Friday, December 12, 2014

My Snow Removal Equipment

When you live where we do and you get anywhere from 200 inches to 400 inches of snow yearly (from the 1st of July to June 30 or as I prefer from the Fourth of July to the next Fourth) you need a variety of snow removal equipment.


From left to right, a couple of shovels, a Yooper Scooper, and a Toro 7hp snowblower.
Next year keeping the driveway open will be all on me. The truck will take care of the majority of the snow removal, The scoop and/or the snowblower will take care of the paths and the shovels for cleaning off the steps and porches.

8 comments:

  1. I wouldn't know how to act with snow like that. I had shorts on all day today..

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  2. That is a lot of snow. At least with the trees you don't get the drifting we do on the prairies, where we might get a tenth of your snowfall. Snow doesn't melt there it just wears out moving around.

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  3. Do those scoops work worth a damn?

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  4. Yes, the scoops work real good. You don't have to lift the snow and you can move a lot of snow at a time. To get rid of the snow in the scoop you shove it forward and pull back quickly and the snow slides out.

    I can remember using homemade ones when I was a kid. Made with wooden sides and handle with tin on the bottom. When I was in high school you could buy them made out of sheetmetal with conduit handles. Now they also sell plastic ones but I don't think they would hold up like the metal ones.

    Not sure how old my scoop is, it is probably 15-20 years old.

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  5. I am sorry for whatever It was I said that pissed you off. If it was something you said, well, I forgive you! ha ha ha ha Anyway, I'm back!

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  6. Rat, you were the one that got pissed off. You did a post about how you love living in the desert and others including me said they like where they live. You took that to mean those that like where they live think you live in a "shithole"!!

    Just think, if everyone wanted to live where you do, you wouldn't be able to turn around without bumping into people!!

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  8. Friend of mine bought a blade setup and plowed the small parking lots for a couple of winters and paid for the truck and the blade. Good little winter time business. He said he liked that way better than hauling firewood! ha ha ha

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