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Old 01-22-2017, 06:39 PM
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One night we had 1/2 inch of ice.City keeps no salt .A fellow alderman and myself took 12 hour shifts chipping it with a old Gallon grader. Not much wakes you up and kills a 3-71 Detroit like hitting a man hole cover at 3 AM.
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:49 PM
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It's funny, southern towns that have no salt...

We have a very poor township here that uses salt brine from
the local gas wells around here. It has no grit on it's own, and it
doesn't stay as long but they procure it cheaply.

If you have the same brine available, it should be easy to contract
a local spray truck (usually to cover dirt roads in summer) to get
out in the ice storm as well.
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:11 PM
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No salt brine available . Around here any snow or ice usually does not hang around long .Usually a week or so and it is gone.Maybe 2 -3 years out of 20 it will stay all winter.
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one of the first Fisher plows made
Hell, I thought it was a land/field plow of some sort. sigh.............. We don't get much ice or snow down here.

I've got a snowplow blade I got when purchasing a Wheel Horse tractor, but that's about the extent of things. lol
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Old 01-23-2017, 07:23 AM
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Hell, I thought it was a land/field plow of some sort. sigh.............. We don't get much ice or snow down here.

I've got a snowplow blade I got when purchasing a Wheel Horse tractor, but that's about the extent of things. lol
And now...with wings....
https://www.bossplow.com/en/Products...s/EXT-straight

And side wings:
http://jjagwing.com/

And on the back too:
http://www.danielsplows.com/products/pull-plow/

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Old 01-23-2017, 02:27 PM
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Did the plows in the OP have a spring trip? Even with the trip, I've seen a couple plows that were badly bent. I guess when you hit a power pole, the trip designed to tip forward doesn't help.

Almost everyone up here has a snow plowing story. Some are hilarious, some involving downed power lines are pretty spooky....
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Old 01-23-2017, 02:40 PM
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Did the plows in the OP have a spring trip? Even with the trip, I've seen a couple plows that were badly bent. I guess when you hit a power pole, the trip designed to tip forward doesn't help.

Almost everyone up here has a snow plowing story. Some are hilarious, some involving downed power lines are pretty spooky....
On this plow only the cutting edge flips not the plow it self.
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Old 01-23-2017, 04:50 PM
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On this plow only the cutting edge flips not the plow it self.
How does that work?
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How does that work?
The :52 second mark has a good diagram.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DhMLik6gZyc
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Back in my grain elevator days, we had an old 75 Michigan loader. To explain: Snow on RR tracks is like having the brakes on when moving rail cars. We were expecting a train to load, so I went out back, set the bucket level, and proceeded to straddle each rail, pushing the snow off. I had a good head of steam up and wasn't minding the job at all until I hit a joint in the rail. Loader stopped dead in its tracks, I didn't. The bridge of my nose made hard contact with the windshield wiper motor, which was mounted inside the cab at the top of the glass. Broke my nose.
Fast forward a few years. The old 75 had given up and we had a W-7D Case. Same scenario, except I was pushing out a trail beside the rail where the loader would go when moving the loaded cars away from the loadout spout. Caught a tie. My nose did well, my head busted the windshield out and, the loader was sprung. Local welding and repair shop (This was back in the mid-80's) charged us 360 bucks to cut the loader apart, straighten it, and put it back together.
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