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 11-10-2005, 17:36 Post: 119204
jprater
2005-11-10 17:36:31
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 rear blade or front blade for snow?

i am getting ready to purchase a 2305 i am just trying to decide which blade to get...there is about a 900.00 difference w/ the front blade being more expensive...i will pay the extra money if needed but want to see if it is neccesary...will a rear blade do the job just as well?






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 11-10-2005, 18:34 Post: 119206
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 rear blade or front blade for snow?

A front blade is the way to go, With a rear blade you drive over and pack the snow before it is removed. If you reverse the blade you will have to back up all the time for a clean sweep.






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 11-10-2005, 21:05 Post: 119215
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 rear blade or front blade for snow?

We have a Kubota L4310 and use a 7 ft. rear blade for snow removal in central NH. Last winter it worked fine and allows you to use the loader to "stack" snow piles.






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 rear blade or front blade for snow?

One thing to consider is how much snow you get and how does it sit? If it's conducive to plowing with a front mount plow, that's the way to go. I'm on a hill top. So the main section of my drive is usually blown clear by wind. The upper section has big drifts. I need a loader to move and pile that as a front plow would struggle once the banks are built up. Plus my gravel is too big (previous owner's mistake) so a front plow would move a ton of rock.

Think about how your snow lies, drifts, etc. Where will you put it? Do you need to lift it? Etc.






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