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I gotta figure this snow removal forum will soon become very active because.........It's coooommmmiiinnngggg!!!

I bought a used JD (actually manufactured by Simplicity) 1989 524 (5HP/24"wide) snowblower in the summer of 2002 for $300.

Best $$$ I ever spent. I can only pray that this winter is not as bad as last year.:rolleyes:

Bob
 

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I am just about ready. I prepped the Wheelhorse last weekend with some fresh oil, a bath and installed the plow. In a few more weeks we'll add the weights and chains. I'll post some pictures.
 

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Getting Ready....

Hi Guys!
I'm in the process of getting my big yellow Snowblower ready for the season. My friend Rich and I are taking it all apart on his garage floor, replacing everything that's worn, and will probably repaint it before reassembly. Any suggestions for color??? Right now it's mostly rust, with little patches of the original Yellow color.

It's a 36" SnowFlite, with a big 10hp Tecumseh engine, so takes care of our snowy (85" average --- 112" last winter) Wisconsin winters pretty well.

I think two of my neighbors are paying for some of the repair parts, in exchange for having use of the machine when it snows.

I'll leave it handy for them, and some mornings (when they're more ambitious than I) they'll have my driveway done before I even get up!!!
 

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I got a bad feeling that this excessive rain is going to continue as excessive snow and the northeast is gonna get really hammered. I learned last year that I have to stake out my driveway if I want to clear it instead of lawn, flower beds , retaining walls and electrical boxes.
The wife is already resigned to not getting out some days, but she works too hard anyway.
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Snowblower Color....

Green and Gold?????

Packers (yuck) or John Deere ???

Why not Simpicity Orange??? or Fire Engine red???

I'm afraid if I leave it yellow, people will think it's an "L" series (lemon yellow) instead of an (MTD) Snowflite Yellow......
 

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Re: Getting Ready....

Originally posted by Tractorguy
...takes care of our snowy (85" average --- 112" last winter) Wisconsin winters pretty well.
Ya, that's a pretty good days storm up here in da UP of Michigan. :D

We remove snow from our driveway with a Case 580D backhoe and about once a year we fire up the JD 450 dozer to push the banks back and scrape down the packed snow/ice. Hopefully I can find a good deal on a snow blower for my new DLT3000 LT because let me tell you that on below zero days it's a real b**** to get that Case running.
 

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Milder Winters?

Heh DaYooper-
That above average snowfall sure collides with e theory of "Global Warming" doesn't it?

The last two winters, most of the country has had milder than normal weather, but my area of the northwoods has not been so blessed.... We've actually had MORE snow and cold than usual.....

In case that's the start of another ice age, I'm rehabbing my beat up old snowblower, and will probably be popular with the neighbors again.....

Have a GREAT day...... And stay away from the trolls
(frivilous but necessary reference to downstate Michiganders)
 

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Well my 46" single stage snow thrower barely got used this past winter since there was so little snow here in Chicago unlike you northerners! Right now I am much more concerned about acorns and leaves than the fluffy white stuff. Relatively easy change over from leaves to snow with the new attachment design on the JD X485 compared to my old 425. We are probably overdue for a snowy winter here in Chicago since the last 5, other than December 2 years ago, have had mild temperatures and very little snow.
 

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Tractorguy,

our snowy (85" average --- 112" last winter) Wisconsin winters pretty well.
We get what you get over there, plus whatever it wicks up as it crosses Lake Michigan and then dumps on the "tip of the mitt".:eek:

FYI - "troll" according to a yoopers handbook is "anyone form under the bridge" as in south of the straits.

Signed:Troll Argee:D
 

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Re: Milder Winters?

Originally posted (in Jest) by Tractorguy


"Have a GREAT day...... And stay away from the trolls"

(frivilous but necessary reference to downstate Michiganders)

Argee-
As I live close to Yooperland, I'm well aware that trolls live below the (Big Mac) Bridge..., but thought others might not "get" the regional humor. Even our local Weather yutz dosn't understand, as in his forcasts (which are usually WRONG!!), he refers to "Upper Michigan" when he really means the UP (Upper Penninsula)...

Every Michigander knows that "Upper Michigan" is actually the northern part of the LOWER Penninsula (north of a line from Ludington to Bay City), not the part above the bridge.

To put is simply, Trolls live in Upper Michigan, Yoopers live in the UP.....


I know DaYooper is from north of the bridge, but the big question of the day is.....

Argee----- Yooper or Troll?????
 

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Troll's Habitat......

Argee-
I've heard it said that it's better to be a troll and admit it, than a Yooper in Denial......

Where is 40 miles south of the Bridge?????

Indian River?
Gaylord??
Petoskey???
Alpena????

Atlanta (Yes Guys, That's in Michigan.... I have WEALTHY relatives there.....)

So Argee, Where IS the Trolls Habitat?????
 

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Tractorguy,

So Argee, Where IS the Trolls Habitat?????
You sure know a lot about Michigan for being a Wisconsinite!!:p

I live in the Wolverine area, 7 miles southeast of Indian River. Actually I'm right on the edge of the Pigeon River Forest.
 
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