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so what does this prove?

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other than perhaps that's not the way you are supposed to use those machines.
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I don't know, but I found it surprisingly interesting

That must be some really densely-packed snow! Those machines were really struggling to bite into it, they just kept riding up on top of the snow. It seemed like they needed 20-30 pounds or so attached to the front of the buckets to help hold them down.

Most of them seemed to be tracked. The Yamahas seemed to do very nicely, I do wonder why they did better than the Hondas. More weight on the front end? The one on the far-right was definitely struggling, it looked like possibly that was a Toro? It was wheeled, maybe it just rode-up much more easily than the tracked machines.

I did think it was cool to get to see hydrostatic transmissions at work, just going forward/reverse/forward, without having to stop and shift. That's impressive.

These trump my machine in brand, transmission style, and drive method (tracks). So seeing a bunch of machines that are the "cream of the crop" really working was kind of fun. I assume that in more-normal snow conditions, they all probably would have been breezing through it.

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Proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that 7 machines make a lot of racket, and that the guy with the honda in the middle is blowing snow into the husqvarna's lane.

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Guess it's a guy thing. Your machine has to be Bigger, Badder, Stronger, Ect..... than the next guy's.
For me it's the challenge and joy of making something that you built with your own hands, rather than just buying. You also get to customize to your crazy imagination, change things that you dislike from the original design. You may not have all the necessary skils or tools to do what you want, but by having places like this forum there are many members willing to help & share ideas and resources.
As for myself i never wanted to pay anybody to do my required tasks / jobs that needed attention. Long before the Internet was around i got to the library and read books to teach myself, then went home and messed everything up !! But in time you figure things out & meet other gear heads who do the same thing and become what we are today. I throughly enjoy helping others with thier projects and possibly teaching a skil they will pass on to others perpetuating the trade of hands on repairs. It's amazing to see the joy in a person's face when they have done a repair themselves which would of just been sent out.
Not to say its a bad thing to have things repaired, as repair shops need business to earn a living too. I realized this when i damaged a disc in my neck pulling weeds / roots from my yard and had to see a surgeon. It was a 9 month recovery and missed a lot of work, and i still get pains randomly while doing things. If i had been the surgeon doing my own yard work and injured myself in this way it could of ruined my career. So i now understand the need for certain people who just pay for repairs and or just buy new.
Thanks for listening to me ramble, time for my nap.

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Well Said S351 !!!!!!

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I saw a nice looking blue klim jacket in the vid

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It proves that snow blowing is frickin AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just my style!! Go team Orange!!

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That has to be packed snow, no other way to explain it though I would have thought they could have chewed through it easier than they did.


I can empathize with building or modifying your machines and dealing with physical issues. I've done both, built my own machine and dealt with pain from being t-boned by a truck 20 years ago. It's great to see something you did with your own handls live up to your expectations and it's even better to have a day without pain.
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