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Some time on the job training is not so much fun

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by snow_samurai, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. snow_samurai

    snow_samurai Member
    Messages: 55

    The first time out with my new plow I made an oops:realmad: I ended up plowing down into my backyard in order to get back up the hill:)

    Stuck small.jpg

    16 Dec Front Driveway_edited small.jpg

    Resting after some work small.jpg
  2. Chris-R

    Chris-R Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    That's a nice plow setup you have. Must be great for tight spaces.
  3. chris k

    chris k Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    Why didn't you just get a couple of guys and pick the truck up and spin it around?:rolleyes: Just kiddin, hey live and learn. I'm sure you won;t do that again.
  4. snow_samurai

    snow_samurai Member
    Messages: 55

    I had no one to help me.

    My 12year son was in the truck when I got her stuck. The only person who stuck their head out of the house was my wife and that was only to laugh and take the picture not to help:gunsfiring:
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2006
  5. Mick

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

    But you're less likely to do that again than if you'd been told a dozen times. But don't feel bad. I've seem many, many with years of experience think "Just a little further and I can get it out". I saw one a couple years ago think that and about a half hour later ask the tow truck driver how far he could reach.:eek:
  6. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    There is no substitute for experience:D Seriously that jeep thing has to be great in tight spaces. By the way they do make actual set ups for those things, with a actual pump and everything:p
  7. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Get a come-a-long and winch it out from the deck!!! A come-a-long is a mans best friend... along with 20 feet of good chain!:nod:
  8. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    thats a lot of snow you got there
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I remember the first time they came out with the plow new 18,000.00 late 80's early 90's. :eek:
  10. snow_samurai

    snow_samurai Member
    Messages: 55

    Brain Young - As far as I know, no one makes one for the Samurai(could not find one onthe Snow Bear web site) About 12 years ago I so a (real) one in Nova Scotia on a Samurai but nothing since then. It works great(so far)in tight spaces, but it would be alot better in tight spaces if I put on a power steering kit.

    DBL - ya we had about 6" of the white stuff in a 4 hour period and I was busy doing my regular work and couldn't plow with the storm. This was my first use of the plow(trial by fire) worked great, if you don't count the stuck:dizzy:
  11. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    So I take it that is a snow bear on there??? I do not see and pump for hydrolics...
  12. me1223

    me1223 Member
    Messages: 70

    If I'm not mistaken he made this plow himself and so there are no hydraulics, just the winch to move it up and down.
  13. snow_samurai

    snow_samurai Member
    Messages: 55

    Frozen101 - me1223 is correct I fab up the plow myself, after I discovered that I couldn't(according to their web site)get a Snowbear. The only two things that are from any snow plow company are the:

    2x Snowbear trip springs

    2 x Western plow markers, (recent add ons, not in pics)
  14. repo_man62

    repo_man62 Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    Any ballast in the back?
  15. snow_samurai

    snow_samurai Member
    Messages: 55

    repo man62 - No there is not, I could use it, thinking about trying to fab up some sort of sander for the back:)
  16. THE BOSS 1975

    THE BOSS 1975 Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    I would say get yourself a winch and a snatch block (in case you have to reverse pull) (lol)oh and a tree of course!!!don't feel bad I'm sure you still had fun !!!!!
  17. THE BOSS 1975

    THE BOSS 1975 Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    put salt bags or sand in the back area that will give you the balance you need ,one of friends did the same thing i thought he was crazy and he helped me with a job and the thing actually did ok ,I was impressed !!! But he loaded the back with sandbags and had swamper tires ..
  18. snow_samurai

    snow_samurai Member
    Messages: 55

    The Boss 1975 - You bet your live I still had fun, that is the reason I built the plow in the first place. I think every kid(big and small) loves to "play with equipment". When I retire :drinkup: from my current job I'm going to do something like this for a pastime/living.

    I have a couple of bags(25kg) of Urea46-0-0 in my garage, think I'll through them in the back for a bit more weight.
  19. snow_samurai

    snow_samurai Member
    Messages: 55

    A couple more pics, sorry about the first one cause its a bit fussy(was moving at the time)

    Second one kind of shows the 90degree corner that I have to maneuver around to get to the back of my driveway

    Last one is just me cleaning up my front driveway

    Thanks to all those that have replied to the thread

    Father and Son working.jpg

    Going back to work.jpg

    Front Driveway.jpg
  20. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    That's where a winch comes in handy!