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what do you think

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jce4isu, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. jce4isu

    jce4isu Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    i got a craftsman 14hp mower and blade for $200.00 do you guys think it would have enough power to push snow
     
  2. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    I don't know what an extra 2 HP will do, but I have a 12HP Husky that will barely pull itself up a hill and spin the blades some days. I can't imagine puting a plow on it!
     
  3. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Too wimpy, gonna just spin the wheels! :cry:
     
  4. jglandscaping

    jglandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Our John Deere 165 hydro had a 48 in custom made hydraulic plow on it for 10 years, plowed snow like no buddy's business. Put a plow on the John Deere 445, (custom built, 4 way, 100times better than what JD offered) and that was even better (til I sold it last year cause we stopped using it when I got my plowpayup )
    Thanks
    James
     
  5. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I had a Craftsman 12 HP that I had a blade. That did a great job of pushing snow. I did it for 12 winters here in CT. As long as you have the chains and weights. I also sat on a 25lb plate covered, on the seat.

    The only thing was, it was COLD, and heavy wet snow was sometimes a problem. Up to 5-6 inches of regular snow was no problem.

    I even had a slope at the end of the driveway and it went back up with no problem.

    Another trick I did, was buy another blade. Cut it in half, and put the pieces to each side, and put 2 bolts on each side. I then had an 8 FOOT plow. But, I could only push 2-3 inches of snow when that was added.

    If you don`t mind the cold, go for it !
     
  6. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Considering that you put this in the Commercial Snow Removal section - No.

    If it's for your own driveway and you take it easy and not try to push ever 3" or so and don't try plowing uphill, then you'd probably be ok.
     
  7. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    What Mick said. :nod: If your going to do it to make $$$ I would say no. My buds dad has something simmilar and I have jacked with it on his drive and with wheel weights and chains it does ok for personal use though.