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Old 10-31-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Sutherlin, Oregon
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So.......how many folks in Wyoming have snowplows for thier puckups? Seems most everyone drove around with one in Pocatello.
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Cabin Creek
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development here in StarValley was close to the road, till those pickup snow plows came along.... still use a tractor and bucket here
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:28 AM
 
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With the exception of the folks who do a wintertime business of parking lot clearing of in town businesses ... it's somewhat rare to see a pick-up truck mounted snowplow around the SE corner of WY. Out in the county, everybody I know who clears a private road or driveway on private property uses a tractor with a blade and a loader, or a skidsteer with a loader.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Sunsprit's assessment for SE Wyoming is true for NE Wyoming as well, and I think most parts of Wyoming -- lots of pickups but few blades mounted on them.
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Sutherlin, Oregon
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So it's real nice to have a tractor of some model to dig out. Whether ya' live in town or your place is acreage outside town?
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:38 PM
 
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So it's real nice to have a tractor of some model to dig out. Whether ya' live in town or your place is acreage outside town?
Correct in both places.

Here on the farm/ranch, we use a JD 4020D with a loader and a three-point blade to clear the driveway and up to the corrals and haystacks. For smaller areas, I use a Ford 8N with a 5' box blade.

Neighbors use a host of 22 HP to 40 HP tractors of all flavors ... JD 3020's are real popular with folks who have smaller acreages (under 100), as well as numerous old 2-cylinder JD tractors used for snow removal. The smaller tractors can struggle with the task of snowplowing, such as a 1 1/2 mile road in to one of my neighbors ... but they only use if for bushogging and snow removal (and drilling post holes), so it's adequate for their requirements. Kubota's, Kioti's (and a fair number of the recent imported chinese small farm tractors) abound.

In town, smaller tractors, typically 20-25 HP of all makes and vintages, gas and diesel ... are seen. There's a lot of this type of equipment that's simply too worn out to be a field service tractor on a farm anymore, but is inexpensive to have on hand for snowplow service. Some of these tractors don't cost much more than a new blade installation on a pick-up truck.
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Cabin Creek
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a long drive way a plow works faster then a tractor and bucket , and I use a 100 hp tractor would like a qick hitch plow at times for it
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I have a plow on the front of my Honda 4 wheeler. Driveway is about 300 ft long. To feed the horses is another 300 ft. If I can't plow it with the Honda, I just warm me up a hot toddy and watch a movie. It's an age thing. haha
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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a long drive way a plow works faster then a tractor and bucket , and I use a 100 hp tractor would like a qick hitch plow at times for it
See, you got all this modern equipment. On the farm, we had a Super M International with a bucket that fed cattle and removed the big lumps of snow. If I remember correctly, the Super M was 32 horse.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Cabin Creek
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See, you got all this modern equipment. On the farm, we had a Super M International with a bucket that fed cattle and removed the big lumps of snow. If I remember correctly, the Super M was 32 horse.
you be backing up alot after a 12 heavy wet snow stom when there all ready 20 inches allready on the ground, so the snow bank allready 50-60 inches high...
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