How Do You Clear Your Drive?

How do you clear your driveway, whether contracted out or done yourself?

Shovel: I do it the old fashioned way
5
7%
Snow Scoop: I use the modified old fashioned way
0
No votes
Snowblower: I like to use petrochemicals to move snow, but prefer to do it at 30 inches at a time
23
33%
ATV: I like to clear my drive and then go blasting through the woods as a reward
2
3%
Tractor: An ornery ole cuss, I just push it out of the way with my tractor
17
24%
Tractor/Blower: I use a snowblower on my tractor and end up wearing most of it
8
11%
Truck: Nothing beats a heated cab, and the speed and power of a truck
14
20%
Radiant: I don't do anything but look outside and watch it melt
1
1%
 
Total votes : 70

Re: How Do You Clear Your Drive?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:13 am

http://nepacrossroads.com/download/file.php?id=17856
power angle front.....scraper rear....to much heat! after it warms up :D actually its adjustable and good

also several small snow blowers and lots of shovels
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Re: How Do You Clear Your Drive?

PostBy: mozz On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:41 am

Is that the older model? I had one of those and boy that could go through anything. It didn't throw the snow to far but it would chug along, you could not hold it back, had the weight and the traction to go through frozen ice and snow. My arms were sore after using it and it was a pain to get into the shed when done. I don't think John Deere actually made them.
coalkirk wrote:John Deere 1032D
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Re: How Do You Clear Your Drive?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:05 pm

It's 10 years old or so. It will go through just about anything. It does not have electric start which is the only thing i don't like about it.
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Re: How Do You Clear Your Drive?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:14 pm

Usually one of my neighbors is up and moving befor me, so they make a pass at the drive for me,
then if it's really drifting or I need to move some piles, I fire up the Case 580 CK, it has the HEAVY extendahoe on the back,
so it doesn't get stuck very often, and if it does, I jsut use the 'hoe to push/pull or whatver is need to get moving again.

My little 29hp diesel JD is fun to push with, but I worry that I overwork it,.. the Case is a serious machine, the JD 855 is
a upscale garden tractor, or a downscale farm utility tractor.. somewhere int the middle.
I nee to put a new wear edge on the bucket, I've worn if down to a razor edge... :o

Besides, when my neighbors dig me out several times, I invite them over for a drink and snacks or dinner, keeps my
meager social skills from deteriorating.. :shock: :lol:
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Re: How Do You Clear Your Drive?

PostBy: hcarlow On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:24 pm

I have over 600 ft. of drive and do it with a tractor and bucket or blower if the snow is deep . I might have a girly boiler Fred but I don't have a heated cab like yourself . Wish I did though , didn't get one as it wouldn't go in the garage with a cab on it . I might add if you plan on getting a gear drive kubota be sure and get the creeper gears if you plan on useing a snow blower in deep snow ,low range first is not slow enough .
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Re: How Do You Clear Your Drive?

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:34 pm

If the snow keeps coming I'm gettin' me one of deeze!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vx369nR9HQ
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Re: How Do You Clear Your Drive?

PostBy: echos67 On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:52 pm

I like those Kabota tractors, I keep thinking maybe I could sell a couple Deeres I have to put the funds towards one with 4wd but i havent done enough research to find out what model would suit me. Either way it would need a loader and backhoe attachment :D

Freddy you could blow the snow to Maryland for me with one of those !
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Re: How Do You Clear Your Drive?

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:08 pm

I've evolved over 34 years of dealing with clearing snow. Started out with a 1950's rope start LI Gravely attached to either the Gravely 28" dog-eater snow blower or the 4' dozer blade. Moved up to a 1965 electric start L8 Gravely. About 13 years ago I picked up a 1967 Massey-Ferguson MF10 with a 4' blade that almost did as well as the Graveleys with the improvement being that My legs and shoulders weren't the rear wheels :D Reality set in when arthritis started making it ever mor painful to do so I bought a 2005 Massey-Ferguson GC2310 4wd with a small backhoe and loader. No cab but it is still a dream compared to the Graveleys. Now I trade use of my dump trailer and GC2310 with a friend to push the snow off with his pick up and plow. I still have some 100+ feet to shovel but life in the winer time is great!
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Re: How Do You Clear Your Drive?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:54 pm

Happy with the '68 Sears 10xl. Got a newer plow for it last year and finally rigged it up. Cast iron 4 spd trans is a little cranky. I would have to split the case and have a look at the shift rod detent balls and springs if I wanted a smooth gear shift. Couldn't get the lift I wanted out of it without more modifications. As it is the mower deck can be put back on stock. I like it better than the Snapper 8hp snow blower that picks up gravel from the driveway; jams it between the auger and chute box and eats shear pins. It also shoots the gravel all over the place- I've found gravel on the roofs in the spring hahahaha.
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Re: How Do You Clear Your Drive?

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:32 pm

38 hp kubota..front bucket and 8' rear blade...drive is 1/2 mile long..takes a while but i am fussy/retired...
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Re: How Do You Clear Your Drive?

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:41 pm

Dann757 wrote:I like it better than the Snapper 8hp snow blower that picks up gravel from the driveway; jams it between the auger and chute box and eats shear pins. It also shoots the gravel all over the place- I've found gravel on the roofs in the spring hahahaha.

I use a 8 hp/27" snowblower on stone driveway.I modified it by putting adjustable wheels on it.the one pic. is of the first time I used it on the driveway and almost distroyed it.I only broke 1 shear pin in 6 yrs. and that was from sucking up a buried newspaper.I have the wheels set about 2" above the stone and I can have it adjusted to run the skags on blacktop also.
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Re: How Do You Clear Your Drive?

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:43 pm

Shovel and snowblower depending.
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Re: How Do You Clear Your Drive?

PostBy: echos67 On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:58 pm

Hey Dennis that's a nice modification !
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Re: How Do You Clear Your Drive?

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:28 pm

echos67 wrote:Hey Dennis that's a nice modification !

I got the adj. wheels from a junk lawnmower and some flatstock bolted thru the skags
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Re: How Do You Clear Your Drive?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:06 pm

For last few years my neighbor has been pushing his snow to the end of his driveway and letting the town do his dirty work, hence it ending up in front of my driveway......soooo this year I unveiled the atv with the newly purchased plow and pushed it (angled it) all back towards his drive, It was worth the 300.00 bucks for the plow and a hell of a lot of fun. So he proceeded to push it across the road in front of our neighbor George's house and he went bullistic because he gets water in his basement in the spring so he plowed it back. :lol: :lol:hee-hee-hee-hee, beevis and buthead laugh!
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