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post #16 of 24 Old 11-17-2018, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Removed the backhoe today. Not a bad task at all. The hardest part was finding a home for it. I ended up kicking my 5’ brush hog out of the lean to and putting it in there.

It was quite simple to install the blower with the telescoping arms this machine has. I’ve not had experience with them before. I scraped together just a bit of snow to try it out a little. It doesn’t hardly make a sound. No bearing noise, very little chain noise, no gearbox whine, just a plastic guard shifting around is all! This thing is going to be a beast! I’ll need to take some slack out of the chute rotation cable, because it keeps getting tangled up in the chute mount hardware. It’s about a foot wider than the tractor’s rear tires.

Bring on the 4’ snow storm!
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Re: 7'. They just keep getting bigger

Well that's pretty bad that mother nature isn't cooperating with a good dump of snow to test that beast with. We will want some video of that thing in action!

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Re: 7'. They just keep getting bigger

Today we finally had enough snow to play, a little. Maybe about 4". Even moving at a pretty good clip, there was barely enough to do much with. It came out of the chute at what appeared to be a pretty slow rate, but when I stacked it up in a pretty small pile, it shot out a good 15 feet. If we get a good dumping I'll see if I can get someone to take a video & post it up.

It feels strange to operate it. I've used a smaller rear mount blower on a smaller SCUT, so the operation itself is virtually identical. It almost feels numb - there's no feedback at all from the tractor, probably because there wasn't enough snow to work it. It didn't work the engine at all. Bigger tires combined with the suspension seat took almost all the 'feel' out of the terrain. I can't say I don't like it - it's just weird. But I'm not sure what I expected, as it's a much bugger machine. Maybe as I go I'll get a better "feel" for how it operates.

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Re: 7'. They just keep getting bigger

Sorry for the bad video taken from the operator's seat with an old cell phone, but it should get the point across. This is going through and making a fresh path... This track has not been snowblowed yet this year. Part way through the video, I go through some piles probably 24-30" tall from pushing snow with the loader. It was about 36 F when I shot this, so the snow was really starting to get wet and heavy.

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Re: 7'. They just keep getting bigger

Here's another video from today. This is about 8" of MODERATELY wet heavy stuff. It is by no means "wet cement" or "slushy," but it definitely isn't the poofy powder the video might lead you to believe. It sleeted/snowed/rained since last night, mostly snow as of late. Temperature has been pretty close to 32 F all day and a good portion of last night.
My poor videographer/daughter was having a hard time walking backward through all the snow, so sorry about the shaky shot, but she was a trooper! Enjoy!



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Re: 7'. They just keep getting bigger

Well that certainly got the job done! Looks like set on snow removal for the foreseeable future.
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Re: 7'. They just keep getting bigger

Nice footage, Steddy! You're certainly prepared and more than capable to handle snow removal duties.

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Re: 7'. They just keep getting bigger

Steddy, your daughter sure knows to stay way back when your driving! That setup certainly seems to get the job done. Is it faster than the WH?

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Steddy, your daughter sure knows to stay way back when your driving! That setup certainly seems to get the job done. Is it faster than the WH?
I make sure the kids know to have my full undivided attention before approaching
I did pass along the advice to keep the camera sideways, and focus more on the tractor and operation rather than the operator.
Over twice as wide as the wheelhorse, and it moves MUCH faster through much deeper snow while throwing the snow twice the distance and believe it or not - using about the same amount of fuel. The wheelhorse still has its place, though. It still does incredibly well in smaller areas.


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