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 08-23-2004, 01:31 Post: 94142
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 BX for snow removal: use your FEL or a blower?

I am trying to pick attachments for my BX 1500 and as snow removal is a major consideration I am trying to decide if I should spend the extra $1,500 for a rear mount snow blower or try my hand using the FEL. The area of Alaska I live in gets a mix of wet snow (but not slushy or necessarily heavy) and dry snow. I have about 1,400 square feet of drive to plow. Thanks for any input.






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 08-23-2004, 04:34 Post: 94146
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 BX for snow removal: use your FEL or a blower?

If it's paved,or good hard pack that stays frozen, I
don't think you can beat a blower. A rear mount keeps
your bucket available.






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 08-23-2004, 05:12 Post: 94149
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 BX for snow removal: use your FEL or a blower?

I'm on gravel and I use my loader until freeze-up when I switch to a blower. Loaders aren't great for snow removal since they don't push it to one side like a blade. Blowers aren't great on gravel until it freezes. After freeze-up, blowers are good since you don't have to figure out where to put the plowed snow.






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 08-23-2004, 06:49 Post: 94155
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 BX for snow removal: use your FEL or a blower?

I live in northern Virginia. It snows here, but usually not a whole lot. Occationally we will get a surprise storm that dumps a foot or two at a time, but usually it is only a few inches of wet stuff. I use a rear blade on a gravel driveway. The blade is facing forward but I drive in reverse so that the blade is pushing with the convex side. That way it rides over top of the gravel, but is heavy enough to scrape the snow. I've noticed that I start having traction issues (even in 4WD) when I start to build up a big pile (three feet high or so). It's due to the relative light weight of the BX. I have used a rear snow thrower on a larger machine in Buffalo N.Y. (lots of snow!) I would highly recommend the snow thrower for the BX because it doesn't have to "push" the snow. It will even work fine on loose gravel as long as you set the skids up about an inch or so.






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 08-23-2004, 08:54 Post: 94164
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AKFord, I would buy a blower for a 1400 FOOT driveway but it would be a waste of time for a 1400 SQUARE FOOT driveway.

If I am reading this right you have a 70 foot drive.... the FEL will do that in a snap. If you live in Anchorage the biggest problem is stacking snow and busting the berms after the city plows do their thing. The FEL is the right tool for that job too.

I hope you got the turfs rather than the bar tires as they will do a better job on snow and ice.

I do need your help on one issue.... how wide are your rear rims? There should be a number stamped on them. I am toying with the idea of using BX1500 rear tires and rims all the way around on my RTV 900. I am thinking they are the same rims as the other BX's. Thanks.







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 08-23-2004, 09:17 Post: 94166
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 BX for snow removal: use your FEL or a blower?

Your neck and back will thank you if you get the front blower. Limited reach of the FEL is not an issue with a blower which will throw 20 feet up. Also if you adjust the shoes for gravel untill freeze up there isn't a problem with throwing stones either.






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 08-23-2004, 12:36 Post: 94189
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DRankin,

I wish I could help you but I haven't taken delivery of my BX yet, as soon as I do I can tell you what size they are thouhg. Sorry I couldn't help.






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DRankin,

The rear tire size on a BX1500 is 24X12X12. I belive the rim is 10" wide to accommodate 12" wide tires.






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 BX for snow removal: use your FEL or a blower?

The fel on my bx works great for snow removal!






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