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We have 6" of snow followed by rain followed by freezing rain. It has the consistancy of a snow cone. The snowblower wasn't setting any distance records but it got the job done. I figured that I better get it done before it froze. What is everybody else getting out of this?

I'm no fan of TSC but the blue belt that I bought there has done well under tough conditiond this year. And it was the 1/2" not the 5/8".

Chuck, I hope you get home before your yard is an ice cube. You will need the JH69 hydraulic jackhammer to get through it. Gregg
 

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I run blue belts on my mower, and have nothing bad to say about them. They are kevlar, and last quite some time. Non kevlar belts are suspect, but the TSC blue's are alright by me. (and quite cheaper too)
 

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Just got in from clearing 1/4 mile of slush/water. If the chute started to clog, I turned the PTO off then on, and the 448 would "grunt" the lot out.

Also noticed my rght skid shoe is broke, SOMEONE hit a curb somewhere..now I have to find someone to buy one from.
 

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Nutcase446 said:
Chuck, I hope you get home before your yard is an ice cube. You will need the JH69 hydraulic jackhammer to get through it. Gregg
It was still snowing when I got home but it turned to rain while I was goofing off inside. :sidelaugh:

Today was the first time I've ever stalled out my Onan. It was like I was snowblowing mud it was so heavy.

I actually plowed my driveway because I was to lazy to switch out to my blower. By the time I got to do my neighbors, the snow was so heavy I couldn't push it anymore unless I was in low range so I ended up having to switch it out anyway. :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
 

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Man, that was some heavy stuff! I really stress-tested everything fighting through it all. No slush but the wettest heaviest snow ever. In some places it was just like the 'caster was a plow, it stuck together so much. Stalled the Kawa once, didn't think that was even possible, especially in low range at the slowest speed. Stuff didn't blow it all, it was the proverbial 'shit hit the fan'.

BUT it did it all! :clap:
 

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I'm ready for spring. Got home from work yesterday afternoon and promptly got the car stuck in the middle of the driveway. Plowed around it and nudged it out with the 446. I had hoped that a neighbor had plowed out some of the folks around me with his 4wd Ford tractor, but I wasn't that fortunate. I plowed out 5 of the neighbors after doing my drive and it was SLOW going. Had to use low range as the heavy snow kept opening the relief valve in high. Couldn't manage a straight push for very far so I had to chip away at it and plow diagonally off the sides of the driveways. The governor must have been pulling the butterfly on the K341 wide open almost non-stop to try to keep the revs up, 'cause she was sure drinking the gas. I've plowed out of much deeper snowfalls without near as much time and effort.
 

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Yeah, Charles I know exactly what you mean. When the big front-end loader at work was spinning its tires plowing in front of the plant I kinda figured I was in for it when I got home. I've never seen snow that dense and heavy.
 

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It's funny because I could have saved myself a lot of headache if I had just plowed when I first came home. I had a 30 minute phone conversation and in that amount of time it turned into pouring rain and ruined everything.

It rained the whole time I was clearing snow and it just got worse and worse until I couldn't plow anymore and had to put my blower on to do the neighbors.
 
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