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JohnnyB
02-25-2007, 02:50 PM
For those of you in the states that get snowfall, how do you handle your snow removal???

I've got a 10hp ariens with lights and hand warmers. However, this year I hired it out.....

mbeach
02-25-2007, 02:57 PM
do it myself unless out of town when i have a neighbor kid take care of it for me. just spent 2 hrs this am removing heavy wet snow on top of 1/4 inch of ice. being a southerner, i still can't get use to snow removal. in fact, i have an entirely different outlook on snow skiing now - shovel it a few times @ 5:00 am before work and you will have an entirely new perspective on the stuff.

Brent
02-25-2007, 03:01 PM
I don't want to worry about snow removal in the morning before going off to work. At $200 a year it is well worth it for a 150 foot long drive way.:D

JohnnyB
02-25-2007, 03:05 PM
I'm paying $30/time when it is >2". I've only paid once and will probably pay again for getting cleared out tomorrow. I'll have to negotiate an annual rate.....if I could get $200/yr I'd sell the snowblower and be good for the next 5-6years.

PaulW
02-25-2007, 03:53 PM
I blow it, but that sucked this morning with all the wet stuff. Snow blowing took a couple of hrs this morning. I would like a new machine that would not get clogged up when it gets wet. Any body got one that works well?

suedv
02-25-2007, 04:10 PM
We shovel our driveway and sidewalk

michael freeman
02-25-2007, 04:20 PM
Snow???? Why mess with the snow, the heat will melt it before the end of the day.

Jerseydave
02-25-2007, 04:27 PM
I have a plow on my suburban. My driveway is 300 ft. long, but my mothers farm driveway is about 2000 ft. I use to do it with the farm tractor/loader but now with my truck it's so much faster. Plus I stay warm and dry, plow while listening to the stereo!

It would cost too much to have someone else do it. (Probably $200 each time)

Maristar210
02-25-2007, 05:12 PM
For those of you in the states that get snowfall, how do you handle your snow removal???

I've got a 10hp ariens with lights and hand warmers. However, this year I hired it out.....


I did a litle blow a very long time ago, now I just get a little plowed:D

Aerens 8 hp in reality.....

DemolitionMan
02-25-2007, 05:18 PM
Doesnt snow in Augusta lol.

WTRSK1R
02-25-2007, 05:29 PM
Snowblower. Unless I am out of town (like now), then one of the neighbors usually clears it for the wife. I think I need to pick up a 12 pack for their kindness when I get back from this trip.:)

JKTX21
02-25-2007, 06:22 PM
I did a litle blow a very long time ago, now I just get a little plowed:D

Aerens 8 hp in reality.....

Haha, the only plowing that goes on around here is when I decide take on a case of Coors Light on a Friday night! :D

School Skier
02-25-2007, 07:17 PM
I have to blow it at home and at work. At work it takes me about 2 1/2 hours to blow it.

flipper
02-25-2007, 08:04 PM
Doesn't snow here, but I got plowed night before last. Starting to feel a little better, but my head still hurts.:toast: :woohoo: :friday:

André
02-25-2007, 08:09 PM
True Canuck here.
I shovel my driveway!:cool:

TMCNo1
02-25-2007, 08:12 PM
Somehow it always melts before boating season, so I have no problems.

RexDog1
02-25-2007, 08:26 PM
Snow??????????????????????????????:confused:

Sodar
02-25-2007, 08:46 PM
Doesn't snow here, but I got plowed night before last. Starting to feel a little better, but my head still hurts.:toast: :woohoo: :friday:


Thats funny.... I got blown the night before last!!! :wavey:

ski_king
02-25-2007, 09:06 PM
I just drive over it and shovel only the pile at the end of the driveway the township truck leaves.

Every now and then a neighbor plows it out.

I don't mind it, reminds me its winter.

JohnnyB
02-25-2007, 09:13 PM
Oops...forgot good ol' shoveling in the poll....guess it'll qualify as Other.

UMP.....where does Yooper Scoop fit.....sorry to disgrace this ingenious device by not including it in the poll.....post a pic of one for the rest of the world. :D

Leroy
02-25-2007, 09:32 PM
Shovel here! And shovel again and again on the last snow. We ended up with about 20 inches here.

Sodar
02-25-2007, 09:39 PM
Jeez!!! I would hate life....

It snowed in Los Angeles a few months back...

If you look REALLY close in this picture, you can see the snow on the Mercedes trunk.. I think we got like 1/64th of an inch!!! :D

rcnjson
02-25-2007, 09:57 PM
snowblower, snowblower, and snowblower. That ariens is really getting tortured this weekend.
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dapicatti
02-25-2007, 10:49 PM
We don't get as much snow as we used to here. Considered getting a snowblower a few years ago, but for now am still shoveling away.

ilikeitglacy
02-25-2007, 10:56 PM
it take me about 2 hours!!... snowblowing driveway and ice rink, then i rush to work...snow removal for the city, fives days and nights, (i'm in for about 60hours total...)

87 TriStar 190
02-25-2007, 11:46 PM
Broke the axle on my 1963 Ariens this morning. Runs fine, but I'm stranded. Shoveled the remainder of mine and help 3 neighbors shovel. 12.5 inches of rain soaked snow today. Going to try to buy a new one tomorrow. Plan to upgrade from 6 HP to at least 8.5 HP.
With this much snow, there may not be one available. Suppose I could just replace the axle.

jimmer2880
02-26-2007, 07:20 AM
Broke the axle on my 1963 Ariens this morning. Runs fine, but I'm stranded. Shoveled the remainder of mine and help 3 neighbors shovel. 12.5 inches of rain soaked snow today. Going to try to buy a new one tomorrow. Plan to upgrade from 6 HP to at least 8.5 HP.
With this much snow, there may not be one available. Suppose I could just replace the axle.

I bet you could just get it welded. Snow blower drive trains are fairly low-tech & should be easy to repair.

jlf
02-26-2007, 08:46 AM
It's the old fashioned back breaking method for Lance and I. We shovel it. Keep saying we are going to get a 4-wheeler with a blade or a snow blower then it only snow like twice a year and usually not very much these days. Just so happens the weather men were right this time and we really got two feet of snow. Fortunately we have awesome neighbors. One helped Sat morning with his blower did the part the plow plowed up at the bottom for us. Sunday a different neighbor owed us because at 3:30am we got a phone call, he was in the ditch and needed a ride home so we went and got him then in the later morning Lance went and pulled it him out of the ditch so he blew our driveway out for us Sunday. Fair trade we figured.

Still think we'll never buy a snowblower, we'll just continue to cuss everytime we have to shovel out.

Mag_Red
02-26-2007, 09:19 AM
Don't get all that much snow here, but they forcasted 10" of snow last week, decided to pull the trigger on this. Ended up getting 4" and lots of Ice!:rolleyes:

Evan Jones
02-26-2007, 09:22 AM
Have a 18 HP lawn tractor that runs great. Found a 36" snowblower for the front of it. I had a walk behind snowblower and found it almost as tiring as shoveling. Now I can do the driveway in about 15 minutes with minimal effort. No heart attacks for me.

trickskier
02-26-2007, 09:44 AM
I really feel sorry for you guys. The last time it snowed in Jacksonville was 1989.......Shut the whole city down for 3 days!!!

Maristar210
02-26-2007, 10:00 AM
I blew 5 inches of snow off the driveway this morning at 5:30.

Tonight I hope to get a little plowed and with any luck...

well you know...:D

twieder
02-26-2007, 10:14 AM
We do it the old fasioned way....sweat and a shovel! That is unless we get alot of snow like the foot about 2 weeks ago then I steel a truck from work.

trickskier
02-26-2007, 10:36 AM
I blew 5 inches of snow off the driveway this morning at 5:30.

Tonight I hope to get a little plowed and with any luck...

well you know...:D
I had to run my air conditioner last night...........:rolleyes:

Upper Michigan Prostar190
02-26-2007, 10:56 AM
JohnnyB this is a very intereting poll, it encompasses quite an array of snow removal methods.....however......you DID omit the almighty yooper scooper!

http://www.silverbear.biz/images/snow-scoop-250W.jpg

So, There is no UMP option on this poll either. Thats 2 demerits for you Johnny. and there will be a surcharge on taht penalty due to the fact that your from Green Bay and should know better(your the closest thing to being a Yooper!!!!). I am going to levee a fine of 3 toobing runs behind a PONTOON boat, 5 days WITHOUT your Mastercraft on the lake in the summer where you will seek out some Wally with a Baylooner and PAY him to ride on his boat and drink WARM NON alcoholic beer! DOnt like it? file a report with Lake Pirate, he is your master now. If you continue to conduct yourself in such a inappropriate manor, I will be forced to have Harold revoke your teaking privilidges and impound your bote in the BU factory parking lot for 3 weeks. Dont mess with the Law Johnny, I may not be a moderator, but I am bad arse poll czar!

8p ;) :D

Upper Michigan Prostar190
02-26-2007, 11:02 AM
I had to run my air conditioner last night...........:rolleyes:
Air conditioning huh? Trickskier, thats just rude. Telling a Northern man in February that you need your air cond on is like calling a sailor up thats in the middle of a 6 month sub tour and telling him you "spent the night" with a Playboy supermodel.....:noface: its just not nice:noface:

8p you lucky bugger!!

#47of100TeamMC
02-26-2007, 11:23 AM
Used to use a tractor with a snow thrower, Then the 1973 Bolens Tractor decided it didn't want to run anymore. So I bought a Cheap snowblower and was going to use that. Then THAT wouldn't run anymore. This weekend called the Brother-in-law to come plow us out with his Skid Steer. Now I'm trying to talk the wife into a 4wheeler with a blade.

Oh, By the way... Anyone want to buy a early 70's Bolens tractor with multiple attachments. Snow thrower, Mower, Tiller, Blade. Has extra Motor. Needs a tune-up!

Or, anyone want to buy an MTD 2 stage Snow blower. Electric start. Also, needs a tune-up!

OR, anyone want to sell me a 4 wheeler with a plow?

chudson
02-26-2007, 11:28 AM
Just throwin it out there but if it's cold enuff and the snow is light a leaf blower works wonders!!!

trickskier
02-26-2007, 11:41 AM
Air conditioning huh? Trickskier, thats just rude. Telling a Northern man in February that you need your air cond on is like calling a sailor up thats in the middle of a 6 month sub tour and telling him you "spent the night" with a Playboy supermodel its just not nice:noface:

8p you lucky bugger!!
Sorry UMP :cry: ...........Just had to throw a left jab out there. Me and jcrosby are planning on doing some skiing this weekend :dance: ...........Come on down the water is fine...............

loeweb
02-26-2007, 01:26 PM
Neighbor is a good friend and he blows the sidewalk between us and up to my house for me. I have to scoop the steps though. Just costs me some grillin' in the summer, but he brings the beer more times than not.

slink976
02-26-2007, 01:56 PM
I guess I get plowed, mentally cuz i have no freaking clue what snow is!

SkiDog
02-26-2007, 02:05 PM
HOW MANY JOKES HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THAT QUESTION?:D

Do you get plowed or do you blow???

87 TriStar 190
02-26-2007, 06:16 PM
I have the original manual and changing the axle is simple. Thing is that I blow snow for the whole neighborhood and when the axle broke, they told me to go get a new one we would all chip in evenly for it. The new one will be delivered tomorrow. Ariens 9.25 HP 26 inch. I told the dealer I wanted to be able to throw slush over the house. Split 4 ways, it's too good a deal to pass up. Supposed to get another storm on Wednesday and we just had 12.5 inches Saturday night. I will fix the axle on the old one, or maybe put the engine on the go-cart.

Ryan27r
02-26-2007, 11:11 PM
Bob cat toolcat with the plow attachment very nice and warm also

87 TriStar 190
02-26-2007, 11:46 PM
Old blower, '63 or '64. Still runs but I need a new axle.

skibrain
02-27-2007, 12:01 AM
Every waterskier should know that shoveling heavy snow by hand works/abuses most of the major muscle groups involved with slalom skiing. Abs, obliques, lower back, gluts.

Snow blowers are for whimps!

Maristar210
02-27-2007, 06:35 AM
Every waterskier should know that shoveling heavy snow by hand works/abuses most of the major muscle groups involved with slalom skiing. Abs, obliques, lower back, gluts.

Snow blowers are for whimps!

Maybe but at least we can spell wimps. :D

3event
02-27-2007, 08:55 AM
Love that little Toro snowblower. Shoveling may be good exercise, but it's all about TIME. More time to wax skis, oil teak, etc etc etc........

jkski
02-27-2007, 09:27 AM
7.5' Meyer plow on the front of a Dodge Ram.......when it snows, it's like money falling from the sky!!!

Kevin 89MC
02-27-2007, 04:51 PM
Old 7 hp Ariens 2 stage w/ chains for me. We finally got enough snow (8") to use it - first time this year. Sadly, I've only had to use it 1-2 times a year recently. Wish I had to use it more!
Anything less than 4" is a "nuisance snow" in my mind, and not worth blowing.

87 TriStar 190
02-27-2007, 07:08 PM
Tried to post this picture of the new one last night, but couldn't get it to post. Got it yesterday. Need more snow. I told the salesman when he delivered it that this is one of life's Kodak Moments.

cbryan70
02-27-2007, 07:11 PM
ok not to get off subject but have any of you seen the "dont get plowed" signs on the side's of highways. I WANT ONE OF THOSE so bad would make a great beer pong table

ski_king
02-27-2007, 07:15 PM
....Anything less than 4" is a "nuisance snow" in my mind, and not worth blowing.
An old girlfriend once told me something like that.

André
02-27-2007, 08:20 PM
An old girlfriend once told me something like that.
You too?:D ;) :D

Ric
02-28-2007, 12:41 PM
I went ahead and voted

Kevin 89MC
02-28-2007, 09:06 PM
An old girlfriend once told me something like that.
As soon as I typed that, I wondered how long before someone jumps on it! :purplaugh :purplaugh :purplaugh

betsy&david Harrison
02-28-2007, 11:15 PM
I get plowed and I never blow! Hee Hee:D