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dave#1    Posted 01-22-2019 at 13:36:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • After years and years of snowplowing with my 8n I now have the snowplow of my dreams LOL
    I had a Snowbear snowplow given to me, mounted it on my 8n, Worked great except for the fact I was freezing my a$$ off !, then I bought this 2000 Jeep Cherokee for $300.00 bucks and mounted the plow to that, How sweet is it to plow with nice heat and radio !
    I'm in heaven !

    LOL

    Island Mike    Posted 01-25-2019 at 17:03:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Next thing you will want chains for your new snow cruiser.
    We just got back from the frozen tundra of Edmonton AB. 700 miles one way over the mountains, but not much snow out there.
    First big trip for the Dodge Caravan, with the 3.3 push rod motor.

    Island Mike

    Philny    Posted 01-23-2019 at 19:37:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I finally warmed up enough for my green tractor to start,you see someone never treated the fuel in it.today it was almost 60 degrees warmer and treated fuel with 911 in It she runs a lot better. I needed to get it cleaned up before the rain came.

    Tyler (MD)    Posted 01-23-2019 at 18:36:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Nice Jaco! Turn on the heat....enjoy the ride!

    :-)

    Greg 214    Posted 01-23-2019 at 15:52:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hi Michford,
    Your equipment looks familiar as I also have a
    Kubota B3030 with a front blower. Bought it all
    new in 2013. Until then I had a 1951 8n with a
    front and back blade, then went to a Erskine pull
    behind snowblower. Had my picture on the cover of
    the N news winter issue back in 2001 I think.
    Hip arthritis told me I couldn't do that anymore
    so talked the wife into the Kubota. It's a great machine
    and I got a fel for summer work.

    Michford    Posted 01-23-2019 at 22:40:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I only have the front snowblower for my B3030. A front loader would be great. I bought mine used, but sure enjoy using it.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 01-23-2019 at 14:36:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thought about putting a plow on my 2012 F150, but then the local lawn care company came buy. THey mow my lawn and clear my snow $500 a year. All I do is sit back and watch them go by the window LOL. Can't beat that. I do miss the fun of plowing though, that setup of yours looks real comfy.

    Michford    Posted 01-22-2019 at 22:58:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I agree with enjoying creature comforts dealing with snow as I aged. Started with a walk behind snowblower, then had a beater 3/4 ton 77 Ford plow truck. The truck cab with heat was nice, but the truck was clumsy and not very nimble in the yard. Next got my Ford 641 and a Ford 19-80 hydraulic front plow. Much much more nimble than a truck. Follwed that with my Ford 860 with a 6.5 foot rear snowblower. Now have a Kubota B3030 with a heated cab and front mount snowblower. Kubota is very, very nimble, and back in a heated cab is very nice. Still have the Fords, and the 860 has come to the rescue a couple of times for the Kubota for snow duty when the Kubota had an oil leak one time, and the control cables for the front blower needed replacing.

    dave#1    Posted 01-23-2019 at 08:37:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Very nice!
    A couple of 4 wd fords??
    WOW, Always wanted one of those !

    later,dave

    Michford    Posted 01-23-2019 at 12:34:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I do have two 4wd old Fords, but the pictures in this thread in my other reply are both of the 860. I scraped the blue paint off the hood last fall. Here is a ppicture of the two 4wd fords side by side. The 841 is tore apart so it is not very photogenic lol.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-22-2019 at 18:07:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That's the way to do it! When I first got my 8N in 1992, I couldn't wait for snow. My 8N and back blade were my snowmobile! I did the whole neighborhood -6 of us all with drives over 300' and barns so the area surrounding them was massive as well. It was an 8 - 12 hour job depending on the amount of snowfall. Plus I'd scoop mounds to form a square so my kids could finish building a snow fort and Id also scoop a large rectangle for an ice skating/hockey pond as well. As I got older, and the arthritis began to develop, and the novelty wire off, the love of snow and cold diminished pretty much. Nowadays, a nice warm 4 x 4 truck with snowblade is the ticket. You keep toasty, can have your Thermos and hot coffee right there, and the old school C&W radio station playing.


    Tim Daley's 1948 8N & kids -winter 2003:

    John in Mich    Posted 01-22-2019 at 16:10:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Nice setup. I have had a '72 Bronco, a 74 Ford F150, '75 Dodge Sno Fighter (I think) and an old Bronco Sport (I think). Bad memory. I enjoyed them all. Back to using a tractor, but rarely.
    We are now part of a Homeowner's Association, that I created in 2000. We have a neighbor on call who plows 700 feet of paved private road and the cul-de-sac and 5 driveways for $125 total, each time that we call. He plowed about 5" Saturday.
    I collect from the neighbors and we pay him once per month. This has worked well for over 8 years. One house has changed hands once and a 2nd one has changed hands 3 times. A simple majority vote rules and can be enforced in court by local ordinance that allows private roads.
    We have had unanimous votes every year. Sweet to set in the house although, I always enjoyed plowing, day or night, with our German Shepherd, Lady riding along.

    dave#1    Posted 01-22-2019 at 13:39:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • forgot one

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