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Talking Why dad bought a New Ber Vac.

About March 1976 I think was the year. Three days of snow fell at foot or more a day and with the wind dads drive looked like this on the second day.



Decided the Ariens and snow blower was not the ticket any longer. He went and bought a 7' Ber Vac for his ford 2000.
Later he found the 2000 was a fine tractor for many thing but when the heavy snow hit the lack of live power didn't cut the snow. Today my brother uses the Ber Vac and the MF 65 dad bought to have a tractor with live power.

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Sounds like your family has gotten some good use out of that Ber Vac.

Terrific vintage photo there.

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Looks like the snow is higher than the drift cutters !!

Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!
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THOSE 1970's winters were some BAD ONE'S

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I remember climbing up to the roof in those winters.....HA.

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Yes those were some deep drifts.
My brother still uses that Ber Vac to do his drive way.

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Your photo brought back some memories. Thanks for sharing.

In Dec. '73 my dad bought a 30" 8HP Craftsman to battle the accumulating snow in the driveway but by Feb. the snow got too deep and had to call in the big guns. This photo was taken April of '74. I clearly recall scientists at the time claiming due to air pollution the earth was heading into a mini ice age. Yes the climate can change.

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A Vega, Had a girl friend back in the day with one of those. Her dad was always working on it.

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Ha ha, yes and the legacy carried on with the Cavalier, Cobalt, and yet to be determined Cruze. It was actually a nice car to drive though and served me well for 4 years. Not good in deep loose snow though.
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Girl friends dad finally gave up on it, a friend bout it and mounted it on a Jeep CJ 5 frame. Had a 4x4 Vega he drove around for many years.

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