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Old 11-20-2016, 02:38 PM   #1
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Official 2016 Snow Thread

Tis the season, Minnesota got 2 feet yesterday, and even around me in NJ we had 1" of slush cause havoc....post up your winter pics, accidents, snowblowers, driveways, whatever.
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Old 11-20-2016, 02:41 PM   #2
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It was 80 here 3 days ago.

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Old 11-20-2016, 03:05 PM   #3
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It was 60 and sunshine Thursday, drove the S2000 and everything. Friday was 30 and snowing.

We only got about 2in since most of the heavy stuff was pretty far north.
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:13 PM   #4
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Cant wait until we get the real deal over here.
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:19 PM   #5
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Once I go out this weekend and cut down the Christmas tree, let the snow dump.
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:21 PM   #6
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Just took down my electric blower....2 harsh winters now, works like a charm. Fantastic investment.
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:38 PM   #7
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Just took down my electric blower....2 harsh winters now, works like a charm. Fantastic investment.
Completely agree...plus it hangs from the rafters of my garage...not something I could do with a gas model.
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:46 PM   #8
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50 degrees here this morning. Froze my balls off
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my brother said 7 inches fell in nj. i really hope to test my blower i bought last winter and hadn't gotten a chance to use it. i alo hope snowboarding season will be better this year. last year it sucked.
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Old 11-20-2016, 04:57 PM   #11
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Damn, not around where I was, but 7" is a legit amount of snow this early on. Really hoping for a solid quality winter with many snowpocalypse-es.
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Old 11-20-2016, 05:52 PM   #12
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Just took down my electric blower....2 harsh winters now, works like a charm. Fantastic investment.
Is it corded or cordless?

In either case, it wouldn't work here. Snow here is more dense and icy than out east where it's more fluffy. The little electrics with the rubber paddles don't do jack to chew threw icy stuff. Also, I have a big enough driveway that I don't want to jack around with a cord.

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Old 11-20-2016, 06:35 PM   #13
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It's a 13A corded, so it has a fair amount of power. Our snow here is actually wet and heavy (lots of humidity and often temps hover at that 33 mark)...and this thing has no problem throwing it (although the throw range does get cut, I'd say like 15-20 feet instead of 30+ feet (not a problem for me) and it will throw pure slush 10 feet, however......it will not chew through wet snow that has solidified into a block of ice.....but neither will any high end gasser. If you stumble on an ice block inside a snow pile, the electic will just bind and stop....a gasser will chew a shear bolt or worse. My neighbor has a big boy Ariens, and it's a fantastic blower, no denying it, and I was actually going to get one 2 years ago, until I got caught with my pants down so to speak with a snowstorm and overnighted (thank god for amazon prime) the electric thing because I didn't want to shovel....and was extremely surprised how amazing it was. I was able to chew through 5' drifts with it last year. I just throw a 100' extension cord over my shoulder and go to town. Obviously it isn't the best solution for everyone, like my parents for instance that have a driveway 20 cars long and 3 cars wide, but for my 2 car deep 2 car wide driveway and walkway, it's perfect.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...ric+snowblower

I have the greenworks one, but looking now, the choices are even better....15A units, wider units, etc. No maintenance, no shear bolts, no gas...it has it's benefits.
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Depends on how big of a chunk of ice we're talking about. Shear pins are there for a reason and they are cheap to fix but they are more for solid objects that you can't chip away at (rocks, wood, etc) than ice. The front auger on my Cub Cadet will chew through ice no problem and spit it all out. Anyway, my driveway is 3 cars long and 4 cars wide so a small electric would take forever.
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Yea, I have to be on top of it, including going out at night in case the weather turns from the 33 area into below freezing, that will create a lot of ice and a lot of headache. If I was in MN I would most likely have a gasser as well, but for us North East folks, the electric is an excellent option...I may even pick up a battery powered snow shovel for just quick work around the house.
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Tis the season, Minnesota got 2 feet yesterday, and even around me in NJ we had 1" of slush cause havoc....post up your winter pics, accidents, snowblowers, driveways, whatever.
Which part of NJ? All I got was rain.
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Last night, I drove 7.5 hours in a blizzard, in the dark, with the worst all-season tires I've ever owned. Most stressful drive I've ever done. Got caught BIG time this year since I didn't get my snow tires on in time.
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I've done a blizzard drive with sh!t tires, not fun, not fun at all. Glad you made it through ok.
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