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Old 11-11-2014, 01:10 PM   #21
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We dodged that one, only about 2" for us, the majority went just north of us. Steve, apparently you were right in the middle!
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:37 PM   #22
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Just finished digging our vehicles out of the snow. It took 4 hours of shoveling and a lot of pushing.. At least it is half way warm outside with temps in the 20's F. .I also cleaned the snow off of the roof on the house and the Casita. Winter in Wisconsin is so much fun ,I can not imagine living in a place that does not have snow plus the lake is starting to ice over so ice fishing is just around the corner .Another month and we should be able to drive out on the ice with the truck.
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:18 PM   #23
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Right at 32F here, so it's slush pushing. Had to do it by hand or I would have had to stop the snowblower every 3 feet to clean the slush out of the chute. 1/4 mile long driveway takes a while by hand........
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:10 PM   #24
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Right at 32F here, so it's slush pushing. Had to do it by hand or I would have had to stop the snowblower every 3 feet to clean the slush out of the chute. 1/4 mile long driveway takes a while by hand........
You need a tractor with a 3-point and blade. I also use my JD to move my 21 around - very handy to raise the ball into the hitch compared to the other way around.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:16 PM   #25
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You need a tractor with a 3-point and blade. I also use my JD to move my 21 around - very handy to raise the ball into the hitch compared to the other way around.
My driveway is not one that lends itself well to a rear blade, snowblowing works much better for ours. I have a nice Kubota and use it to move my 17 into our shed, etc and do trail and native prairie mowing. As long as I'm physically able, my 11 HP dual stage walk behind blower is my winter fitness routine! Only when we have this slush do I resort to shoveling......upper body workout!

I priced a front mount snowblower for my Kubota and found that I would have to completely remove my front loader, including the quick disconnect mounts to use a Kubota front snowblower. And the attachment cost twice as much as my big snowblower.

Rather than go that route I might just trade in the Kubota for a JD with those slick drive over attachments. But then maybe we'll just move into town by then!
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:08 PM   #26
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A skid loader (such as a Bobcat) is the ticket for stubborn snow removal around here. I would like to operate one, but haven't found sufficient made-up justifications to get one yet... and I don't really want to maintain the hydraulics.

All of this reminds me... I need to get the snowthrower out of storage.
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Eric, that driveway of yours is a handful. Ours is much shorter but with a bit of a curve and incline and brick and we have often spent a lot of time doing the snow and putting sand. I would think yours would be the worst up near the house with maybe some inclined area. Don't know how many years it was before we had a 4x4 to get up our little driveway, compared to yours, and what a difference it made. My idea now is to try to plow through it --- with the car! I know that would not be possible where you are.
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ONCE I tried using the front bucket on my Kubota to scrape my driveway. The asphalt was not happy with me.

I've looked that these, but never felt like spending the money: Ratchet Rake . Maybe as I get older the price will seem better.
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My method worked well - moved out of Wisconsin and settled in Oregon in the 70s. Rain is a whole lot easier to shovel.........
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:32 PM   #30
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My method worked well - moved out of Wisconsin and settled in Oregon in the 70s. Rain is a whole lot easier to shovel.........
Once we no longer like snowshoeing and CC skiing we may do the same. I actually love Wisconsin winters.........usually.
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