White Cement !

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  1. JD PLOWER

    JD PLOWER LawnSite Member
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    This last storm in Boston dumped about 6 inches of the HEAVIEST SNOW I can rember since the april fools day blizzard of 97. It was only 6", but it pushed like 12". Was it as wet as this in the rest of the region? One side note, THANK GOD FOR THE DIESEL :) :) .
     
  2. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
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    JD you said the right word Diesel I would not be with out one.97'chevy 6.5.Have fun this last storm here was like pushing cement here much heavier than light and fluffy.
     
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    How about 12-14" of that heavy slopp!! It just kept coming and coming! Thats what we got in SE PA!!! Heavy, but made it through OK. Time for a mid season tranny fluid drain. I was workin' it HARD! Full tilt in low range....BIG BLOCK...AARRGGHHH!!!

     
  4. J Berry

    J Berry LawnSite Member
    from nh
    Posts: 21

    20+ inchs in central NH my first real event......
    Got stuck toooooooo many times. I wish I had a
    f350 or more for this nightmare.
    It was light to start out with but then it got real thick
    still have people to finish up.
    time to ZZZZZZZZZ
     
  5. FIREMAN

    FIREMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from n.j.
    Posts: 318

    We got about 12" of nasty heavy snow, I would have rather pushed 18" of fluffy nice snow than that heavy crap. My 460 never had such a hard time before, didn't use low but I was thinking about it.
     
  6. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Weathermen said we got 16-17 here in Western CT I measured around 20" in my front yard though. Very Heavy. Even the 350's get stuck once in awhile. I did late last night. Oh well what can you do.
     
  7. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
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    The snow as so so wet,I used low range most of the time,just so the trans didnt have to work so hard.
     
  8. DaveO

    DaveO LawnSite Member
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    JD,

    We got 4-6". The bottom 2" was packed solid. My Ford had enough motor/gear. NOT enough weight. The old HD 1/2 ton only weighs 5800lbs with ballast and plow. Not enough # for this slop. V blade would have been nice. Could not go fast enough to roll it off the blade...too heavy.

    Dave
     
  9. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    WOW!! here in Michigan we are in the land of the 2" snow events. have plowed around 27 times with (i think) only 3-4 times over 2" and only once (last night) wet snow usually all fluff!
     
  10. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    We set a record for the area for most snowfall in a 12 hour period, 23" There is 20 at my house, my accounts ranged from 18-22 inches. Thank goodness my parking lots got done before sunup (I was out straight from around 2pm Monday to 5pm Tuesday) once the sun came out tues morn the snow turned to, as someone else said, wet cement! Got stuck twice, once the blade went over an old pile which had froze and dropped down the other side, 10 min with a longhandled shovel and Im free, second time, thankfully at the last stop yesterday afternoon, I pushed all the snow from a driveway (walls on both sides) oyut to the apron, about 6 ft high, figured Id blast thru it as usual, unfortunately as I hit the pile instead of going thru the pile of mashed potatoes the plow went OVER it so here I am with the front wheels off the ground and 8000 lbs of truck undercarriage sitting on wet compacted snow. Once again out with the longhandled shovels. 1/2 hour later got enough snow out from underneath that with one rocking and another pushing it came free.

    Thats what happens when you dont sleep for 36 hours.

    Once the sun has had a chance to loosen the hardpack this am I will be back out toi cleanup the scraps.

    Im glad I have a Fisher and not a full blade trip. All the guys with Meyer who didnt plow every 6 inches couldnt keep the load on the blade.

    I did not use lo range but once, to show my helper what a PITA it is to plow with it LOL.

    I will trade one of these storms for a dozen 3 inch storms any day.
     

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