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Well, today, I got an answer for the stability of the mid-size crew 570. I was plowing my neighbors driveway and ducked a snow ladened branch inadvertently dropping my left wheels off the side of a deep dropoff (I was never high centered as the left tires just dropped down enough to catch the ground). Actually, I thought I was going over, but I think my snowplow helped to stabilize the machine just a bit. I switched seats to the passenger side and tried to maneuver back on the road, but just was leaning too much to do so. I decided to just go ahead and drive off the edge, so I left the blade down in hopes it might catch me and cutting the wheels to the left eased forward. Fortunately, as the machine was going forward it was sliding sideways but I ended up pointed more toward the down slope. Anyway, I made it down to the bottom of the hill, so now my neighbor has a new snow tubing hill and I've got a machine that I love more each day.
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Here's a picture after I rode back up to the top and cut the branch that was in the way.

Snow Winter Freezing Tree Geological phenomenon
 

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I faced a similar experience on a compact tractor about 5 years ago and it was a mess. To avoid that "edge issue" I started putting out small flags along the edge to mark it as a reference in late fall and thankfully solved the issue. In your case, I bet you were impressed it came back up out of that situation :biggrin:
 

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I faced a similar experience on a compact tractor about 5 years ago and it was a mess. To avoid that "edge issue" I started putting out small flags along the edge to mark it as a reference in late fall and thankfully solved the issue. In your case, I bet you were impressed it came back up out of that situation :biggrin:
Doing that maneuver on a tractor would not be a good thing. I was greatly impressed and relieved that it didn't roll. I've heard some guys talking about removing their stabilizer bars from their machines to get more travel in the wheels, but I got to believe that those stabilizer bars proved to be valuable in this instance.
 
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