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Post your tractor/blower pics and videos here....

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by excav8ter, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    With the great success of the "Switching to blowing service" thread.....I would like to see pictures of what guys are running....one reason i am staring this is because I am looking into blowing more seriously for 2013/2014,......the other is because i think they are really cool....thanks for a great thread...post away.....
     
  2. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Anyone? i don't have a tractor/blower to post a pic of. I'd like to see your setups.
     
  3. MogMan

    MogMan Senior Member
    from Qc
    Messages: 198

    here's a recent pic of mine.

    I am hoping for more snow, so to populate this thread, with vids and pics

    nh1.jpg
     
  4. MogMan

    MogMan Senior Member
    from Qc
    Messages: 198

    Another one.

    On the previous pic, you can see the way I jury-rigged a shovel on the side of the tractor.

    nh 2.jpg
     
  5. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Good pics Mogman....thanks. I hope you get some snow too.
     
  6. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Nice looking set up.
     
  7. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,262

    Most pics I've posted in "switching" thread.
    But here are a few to help out.

    IMG_0604.jpg

    IMG_0607.jpg
     
  8. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,262

    one more from inside

    IMG_0609.jpg
     
  9. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 890

    Landini Alpine 65 x4, Landini Powerfarm 85, Case MXT, Kubota M8540

    photo 2.JPG
     
  10. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    I feel bad, started the switching thread and nothing really to post...We have had as much green grass this winter as snow. Here are a few pics from when we got the machine and blower last year (which was a light winter as well) We are at about 12 services so far this year, typical is 20-25.

    SHINY!!
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    Backblade installed:
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  11. TKLAWN

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,578

    That thing looks like a beast.
     
  12. MogMan

    MogMan Senior Member
    from Qc
    Messages: 198

  13. MogMan

    MogMan Senior Member
    from Qc
    Messages: 198

    MaxiGrip Studs

    I purchased and started installing those Maxigrip studs on my NH tires. Quality stuff for sure.

    I had to go with the 25mm ones, got them from maxigripstore.com

    Cant wait to try them.

    I put 3 per lug at the back and 1 per lug at the front, plus one more alternating, on the outside lug. Had to go with this pattern to use less than 400 ( 2 boxes of 200). Also, by putting the extra one on the outside lug, I hope it will help with steering on those icy alleys while dragging the fully loaded with snow Pronovost.

    STUDS 1.jpg

    STUDS 2.jpg
     
  14. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Here's one of mine...used mainly for doing snow removal/relocation than anything so an inverted blower wouldn't have really worked. I wish I had some pics of some of the season-old piles this thing has blown through.

    IMG_1452.jpg

    IMG_1463.jpg

    IMG_1460.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2013
  15. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    Do you plug that tractor in? does it start hard if you dont?

    I have the same one and mine starts up perfect even on the coldest of nights.
     
  16. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,262

    I don't plug in any of my machines. Kubota, New Holland, Volvo, Deere; nada nothing. They all start like a champ, if they don't something else is wrong.
     
  17. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    I was leaving really early that morning with the machine and needed to just start it up and load it on my trailer to keep the noise level down. I figured plugging it in would be nicer for the machine. I've never had problems starting it though even on the coldest days
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2013
  18. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    Those turf tires you have are a thousand times better in the snow over ag tires. I switched mine out an dlove the new ones.
     
  19. MogMan

    MogMan Senior Member
    from Qc
    Messages: 198

    I tested the NH at -15c, unplugged and it did start easy too.

    Normally, I plug the engine and tranny heater for an hour or so before starting.

    Also, at lower than -15c, I don't even touch the chute controls before reaching normal operating temperature. It howls !

    Maybe a blancket-type battery heater wrapped around the hydraulic filter would help, but I just drive it until the right temp.

    Have you ever blocked the front grill of your tractors for use in winter ?
     
  20. Squires

    Squires Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    are those studs road legal?
    I have used them (similar) before on mx bikes and ATV's and they go missing from time to time, on the road I would think that's going to result in flat tires for other vehicles.
    How long are the threads?