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Old January 25th, 2016, 10:10 AM
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Chains are not an option for me unfortunately. They chew up the interlocking pavers and I have glass LED lights embedded in the surface of the driveway.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 10:39 AM
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Chains are not an option for me unfortunately. They chew up the interlocking pavers and I have glass LED lights embedded in the surface of the driveway.
Did you slice the snow first pass? Leave the blade up and take a top layer off. Then take sections of the snow off as you go both vertically then horizontally. I grew up helping the old man plow and remember big storms or wet snow he and his buddy would do this.

I agree with the snow thrower btw. I use a little Snapper 24" and just take my time to do my house which has a lot of driveway/walkway/patio. When I hired a plow one year I had to do just as much cleanup work as I do just doing the whole thing myself. And they tore the shit out of my grass.

I saw an insane snow thrower in PA on my way to Blue yesterday. PTO feed on the back of a mid size Deere. Must have been a 48" wide. Was having no problems moving the ton of snow out there.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 10:48 AM
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this is in my future when we move back. have the tractor already.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 11:07 AM
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this is in my future when we move back. have the tractor already.
So you have to drive backwards?? A Tractor that size doesn't have a Front PTO?
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Old January 25th, 2016, 11:22 AM
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yep - gonna be tough for them when they decide to do my street. I have tried to get the D out a few times. I only get 2-3 feet before I have a bow wave of snow piled up in front and come to a black smoking stop! Funny what diesel exhaust does to snow

They haven't plowed at all -and there is around 3 feet of it on the road. Very happy I went out Friday and got food and beer.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 11:48 AM
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Old January 25th, 2016, 11:59 AM
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Truck looks great Dan.
That it does. Where is this Dan? Pound Ridge?
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Old January 25th, 2016, 12:53 PM
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I am really jealous. We have not gotten a real snow storm here in a few years, so far less than a foot on the ground of total accumulation, which is way under normal. I have not even taken the covers off the snowmobiles this year.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 12:55 PM
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James, I had a John Deere X475 with 4WD and 4 wheel steering with a mower deck and plow but gave it to my son when I got the Defender.

He plowed his driveway with it and got stuck a few times but of course its easier to get it unstuck than the Defender. That unit cost me around $15K a few years ago and I don't think I can repossess it

The one you want is certainly the ideal but I don't have place for it and I am sure it is many $$
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Old January 25th, 2016, 01:14 PM
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Experience plowing with Defender:

I have about 700 feet of curved driveway on an incline. Once you push 2-3 feet of snow, it becomes a brick wall!

26" of snow is just too much for a Defender ....
I'd be very cautious plowing with any Land Rover product.
The running gear/drivetrain simply cannot take that kind of abuse.
You're better off getting an old full-size 'murican pickup dedicated for plow duty.

I used this little guy Friday/Saturday and it got a workout!


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Old January 25th, 2016, 01:39 PM
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Jeff, I realize that but what fun is it if you don;t break your toys

What make of tractor and snow blower is yours?
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Old January 25th, 2016, 02:03 PM
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Jeff, I realize that but what fun is it if you don;t break your toys

What make of tractor and snow blower is yours?

Just an ol' Sears 26hp with a 48" blower.
To be honest, it will blow a lot of snow but it STILL leaves 1/2-1" on the driveway that a blade would remove.

Oh, and I took a few runs in the Rovers before snow removal commenced.
My driveway is about 500' on a hill...

This is about halfway down early Saturday and it had been blown once late Friday.

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Old January 25th, 2016, 02:10 PM
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I gave up

$ 900.00 and 2 hours later, all my driveways are black and dry

F#@k it, I refuse to plow during the white out ( already flip a Rhino once ), so is either pay someone their WHATEVER rate or buy a Snowblower for the ATV ( $ 6500 )
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Old January 25th, 2016, 02:24 PM
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I haven't been billed yet, but we'd agreed before the storm to pay $75 to have our 80' level and straight driveway plowed. Dude then came at 1pm as the storm was still gaining strength, and apparently broke an axle later that day, so I ended up having to shovel the 2'+ off the driveway in the end anyway.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 02:24 PM
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Old January 25th, 2016, 03:34 PM
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I'd be very cautious plowing with any Land Rover product.
The running gear/drivetrain simply cannot take that kind of abuse.
You're better off getting an old full-size 'murican pickup dedicated for plow duty.

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Aw come on. For plowing commercially sure but for private driveways and lots, Land-Rover is a great choice. The AWD works very well compared to a yank tank in 4wd.

Use a small (6' 8") lightweight plow (Fisher Homeowner / Sno Way etc), take it slow and plow with the storm, you will be fine for many years.

Plowing is no harder on a vehicle than mild off-roading if you are taking it slow and doing it properly.

(edit: I have a Sno Way ST24 plow that was previously on my 109 and is now on my Land-Cruiser, and a 45hp 4x4 Deutz Fahr turbo diesel with a full cab, lockers, chains and a blower too, the blade is easier, faster, and less hard on equipment).
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I don't feel bad about getting the defender stuck after helping this guy out of the same problem
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Old January 25th, 2016, 04:45 PM
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Public Works said they are going to clear neighborhoods tomorrow with front end loaders as the snow plows can't move the accumulation...
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