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Old 11-11-2014, 08:48 PM   #31
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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.
By coincidence, the tractor shown in the linked video is a Bobcat, but of course my Bobcat reference was to their traditional product of skid loaders. The challenge is the same, though, if you use the common bucket: scraping with a bucket edge and not damaging the surface.

Essentially, the Snow Edge (from Ratchet Rake) product looks like a squeegee edge for a bucket.
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:07 PM   #32
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Essentially, the Snow Edge (from Ratchet Rake) product looks like a squeegee edge for a bucket.
Yep, I've wondered how long that plastic material would last.
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:16 PM   #33
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Come up for a visit, and we will show you. Today's high is forecast for -15°C (5°F). Winter is finally here, methinks.
Geez, Jim, in Vancouver we were camping next to the ocean at Porteau Cove in a balmy 7 C.
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:45 PM   #34
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Well, the cold is coming to Oswego tomorrow. They tell us there won't be any (at least here) snow, but I fired up the snowblower just to be sure. Started on the 2nd pull & the heated handles still work!
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:11 AM   #35
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You need to head south Jon before needing those heated handles.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:24 AM   #36
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Last trip?

When reading this subject I can just remember living down wind from the Great Salt Lake for 10 years and having a pair of snow throwers. Both machines went with the house and we never looked back. In the next couple of months we'll head for Southern Calif and for Palm Springs for a change from the Az desert. Maybe next summer we'll go North again and look where we used to park the Scamp with 3 to 4 feet of snow on top. Don't miss it all but it does get crowded here for the next 6 months.
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Are you going to Osoyoos again next year? That will be a nice respite from Palm Springs.....
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Thinking about it, hate to plan too far ahead.
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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.
I can do it with the truck in 4x4, at least now that I got rid of the worthless tires that came on it. Amazingly, with the traction control and the Michelin Xice tires, the Corolla can climb it amazingly well, even with a couple of inches of snow on it. That brake based traction control sure makes lots of interesting sounds on the way up though!
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