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Where are your winter Horses??

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Mine are still sleeping in the storage shed..heck I am still vacuuming leaves now this....

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In my warm garage. I switched them out last week. The mowing machines are in the sheds.

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In the barn.

 

Was in Easton earlier today, drizzle rain. No cold white stuff. :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Mine are sleeping in the sheds where it is dry, plow tractor is staying ready with battery tender hoping it doesn't have to go out in the snow and cold, no, wait, that is me!!!!!

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I am currently a country boy who currently resides in the city due to some unforeseen events that came my way these last few yrs, so a Horse for winter would be overkill (though, as it sets, I have a snowthrower-in-waiting for my 312-8...long story, lol).

For now, I have a rusty-but-trusty Airens snowblower that is good-to-go, in wait.

That machine may be as old as me---but that 8hp Tecumseh starts on the 1st pull, every time...my neighbor has a new, shiny, hulking---cantankerous running---fuel injected Ariens...and is envious of me, lol.

 

Someday soon, if plans workout, i'll have the real-estate for a herd and such.

Until then, my WH hobby is "miniature" scale, compared to others....but I'm having a blast, looking/learning/watching projects:)

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Cat under the birdbath.

Coincidence?  I think not. Fish where the fish are. Smart cat!

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I need to get mine switched over to their winter clothes this weekend.  Time to remove the deck, clean, and install the blower.  I need to grease the mold board plows and store, pull batteries on all tractors that will be stored, and get things moved around for the long winters nap.  Basically, I haven’t done anything yet but with a dusting of snow in the forecast for tonight, I had better get into action!

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Still have green leaves on the trees here despite some very cold temps - Mother Nature has been pretty confused in the Midwest this fall . D180 is in pieces at the moment in the larger shed and the 16 Auto has the lawn vac still hooked up to it for now . Hoping to go out today to do a final mow/cleanup - far colder temps the next few days . Not even close to ready for the white stuff yet and it's common to get hammered here out of nowhere in November - gotta roll with it and react as needed . Can't count how many times in the fall I've mowed and only a day or two later I'm pushing snow on unfrozen ground - I hate that .

 

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Ain't ready for snow yet.  I used the winter tractor the other day to mash some mole runs with the roller. 

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Here's mine. 1961 701 with a 6-2211 snowblower. Just got to put the weights and chains on. Then a 1960 Suburban 400 with a reversible snow blade from a 1948 Wards walk behind tractor. Customized to fit the suburban.

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this year theres only really 1 wheel horse on plow duty. dads 502 has been retired from all work since his passing. the only wheel horse on plow duty of his is the 753. my 701 has midmount grader i have no idea how well that will work in the snow. my main plow machine is a sears.

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In the old hangar waiting for their turn in the shop for upgrades.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Searcher60 said:

Hey, where do you guys buy your tire chains for your Horses?

Flea markets in the spring and summer have the best prices.

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I just install the plow, weights and chains on the 867 last week. It's in the garage ready to go. My C101 and AC B10 are hibernating in the shed, but my 4016 Case with the vac is still on duty because only about 25% of the leaves have fallen.

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On ‎11‎/‎9‎/‎2017 at 3:10 PM, Chris G said:

Here's mine. 1961 701 with a 6-2211 snowblower. Just got to put the weights and chains on. Then a 1960 Suburban 400 with a reversible snow blade from a 1948 Wards walk behind tractor. Customized to fit the suburban.

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More on that reversible plow please?  That's pretty sweet!

 

 

In response to the question, I have a story.  My brother in law is in high school football on the JV team for a small town nearby.  The team is so small, there are two kids on the sideline at any given time.  Offense is defense is kick off is kick return.  Basically a couple kids from the line get a break.  They get beat bad.  One of the kick offs, or a punt... the announcer says "there's a nice kick from Special Teams".  I say "it's the only team."  

 

Long story short... some people's "team" of horses gets to play a few different positions.  It sure would be nice to find a few, not have to swap implements but for play or show...

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Im ready. Got the 88 518H with the single stage tall chute. The 89 520H with the dual stage. Then got the 93 520 with the plow. Just need chains on! 

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I have two sets of chains, both for 23 x 8.50 x 12 For sale if you are anywhere close, or could ship. Twenty five dollars per set.

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