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heavy hammer

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I bet the neighbors appreciated that. This has been some warm weather for January. It looks to get a little colder her but nothing that bad for the time of year it is.
 
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thewoodlands

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I bet the neighbors appreciated that. This has been some warm weather for January. It looks to get a little colder her but nothing that bad for the time of year it is.
The newest one that I did, his snowblower isn't working and the guy who was suppose to fix never picked it up and never called back.

They just reported on our local news that are town received 10 inches of snow today with a possible 6 - 8 tonight.
 
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A snow blower is nice but it is not a tractor. We have had a few snow falls this year and they have been the heavy stuff as well.
 
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thewoodlands

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I used the 4540 to widen some trails and push more snowbanks back on certain parts of the driveway. I also pulled the snow back in front of the outside fireplace and pushed that out of the way, hopefully I'll have a nice fire out there this week.

We put in two small loads of firewood before I put the tractor away. It was mostly Ash with some Cherry, Red Maple and some Sugar Maple.

Our firewood we plan on burning in February is stacked up in an area that can be tricky to get at because there's a drop on the left side which can cause the tires to slide down so I'll put some chains on the back of the Rhino. I was going to move it out of that area but last springs felling gave us some nice Beech and some Sugar Maple that are residing in the area it would've been stacked.
 

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thewoodlands

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With the two days of snow we had, we only received 8-9 inches of sugar snow. Today I plowed our driveway and the neighbors, he also will be running low on wood in another two weeks so I put the forks on the tractor to fluff up some of the wood frozen in under the snow.
 

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heavy hammer

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Jul 18, 2015
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It looks like we should be getting a little more snow with these cold temps coming.
 
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heavy hammer

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Its hard to tell how much we are in for but I'm sure we are going to get some.
 
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heavy hammer

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Depending on how it comes through we should have close to that. Going to be cold for a few days.
 
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heavy hammer

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I'll be filling the garage back up with locust and some other hardwoods for the coming week. I'm sure everyone is ready for the cold. I have a lot of stacks of well seasoned locust for these cold times.
 
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thewoodlands

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The Lake Effect hit us overnight and today, things got crazy out there when I was pushing back the banks along the driveway.

I still have some plowing left but I'll save that for tomorrow.
 

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thewoodlands

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Picture 1480 is a deer up on the backhill and 1482,83 and 84 are more deer hanging around. I did plow about four trails that I didn't get to yesterday.
 

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We have just been getting a dusting here and there. Temps have not been horrible. Yesterday we had sunny and 25, doesn't seem like much but the sun warms the house enough for the furnace to not come on and the upstairs stove to almost die out. Today not as pleasant, snowy and cloudy, and colder only 15 out. I'm glad I filled the garage back up yesterday.
 
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We have just been getting a dusting here and there. Temps have not been horrible. Yesterday we had sunny and 25, doesn't seem like much but the sun warms the house enough for the furnace to not come on and the upstairs stove to almost die out. Today not as pleasant, snowy and cloudy, and colder only 15 out. I'm glad I filled the garage back up yesterday.
We're in for single digits at night for most of this week, not bad for our area in February. I'm still burning down coals and will have a load of ashes so it will be the pellet stove for the overnight heat.
 
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thewoodlands

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I had been pushing snow from the top of our driveway just in front of a white pine at the corner of our driveway, I moved that which gives us more room for snow for the rest of the winter. I did the same in an area I was pushing snow from the road in.

Picture 1486 is the first area I moved snow from, 1487 is the second area I moved snow from, 1488 is a new area I cleaned out in the fall for snow from the driveway, we'll have plenty of room if mother nature keeps up with the snow, 1489 is a after picture of 1486, 1490 is a after picture of 1487 and the last two are a kill from a fox.
 

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heavy hammer

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Jul 18, 2015
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We didn't get much snow this week, maybe a few inches. Cold though most days were in the teens for high's. I need to get a set of tire chains for the tractor. This icy snow makes it very difficult to get it up the hill at my place.
 

kennyp2339

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@heavy hammer bluejay industrial out of Hayden Idaho is the best deal when it comes to chains, got all 4 tires on my machine for under $450, FYI there website stinks unless you know exactly what you want, calling to place the order is best for this.
 
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heavy hammer

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I was just looking to get a descent set for the rear tires. I don't want to destroy my yard but I figured a nice set will give me the traction I need to get up the incline without having to spin out or get a running start. kennyp2339 you have any suggestions? What do you have on your tractor?
 
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I was just looking to get a descent set for the rear tires. I don't want to destroy my yard but I figured a nice set will give me the traction I need to get up the incline without having to spin out or get a running start. kennyp2339 you have any suggestions? What do you have on your tractor?
I got the rear duo grips, they are extremely aggressive and create a poor ride when your on hard pack with no snow or ice, you will literally shake any fillings out of your teeth with them
For the fronts I got the atv square link pattern which are a dream to use, they go on very easy, are very tight to the tire and the traction is great along with the ride quality.
I took the rears off but kept the fronts on, I did some yard clearing with the pusher (about 20" of snow) no issues w/ just fronts on in 4x4, my plan is to only run the rears when snow is forecasted greater then 12"+
 
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heavy hammer

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kennyp2339 I have been looking at there site to see what would be a good fit. I need something not very aggressive. I have heard some of those chains are like you were saying very rough ride.
 

kennyp2339

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kennyp2339 I have been looking at there site to see what would be a good fit. I need something not very aggressive. I have heard some of those chains are like you were saying very rough ride.
Thats why I recommend calling ahead, they know there tire chains over there and can set you up better then trying to figure it out on the website, also the site says certain things are out of stock when sometimes there in-stock, best to call, have your tire sizes at the ready.
If I could do the rear tires again I would look for a diamond pattern like what I have for the fronts, the rear chains are exactly as advertised, not good for pavement, essentially engineered for those times in a farm yard where you have 8" of slop mud but still need to power through to feed the animals.
 
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heavy hammer

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I'll give them a call. Appreciate the info. I prefer to talk with someone and get what I exactly need.