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You should have called after you got there so I could have come out and given him crap for not having the right tires in his truck and been able to stand and watch and laugh at him.....we have just as much snow here just down the road....lolI got a call from the brother who said he needed to drop something off at the G749 farm. I plowed at the beginning of the month, how bad could it be? He was a quarter mile racer when I was growing up and I think he got just about that far once again.
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He went in when the snow was cold so it was impressive just how far he made it. As the day warmed up, the powder turned to glue. By the time he was ready to leave......he had to call the wife for a ride and walked out in the dark.
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I went out the next day with the bobcat but let him dig a little anyway.
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The snow must have hit sticky because he lost a pretty good quality COSTCO tent that holds a Riviera. Yes, there's a car under there.
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Another beautiful frozen sunset at the G749 farm.
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I'm guessing that Winter is back, for this year anyway.You should have called after you got there so I could have come out and given him crap for not having the right tires in his truck and been able to stand and watch and laugh at him.....we have just as much snow here just down the road....lol
Glad the tow-bar was of help to get Goose pulling the M-211 out of her snow resting place and up to the gate....UNbelievable ability.
I don't have a lot of photos but after hooking up the Mattech towbar and night setting in, The M135 spaghetti strapped the 211 backwards onto flat ground, hooked up and was ready to pull. Handy little towbar Mattech but if a guy doesn't get the legs even where the pins go, the truck behind tracks to one side, even in the dark.
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Goose gave it her best but her operator chose High range instead of Low. That's where she sat until today.
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I could see in the light that I offset the towbar and dragged that M211 through the deep windrows along the trail,...... that didn't help..... and....hoping momentum and speed would be the winning choice, lost power, speed, then traction about half way up the only hill.
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All we did today was throw some sand down, hooked up the half ton, dropped Goose in Low Range Hilly....because we were on a hill.......and you can see by the tracks how she just bites and pulls........unbelievable truck. She dragged that M211 dog from a dead stop, on a hill with those nutty NDT's biting the sand over ice. Just awesome. I did notice the M211 wasn't following the towbar. The front tires stayed straight so that was another reason old Goose impressed me, just dragging the 211 around icy corners.
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......and thar Moore sits, awaiting the gate, for a new owners project. These trucks are hard to sell. I'm not sure why. My contract is easy! I took most of it off the SPCA website. I come to your house before you get your truck to see the new home, I check out the project capabilities, review your cupboards to make sure the essentials are there, then I visit weekly for the first few months, monthly after that....then once you're done, I get to drive it! It's pretty easy to buy a truck off me, if you've ever bought a dog before!
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We need an M135 project truck that we can push around a little, drive it in deep, get it muddy......call it Piglet!
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What did you do?... Fart in your coveralls that bad that you needed to gas mask again?!?!?!?!...ROFCollection Of Vehicles I Drive 19 COVID 19
We're going to have some spare time on our hands so it's a great time to get together with buddies. I had one more truck to move to get it on high ground before the heat wave of summer hits. All I had to do was figure out how to get these lugs off and change a few tires.
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I just started to crack the nuts by hand when Seano11 the millenio and Fred the Dog show up with one of those millennial gadgets. It's the size of an electric drill and works like a colony. With the knowledge of the two of us all put together, fully recognizing which side of the truck we were on and which way the nuts turn, we gave Piglet new tires in minutes. These kids and there new toys......thanks Sean!
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We still needed to hook a Chev up to the GMC hooked up to the GMC to get up on high ground, but we made it. Staged and ready for tank offenen'.
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Plowboy, are you talking about an impact driver?
They are indeed impressive, plowboy, but not so sure they qualify as off-grid. We still need to charge their batteries.I was on air tools until we bought our first electric impact probably 8 or so years ago but these offgrid tools are real impressive. 1800 lbs of break force is amazing.
Plowboy, always loving your posts (and the great pics), but that is a bad word choice (unfortunately) right now. Thanks for the post though!Do any of you know 'that guy' who found out you were working on an old deuce, and he just wouldn't let you do it alone........even in a pandemic?
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Free Corona at the G749 Farm to the first guy , that isn't Mattech, and can tell us what's missing in this photo.
Thank you ! And nope fred is a chocolate lab. I've never heard of a red lab. Could you be thinking of a duck tolling retriver from nova scotia ?Great pics, seano11, thanks!
Is that sergeant in the truck bed (the one barking orders):
- Is he one of those Canadian Red Labs I have heard about?
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