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Drive way machines

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by vis, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. vis

    vis Senior Member
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    some pics :)

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  2. vis

    vis Senior Member
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  3. Keith_480231

    Keith_480231 Senior Member
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    Cool pics! Was this a Christmas present? Also who got the Sony boom box???:D :D
     
  4. vis

    vis Senior Member
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    plow was christmas gift, cd-player for my mom :jester:
     
  5. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
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    now you just need to fab up a nice back blade.
     
  6. vis

    vis Senior Member
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    a back blade would be sweet, but i dont have a welder :/ would be failry simple to make and just bolt on to the back plate.

    Im thinking of buying a new mold board from sears and cutting it, and bolting on like 6-10 inches extra on each side of the blade because as it is now, it barley clears the tires which gets kind of annoying.

    some may say its crazy, but i think traction on flat pavement is better with out chains, unless it is ice underneath the snow.. chains just spin and make marks ;/
     
  7. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
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    I thought the ballast was supposed to be behind the rear wheels?
     
  8. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
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    I would just bolt a couple pieces of anything on the blade you have. Before I sold my 60" ATV plow, I toyed with the idea of adding 6 or 12 inch wings cut from one of those heavy plastic juice drums, you know the kind I mean, they're usually blue, about 50 gallons, people use them for dock floats? Those things are pretty tough, plus easy to cut with a sawzall.
     
  9. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
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    Get omse rear weights that bolt to the trailer hitch. They work well, especially with wheel weights.
     
  10. vis

    vis Senior Member
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    i have better traction with out chains...dont know how but the turf treads clean them selves very nicely and push all the slush and snow out from under them giving good traction. Total weight on there is 60 in wheel weights, 140 in sand, 180 with me, and probably extra 100+ on the front with the plow hanging off of it. chains spin just as much as the tire with no chains, and only leaves marks on the driveway, and also cause it to be a pretty bumpy ride. they only time they would be needed would be a gravel drive, grass, or on and inclne.

    Keep in mind i have a flat drive way, and just the inital take off spins slightly but once it starts to push, there is no stopping to spin out even with a 9 inch snow fall.

    for this little machine i think its pretty good lol

    also, if too much ballast hangs off the back behind the wheels, you will lose traction on the front, making the steering very difficult, not to mention a wheely machine :redbounce
     
  11. MSB1766

    MSB1766 Member
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    Here is a link to the craftsman sleeve hitch and back blade:http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/prod...s&vertical=LAWN&pid=07124536000&bidsite=CRAFT
    http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/prod...WN&fromAuto=YES&bidsite=CRAFT&pid=07124239000

    You need the sleeve hitch and you can hookup alot of attachments.
    http://www.sears.com/sr/search/feat...ertical=LAWN&subcat=-1074045331&bidsite=CRAFT
    http://www.sears.com/sr/search/feat...ertical=LAWN&subcat=-1073961165&bidsite=CRAFT
    I have a sleeve hitch and a back blade it works great I got mine form Home Depot here is the one I have it has removable side wings:http://www.brinly.com/products/landscaping_tools/boxscraper.htm
    Craftsman also has a weight keg you can buy also I have one on my tractor it came with the snowblower attachment. I am sure if you want one they can order it for you you need the weight tray and brackets also. if you have any trouble let me know and I can look up the part numbers so you can order it yourself.
     
  12. vis

    vis Senior Member
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    i would love a back blade and the sleeve hitch, but its a DYT3000, a lawn tractor, not garden :cry:
     
  13. vis

    vis Senior Member
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    any1 else have pics of their tractors?

    bored with now snow, just sits in the garage idle.


    I was thinking of going to autozone and buy some cheap fog lights and mount them to the front somewhere so i can see better, the stock lights really arent that bright, but i dont know whats involved in wiring them.....do they just have a ground and hook directly to the battery, and then to a switch?
    :bluebounc

    first time using the chains the attachment clutch cable came loose and the spring got caught in the chains and tore it all apart, so i got to fix that also :angry: no more chains please.
     
  14. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
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    Here is mine without the chains or weights...

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  15. MSB1766

    MSB1766 Member
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    Some Pictures of my tractors

    Click on the link below to go to the album:
    http://community.webshots.com/album/542633000BhZJoA

    First 5 pictures is my Craftsman 5000 Series tractor. 25HP 48" snowblower

    Last 5 pictures is my 1969 Wheel Horse GT14. 14hp 38" snowblower with back blade.
     
  16. vis

    vis Senior Member
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    that craftsman is quite a big unit lol, how much does that blower weigh?


    how do you like the chains, probably an asset with a blower due to lower speeds when operating, i dont like them for plowing:jester:
     
  17. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
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    Sure do. This is my Kubota plowing my own driveway that I have to do after I get home from managing snow at the college for numerous hours. You can see the tractor in this thread post #13

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=21644
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2006
  18. vis

    vis Senior Member
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    Messages: 324

    wow gord thats awesome lol :dizzy: sooo much snow :waving: