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  • #46
    I've had the local hardware store tell me that shear pins on snowblowers are "maintenance items." You should apparently plan to keep a buttload of them on hand.
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    • #47
      Is it motorcycle season yet?

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      • #48
        Strange, I've never broken one in 8+ years of blower ownership....of course, it probably helps that I don't try to run rocks and newspapers through it....
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        Oh, hell, Smurf's right.
        First Missouri, then Minnesota, now Michigan.....it is my goal in life to live in every state that starts with "M" before I die.....

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        • #49
          Originally posted by asp125 View Post
          Where's Paduan, he'd be thinking this is pretty funny; we are weaksauce for whining about -13F.
          We just finished up a six-week stretch within which the temperature never got above 30 below zero. No windchill.

          And I haven't seen asphalt since October.

          You folks who aren't so used to this sort of weather have my sympathies....
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          • #50
            Originally posted by MN_Smurf View Post
            Strange, I've never broken one in 8+ years of blower ownership....of course, it probably helps that I don't try to run rocks and newspapers through it....
            That's why I don't have one. I don't have enough concrete surface to make one worthwhile. Every other place I need to plow is loaded with 3/4" and larger roadbase. You don't wanna be running that through your snowblower.
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            • #51
              Last night was -11 at bed time. This morning was better, +4.
              Now we're back to normal, 32 high today and temps moving up into the 40s and 50s for the next week.

              Next week it's off to Australia where temps are predicted in the 70s and 80s for the week. Should have gone this week...

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              • #52
                Um, if you did you'd be dealing with that Cyclone ...
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                • #53
                  Ya know, that's a good point. It's also very hot, over 90 degrees, this week.
                  Still, I'd prefer the cyclone over sub-zero temperatures.

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                  • #54
                    Oklahoma broke several snow records with this storm. Last Saturday, we were motorcycle shopping in 70 degree weather, and this morning my outdoor thermometer read 4 degrees! At least I'm not due back to work until next week, because right now we've got snow drifts in the driveway. We're not going anywhere unless we have to!
                    If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
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                    • #55
                      We'll be back to normal temps by Saturday, then we'll get another blast of cold, but nothing like this last one.
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                      • #56
                        Well, three days after the snow stopped falling, the plow people got here to dig us out. $90 worth of Bobcat and plow truck later, we can move all vehicles again.

                        And The Peasants Rejoiced!

                        (until it starts snowing tomorrow night)
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                        • #57
                          Our driveway has most of the ice melted off, but the road is still covered. Not as thick, but still covered. Then there is the slope that is complete shaded. It looks like frosted glass. Fortunately, there is a route around that one.

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                          • #58
                            Break out the shorts! It's 40 degrees warmer than it was yesterday. (so 39* was the high)
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                            • #59
                              Today our outdoor thermometer hit 40 & with the sunshine felt like a heatwave! Weatherman calling for snow tomorrow (whatta buzzkill LOL)
                              If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
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