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rokon2813, December 27, 2012 in Show & Tell
OOps, put this in the wrong forum, can one of you hard working moderators move it ?? :D Please
Looks like some quality seat time!
That looks like fun. I can hardly remember what its like to plow or snowblow a good deep snow fall. (Winter of 2010/2011 was my last snowfall over 4" at once) Hopefully this winter
Nice looking Tractor Dan
Not sure how much we got with the 40 mph winds. I would say 8" or so.
The old Squire didn't want anything to do with the 2' plus concrete drifts without the weights and chains, after that, no sweat. The pile at the end of the driveway by the road is 5 feet high. All the snow on the hitch is what came over the top.
My first time plowing with a hydro lift, and I'm not sure I like it. My ground is uneven and not frozen yet, I don't think the hydro "floats" fast enough for me. Gonna swap out the solid lift rod for one that slides before the next storm
I LOVE the (Squire)gold tractor! Looks like you had a little fun!
We got about 4 inches!
quote:Originally posted by fishnwizI LOVE the (Squire)gold tractor! Looks like you had a little fun!
8"...WOW, The Squire handled it very well, What size engine does that have?
I'm suprised 'float' doesn't perform better with the counterweights, especially with a 42. I use a stinger and doughnut for my 46" and it works real well off-pavement. When they bite into the turf though, it's a PITA.
This is my first year using the front AG's, and wow, that's the way to go! I'm thrilled with the steering aid.
I really like that type of hydro lift for plowing. What weight oil do you have in the system? It should float easily if it's working right. You may have a restriction somewhere, or your handle is out of adjustment.That is a nice Squire.
Jim, it's 30 weight.
Greg 12 hp. It's actually a 2012 dressed in gold
I think it's just that I'm not used to the hydro lift. I'm used to having my hand on the manual lift handle and "feeling" the ground contours with a spring loaded lift rod.
I'm pretty sure it's a combination of 2 problems. 1; too much counterweight for the 42" plow makes the plow too light, and 2; I don't run skid shoes and the ground is not frozen yet..
For the most part it did a very good job. In all my years plowing with a B, this is the first year I ever had the right combination of traction and hard enough snow drift to work the governor a couple times.
You can't see through the tire or the snow, but the tires are loaded and weigh 65# each plus 40# of steel weight on each one.
I follow ya! I primarily push over pavement/concrete, and the hydrolift is the ONLY way to go there. I like having the downpressure for scraping, and won't use a spring loaded rod.
For dirt work, I too, found the hydrolift to be a headache, but that was summertime dirt-duty, and I switched the rod over to the RH lift.
You get some good frost in the ground and you can usually run with it. She certainly looks effective!
Nice unit, Dan. Pure form and function. "L'il Beast" that earns it's keep.
Here in maine we got almost two feet!!OOOO I have been working around the clock almost!
I've been using a hydro-lift for plowing for a number of years. I too plow mainly on pavement but have several area's that are dirt or grass. I use no counter weight, the tires are dry, but I run a set of weights. Once the ground freezes I'll use chains. More than 6 inches of snow and I get the blower tractor out.
I do find that plowing with the hydro-lift is a bit different than a manual lift, mainly in that you have plan where you start lifting the blade a little earlier than with a manual lift as there is a bit of a delay with the hydro.
Dan, nice action pics. I can't say that I envy you for that kind of quality seat time.
I run 10W-30 in my hydro lift, but never use a rear counter lift.
It does take some getting use to over the manual lift.
That bronze round hood sure is a sweet lookin machine! I prefer plowing snow w/my hydro lift equipped early b10 but haven't used a counterweight. Takes a little getting used to but am eager to install the hydrolift I overhauled this summer on the b210. We just need more snow. Got our 2nd one of the winter this morning but it's barely trackable.
got 4 or 5 more inches yesterday, plowed the first in the morning before a christmas party, then cleaned the rest up this morning.Nothing special to take pictures of, so I snapped this one to show how I keep my banks pushed back :D:D
Pure fun! I run right up mine that way too.
You got lakefront property there, Dan?
quote:Originally posted by TalntedmrgreenPure fun! I run right up mine that way too.You got lakefront property there, Dan?
Pure fun! I run right up mine that way too.You got lakefront property there, Dan?
Sounds nice Dan! Living on or near the water is fantastic. My grandparents, and now my parents, have a place on the water and it opens up a whole new lifestyle, in summer and winter. We have 4-5 large oval tracks out on the ice each winter, for ice bikes and sleds. They also setup and maintain an icedrags. We chain up the golf cart (now that the sleds are sold) and head over the seawall to go shoot the bull, etc.
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