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 12-03-2006, 07:27 Post: 137531
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I have a BX2350 I plan on using to clear my driveway. The driveway is stone and is pretty steep in one spot. I've had someone tell me to use a rear vlade in conjunction with the FEL. My question is, would I be better of with just the FEL and my ballast box on the rear to give some added weight for traction? I am using turf tires.






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 12-03-2006, 08:24 Post: 137533
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Trash

I use a rear blade and with the blade FACING Towards the front of the Tractor, I put the tractor in REVERSE and Push snow with the back of the blade. It works very well and doesn't DIG IN and tear up the lawn, stone driveway or whatever. I then manicure the Snowbanks with the FEL. I always keep the FEL about 1/2" (level indicator) above Level, so it won't tear into the yard.
I have moved very wet, heavy Snow and lots of it and I have never had a problem. I have R4 tires, filled with ballast and no chains. When we get 30 plus inches of heavy, wet Snow, I may have to make a first run with the FEL and then I increase the width of the path using the Back of the blade. You may not need to make the first run if you have chains.
Keep the banks close to the driveway because unless your ground freezes, you will still be pushing stone onto your lawn, just not as much as you would using the FEL. Here, once the ground freezes, I usally have a few inches of packed frozen Snow on top of the Stone and the blade glides over it with no trouble at all. I have a 48" Blower on the Old JD 400 that is now an ornament, don't need it and don't use it anymore.






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 12-03-2006, 17:07 Post: 137537
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Wing is on the right track about stone and freezing. You'll be kicking yourself come spring raking it back if you don't keep a frozen layer of snow or ice over the stone. I would do my buddy's 1000 ft private road and by his house with a plow truck. He was happy in the winter but come spring I was the unhappy one when I had to spend hours brooming and raking stone back on the driveway (he lets me use his property for mainatining his place). If you use a FEL to make the first pass roll the bucket all the way forward. That will minimize stone collecting in the bucket and make a layer to freeze. But if you go backward (backdrag), roll the bucket the other way otherwise you'll be dragging stone and make a mess.






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 12-04-2006, 21:21 Post: 137580
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Thaks for the info guys, this will be my first winter doing this, and looking for all the info I can get.






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 12-05-2006, 08:09 Post: 137593
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Sounds like somebody needs the now infamous "Murphy Pipe"...






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 12-05-2006, 08:40 Post: 137597
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I think you'd better explain it for them Murf as it's been a while since thats been brought up!






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