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pushing snow with a XT-1 or XT-2

except for a couple raised beds & an asparagus patch i'm pretty done with raising a big garden. that said i'm thinking about selling my 4016 Ingersoll & attachments. with proper tires & chains are the XT 1/2 series up to the task of snow removal. besides tires will the transaxle hold up?
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Re: pushing snow with a XT-1 or XT-2

Yes the XT1 & XT2 will handle snow removal. But I wouldn't sell they Ingersoll It so much more tractor than a XT1 or XT2 or even a XT3

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Re: pushing snow with a XT-1 or XT-2

i'm well aware of the differences. the Ingersoll is a tractor with 3 pt hitch & hydraulic pto. I have a 54" front blade, 48" mower deck, 41" tiller, mold board plow, disc, & harrow. My XT-1 is a lawn mower. thing is if i'm not gardening it seems like a waste to have it just sitting around. sitting idle is the enemy of machinery.
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i'm well aware of the differences. the Ingersoll is a tractor with 3 pt hitch & hydraulic pto. I have a 54" front blade, 48" mower deck, 41" tiller, mold board plow, disc, & harrow. My XT-1 is a lawn mower. thing is if i'm not gardening it seems like a waste to have it just sitting around. sitting idle is the enemy of machinery.
Well I had a hydraulic tiller But never used it On My 3016PS before I got rid of the tiller. I kick Myself for getting rid of the tiller. I kept the sleeve Hitch, Front Blade and Mowing deck. the 3016PS is On sort of a long term loan to my older Brother He uses it for Mowing and snow removal and uses My white for Loader and 3 point work. If I had it with Me It would be the winter work Horse doing the snow Plowing and the JD 2025R would be doing the Blowing I have 4 tractors set Up for winter work JD 2025R with a 54inch Blade soon to be a 66inch Blade. JD X748 set Up with Blower, JD GX335 with a 48inch Blade with Rubber squeegee and a Cub Cadet 106 with 42inch Blade with standard Blade edge. The 106 has the front Blade On year round I use it for spreading Material such as Manure & Mulch Dirt ect.

During the warmer Months The JD 2025R has a Loader & Backhoe On. The JD X748 has a Loader and 3point On Until fall(utility Tractor), The GX335 get's used In the spring for sleeve Hitch work about early summer It mows the Fenced In section of the Property I Can used the XT3 GSX In there with the 54inch deck But Trying to keep it out of the Dog Poop that doesn't get Picked Up by My wife's dog poop Guy she Hires a service That doesn't do the Best Job sometimes. The JD 140H3 is set Up with a Brinly cultivator .

The JD 112 and 110 are Leaving shortly to become Trailer queens at a Car condo That My brother's & I own That also were the Cub cadet 70, 60, Original and Simplicity Wonder Boy and My JD Sabre Now reside. But I like Having at least 3 Garden tractors even If I don't use them all the time. Eventually I think the JD 140H3 and Cub Cadet 106 Maybe be Put out to be trailer queens at the Car condo But right now there work Horses I keep fuel stabilizer in them and Keep the Batteries Charged.

I would keep the 4016 for snow removal In the winter and using the Cub during the Other seasons sell off the Implements You don't need anymore Keep the tiller, Blade and Mower Because if You Have Issues with the Cub sometime at least You'll have a Back Up and who knows You Might want to Till something down the line and kick yourself Later for selling it off

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Re: pushing snow with a XT-1 or XT-2

yeah I was kinda thinking out loud here. i'm sure i'd regret selling the 4016 as soon as it was loaded to leave. i recently sold off 4 gravely walk behind tractors & attachments. i saw my 1st gravely as a boy. a neighbor had 1 L-1 & a david Bradley. i bought my 1st L-1 with a tiller, sickle bar, tool holder, 30" mower deck, hay rake, rotary plow, & sulkey in show room condition for $120.00 in 1972. it was kind of weird watching them go. I forgot to list the Ingersoll sno-caster.
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yeah I was kinda thinking out loud here. i'm sure i'd regret selling the 4016 as soon as it was loaded to leave. i recently sold off 4 gravely walk behind tractors & attachments. i saw my 1st gravely as a boy. a neighbor had 1 L-1 & a david Bradley. i bought my 1st L-1 with a tiller, sickle bar, tool holder, 30" mower deck, hay rake, rotary plow, & sulkey in show room condition for $120.00 in 1972. it was kind of weird watching them go. I forgot to list the Ingersoll sno-caster.
Well that right there is a good reason to keep the Ingersoll. That's another attachment I sold as well Bought it so the wife could do snow removal when I was Not around She never used it. She used the Blade. It Never got Hooked Up or ever used. The JD 240 did the tilling and snow throwing even when I was deployed to a foreign county she never used the Ingersoll for More than Mowing or snow Blade chores. so I sold the Snow caster & tiller to a framer In NY for his Older Case 444. I always wanted the 3 point hitch for My 3016PS Never got around to buying one Wish the Eastman CEO Never went downhill skiing Because Ingersoll would still be around. It was a great over Built Garden tractor

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I looked for a long time for a 4020S with 3 point & a pto. if one does show up it goes quick
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Keep the Ingersoll, buy an XT2 to mow with. I really miss my Case 444, even if I could never keep it running reliably.

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Re: pushing snow with a XT-1 or XT-2

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i'm well aware of the differences. the Ingersoll is a tractor with 3 pt hitch & hydraulic pto. I have a 54" front blade, 48" mower deck, 41" tiller, mold board plow, disc, & harrow. My XT-1 is a lawn mower. thing is if i'm not gardening it seems like a waste to have it just sitting around. sitting idle is the enemy of machinery.
Not really. My tractors can often sit idle for 6 months at a time. The SCUT does most of its work in snow season from as early as September to as late as May, and the LT mows lawns and collects leaves from May to November.

The SCUT gets exercised in the summer occasionally. The LT rarely burns any gas in the winter. Both were new in 2006. My GT was used for snow removal for 24 years before retirement and didn't have the engine started for several months at a time.

My SCUT is a TLB, and I occasionally need those attachments in the summer. It's paid for and I can't afford to rent a replacement for those odd tasks or the snow removal on a pension if I was to get rid of it.

I'm 72 and have collected equipment over the years that now sits idle most of the time due to health issues. . . but it's there if and when I need it.

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By saving that Ingersoll you'll save yourself the hassle of having to reconfigure a tractor for snow removal each fall and you'll have a backup lawn mower in case your primary lawn mower is getting repaired. The older you get the more you'll appreciate not having to reconfigure for snow removal.
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I already appreciate that factor. the mower deck has not been on the Ingersoll since I got the XT-1. I know some will disagree but installing & removing the mower deck & the sno-caster on the Ingersoll is a P.I.T.A., especially the sno-caster. I've only used that once. the snow was really wet & it did not do a very good job. I prefer the 54" blade.
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I already appreciate that factor. the mower deck has not been on the Ingersoll since I got the XT-1. I know some will disagree but installing & removing the mower deck & the sno-caster on the Ingersoll is a P.I.T.A., especially the sno-caster. I've only used that once. the snow was really wet & it did not do a very good job. I prefer the 54" blade.
You Know I have two single stage Throwers and 1 two stage and I have found In recent Years I prefer to use the Blade especially since I have the room to really Move the snow Piles Back. Before at our Old House are Driveway Ran real close to the Neighbors Property and He didn't appreciate My snow Piles On his lawn so I Bought a Two stage Back In 2014 just to shoot the snow the Other way over My wife's flower Beds. But at at New House I have the room On both sides of the driveway to store snow and where really Not Getting Bad snow falls in recent Years 3 or 4 inches at a time Is Perfect for a Blade

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