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It looks like I need to take my snowblower off of vacation earlier than expected. Southern PA is expecting 6-10" Saturday.
 

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It fell wet and heavy most of the day Saturday. Lots of tree damage all around the county. By Sunday afternoon, the driveways and roads were melting on there own. I got the Hechinger out for about 20a minutes to do the eod. But mostly just to play. It was melting fast.
 

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It's coming, like it or not. This year I'm ready whatever happens as long at it's under 4' at a time. :eek:
 

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New Englands piece of the storm

In Bedford , NH the snow was about 12 inches plus, very heavy and did mucho damage. This storm I used 2 Yamaha snowblowers,. A YS624T for the yard pathways, and a YS828W for the driveway.

The hero generator was also a Yamaha, model EF6600DE. It purred for 5 straight days/nights (except 15 minutes for an oil change on Tuesday) while running a fridge, 2 - 1HP sumps, the furnace, 2 - 50 inch TV's, 3 computers, and all the lights/outlets you need including the all important garage circuit.
Just had to feed it gas, 12-15 gallons each day. I have electric hot water that is 4500 watts alone so I have a dedicated transfer switch with a 30A plug recepticle (Reliant brand?) where I plug in the cord from the generator and I have 80 gallons of hot water 50 minutes later. I move the cord back to the other transfer switch to power the house again.
Not ideal but it works. The cord I use is a score from the brewery in Merrimack. A throw away item, someone grabbed it to re-purpose and I ended up with 34 feet of it. Its imperviously to all sorts of chemicals, is designed to be submerged in liquid, and remains pliant down to a super cold temparature. I spent 50 bucks on the male and female plugs but a 25 foot cord is about 80 - 100 dollars. I run Mobil 1 in all of these and they start real easy when it is cold out.
I fixed a guys generator on Sunday, the jets were clogged. This was a brand new machine never run! Another neighbors pissed and moaned that their snowblowers would not start when they needed them. Always pays to check your equipment and maintain your stuff
 

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It fell wet and heavy most of the day Saturday. Lots of tree damage all around the county. By Sunday afternoon, the driveways and roads were melting on there own. I got the Hechinger out for about 20a minutes to do the eod. But mostly just to play. It was melting fast.
Same here; we had roughly 7 inches and it's already gone. Some people say that this is the first time since 1972 that it snowed a significant amout in October.

BTW, djturnz, where are you located in southern PA?
 

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"Always pays to check your equipment and maintain your stuff"

No truer words were ever said, mcbnh, now is a good time to get your snow equipment out and check it out to have it ready before the real winter comes!
 

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Although we avoided the last storm here in southern new jersey my old 11hp 26" Cub Cadet is all prepped, test run and ready to go, just need to add gas (gas was drained after test run) which i will do the day before or day of the first storm.
 

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Same here; we had roughly 7 inches and it's already gone. Some people say that this is the first time since 1972 that it snowed a significant amout in October.

BTW, djturnz, where are you located in southern PA?
Gettysburg area
 

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snow blower is ready

Got the snow blower on my craftsman 10 hp 38" tractor .:D It took some ingenuity:rolleyes: .To make the mounting Brackets and shoot rod . But I am ready for the snow . Bring it on . They are calling for a few big storms this winter for northern united states . Who needs their snow plowed ?
I have a craftsman lt2000 too . I may put my snow plow on this just for mild snow . Hope we dont get the icy stuff we got last year .
I live in north east ohio . It rained ,froze ,snow /freezing rain . 4"-5". The snow plow wouldnt even push it . I m ready this year .
 

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snow blower is ready

Got the snow blower on my craftsman 10 hp 38" tractor .:D It took some ingenuity:rolleyes: .To make the mounting Brackets and shoot rod . But I am ready for the snow . Bring it on . They are calling for a few big storms this winter for northern united states . Who needs their snow plowed ?
I have a craftsman lt2000 too . I may put my snow plow on this just for mild snow . Hope we dont get the icy stuff we got last year .
I live in north east ohio . It rained ,froze ,snow /freezing rain . 4"-5". The snow plow wouldnt even push it . I m ready this year .:D
 
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