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Overnight EOD, hard, ice, blowers ride over, use hand scrapper

In NJ this was a wet heavy storm. Using my 10hp blower I never got a clog, almost many times! But tried to prevent it by letting the impeller and chute clear out before releasing the auger handle.

However, the town plowed the streets overnight, I heard them but slept knowing it was going to be difficult but not expecting what I encountered. I tried 2 10hp blowers, both rode up and over without doing anything. One was a very front heavy real John Deere with a super creeping 1st gear and chains. I got out the flat metal scrapper and started chipping away then used the blower. Screw it. I started up my 500 lb. cast iron long heavy beasty powerful with a 12hp cast iron Kohler Gravely Convertible, the front is so heavy you have to make an effort to get the front off the ground. No problem. Scrapped it, ate it away, digested it, and spit it out.

I hate to use it, so long and bulky, beast to steer, but I hate to sell it though it's worth much more than a $1,000+. It's a 1970s model I've had since 1978. It does have it's uses. Best to go to a commercial operation, a business, snow plowed, or someone with land that can use all of its attachments.

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Mine has sat in my garage for 15 years. I changed the oil and started it last spring, thinking of doing some brush hogging with it, but it hasn't moved. I won't sell it unless I get too feeble to run it.
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You sir could write a book! All of your threads are so funny, you have a wealth of material for a drama filled book!
Thanks, don't get me started, whoops, you did, remember my trip to Mexico Dec 1974, bottomed the 5th deepest cave in the world, taken away middle of the night by villagers in the mountains with guns, on their land, had to get permission from a General, driving bushes run across the road with rifles sticking out, Army looking for drugs,went to beach took 12 hrs to go 43 miles, ate iguana, fresh water waterfall, pools, beautiful naked European women, climbed active volcano 14,000' Mt Popocatel, Mt Orizaba, watched the people walk their goats to the mercado in the morning, they didn't walk them home, want a piece of really fresh meat? Kick the cows out if the stream to bathe, Hit a Mexican government transportation truck, under arrest, in the hospital internally bleeding, paid off a Judge to reduce the chsrges, US embassy helped me escape over the border at night. Came home with hepatitis. More to this story among other stories of my travels, personal experiences, climbing a mountain and stopping for lunch sitting on a 6" ledge 1,000 feet off the ground on a shear face looking at the birds flying below me! Which experience do you want? Getting the heck out of a cave that was flooding at 20'/hour with only an inch of air space. Rappelling down to save someone whose gear had failed? Climbing into a sleeping bag naked to save someone that was soaking wet in the woods who fell into ice water temp outside 10 degrees and going into hypothermia, winter back camping mountaineering skiing in the snow, Ordinary stories that turned into extraordinary circumstances. It becomes all xxxx after awhile. I'd rather go swimming at New Jersey's only naked ocean beach and stare having my wife point out the attractions.

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1995 Murray Craftsman 10hp, 29" w. 12" impeller
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Noma 9hp, 27" w. 12" impeller
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Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
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I have multi-state residency (Central PA & Central NJ). I was at my central PA (business home) when the storm hit and we go 18+ inches of snow. Normally snow plows don't clear our development until at least 1 day after storm. This year was an exception, plows did our streets during the end of the storm. So instead of the usual frozen crud piled up at EOD we got 5' high piles of soft snow. Here is picture of wife clearing out the EOD. Note how unusually clean and white the snow pile is at the EOD.
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Thanks, don't get me started, whoops, you did, remember my trip to Mexico Dec 1974, bottomed the 5th deepest cave in the world, taken away middle of the night by villagers in the mountains with guns, on their land, had to get permission from a General, driving bushes run across the road with rifles sticking out, Army looking for drugs,went to beach took 12 hrs to go 43 miles, ate iguana, fresh water waterfall, pools, beautiful naked European women, climbed active volcano 14,000' Mt Popocatel, Mt Orizaba, watched the people walk their goats to the mercado in the morning, they didn't walk them home, want a piece of really fresh meat? Kick the cows out if the stream to bathe, Hit a Mexican government transportation truck, under arrest, in the hospital internally bleeding, paid off a Judge to reduce the chsrges, US embassy helped me escape over the border at night. Came home with hepatitis. More to this story among other stories of my travels, personal experiences, climbing a mountain and stopping for lunch sitting on a 6" ledge 1,000 feet off the ground on a shear face looking at the birds flying below me! Which experience do you want? Getting the heck out of a cave that was flooding at 20'/hour with only an inch of air space. Rappelling down to save someone whose gear had failed? Climbing into a sleeping bag naked to save someone that was soaking wet in the woods who fell into ice water temp outside 10 degrees and going into hypothermia, winter back camping mountaineering skiing in the snow, Ordinary stories that turned into extraordinary circumstances. It becomes all xxxx after awhile. I'd rather go swimming at New Jersey's only naked ocean beach and stare having my wife point out the attractions.
lol, Is this real life?

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lol, Is this real life?
Real life for me and is real, not in my mind. You want more? Have more but forget it. Done a lot of traveling, have a lot of education, lot of adventures, lot of experiences, lot of abilities, lot of degrees, licenses, designations, certifications. I am an adventurer, but prefer to take only calculated risks, in my favor!

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You should really consider writing a book......!
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