloped diesel too and thought I had something a miss afterwords. Since I've gotten the Mauser cab on my 1026R it does present a problem filling the tank without over flowing it. I did find a nice flexible funnel with screw on caps at both ends at my local Bobcat dealer. It works real well for me. I put it in the filler neck and then just start pouring. The sound changes as it gets to the top and the tank is filled without overfill. You are nicely lit for night operations. Stay warmBarry, I am working on two different LED lights which will illuminate the area inside of the fuel fill neck and so you will be able to see down into the fuel tank when the cap is removed during the daylight hours or at night. This will make adding fuel much easier and will be a big improvement.
As you know, right now its hard to see down into the tank and I like to fill it right to the bottom of the filler neck but not overfill and over flow. These new lights will really illuminate this. I will make sure to post a thread on this improvement as all tractors with the cabs will benefit from this enhancement.
I have to share a story with you that you will get a kick out of since we have similar set ups......First, I was trying a new fuel jug today for filling and the filler spout / neck is just way too long. I need to cut it in half to make it feasible. My right shoulder has been really bothering me and In the meantime, I slopped some fuel around the cap and I have never done this before. I pulled the tractor into the garage as I was working on dropping the Fel and adding the front blade, the quick hitch and other accessories.
I got the loader off and on dollies to store. I got the front quick hitch on the tractor. As usual, the blue hydraulic line gave me some trouble, it often is a "challenge" based upon it's location with the cab on. When I backed the tractor out to load the rear carry all with the snow melt, etc. I noticed oil on the floor under the rear of the tractor. Wonderful I thought, it's likely something leaking out of the rear or 3 point or hydro filter, something.
I got a light crawled under the tractor and looked and couldn't tell what it was from. I loaded the snow blower on the rear carry all and to do that, I lower it on the pavement. So, I go to back the tractor into the garage and I hear this horrible scraping ' grinding sound. Oh great, I am thinking, something is "F"ed up right when I need it.
Turns out I forgot to raise the rear platform and since I was exhausted and wearing my ear protectors, it was the metal base of the platform dragging on the driveway. No wonder it sounded so bad.....:laugh::lol: Pull lever towards rear of tractor and problem resolved.
Turns out the fluid was the diesel fuel running off the rear tire from when I slopped it in the fuel fill area. It explains why it was appearing to have dripped on the floor, which left some "splash" marks, now it all makes sense. :banghead::flag_of_truce:Times like these it's best to stop and take a brake to a
So while I was wondering what the issues were, it was operator issues entirely. Entire process was great for the entire seasonal switchover to the snow gear......and no real problems. I spent more time power washing everything as I was taking it off the tractor and then drying it and greasing all the implements or spraying them with metal lubricant and Protection before covering for the winter:laugh:.
Have a good one and I am looking forward to seeing your snow clearing photos and even videos......