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NW Illinois pics...

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

  1. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    I tried plowin out some cabins by the river thursday night... what a mess, 3 to 6 foot drifts for half a mile... I got stuck and pulled out about a dozen times but made it through. defenetally the first time where i could see a v-plow being useful in the vee position... its kinda different to see the road graders out with the v-plows, probably havent been used in years

    Im in Fulton by the way, nice to meet you neighbor.

    BTW what road are you on, trying to figure it out from the pictures....
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2011
  2. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    Drew,
    Hazel Rd , about a 8 miles east of Morrison. The V did great until Thursday afternoon plowing drifts in a country lane. HARD as concrete... my 500 lbs of sandbag ballast ,usually at the tailgate, is up against the bulkhead..

    What you running for a plow?
    .
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2011
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Awesome pics. Thumbs Up

    We had some crazy drifts around here too, but that's looks just a bit more consistently deeper than what we had.

    What was your guys snow fall total? We sat at 12.5, on top of 2 inches the previous night.
     
  4. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    Quad Cities TV stations were reporting 18.4" ... not sure how you measure that with 50mph winds.... guess you take an average from the few inches on top of hills to the 12 foot drifts!:laughing:
     
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    We had some wicked winds here too. You can see corn stubble in some places, and other there is 30 foot push-back piles along roads. Anymore than 12 inches makes a huge difference and we got lucky. 12 was hard, but manageable.

    The township here had a JD544E running in front of a new JD Maintainer on our back roads. The 544E was to just break drifts and eventually it got stuck once too as they were trying to get to people who had been without power for more than 12 hours.
     
  6. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    okay, i know exactly where you are then.
    Im running an 8 foot western unimount. The truck info is in my signature.

    I had no problems except plowin by the river on thursday night.