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Snowbear 1, Nemo 0.

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by PhantomRacer, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. PhantomRacer

    PhantomRacer Senior Member
    from boston
    Messages: 128

    My new to me ford f150 2wd did a great job with my (original) snowbear plow dealing with the 2013 Nemo Blizzard. Pretty basic - 2wd, snow tires, summer tires/wheels as ballast. Was up til about 3 plowing to stay ahead.

    I didn't think the setup would have an easy time dealing with 2-4" of heavy wet snow covered with cold fluffy snow, then freezing overnight. so was plowing on the hour all night. Just did another push around 8 this morning. Plow did great!

    got a (boring I know) video of a push last night Snowbear plowing (also on youtube here same video, just on youtube so you don't have to download file )

    If a snowbear can deal with Nemo, must be pretty decent!
     
  2. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    My Snowbear is a little messed up. I think one of the mounts bent or something. It's still pretty solid and still doing the job as I continue the cleanup. Things did get rough a few times and I have some serious traction from tire chains, apparently at some point I overdid it. If I finish my yard while there's still daylight I'll get photos and such.
     
  3. snowbear1

    snowbear1 Member
    Messages: 60

    snowbear plows

    got about 20" in charlestown RI
    the old snowbear did ok
    put my 4x4 sierra to the test

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    Last edited: Feb 9, 2013
  4. PhantomRacer

    PhantomRacer Senior Member
    from boston
    Messages: 128

    who says you need a big rig and big plow.. !!

    If it can handle Nemo, can handle just about anything!
     
  5. snowbear1

    snowbear1 Member
    Messages: 60

    snowbear plows

    it works at a place were i plow we have the same truck 3/4 ton with a 8' fisher on it and he kept getting stuck but it does do the job
     
  6. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

  7. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    The results:
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    V-bar tracks
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  8. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Nemo didn't catch its whole beating without hitting back. Seems my mounts are bent down a little, mainly the drivers side. Tried to get pics:
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  9. PhantomRacer

    PhantomRacer Senior Member
    from boston
    Messages: 128

    do you think it bent? or maybe slipped in the holes? maybe loosen the holes on the mount and adjust it?
     
  10. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Looking at my photos I was wondering about that. I don't remember the holes being shaped for that sort of adjustment where it would be possible to merely slip in them, but I hope I'm wrong. I think I need to get off my lazy butt and go get a better look at it while there's still a little sunlight and the plow is off the truck.
     
  11. PhantomRacer

    PhantomRacer Senior Member
    from boston
    Messages: 128

    I just installed a mount on my F150, there wasn't a lot of movement, but the holes were a bit oversized and was able to wiggle it.

    worse case, take it off and oversize them yourself.

    doesn't look horrible though.
     
  12. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Previous owner lost the hardware. The hardware I bought was a tight fit, as I remember, but I could remember wrong. That would be great.

    Does this phallus look like it needs some viagra to you?
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  13. snowbear1

    snowbear1 Member
    Messages: 60

    snowbear plows

    my mounts came off my old s-10 i had to drill 1 new hole
    my mount points up a bit and the plow goes on easer then it did on the s-10
    i,ll post a couple of pictures