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Combine snow pushing

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by NickSnow&Mow, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
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    Anyone running a really old combine with like a 20ft pusher? I was thinking you could do that sice it already has the arms to lift the header, you could also somehow rig the system to put salt in the hopper and get it to spit out the back where the corn or bean stalk usually would come out, genius or what lol.
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
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  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    That's a swather but the premise is the same I guess. A tractor is a better starting point to push snow with. Combines that you can generally afford to buy to push snow with won't be very reliable and very expensive to fix. Also I doubt there's a combine that can push a 20ft pusher. Ours is actually quite scary to drive when it's slippery out.
     
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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  5. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
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  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Something tells me that if it was a good idea it would have been done already.
     
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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  8. edgeair

    edgeair Senior Member
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    They did this on Top Gear UK. Series 15, Episode 5. Its hilarious to watch, but I don't see it being practical (as they show quite well).
     
  9. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
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    looks a bit bulky,,, have fun,,,,,

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  10. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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  11. edgeair

    edgeair Senior Member
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  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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  13. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    Haha it was more of a joke guys I dont think it a great idea. Visibility would be horrible behind you, it has a massive turning radius, and you'd have to be insane to put a 400k machine that you use in the fall on snowduty. The only time I could see it being used is if you found an insane deal on a lower hour really old one and just take advantage of the pure horsepower. The only way it could be possible is because the technology changes so fast and big farmers get new ones every two years so they become outdated and unwanted fast, tractors hold value much better I think
     
  14. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,512

    U can find old swathes for 2K just add a v-box and a plow.
     
  15. edgeair

    edgeair Senior Member
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    Yeah but as the Top Gear guys found out, why do you need visibility behind you when you have that kind of power wesport

    Or a flamethrower :laughing:

    Or a high powered "gritter" :drinkup:
     
  16. usmcdroach

    usmcdroach Member
    Messages: 60

    I have a combine that I run in the demo derby at fair every year. I Think it would be fun but completly useless. We have 8-10 inches on the ground. I think I'm gonna go fire it up and see if it will push anything.
     
  17. usmcdroach

    usmcdroach Member
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  18. pdreibels

    pdreibels Member
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  19. usmcdroach

    usmcdroach Member
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    Ha we are hillbillys around here!
     
  20. edgeair

    edgeair Senior Member
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    No kidding xysport