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Do you think a tractor can plow 1 acre in 10 min?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JD Dave, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    Here's a 95 hp JD 7220 with a 1985 Frink 14 ft power angle blade my dad bought new in 85. I actually could have went a bit faster but for some reason the rev limiter on the tractor was only letting me get 1900 rpm, figures when I'm shooting a vid.


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  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    Back dragging.
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  3. KCB

    KCB Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    That was sweet!! I sure bet it can with nothing in the way:D
    Those tractors have "power reverser" right?
     
  4. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Looks like the pusher has a steel edge on it! LOL;) Scrapes good :cool:

    BTW: I was really expecting to hear Shania Twain singin on the radio! lol :drinkup: :waving:
     
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    It's not a pusher and Shania was riding beside me.

    Yes they do.
     
  6. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Sweet! Sometimes I wish we had a big power angle blade! Not that we really need it now that we have pushers, but it would still be fun to have!!
     
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    I actually like running both but a pusher is generally more productive. A 12 ft pusher will carrry more snow then a 14 ft angle blade. We actually try to work a pusher and an angle blade together and that works out sweet.
     
  8. KCB

    KCB Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Ya, you can hear the shift and the backup buzzer go as you were still pushing into the pile, then zoom away in reverse, like it was nothing.
     
  9. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    Nice vids. there are some people on here who will still say it cant be done. Those JDs are the RR of tractors.:drinkup:
     
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Thanks Paul.:drinkup:
     
  11. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Did you figure out the rev limiter?
     
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    JD is coming in the morning to do the 100 hr free services on the 7830 and 7130, so they'll look at it then. We actually had a Deere breakdown last night also, the shuttle shift stopped working, wouldn't gpo forward or reverse. The first time we've ever had a mechanical failure with them. It was bound to happen sometime, this is the 5th season for them.
     
  13. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Nice vids JD. :drinkup:
     
  14. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    Love the videos, keep posting JD.
     
  15. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Did you check the knob by the right window?
     
  16. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    JD - that is awesome I wish I could get some of my guys to work 1/2 that fast! LOL
     
  17. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Yes but that knob has caused alot of tension in the past. LOL
     
  18. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
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    My old man cussed his 7220 for 6 months when it was new until we discovered that little knob :drinkup:
     
  19. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    I could see that happening. LOL
     
  20. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
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    JD, im sure that machine was a gear and not hydro trans.. but for the hydro guys. what do you think is more productive for this type of work? since i havnt used my new one yet.

    set throttle high and just use hydro pedals forward/reverse with a box or blade or

    let it rev up/down as you want to go faster or slower?

    My 09 4720 has e-throttle which is new to this model at least, i can hit the switch set it to darn near idle and then as i pretty the go pedal down more, it throttles up to full throttle and cruises a long good.

    If i start pushing snow that we may one day get in NJ, would it be better to use the e-throttle just ton conserve a little fuel?