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Old February 7th, 2015, 10:00 PM
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Well after spending many hours last year plowing trails for sap hauling and firewood cutting with my tractor and loader bucket I decided to build a quick attach bracket to mount an old boss v plow to my small loader. It works great! much better than using the loader bucket or abusing one of my plow trucks that I make a living with. Last year it took me over 2 hours to open up approximately a mile long trail with a 6 foot loader bucket. Today I did it in about 20 minutes with this old 9.5 foot v plow.
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Thats pretty slick.
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Do you have the Hydraulics hooked up to the plow?

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The better question is why do I see no tubing in those woods?
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Old February 8th, 2015, 09:26 AM
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Do you have the Hydraulics hooked up to the plow?
No, not yet I wanted to see how it worked before I spent the money on two way cylinders. Honestly all I really need is to make one pass in the v position on my sap hauling trails but i could really pile some snow around the farm if I could get it into the scoop position.

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The better question is why do I see no tubing in those woods?
Its there in the background, and no its not under the snow! There is a main in the valley between those two hills and lats that run up the hills. here in central Michigan those are big hills too! Lol Just ask Rich or Bob.
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I would fancy that thing up and get it hooked into the Joystick you never know when you will be using it full time around the farm. Nice set up
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Where's all the snow?
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Yeah we're too far from the lakes to big snow here in Mid-Michigan. Last year we set a record with 90+ inches of snowfall. This year we set a record of a minimum amount of .3 tenths of an inch in December. We got a foot of snow on super bowl Sunday and this was the first time I got to try it to see if it works. Here in corn and soybean country gully's are more common than trees, an inch of snow blown for miles will pile up to feet in my 1/2 mile long lane that connects my farm building to my woodlot. But hey anytime you New Yorkers want to trade your deep snow for Sothern Michigan farm country wind let me know! Right now its 3 degrees with a steady north wind at 20 mph and the nearest windbreak ( tree line ) to the north of my house is over 3 miles away. With nothing but wind swept soybean stubble in-between its going to be a bugger to keep my old horsehair insulated house warm tonight when the temp drops to 10 below.
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Im sure you will find a way to stay warm.
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