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Not growing a lot of grass here in Maine anymore this year. Looks like it's time to take the deck off the tractor and get ready for snow duty. Think I'll put the snowblower on this one. Are some of you more northern folks gearing your tractors up for snow duty?
 

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Cool tractor! I'm hoping for another week or two of leaf mulching with my Deere x748, but I plan to put the plow blade on the X585 this weekend. We Southern New Englanders dodged a bullet with the storm coming tonight, may not be so lucky on Tuesday.
 

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Yep! Blade was put on Tuesday and I put on the chains/weights/rear light this evening.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
 

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I like your tractor 69146vert.

I need to gather up leaves for a few more days. I think next Monday or Wednesday I will take the deck off the 445 and put on the weights and plow. I did put a ew carb on the walk-behind snowblower and get it ready for action. We might get a little snow tonight here in central Pa. I am ready for snow. But it will be less work when the plow is on.
 

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Yep, building a cab for mine right now:



I use a plow on mine though. I've got a snowblower attachment, but it just can't hold a candle to the Toro walk behind blower I have. The plow is actually faster than using the snowblower for me....which is fine because the blower attachment is a real PITA, both to install and to use....
 

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I'm done with the leaves and mowing. Took off the mower deck and fitted a snow blade. Of course, I had to try it out pushing the leaf pile. I've since repainted the blade black so it won't glare in the headlights.
 

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Yep. Gotta get out in the barn and get mower off and the blade on the GT5000. First I need to get the studded snow tires on my truck, legal here from Nov1 to Apr15.
 

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Snapper 52" hydro walkbehind mower, with my plow attachment, reporting for duty (forgot to paint the frame this summer, so it still looks really crappy from the salt that hit it last year)...
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I'm done with the leaves and mowing. Took off the mower deck and fitted a snow blade. Of course, I had to try it out pushing the leaf pile. I've since repainted the blade black so it won't glare in the headlights.
I used my SS-12 to plow a lot of leaves the other day--they were over a foot deep in places ,like along the garage and house,and under all the trees--a strong rain & wind storm stripped pretty much all the leaves off the trees in one day,then they stayed wet enough that mulching them didn't work so well,they were too deep too,many just went on top of the mower deck--so I used the snowplow,and I feel it works much better than "mowing" leaves until they are tiny enough to blow away on the next windy day..
 

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Mowing Season Over? Not at all! Just mowed a few days ago and likely will again in a week or so. We had the stretch over late July to October of zero rain which meant almost everything went dormant. Then we began getting rain again and it all came back with a vengeance.
 

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Frost has been heavy last couple of nights. Grass is in need of one more cutting. Leaves mostly all down. Picking a dry weather day next week to do the final clean up. Looks like mid week is my best shot. Deck clean up and put up next, with blade install same day.

Gotta find some time to replace a steering gear too.

Winter is coming on.
 

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Almost all the leaves are down here after the last rain & wind came through... hopefully tomorrow will be the last run for leaf clean-up in the yard... Then can clean up & put up the zero- turn & cyclone rake.. Will keep the blower on the tractor for a little while longer to keep the driveway & culverts clear of the residual leaves...

Still need to pull the tractor tire chains & the 3pt / tailgate sander out & get the plow truck ready...
 

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Not growing a lot of grass here in Maine anymore this year. Looks like it's time to take the deck off the tractor and get ready for snow duty. Think I'll put the snowblower on this one. Are some of you more northern folks gearing your tractors up for snow duty?
Dang that is one old beast right there! :tango_face_surprise A :thThumbsUvery cool looking tractor!

I have one more mowing with the 332 to get done here in PA then it's snow blower and get the 300 running so i have a plow for the smaller snows.
 

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Not growing a lot of grass here in Maine anymore this year. Looks like it's time to take the deck off the tractor and get ready for snow duty. Think I'll put the snowblower on this one. Are some of you more northern folks gearing your tractors up for snow duty?
I like your tractor.
Never saw one of those before.
 

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I am slowly working on it, I have one tractor with a cab on, but I need to finish putting the hood and grille on, and wiring up the lights, then mount the snowblower, service that, ans make sure everything works, put on chains, weights, etc.

I have one machine with a plow on it currently, and one tire chain (one fell off cause it was too big) so I suppose if I get a little snow that needs to be plowed, I am OK, but not "ready" per se.

I took last week off for getting stuff done like this, and my son got sick, so I spent half my time working in doors so I can help out with him, and the other half of the time I was building storage in my attic, and building storm doors, and blew a day at my brother in laws moving dirt for him (which I never should have volunteered for).

I wish I had a couple solid weeks just to work on my own stuff.

glad to see you're still around on here Rick! You're an "old timer" like me and Robert :) not many of the old crew around anymore sadly.
 

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Sunday 11/10/19 was the last mowing day, and the last leaf clean up day. Started to snow Sunday night.
Monday 11/11/19 snowed all day. Ended up plowing 9 inches at 6 pm, but another 1 inch fell after that.
Tuesday 11/12/19, sunny and cold, about 24 degrees, and about 10 inches of snow.

Yeah, I guess mowing is done, and snow season is here. Turned around in about 10 hours.
 

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I wish I had a couple solid weeks just to work on my own stuff.

glad to see you're still around on here Rick! You're an "old timer" like me and Robert :) not many of the old crew around anymore sadly.
Yea, I sometimes wonder where the old crew wandered off to. Guys like Smallfry, Hugh, Slowcrawler and Plowthesidwalk and so many others. :tango_face_sad:
 

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Yeah, I guess mowing is done, and snow season is here. Turned around in about 10 hours.
Nothing changes the environment more abruptly than the first good snow of the year. You go to bed with green grass and bare forest, and you can wake up with a completely difference landscape and dogs pooping on the deck.
 

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Yea, I sometimes wonder where the old crew wandered off to. Guys like Smallfry, Hugh, Slowcrawler and Plowthesidwalk and so many others. :tango_face_sad:
I remember "Stonykill" too,he had some neat tractors,both home made and factory built ones he rescued from scrap piles,,

I have time,but don't feel like working on anything any more,my back,legs,hips,and lately my heart have all been discouraging me from doing anything I should be on not only my tractors,but my truck also..and all of them need work,the list keeps getting longer too,the more I put of doing anything..

Back when I was healthier,I had to work 53+ hours a week ,and was too whipped to do a heck of a lot on the few hours off I had..had to drive to my parents house every weekend,mow the lawn,take their trash to the dump --Sunday was the only day I'd have to do anything,and I mostly just slept on my only "day off"..but I was "on call" for anything my parents needed on weekends too,so that didn't always happen..

Looking back I'm amazed I managed to do what I did--build the garage,collect all these tractors,fix up many old trucks--used to be able to swap a engine or transmission into a truck in a day or two,now I'd be lucky to change 8 spark plugs without getting a week long backache and feel like I got run over by it..:tango_face_plain:
 
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