Yes, this kinda storm is brutal on mailboxes coming off the end of a plow.
I have a two-stage, but it shouldn't matter, its just a big attachment. If you can't store it indoors, at least put it onto a pallet to get it off the ground, and cover with a tarp. Coating the metal with paint, wax and/or oil also helps in the off-season.Ok how do you store your single stage throwers... I place mine on a pallet and cover it with a tarp ?
We’ll need some pics!Started installing my H3 kit in my 445 from Auxiliary Hydraulics. Great instructions and straight forward install. It's a little tough for an old man with big hands but I'm gonna finish it up tomorrow.
Mike in Okla
The 4066 is still the go to for snow removal and I never really expected that to change. Horsepower and width gives the 4066 the nod each time, 74” blower and 52 PTO hp vs 60” blower and ~30 PTO hp. More importantly, my wife loves the 1585, which is the reason I bought it. She’s helped me move snow a couple times and she just rocks out in the cab and stays warm. I’ve used it a couple times, it’s a really nice machine and you can certainly tell the 31 hp in the 1445 vs the 38 hp in the 1585. We’ve talked about taking the blower off and installing the broom for the garage apron but haven’t done it yet. Depending on how bit the drifts are with the current winter storm, the 1585 might come out tonight to clear some snow. The 1585 will really shine in the summer and mowing duty. I am looking forward to that!!!I'm just catching up on posts in this thread - how does the 4066 compare to the 1585? Looks like the 4066 was featured more prominently in recent posts so I was curious how the recent 1585 acquisition has been performing.
Ha, tell me about it! I love my 425 but I was browsing some "like to haves" like a new hood and instrument cluster and the cluster alone is $458 new. The hood is ~$150Seeing your 445 is the reason I have never and probably never will own that series of Deere GT's.
I have had this discussion with other members. Often they disagree with me saying I only have "antique tractors". Not true. I have an X485 and an X720 as mowing machines for my two properties. My favorite if the two is the X485; have had some issues with the X720.Ha, tell me about it! I love my 425 but I was browsing some "like to haves" like a new hood and instrument cluster and the cluster alone is $458 new. The hood is ~$150
It's nice to have a helper sometimes. View attachment 2585962
I wish my dog would lay on the cold concrete and warm it up for me. She’ll wait for me to move then lay in my spot.
Mike in Okla
I’m expecting to be mowing in a week or two, at the most. All of the JD’s are serviced. The 60” Land Pride Z, I store at Grammy’s still needs service and blades.Earlier this week I walked into the back yard. I realized I didn't get the walnuts cleaned up last fall. Squirrels made a heck of a mess with them but I should be able to vacuum them up with the bagger on the X720. It's Thursday. All the snow we go last Thursday was almost all melted but got a ground covering again tonight. Predicted to get < 1".