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Grader plowing snow

Discussion in 'Motor Graders' started by TimeLapse, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. TimeLapse

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    A great example of why I don't push snow without chains!!!!!

    And what a treat to be working in conditions where you can simply sit the blade down on the ground and go!!!! :)
     
  3. cuttin edge

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    I was looking at other vids in that group. There is one of a guy with a Volvo plowing a road to an oil well. I can never resist the comments. There is always some ass hole who can do your job better. Always easy for these guys to put you down hiding behind their computer. I bet the guy in the 740 is using his moldboard to start.
     
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    I assume you meant to "stop". Yeah, he's definitely controlling his descent with the blade!!!!

    I slid off the road on a sharp curve late one night. Going too fast into the 90 degree turn. Front tires started sliding on frozen roadbed. I freaked out as I was gonna go off the road and down a 10ft drop onto a field. I jammed the blade down to slow me. The angle of the blade was totally wrong. Took more weight off the front tires and immediately took me off the road and down the drop. Small brush flying everywhere. When the snow dust settled I was sitting on level ground in the field. Needless to say, I slowed for each sharp turn after that!!!! :eek:
     
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    That is one of those examples of learning something new everyday. I took a lot of stupid risks when I was a pup. I meant to type steer. A lot of the subdivisions I plowed had narrow streets. The old 14E didn't articulate, so I used to turn into the snowbank and use my wing to slide myself around the corners. Before the banks were big enough, I would put more weight on the right side of the moldboard to zip me around.
     
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    Yep, I've always said when you stop learning, you need to stop operating.

    I've used my moldboard several times for guidance.

    My World usually looks like this when pushing snow. Where the "H" did the road go????



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    Not too much open country here unless you get near the bay. Lots of snow an high winds though, so I hear ya on the visibility. This winter has been strange. Almost every storm so far has been followed by rain, so lots of ice. You don't run a front flange?
     
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    What is a front flange?

    I use a V-Plow if drifts are bad.





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  9. grandpa

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    Haven't use a V-plow in over thirty years. Use trucks now, so much faster and can throw the snow out farther with less banks to catch snow. We have put a wing on a grader this year for the first time in many, as we are having a winter from hell. We will soon be sending out wheel loaders to push back. Im waiting for the telephone company to tell me how to handle the cable locates on these roads... im not digging, so they don't want to pay for locates,,, yet if I hit a pedestal they say oh you should have located... fers!
     
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    A side delivery, or one way plow like the trucks use. I have a V, but it is huge. We never use our grader plowing any more. Last winter was the first time the wing was on the 940 since it was new. Rates are too low to be bothered.
     
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    Yes we have a front hydraulic angle blade. Never use it.

    If I need to bust drifts I use the V Plow. Too deep to open with the front blade.

    Also have a wing that fastens to the moldboard that normally gets used once or twice a year.

    I'm on my phone right now. When I get back on my shop computer I'll post a couple more pics of deep drifts and the wing.
     
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    Here's the type of drifts I have to deal with.



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    Here's my wing.



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    Now that is one he// of a benching wing. Grandpa we had grass sticking out until this week.
     
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    If pushing thru 3-4ft drifts I can put the wing just off the right side of the V-plow. Knock a hole thru the drift and bench back the right side windrow at the same time.

    I never wish for drifted snow. Too old to want to spend days/nights in the grader getting everything cleared. But when we do get that type of drifting I'm glad to have the wing.

    Here's some sequence pics.

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    I remember as a lad, 1950s, riding with my uncle Hurley as he plowed under state contract with his fairly new then Austin Western road patrol. 4-71 Detroit. We were always chained up and the travel was slow. When they started putting big horsepower and speed into the graders is when they became a really effective snow plowing machine. Today they plow at 30 MPH throwing the same snow we only pushed to the side a 3 to 4 MPH. I still enjoy plowing snow with a grader but my little Cat 212 just does the driveway and yard when I want to play with it. I have a 1937 Model 11, wooden cab, with original factory installed plow and wing that needs replacing a sheared woodruff key or perhaps a busted shaft in the control box and then is hopefull ready to plow again. Maybe by next year.
     
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    There is another video in that group of a cat plowing in Prince Edward Island. That's about 100 miles from me as the crow flies. That's the type of winters we normally get, but not this year so far.
     
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    I never would have thought you would have that much snow in Missouri. Here's the way we handle snow up here. A mine road in northern BC 30 miles east of the Alaskan panhandle. We're about 3500 feet elevation going across a glacier in these pictures.
     
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    Well its d*mn near waist deep up here!!
     
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    I'd be interested in pictures of the Model 11 if you have them??? Not sure I've ever saw one. Thanks!!!