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So, there was Noah's Ark for the big bad floods back a few years, but the termite couple they let on board did away with that. Today, the frantic newscasters here in the northeast US are making it sound like we need a visit from Noah's Blower.

Long story short, we'll be closed/unable to ship for the next day or two due to an unusually heavy dusting of snow passing through the area. We're dead snack in the middle of this map and expecting a couple of feet in a short period of time. Yay.
 

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Long story short, we'll be closed/unable to ship for the next day or two due to an unusually heavy dusting of snow passing through the area. We're dead snack in the middle of this map and expecting a couple of feet in a short period of time. Yay.
Yay is right! A perfect time for you to work on those new "snow removal enhancement devices" in the development pipe!!! Blower impeller flaps, Clear plastic 54" plow tops with indestructable LED lights right behind the plastic, ballast box mounted warming oven/microwave (There's really no place to properly cook a can of hash on a 1026 exhaust manifold!)...

Have a great time and enjoy the time "off", my new rubber edge can wait.:laugh:
 

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So, there was Noah's Ark for the big bad floods back a few years, but the termite couple they let on board did away with that. Today, the frantic newscasters here in the northeast US are making it sound like we need a visit from Noah's Blower.

Long story short, we'll be closed/unable to ship for the next day or two due to an unusually heavy dusting of snow passing through the area. We're dead snack in the middle of this map and expecting a couple of feet in a short period of time. Yay.
Looks like it's time for a new Artillian snow removal video. :laugh:
 

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Looks like it's time for a new Artillian snow removal video. :laugh:
Sounds like a good idea, but we'll see. It's pretty nasty with 40mph winds blowing sideways.

In these kids of storms, I prefer to stay on top of it in chunks. It's more grueling to be out there in the soup every few hours but it's much easier to move the snow in 8-10" layers than one big dose at the end. So, I got up and dragged my butt our there at 6am in the dark for the first pass today.

I'm SO glad to be using the plow instead of the blower these days. Using a blower in this blizzard would be absolutely pointless. As it was, at some points, I was plowing by "feel" because the snow blowing directly in my face made it impossible to see anything past the steering wheel, even with full floodlights ablaze.

I'm also so very glad to have the rubber extension wings on the plow because the light fluffy snow drifts were so deep I couldn't even see the blade up against walls and trees. With the flexible wings, I didn't worry about rubbing up against things, just let the wings tell me where I was. Smooth as silk!

So here's the latest map. Now the center of the storm is parked right on top of us. Zoinks!
 

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In a storm like you are experiencing staying on top of it like you are is wise - although being out in the wind and drifting snow ain't no fun!

I'm in the other camp now being I don't have to go anywhere - I wait until it's done which is sometimes a few days with snow spitting off the lake. Doesn't matter as I could stay hunkered down here for weeks if need be.
 

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Dang.
Yeah it seems that it moved quickly and formed farther north offshore from us and is now hammering you folks.
We have about 5" is all so far and dont think we might see more than another inch or so.
 

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In a storm like you are experiencing staying on top of it like you are is wise - although being out in the wind and drifting snow ain't no fun!

I'm in the other camp now being I don't have to go anywhere - I wait until it's done which is sometimes a few days with snow spitting off the lake. Doesn't matter as I could stay hunkered down here for weeks if need be.
Ok ok, you caught me. The other reason is so our dogs won't disappear into the abyss when they go out :laugh:
 

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Very cool!

I guess you've taken a page from Gizmo's book on life and are currently on break! :lol:

That said, I do miss the snow of the north, where people know how to handle it. Any sizable about down here and things turn into pure chaos.
 

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Looks like it's time for a new Artillian snow removal video. :laugh:
Ask and you *might* receive.

Hopefully this video is a little more interesting than another first person perspective one. There was much more footage that was cropped out to keep it short.

We also discovered a new use for the plow today - cleaning off the front staircase. But that's another video for another time..

 

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Dang, that's a sweet set up.
Hope it performs on my 1025 like it does on your 2 series next year.:good2:
 

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Dang, that's a sweet set up.
Hope it performs on my 1025 like it does on your 2 series next year.:good2:
Hi Blue,

I've been privileged to have several years of exposure to the Deere 47 Blower, 54 Blade, and the 61 bucket, all used as stock Deere items. It's taken a while to get there, but this adaptation is all I use now. I actually brought the old 47 Blower down from storage for this storm just in case the snow got out of control. But as long as you get out and work the snow at least about every 12"-16", this blade system snores all the way up from a 1" storm. It did get used for a 24" layer once, and it worked fine, but that's really when a blower starts becoming preferred just for having some place to put the stuff.

Regarding using it on your 1025, as I've said to many people, it's all about making your tractor as heavy as you can compared to the opposing load of the plow. Tire chains help if your passages permit using them, which my own do not, being seal coated asphalt. (I actually prefer being able to whip-slide the tractor around for quicker maneuvering - plus it's just doggone fun!)

Here's that video about the stairs I mentioned. More food for thought. One of many less obvious uses for a loader mounted plow. :thumbup1gif:

 

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Hi Blue,

I've been privileged to have several years of exposure to the Deere 47 Blower, 54 Blade, and the 61 bucket, all used as stock Deere items. It's taken a while to get there, but this adaptation is all I use now. I actually brought the old 47 Blower down from storage for this storm just in case the snow got out of control. But as long as you get out and work the snow at least about every 12"-16", this blade system snores all the way up from a 1" storm. It did get used for a 24" layer once, and it worked fine, but that's really when a blower starts becoming preferred just for having some place to put the stuff.

Regarding using it on your 1025, as I've said to many people, it's all about making your tractor as heavy as you can compared to the opposing load of the plow. Tire chains help if your passages permit using them, which my own do not, being seal coated asphalt. (I actually prefer being able to whip-slide the tractor around for quicker maneuvering - plus it's just doggone fun!)

Here's that video about the stairs I mentioned. More food for thought. One of many less obvious uses for a loader mounted plow. :thumbup1gif:

Nice.

Lol
Civilians. Always getting in the way.:laugh:
 

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I caught your comment at the end of the video "Some people are never satisfied" and kind of made me laugh - I'm assuming you are talking about your wife out there with the shovel. I have this problem big time.

My wife should not be shoveling snow - that and vacuuming are the very worst things for her back. But it happens every time - I go out to the barn to get the tractor (with a 5 minute warm up time) and go for the area directly around the house to clear first because I know she will be out there shoveling. Yesterday the same thing - by the time I get over to the house she has the whole sidewalk in front shoveled off. I can easily clean 90% of the sidewalk with one pass. Then I have to quickly do the trails across the lawn to her bird feeders before she starts doing that with the shovel.

This has been going on for years - I gave up saying anything.......
 
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