Yep it happens once a year, but NEVERRRRR this late

Its like a chat room. This is where your post gets moved if you get too far off topic.

Moderators: SunWizard, coachgeo

Yep it happens once a year, but NEVERRRRR this late

Postby coachgeo » Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:55 pm

Yep that only once a year in TX and never happens this late thing... is on its second day this week.

We got about 5" to 7" of snow here on the ground in North TX. Had around 3" Monday.
Life; It's all in the Balance

Moderator
coachgeo
 
Posts: 569
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:46 am
Location: North Texas

Postby hheynow » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:09 pm

So much for global warming. :mrgreen:
FOR SALE: 1997 Ford F-350 7.3L PSD - Plant Drive kit
1984 Mercedes Euro 300D NA - Custom two tank
Running on used plant oil and biodiesel since May 2006
hheynow
 
Posts: 147
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:10 pm
Location: California

Postby djenkins6 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:42 pm

That storm is heading for us (Southern Ontario, Canada) and predicting biggest storm of the season by the time it reaches on Friday/Saturday... up to 50cms of snow for Niagara Peninsula.

David
djenkins6
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:52 pm
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada

Postby Jake Palmer » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:48 am

we have had an incredible winter here. I haven't seen snow like this since I was a kid! I have had to get my driveway plowed 15 times... I am getting a plow for my samurai next year.
Jake Palmer
 
Posts: 69
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:12 pm
Location: New Brunswick

Postby coachgeo » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:59 am

Jake Palmer wrote:we have had an incredible winter here. ...I have had to get my driveway plowed 15 times... I am getting a plow for my samurai next year.
oh its an evil plot by the Republicans... they just made it snow hard this year to protect the intrest of the big business plow makers. It wont snow next year... there is global warming going on. :lol:
Life; It's all in the Balance

Moderator
coachgeo
 
Posts: 569
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:46 am
Location: North Texas

Postby Burbarian » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:27 pm

1100ft of moderately steep winding unpaved driveway in Vermont mountain country. Shoveling that would kill me. A snow blower would take forever. With the bulldozer, it's about 20 minutes. 15 of which is spent warming up the Cat 3304 engine.

That said, it's been an unusually warm winter. All that premature melting makes the job significantly more difficult due to overnight icing, and worse yet, slushy gravel and semi-frozen mud.
Burbarian
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:14 pm
Location: Vermont

Postby coachgeo » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:37 pm

Burbarian wrote:1100ft of moderately steep winding unpaved driveway in Vermont mountain country. Shoveling that would kill me. A snow blower would take forever. With the bulldozer, it's about 20 minutes. 15 of which is spent warming up the Cat 3304 engine....
oh... you need a UNIMOG :D 8)
Life; It's all in the Balance

Moderator
coachgeo
 
Posts: 569
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:46 am
Location: North Texas

Postby Burbarian » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:42 pm

coachgeo wrote: oh... you need a UNIMOG :D 8)


No, no. I don't NEED it, but I do WANT it! If you are giving one away... :D
Burbarian
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:14 pm
Location: Vermont

Postby coachgeo » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:52 pm

Burbarian wrote:
coachgeo wrote: oh... you need a UNIMOG :D 8)


No, no. I don't NEED it, but I do WANT it! If you are giving one away... :D
Not giving one away... and definately this guy aint either at that price tag butt ohhhhhhhhhh my gawddddd this one is SWEEEEEEET

Info and a pic on it is here
Life; It's all in the Balance

Moderator
coachgeo
 
Posts: 569
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:46 am
Location: North Texas

Postby Burbarian » Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:22 pm

A running deuce and a half 6x6 can be had for about $4k. I think I'll go with that rather than a Unimog.. The rear tandem axles can even be fitted with tracks for half-track soft terrain operation, and parts are easier to come by. Still, the 4x4 Suburban hasn't given me any trouble other than that one time I tried to go up the steep part when it had washed into mud while towing a heavy trailer. What a bloody freakshow that turned out to be. You do not want to slide backwards and jacknife a heavy triple axle trailer on a steep muddy trail, low range gearbox or not. Thankfully, nothing that chains, a bulldozer, and a very annoyed mud splattered wife cannot rescue.. :oops:
Burbarian
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:14 pm
Location: Vermont


Return to Off topic banter

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron