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Old 11-22-2016, 01:08 PM   #1
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3 days to install this ** Gasp!!! **

I did everything wrong before getting it right.

Now I am ready for the snow. It is not the ultimate solution, but this has to be better then shoveling. I tried that once, never again! Never!!!

In the past it costs me about 300 a winter to keep my driveway cleared of snow, and that is with iffy service. This is a used year 2007 Lawn Tractor and new Plow, and if I do nothing but plow, will be paid for in 4 years.

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I tried that method years back and it's OK with light snow but heavy wet stuff is a problem. I suggest you find some wheel weights and a set of full tire chains before the first snowfall. I sold my tractor and blade off and bought a 13 hp 36" 2 stage snowblower.
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I tried that method years back and it's OK with light snow but heavy wet stuff is a problem. I suggest you find some wheel weights and a set of full tire chains before the first snowfall. I sold my tractor and blade off and bought a 13 hp 36" 2 stage snowblower.
I have a long driveway, but very flat. Sometimes not often it becomes an ice skating rink. Even a 3/4 truck with a real plow has difficulties getting purchase. Chains are in the Amazon wish list if needed. My SOP will be to plow without delay. I have neighbors that will plow me if things get real real bad. Wine and Salami gifts pay off when the winter SHTF.
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Chains are good but will work much better with wheel weights, the tractors don't have enough weight to get the chains to bite when it gets icy out.
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I don't miss the shoveling days at all and to be honest I don't think my back could handle it any longer.
Now I have Jose, Felipe and Cortez do it as I watch out the window...
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My son has a snow plow he attached to the front of his 650 ATV when he lived in Fairbanks, AK. Doesn't have much use for it now that he lives in Florida.

Do I hear any offers?
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My son has a snow plow he attached to the front of his 650 ATV when he lived in Fairbanks, AK. Doesn't have much use for it now that he lives in Florida.

Do I hear any offers?
I thought long and hard about the Lawn Tractor vs the ATV. The big problem with these tractors is they have a top speed of 5.x miles an hour. I suppose they have more torque, but 5 miles and hour with a 700+cc motor, come on, I want to go faster.
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Chains are good but will work much better with wheel weights, the tractors don't have enough weight to get the chains to bite when it gets icy out.
I've watched a lot of videos, and people do get by without the chains and weights. I shall see and make the purchases as needed.
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I've watched a lot of videos, and people do get by without the chains and weights. I shall see and make the purchases as needed.
Get the fat lady down the road to hop on, if you need more traction. The extra warmth is a bonus.
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