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NW Illinois pics...

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by old skool, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    Here are a few pics of the storm from the NW corner of Illinois! These were all taken in front of our home...

    Just got our driveway plowed...
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    Only one problem... the road in front of our house was "slightly" drifted in...

    looking east... In over 20 years of living here, I could always plow my way thru this way... NOT this time! 6 to 8 footers!
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    looking west..... DONT even try it!
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  2. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    Finally.....4 PM..From the east....Here comes the calvary!


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    Made it thru!!!?

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    Not quite!!!

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  3. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    To the west....I'm guessing..at least 12 footers!?!!!


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    It took the maintainer over 2 1/2 hours to get thru the half mile of road in front of our house!

    had to try out our freshly cleared road!

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    How much FUN can you have?

    Only bad thing was, I lost a day of plowing....

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  4. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    That is impressive! I wish we would get something like that, just for fun not for work.
     
  5. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    I tell one of my "southern buddies" ... A lot of us LOVE it!

    He thinks we are sick! LOL


    I really dont mind getting snowed in once in a while. Bad thing, could have made a bunch of $$$ if I could have got into town...


    other bummer.. sold my sled in December..:cry:

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  6. V_Scapes

    V_Scapes Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Thats insane.
     
  7. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    wow thats some serious drifting
     
  8. mike6256

    mike6256 Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    I think the Chevy could have done it!! Just needed a little head of steam :D
     
  9. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    Even this 'ol girl knows when she's beat .... LOL..


    With the V plow, usually I can plow my way thru to the east.. I had plowed a couple hundred feet of 2 to 3 foot drifts..before encountering 6 to 8 footers... here I had backed down and was pushing snow away from that area trying to get more room to maneuver...

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    this is at the top of the hill where the snow was shallow...

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    Just a bit too much snow...
     
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  10. jjklongisland

    jjklongisland Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    Thats just insane... Should have went for it... you could have made it...
     
  11. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    Nice pics! Thats an insane amount of snow. All these pictures of boss vee's make me want one instead of an extreme vee.
     
  12. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    thats crazy pics
     
  13. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    I LOVE that plow!

    I started plowing in 1978 with a 7 1/2' straight and power anglers (that was a $60 option then LOL) that was mounted on a 3/4 ton Chevy.

    My last truck was my all time favorite, a 1980, 454, Chevy one ton dually 4x4 and a 9' Meyer straight blade . ...

    ...that is , until this setup...

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    the ol' 97, K3500 and the Boss V. By far the best setup I have used..


    I love winter!:D

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  14. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    Wow! That's some crazy stuff. Looks even intimidating for the grader to attack that. That wind driven snow gets like concrete.
     
  15. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    The day he was cleaning the drifts in these pics, they were still pretty soft...I have seen the maintainer used many times in the 20 plus years we've lived here. This is the first time I have ever seen it have to back up and "hit it again' to try to get thru any drift.

    Even then, it would literally slide the grader sideways! :)
     
  16. fordpsd

    fordpsd Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Wow thats nuts. Sweet pictures.
     
  17. ksnow

    ksnow Member
    Messages: 30

    WOW thats the coolist thing ive seen we will and never had snow that deep the south would be shut down until july
     
  18. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    Yeah, I know what those drifts looked like....:rolleyes:

    Where ya from old skool?
     
  19. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167



    We live between Sterling and Morrison. Where you?
     
  20. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,534

    Familiar looking from our area.
    Had to use the loader to open roads....
    Some major highways were closed until Thursday afternoon.