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Dirt Blade vs Snow Blade

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Glenn D
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject: Re: Dirt Blade vs Snow Blade Reply to specific post Reply with quote


The problem isn't so much snow, it's the ice. If you have a little ice under the snow the rubber tires won't catch. Chains grip on ice through the snow. my N's on ice can plow maybe 4" of snow before the rear end shifts sideways and lets some of the snow build-up of the blade

Dirt equipment is a lot heavier than Snow equipment. you can really see the difference in buckets for loaders.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Dirt Blade vs Snow Blade Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not going to comment on the snow blade topic. ANY snow removal implement you have to either run in
reverse or make tracks in the snow ahead of the blade is worthless in my opinion.

I have two loader tractors, '51 M with Stan-Hoist Loader with 80 inch wide materials bucket, and CHAINS.
On my concrete driveway, and even on my grass yard I can spin the rear tires easily without the chains.
My concrete driveway slopes uphill to the road and without chains the M won't make it to the road, start
spinning and slide backwards down the driveway. #1 Snow mover is '54 Stage II Super H, live 2-way hyd,
and a modified Ford loader, would have been factory loader for an 860 Ford probably, have a HEAVY 80 inch
wide x 16 inch tall blade to push snow with, AND A HEAVY AS ALL HECK SET OF CHAINS! With chains on grass
I can push thru two feet tall drifts, without chains an inch of snow keeps me from driving on the
concrete.

So, I'm assuming you guys without chains have dirt or crushed rock drives, NOT smooth concrete. I got
900# of wheel weights on the M and 600# on the SH and wish I had more. The chains on the SH weigh
probably 200# EACH chain. M's chains about 150# each chain.

So, I'm not about to give up my concrete driveway, and I have to have the chains to clean it. And I'm
not the least bit impressed that you don't need chains to clear your driveway. I've cleaned dirt and
crushed rock drivways. They suck!
 
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