Snow Blowers

Snow Blowers

PostBy: gambler On: Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:52 pm

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:Me, I'll be using my dog-eater on the '65 Gravely L8. We go wayyyy back.


I have a 1962 LI. Do you have the square chute snow blower? Those old babies can really throw some snow.
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Re: Cold & Snow Coming

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:04 pm

gambler wrote:
VigIIPeaBurner wrote:Me, I'll be using my dog-eater on the '65 Gravely L8. We go wayyyy back.


I have a 1962 LI. Do you have the square chute snow blower? Those old babies can really throw some snow.


'62! Do you still use it much?

Right or left are the directions you can blow the snow and don't get in front of the exposed augers :shock: With the right snow, it's a cannon and the old 5.5 hp Indian copy single lunger chucks it 30- 40 feet. Not good in small wet snows. I had a '59 LI strap start but left it go. It came with the blower which I kept. The L8 is versatile with the two speed axle. I have a bunch of stuff to bolt on too but mostly it's in brush hog mode.
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Re: Cold & Snow Coming

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:21 pm

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:Yup - it's here :yes:

Woke up this morning, put on my slippers, walked in the kitchen and ...

Very Nice Get the Koker hooked up :lol: No snow here :(
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Re: Cold & Snow Coming

PostBy: gambler On: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:37 pm

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:'62! Do you still use it much?


It is my primary mowing and snow removal rig. Use it all of the time. That square chute snow blower is built like a tank! My daughter and wife call it the "dork mobile" They say I look like a dork when I ride on the saulky.
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Re: Cold & Snow Coming

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:27 am

For snow removal I have the 1976 Gravely Super Convertible [2 speed axle] with a blade or old style open side model blower.I bought the tractor new.The blower has the round chute and was in service before OSHA had anything to say about it. Yes, it is one of those rare items whereby form follows function and it can be dangerous but my,oh my ,does it perform as designed. You must get in all newspapers out of the drive before the snow hits or you will be picking bits out of the grass after the melt. Gravely stuff is Survival stuff.I can't think of anything else I have that has run winter and summer for 32 years without any major work.Just like a good coal stove,an old Gravely is all cast iron. Enough said.
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Re: Cold & Snow Coming

PostBy: ablumny On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:41 am

Long Island
43 degrees
No snow down here. (matter of fact, last year we had one snow storm, 2-3 inches, that was it!)

..... but I still feel like a weenie with my craftsman 5hp snow thrower :D But it's warm inside!!

Image THATS RIGHT!!
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Re: Cold & Snow Coming

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:50 am

ablumny wrote:..... but I still feel like a weenie with my craftsman 5hp snow thrower :D But it's warm inside!!



That your wife's snow blower? :P :lol: :devil:
(thought they came in pink??)
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Re: Cold & Snow Coming

PostBy: NorthernNewYork On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:03 am

This is what happens when you leave your snowblower out for a few hours in snow country!
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Re: Cold & Snow Coming

PostBy: ablumny On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:09 pm

That your wife's snow blower? :P :lol: :devil:
(thought they came in pink??)[/quote]

O THAT HURTS! :oops: Im off to buy me a Hemi powered blower !!!
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Re: Snow Blowers

PostBy: zeeklu On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:24 pm

My X favorite winter time toy.http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/prod ... =HS1132TAS I think my coal stove has replaced it. Chris
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Re: Snow Blowers

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:53 pm

JD 316 Garden Tractor. I have the snow thrower and a front blade for it. Looks just like this one I found on the net:
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Re: Snow Blowers

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:35 pm

Move snow? We just pack it down & use sequentially higher mailboxes.
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Re: Snow Blowers

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:28 am

I just picked up a 1974 Toro 5HP 2 stage from a friend for $60, only need auger bearings and skidders, but runs great! Found everything on Ebay and the Toro Website (for Parts and manuals). Just got the parts yesterday in the mail!

I still have access to my neighbors John Deere 17Hp tractor with 42" Blower for the big stuff! Looks almost the same as "WoodnCoal"'s
They go to Florida for the winter. I usually do all the neighbors sidewalks and driveways. And a little single stage Snapper for the light stuff. I think we are set!
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Re: Snow Blowers

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:32 am

I just picked up a 1974 Toro 5HP 2 stage from a friend for $60


They are good machines. We had one-about a 1977 model-at my parents house, sold it to a neighbor last spring for $100.
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Re: Snow Blowers

PostBy: ablumny On: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:38 am

Freddy wrote:Move snow? We just pack it down & use sequentially higher mailboxes.


Do you hire taller mailmen at that point?
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