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 12-30-2002, 12:26 Post: 46716
Tom Zefo
2002-12-30 12:26:01
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 4100 Rear Blade

Hi All
I have owned a JD 4100 for over 3 years and love it. I have used it strictly for mowing (60" belly mower) 10-11 acres during that time. I have just constructed a larger barn so now I have room for some implements. I want to buy a rear blade and I am asking the group what should I look for in a rear blade? I will be using it for light landscaping and snow plowing (300' driveway). I have priced a new Woods RB60 (60"Wink yeah right at a local dealer for $325.00. Also I think I heard that some folks plow their driveway in reverse. Any truth to that?
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Tom






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 12-30-2002, 17:30 Post: 46728
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 4100 Rear Blade

That is a good size for the tractor and a decent price.
I have used mine in both directions with good success.
If you are plowing asphalt or other paved surfaces I would recommend floating the blade laterally. Some sort of skid shoes would be handy too.






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 12-31-2002, 04:18 Post: 46740
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You might even find a 6' blade would work well with your 4100.
I plow (snow)in reverse mostly. My blade (an ancient blade...probably off a Ford since it's blue) doesn't rotate 180. For me to rotate it, I'd have to unbolt the brackets, rotate the blade (heavy!!) and rebolt. Not worth the effort.
Pushing with the convex side doesn't do as much damage to the gravel drive as the concave side does (less tendency to dig in). We've had two 7"-8" snows this year...it works quite well. There will be a tendency for the blade to ride up over a heavy or packed snow, so I might have to make more then one pass.






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 12-31-2002, 19:36 Post: 46769
Bill Jones
2002-12-31 00:00:00
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I have the WOODS RB60 for my 4110 anfd like it very much. If I remember right 325. is around what I payed for mine.






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 12-31-2002, 21:41 Post: 46776
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I have a 4100. I have a 5' rear blade that I use for the same purposes that you are planning. I think that used for these sorts of things, a 6' blade would also work just fine. I never have any problems with power and traction when using my 5 footer. The only time time I would say that a 6 footer would be difficult to handle would be if you were doing heavy earth moving or ditching. Even then, you could take smaller bites with a 6 foot blade. I would make my buying decision based on what sort of chores you need to do, and how much room you have to manuver in. If you're needing to move snow in tight situations, then the 5' blade may be better. Also, yes moving snow with the blade in reverse (either pushing or pulling) usually works best for me. I float the blade in reverse and it will push snow without displacing the gravel in the driveway. I also own some skidshoes, but I don't use them any more since I discovered this technique.






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 02-24-2003, 20:02 Post: 49928
J Bell
2003-02-24 00:00:00
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You probably already have decided, however, look at the Monroe Tufline blades. I have a 5' (JD4100) and love it. It is a heavy blade for a compact tractor (weight is almost 400 lbs.). It is, however, rather expensive; I paid $500.






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