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k hutchins
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Welcome to March in lower Michigan

Postby k hutchins » Sat Mar 04, 2023 11:37 am

1/4 mi long dirt driveway (not frozen), average snow depth 14".

I started at 7:00 am, finished around 9:45. Not one of my best jobs, but since it's supposed to be 50° on Mon l felt it was wide enough. Normally l'd widen it another 2 blade widths. Had to leave the blade up about an inch or so to keep from plowing out my gravel.

All in all "Workhorse" did a good job. That's a '48 Cub with a '48 style grading/snow blade mounted in front, and a handlift. A bit of a workout, but we got it done.

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The pile at the garage end is over 4'

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Workhorses home, had to dig out to open the doors

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The upper half of the drive

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Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Welcome to March in lower Michigan

Postby ricky racer » Sat Mar 04, 2023 11:53 am

:lol: Yep, I just got in from plowing myself and 2 neighbors out. In like a lion, out like a lamb, or so they say. :lol:
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1935 John Deere B
1937 John Deere A
1941 John Deere H
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1953 Farmall Cub

k hutchins
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Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:48 pm
Zip Code: 48843
Tractors Owned: 1948 Farmall Cub
193 plow
1948 snow/grading blade
Woods 59 C3
Cub 144 cultivator
Cub 22 mower
Cub 172 one row planter
Original manuals for all the above
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Welcome to March in lower Michigan

Postby k hutchins » Sat Mar 04, 2023 12:18 pm

Ricky, a weatherman l follow says March is going to be the worst for weather across the whole country. Especially the NE and left coast. It's already pushing snow into AZ, NM, and should be in the Carolinas sometime over the next 2 wks.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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ricky racer
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Re: Welcome to March in lower Michigan

Postby ricky racer » Sat Mar 04, 2023 12:42 pm

:lol: We'll see. Most times they have a hard time predicting what the weather will be tomorrow let alone the rest of the month! :roll:
1929 Farmall Regular
1935 John Deere B
1937 John Deere A
1941 John Deere H
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Re: Welcome to March in lower Michigan

Postby Peter Person » Sat Mar 04, 2023 2:43 pm

4” of heavy wet snow in north central Connecticut.
320’ section of packed millings is really soft so had to be careful not to dig that up. Paved portions cleaned up easily but with big chunks spilling off the side of the blade. Lawn is not frozen and I left a few divots.
1957 Farmall Cub "Emory", Fast-Hitch, L-F194 Plow & Colter, L-38 Disc Harrow, Cub-54A Blade, Cub-22 Sickle Bar Mower, IH 100 Blade

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Re: Welcome to March in lower Michigan

Postby 52DAVE » Sat Mar 04, 2023 5:29 pm

You must be near or below the I94 corridor we only got an inch or so west of GR. I'm hoping to put my 4600 Ford with the snow blade and cab in the tool shed and the cub in the shop around the 1st of April. Would like to have the rest of the cub painted and a few minor things fixed before the two cylinder club has it's plow day in the spring. I bought a plow and wheel weights last fall while waiting for the motor to be bored and put back together. I really want to see how it does as well as give it a workout to seat the ring in.

k hutchins
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Tractors Owned: 1948 Farmall Cub
193 plow
1948 snow/grading blade
Woods 59 C3
Cub 144 cultivator
Cub 22 mower
Cub 172 one row planter
Original manuals for all the above
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Welcome to March in lower Michigan

Postby k hutchins » Sat Mar 04, 2023 5:53 pm

52DAVE
Livingston county actually. All along the l96 M59 corridor got pretty well hammered.
It's melted about 50% already this afternoon.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Welcome to March in lower Michigan

Postby SamsFarm » Sat Mar 04, 2023 6:09 pm

Here in NE Ohio it has been a overabundance of rain so far this year! :(
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Urbish
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Re: Welcome to March in lower Michigan

Postby Urbish » Sat Mar 04, 2023 8:37 pm

I got about 10" of the wettest, heaviest snow I've ever dealt with here between Jackson & Ann Arbor. Was all the LoBoy could do to move it. Even almost stalled in 1st gear trying to push big piles back at the end of the driveway. I made a couple quick passes on Fri night during the thick of it just in case we had an emergency. That is the first time I have plowed in thunder-snow.
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Re: Welcome to March in lower Michigan

Postby v w » Sun Mar 05, 2023 8:56 am

TV said we had 8 inches of snow. Our drive is 300 feet long plus the turn around. It took maybe half an hour with the cadet and blower. Then to make a pass around the bird feeders when the auger started to plug which meant I was close to having to quit. Haven't put the blade on the cub in years and one of these days I will get caught with snow the blower can't handle. We haven't had a real snowstorm around here since 1978. Our neighbor did nothing and in a day or so their drive will be clear too. Vern

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Re: Welcome to March in lower Michigan

Postby Waif » Sun Mar 05, 2023 10:45 am

Pushed slush and mud on 2/10 mile dirt road with the truck before you got dumped on. The bottom is falling out of the ice pack. Some areas still slush after more ice melt
Didn't get nothing North of Cedar Springs this last event.
Still about ankle deep in the oaks . With soft ground anywhere I've plowed prior.

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Re: Welcome to March in lower Michigan

Postby Jon Dellabona » Sun Mar 05, 2023 4:45 pm

5 maybe 6" heavy wet snow Hillsdale county. 50 percent of that has melted off. Garlic is 1 inch out of the ground in the garden prior to last snow. Covered now.
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Re: Welcome to March in lower Michigan

Postby Nautiluscont » Sun Mar 05, 2023 4:55 pm

We got mostly rain just south of you guy's in Toledo.... About 2" of rain to add to the 1.5" we got earlier in the week.

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Re: Welcome to March in lower Michigan

Postby Fred19Flintstone » Thu Mar 09, 2023 2:13 pm

My mother-in-law just moved in with us is lion enough for me. But I digress. I live in Flint and we got hit pretty good with 6”. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s storm of 4-6”.

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Mainely Saws
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Re: Welcome to March in lower Michigan

Postby Mainely Saws » Fri Mar 10, 2023 12:29 pm

Up our way we ended up getting about 8" -10" of the heavy wet snow out from the same system . I have a bout 200 ft of driveway with a bit of a slope and a sizeable parking area that is a mix of gravel and broken asphalt . I can't say enough good things about the cub with wheel weights ,chains and a 5"x54"x3/4" strip of horse stall matt sandwiched between the snowplow and cutter bar purchased from Tractor supply . I don't have any shoes on the plow . It acts like a rigid squeegee . Yes , it will need replacing but I can flip it over once and get a number of years out of the entire stall mat. With these ever changing weather patterns of freezing and thawing it serves me well, and doesn't dig into the gravel. One of these days I may purchase the HDPE cutter material.
Bob


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