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I hate snow

12-24-2010, 07:23 AM

12-24-2010, 09:00 AM
baaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhahhhahhahhahhahahhahahahahahaaaa a!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and now you know the real reason why i choose older ford diesel trucks!!!

12-24-2010, 11:13 AM
Thanks Gadget,that was funny.I would have been pi**.

12-24-2010, 01:46 PM
That's a good one!!

12-24-2010, 06:13 PM
Gadget---- Thanks for the reminder of why I love living in the South where we do not get much if any snow.

12-25-2010, 05:35 PM
Awesome, Dan, Thanks for sharing
that is why I wish all the snow goes to

12-25-2010, 06:21 PM
Aw come on Tom. What did I ever do to you. ;-)

12-26-2010, 05:20 AM
Sorry Dan, Where do you think? Maybe to Arkansas
they don't get much of it

12-26-2010, 06:48 AM
How about the bahamas, they have it so hard down there weather wise.

12-26-2010, 07:26 AM
OK that will work for me

12-26-2010, 10:21 AM
I'll point my snow blower in that direction! They could probably use a break form all that warm, blue skied weather.

Kel Fab Creations
12-26-2010, 12:23 PM
Man, I feel for you guys. sometimes I wanna move away from California but the weather here can't be beat.

12-26-2010, 12:47 PM
Kel Fab I guess it doesn't matter where you live. There is always something to deal with

Kel Fab Creations
12-26-2010, 12:55 PM
I guess that's true

12-26-2010, 05:17 PM
OK - I'll admit it. I kind of like the snow. At least I don't have to tend to all the yard work associated with the summer months. It does make a difference though the fact that I'm retired, and if I wake up to a blizzard, I just sit in my window with a cup of coffee, and watch all the other poor slobs out shoveling out their cars so they can go to work. - -Old age does have it's privileges.

12-26-2010, 06:09 PM
I also like the snow. I am thinking of making a snow cab for my tractor, it will make the snow throwing more comfortable..

12-26-2010, 06:17 PM
I thought of that too, but instead just made a big windshield out of bent 3/4" conduit and thin plexiglass. It helps a lot, and comes off really quickly with one clevis pin, so I can tip the hood for maintenance on the tractor.

12-27-2010, 10:29 AM
I used to use a snowmobile suite, but I have out grown it(Horizontally) I was thinking of using a vinyl shower curtain for the en closer. Don't know how the vinyl will handle the cold..

01-11-2011, 03:54 PM
I looked into buying a snow cab and found that it would cost $800. Toro quit making my tractor in 2003 and nothing is available any more. Looked on the web and ebay, nothing... So I decided to make one. I am sure that it is not as good as a $800 one, but it works.
Total material cost is $300 (Plexiglas was $250)

Everything works good accept for the Plexiglas vibrates and I need a windshield wiper.

01-11-2011, 04:02 PM
That's cool! I need one of those for my Gravely rider. I bought a tractor from a guy that built something similar to yours, but near as nice. He had a hand driven wiper on his and a yellow blinking light on top. The kids in the neighborhood dubbed it "the Pope Mobile".

01-11-2011, 04:26 PM
Looks like a warm cozy environment you got Keith. I still use a snowmobile suit and a clear grinding face shield.

01-11-2011, 04:33 PM
Keith, nice job, and looks good to me, I just throw on full face mask and insulated coveralls and go at it.
it looks like I will be dealing with the snow tomorrow morning

01-11-2011, 07:03 PM
That's why I get in the car first and start it up :).

01-11-2011, 08:32 PM
Thanks, The Pope-mobile, that's what my wife said when she saw the finished cab. It is not warm inside, but it keeps the snow off of me.

01-12-2011, 10:52 AM
I just hop in my bobcat and go. It's a beast in the snow.:)

01-12-2011, 12:06 PM
That looks really functional. The wiper would be nice too. I could use one also, even though I only have a windshield. I think maybe the texture of the plexiglass is a little sticky, causing the snow to stick worse than on glass. I think next time I have it out I will try some Rainex on it to see if it helps.
The Toro looks pretty fancy. - I'm riding an old Case 444 - but she works hard, and the neighbours are pretty happy when I have it out, because it's very little more work to drive down the whole block to clear the sidewalk when I'm out anyway.
I noticed the Corvette resting in the warm garage for the winter too - lucky girl.

01-13-2011, 09:30 AM
I had a Case tractor before I bought the Toro. I really liked the Case but it needed a new engine and some of the hydrolics needed to be replaced. I went to a local dealer looking for a new one. I found that Case no longer made garden tractors, they sold the line to someone and they were having troubles paying the bills. I wanted the hydrolic drive and a hydrolic lift so I looked into Toro. They had aquired Wheel-Horse and had what I wanted.

I have broken the snow thrower a few times. Once when I found a house brick, and anouther when a frozen news paper found me..

01-13-2011, 11:19 AM
I like my Case, but the implement clutch was absolute garbage. I had to fix or adjust it every time I used the blower. Finally I found an electric clutch to replace the manual one stock on the tractor (on-line from a nice outfit call Jim's Tractor), and now it works like a champ - I can easily stall the engine with the blower if I want - no slippage.

01-16-2011, 04:39 PM
This is what happens when you loan out your equipment:

01-16-2011, 05:10 PM
I hope your gift was a clean driveway!

01-16-2011, 11:28 PM
Art, that looks like a larger Case than the one that I had. What kind of chains do you have on it?

01-17-2011, 12:22 AM
It's a Case 444, with a 14hp Koehler single cylinder engine. I rebuilt it, and it runs well, but with two shortcomings - one it came with a starter/generator unit which doesn't do a good job of either, and two, because it's 14hp on one cylinder, it's a real thumper, and really causes severe vibration problems. It let me down again the other day when I was out blowing snow - enough that I decided to sell it in the spring. - - - but - - in a couple of minutes I found the problem (broken coil lead caused by vibration). fixed it a few muinites later, and continued on. After I parked it, and cooled down a bit, I realized that it only took me about ten minutes to find the problem, and fix it with nothing but a piece of wire and a soldering gun. - - Pretty sure a new machine wouldn't be that simple. - - I guess it's not for sale.

By the way - about the chains - I don't know what brand they are - I just picked them up at Princess Auto, and cut them down to size since they were for a bigger tractor. I wish I had weights like yours as well though.

01-17-2011, 12:44 PM
Give me the sun, so far I have changed two starter motors outside in 2 feet of snow. I'm glad I'm busy at work, but would love to be able to do some welding as in the winter, my leathers actually feel nice and warm.