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little snow here, i tried making a run for saskatoon today it was getting tough driving with wind and snow then i came upon a couple vehicles in the ditch and semis hydroplaning, i was about 45 mins out and i decided to turn around it wasnt worth it, passed a semi jack knifed on my way back, wasted day but home in one piece 

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12 hours ago, wheatking said:

little snow here, i tried making a run for saskatoon today it was getting tough driving with wind and snow then i came upon a couple vehicles in the ditch and semis hydroplaning, i was about 45 mins out and i decided to turn around it wasnt worth it, passed a semi jack knifed on my way back, wasted day but home in one piece 

Roads haven’t been great here either. Lots of people complaining on facebook(which is normal i suppose lol) grid has definitely been quieter here the last couple days. west end of our grid where it comes out into the highway is in a awful mess apparently. No gravel on it so it got horribly rutted from the rain we had just before the snow. Add in all this snow now onto of it and you get a real mud bog.  Our end of the rm is better for a change but still rough. Little bit of gravel to hold it together yet though at least. 

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Looks to be well built and heavy/good construction. As long as it saws straight lumber and works well, then you're ahead of the game. 

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58 minutes ago, td9bcf180 said:

Looks to be well built and heavy/good construction. As long as it saws straight lumber and works well, then you're ahead of the game. 

I think the blade is due for some work. On some of the larger stuff it likes to wander a bit. Especially if it’s not real sharp. Been going around and around for many years now so probably time it got a little bit of love.  It had a real rough start to life too. Dad was just starting out sawing and and a few people helping him. Someone new came up and was going to help him. Unbeknownst to him he left the rear dog out and he sawed into it. Being new he wasn’t watching as carefully as he should’ve. Took a chunk out of the blade and teeth went flying. Luckily no one got hurt. Mom and him jumped in the truck with the blade and drove to Edmonton. 36 hours later the blade was back up and running. Can’t even tell where they repaired it and 40 years later it’s still going around and around. 

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Well it just kept getting better and better today so I couldn’t resist. Took off from home for the first real ride of the winter(from home) Managed to put on just over 100 kms. Most snow we’ve had here all winter. Really nice snow to ride in and deep enough in the ditches to easily get yourself burried if you’re not careful lol. Was nice to get out for one last run and that should’ve just put me over the 1,000 kms for the year so that’s a added bonus lol. Still a long ways from normal but that was kind of the goal in the back of my mind while we were riding during the winter. 

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Great finally got some good conditions in a week or 2 it would have broken a lot of trees

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1 minute ago, hardtail said:

Great finally got some good conditions in a week or 2 it would have broken a lot of trees

No kidding. Hopefully it gets it out if it’s system and it’ll be nice now for a while. Maybe even till June lol.  Trees were sure hanging low today. Few fresh broken tops and dead fall that went down in the wind with the extra weight. Wind has been howling something awful for the last 36 hours or so now. Was times you were looking up wondering if the crowded bush trail was really the place to be today or not lol.  Only got snow down my neck a couple Times from the avalanche as I passed underneath. Just enough to cool me off again lol. 

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That looks like pretty nice riding there. I really hope we don't get that though lol. I'm done with winter lol. Snow was pretty much all gone here and everything had been drying up real nice. I don't know how much rain we got in the last couple days, but I'd say around an inch. Some snow this morning but it mostly melted off, but now everything is white again. They're definitely not calling for now what they were a few days ago. 

8-9 days ago the fields were all snow here, Monday we baled the last couple bales of hay from last fall, and then harrowed and burnt straw swaths. Today it's all white again. I think we had all 4 seasons in the past week lol

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11 minutes ago, db1486 said:

That looks like pretty nice riding there. I really hope we don't get that though lol. I'm done with winter lol. Snow was pretty much all gone here and everything had been drying up real nice. I don't know how much rain we got in the last couple days, but I'd say around an inch. Some snow this morning but it mostly melted off, but now everything is white again. They're definitely not calling for now what they were a few days ago. 

8-9 days ago the fields were all snow here, Monday we baled the last couple bales of hay from last fall, and then harrowed and burnt straw swaths. Today it's all white again. I think we had all 4 seasons in the past week lol

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We’ve switched places. All winter you were getting the snow now it’s over here. Figured as now that I don’t really want it it decides to show up. Oh well not much you can do. No sense siting at home complaining might as well make the best of it and have some fun while a guy can is the way I looked at it.  We were just to the point where we could’ve started to think about harrowing. Homemqiarter was nearly all dry. Some of our other land was still pretty wet in the low spots though. Pot holes were still full. They’ll be fuller now when this melts. Hopefully most of it soaks in and the rain they’re calling for next week doesn’t show up. 

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11 hours ago, poor farmer/logger said:

I think the blade is due for some work. On some of the larger stuff it likes to wander a bit. Especially if it’s not real sharp. Been going around and around for many years now so probably time it got a little bit of love.  It had a real rough start to life too. Dad was just starting out sawing and and a few people helping him. Someone new came up and was going to help him. Unbeknownst to him he left the rear dog out and he sawed into it. Being new he wasn’t watching as carefully as he should’ve. Took a chunk out of the blade and teeth went flying. Luckily no one got hurt. Mom and him jumped in the truck with the blade and drove to Edmonton. 36 hours later the blade was back up and running. Can’t even tell where they repaired it and 40 years later it’s still going around and around. 

Sorry that I'm going off the rails here from your original thread. Saw probably just needs hammered. Hard to find someone that does that and does it right.

As for your snowmobile pics they are great and I used to do a lot of it myself. Not interested in snow or winter anymore, though. Health says nay, nay to the cold.

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3 hours ago, td9bcf180 said:

Sorry that I'm going off the rails here from your original thread. Saw probably just needs hammered. Hard to find someone that does that and does it right.

As for your snowmobile pics they are great and I used to do a lot of it myself. Not interested in snow or winter anymore, though. Health says nay, nay to the cold.

No worries it’s all good.  Yes there’s not many places left doing it that’s for sure. I think the guys in Edmonton where we bought the blade and had it repaired before are still in business. They’ve been bought out a couple times so not sure how much saw work they’re still doing though. 

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Took off the afternoon today and headed out for a while. Figured it might be my last chance for a while and the weather was perfect.  Still managed to put on 100 kms so it wasn’t a bad start to the quadding season. (Even though the season technically started last winter thanks to no snow lol) I had spied some trails going off of roads I’d been on before from google earth so decided to try and check them out. Not much left of some of the trails but I did managed to make my way to the river bank at least.  Was times you were debating if you were on a road or just lost in the middle of no where lol.  Few guys up in the area bear bating but otherwise I pretty much had the whole bush to myself.  Didn’t actually see anyone after I turned into the bush. Timed it pretty close, my fuel light came on a couple miles away from the truck. Didn’t have any extra gas with today either. Quads usually hood for 80 miles and I was right at 60 so in theory I was still hood for a bit but when the light starts flashing it feels better to be closer to the truck lol. 

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