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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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It started raining last night around 7:30 p.m., when I looked outside just after 4:00 a.m. this morning we didn't have any snow so I went back to bed. When I woke up we had some very wet heavy snow with rain underneath.

I had always heard the RTV's can push snow so I started plowing with it in low gear and 4 wheel drive. I have about 240 or 300 pounds in the back and it handled everything. After I was done plowing the driveway, I used the Mahindra 4540 to push the banks back before they freeze solid with the colder weather coming in.
 

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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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Foothills of The Adirondacks
We received another 4 inches of wet snow overnight so after plowing with the 4540 (I really wanted to move some snowbanks back before they freeze solid) I jumped in the RTV - X1100C and did some areas I missed. With the 240 pounds in the back and in four wheel drive it pushes that wet chit without a problem.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,688
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I did our driveway and the neighbor's along with a bunch of walking trails in the woods around the house. I noticed some deer under some white pines on my way back from the sandpit .

Picture 1428 is how much snow we had in the driveway, not any heavy chit, 1429 is after I was done with our driveway and went inside for some CD's, 1430 is a new walking trail I cleaned up last summer/fall, 1431 is coming back from the sandpit and the last two should be a few deer.

The most deer I've seen this winter was 20 on the backhill after we had that wet heavy snow, there must've been some maple down.
 

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mcdougy

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That heater is great, you could be in a t-shirt when plowing. The a/c is great but during the summer if I'm cutting, I would rather be in the rhino....that might change.
Yes the 2 machines are not really comparable. Both are great at what they do best. If the kubota cab was a bit quieter and maybe a high/low range it would be hard to beat possibly. I would consider them in the low range currently and often wished the had a high range you could use.
 
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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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Even though we didn't get much snow, I took Karl out to do our driveway and some trails around the house. Since my shoulder wasn't feeling great, I sent an email to our neighbor that I wouldn't be doing his today.

We're suppose to get 10 inches of snow from this storm by the time it ends, it looks like we'll get nailed tonight if their forecast is correct.

It sure is nice being out of the wind when plowing with the RTV.
 

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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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After I was done plowing with the 4540 we went for a ride, on the way down the driveway the wife mentioned some snow that was left in the driveway so when we came home, I jumped in Karl and plowed a few more trails along with cleaning up the driveway.
 

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mcdougy

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Apr 15, 2014
661
ontario
After I was done plowing with the 4540 we went for a ride, on the way down the driveway the wife mentioned some snow that was left in the driveway so when we came home, I jumped in Karl and plowed a few more trails along with cleaning up the driveway.
Always nice of the DW's to point out our short comings of details missed in our work :)
 
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thewoodlands

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Always nice of the DW's to point out our short comings of details missed in our work :)
I'm usually the picky one on the driveway so we had a good laugh. It looks like February could be a bad snow month in our area but I made enough areas for snow storage that we should be fine.

How much snow did you receive from this last storm?
 

mcdougy

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Apr 15, 2014
661
ontario
I'm usually the picky one on the driveway so we had a good laugh. It looks like February could be a bad snow month in our area but I made enough areas for snow storage that we should be fine.

How much snow did you receive from this last storm?
We have had very little accumulation of snow this winter. I have pushed the driveway twice this winter and truly it wasn't completely necessary those 2 times. The storm last week and early this week stalled over the great lakes and never made it up here, unlike NY and the the other places. Last night big winds and wet snow arrived and will bring our coldest Temps of the season thus far. This is our 10 day forecast with Temps in Fahrenheit. Again not much snow expected but definitely a dip of the mercury.
 

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thewoodlands

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@mcdougy , they're saying around 6 inches of snow starting tonight but the heaviest snow will be tomorrow. AccuWeather is calling for 10-15 inches of snow from the next storm, I'm sure or hope they drop those totals.
 

wishlist

Minister of Fire
Mar 28, 2011
560
Corunna, Michigan
Those Kubota RTV machines will tow large trailers full of wood.

Not only that but I have a 225 gallon sap tank in the bed of mine during syrup season . Hauls over 1600 lbs . Mine is 5 years old with the same v plow as woodlands . I’ve had to open up our dirt road when the snow drifts in completely shut , no problem . With deep snow and the plow set to a “V” the Kubota goes straight as an arrow .
 

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thewoodlands

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Not only that but I have a 225 gallon sap tank in the bed of mine during syrup season . Hauls over 1600 lbs . Mine is 5 years old with the same v plow as woodlands . I’ve had to open up our dirt road when the snow drifts in completely shut , no problem . With deep snow and the plow set to a “V” the Kubota goes straight as an arrow .
I've walked it through the woods plowing some trails, it surprised me on how well it did. I have chains for the back tires but haven't used them.

How is everyone in your family?
 

wishlist

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Mar 28, 2011
560
Corunna, Michigan
I've walked it through the woods plowing some trails, it surprised me on how well it did. I have chains for the back tires but haven't used them.

How is everyone in your family?

I’ve never used chains , really doubt I would need them unless there was ice .

Family is doing good woods , thank you for asking .
 
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thewoodlands

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I’ve never used chains , really doubt I would need them unless there was ice .

Family is doing good woods , thank you for asking .
Once we start warming during the and back to freezing at night, our driveway can get pretty slick.

I've been keeping it shaved down pretty good this year so hopefully it isn't that bad, like the picture.
 

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thewoodlands

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This is our snow coverage, (not much) and a shot of the lonely lp tank and firepit zone
We're getting the Lake Effect today, we received a good three inches of sugar snow overnight and if it continues to snow like it is, maybe another 8 inches of the white stuff.

I plowed the driveway with the RTV but since the banks need pushing back again, I'll be heading out to do that with the 4540.
 

thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
13,688
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Here are some pictures of plowing from this morning. This was before the Lake Effect snows hit us today.
 

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thewoodlands

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Yesterday when I came in from plowing, the house was smelling pretty good, Utica Greens, Stuffed Peppers and some pasta not in the picture.

Picture 1474 is the first of two loads of beech and sugar maple we put in today, the wood in picture 1475 is the beech and sugar maple we plan on burning this February and have been bring in, 1476 is scraping down the driveway , 1477 is where I cleaned out in front of the ironwood and 1478 is the ironwood we have left if needed.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,688
Foothills of The Adirondacks
With the next two storms capable of dumping a total of two feet of snow on us, we decided to put in what was left of our February firewood. That was the last of the beech,sugar and red maple.
 

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