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Bobcat arrives. My snow blade is on backorder for a couple weeks, when it arrives, the machine goes back to their shop to install the "Auxiliary Relief Kit".
 

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Congratulations, great picture.
What's an auxiliary relief kit due? I use the aux hoses for my snowblower, (as soon as it snows).
 

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What's an auxiliary relief kit due? I use the aux hoses for my snowblower, (as soon as it snows).
The snowblower doesn't require the valve. You can't really see it in the picture, but it was delivered with the snowblower attached. Before I took delivery I met the dealer at his lot, got a primer on how to connect and disconnect the snowblower, and took a quick spin around the neighborhood in the UTV.

Apparently the "Relief Kit" is mandatory only for the snow blade. Basically allows the hydraulic fluid to bypass the pump/valves in the case where you run the blade into something solid (like an ice berm) and it is forcefully rotated in opposition to the hydraulic ram connected to the aux hoses.

The dealer is dropping off my material bucket tomorrow. I've got a cord of wood to relocate, so timing is good.
 

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Thanks,

I didn't get the snow blade because we get too much snow here in northern Maine, and I bought the snowblower and bucket also. If it doesn't snow too much the first couple of storms, I will use the bucket to back drag and pack down the snow in the driveway. I have crushed rock on the driveway and packing it down helps freeze the rocks in place so the snowblower doesn't pick them up and throw them or get caught in the blower and shear a pin.
 

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Bucket arrived. I've been using it both as extra capacity in moving wood to my racks, and also cleaning up some of the brush along the driveway.


I didn't get the snow blade because we get too much snow here in northern Maine, and I bought the snowblower and bucket also.
I was debating not getting the snow blade, but I think the hydraulic angling will prove worthwhile. Last year we got a lot of wet, slushy snow that my old snowblower couldn't throw, the plow would push it like a miniature tidal wave down the driveway.
 

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Dealer finally received the snowblower and installed it this week. I'm still working on mounting my strobes.

 
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Looks good! Is the aux relief valve internal or is it outside on the quick disconect?
Appears to be internal, I don't see anything different externally or with the QD.
 

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Appears to be internal, I don't see anything different externally or with the QD.

Thank you for the info! How much did they charge you for the valve? I hope the headlights are high enough to clear the plow when it's raised. I was looking at it last night. Might need a light kit for the front.
 

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Thank you for the info! How much did they charge you for the valve? I hope the headlights are high enough to clear the plow when it's raised. I was looking at it last night. Might need a light kit for the front.
I think the valve was under a hundred bucks, wasn't billed separately.

Depending how far I raise the blade and the tilt, headlights usually clear the plow. With my old ATV setup I used the winch for plow lift, so rarely raised the plow blade very high.

I'll probably end up adding low-profile LED lighting on the roof, mostly for better lighting off to the side -- I'll decide after we get some real snow, but will run an extra switched power lead up when I install the strobes, just tape it off for now.
 

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I think the valve was under a hundred bucks, wasn't billed separately.

Depending how far I raise the blade and the tilt, headlights usually clear the plow. With my old ATV setup I used the winch for plow lift, so rarely raised the plow blade very high.

I'll probably end up adding low-profile LED lighting on the roof, mostly for better lighting off to the side -- I'll decide after we get some real snow, but will run an extra switched power lead up when I install the strobes, just tape it off for now.
Excellent, thank you! I just ran my strobes to power (cig lighter). I want to remove the lights and power box in the summer so i skipped wiring in a switch. All i need now is snow!
 
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