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First plow of the season

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by wagonman76, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. wagonman76

    wagonman76 Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    The midwest snowstorm got us about 6" on Friday. So I took out the plow wagon for the start of its 3rd season. Then for Saturday was another couple inches, which I cleaned up since I had to clean up the mess at the end of the driveway from the county plow anyway. Here are some pics I took Saturday after doing that.

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y38/wagonman76/Plowing 12-02-06/All.jpg
    Overall view of the bottom of the plowing area. The whole bottom area is for snow storage through the winter, and sometimes it fills up

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y38/wagonman76/Plowing 12-02-06/Bottom.jpg
    View out the end of the driveway. This direction is about 80 feet.

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y38/wagonman76/Plowing 12-02-06/Top.jpg
    View of the top end of the driveway. It is about 200 feet from one end to the other. Everything has to be plowed wide because the propane tank is behind the house in this view.

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y38/wagonman76/Plowing 12-02-06/PushArea.jpg
    A close up of the push area.

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y38/wagonman76/Plowing 12-02-06/ByHouse.jpg
    A close up of plowing by the house. This is the first time I plowed perpendicular to the house instead of parallel with it. The plow mount dug into the lawn because of the steep slope transition, so Ill plow parallel with the house from now on.

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y38/wagonman76/Plowing 12-02-06/Wagon.jpg
    A pic of the plow wagon at the start of what looks to be a good 3rd season. Im still happy with my little setup.

    With small amounts like 4"-6", itd be faster to have a straight blade. But whenever I have to break through thick snow like I had to do several times last season, Im thankful for the V. Ive moved a foot of drifted snow with it before.

    Its Sunday evening right now, and Ive already had to plow again, another 4 inches and still snowing hard. At this rate the driveway might be full again by morning.
     
  2. somm

    somm Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    loooks like you had your shoes on?