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How to keep from plowing up gravel with snow removal?

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South Dakota Ron

02-06-2011 11:32:41
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Does somebody know if they make something to attach to bottom of plow to hold up blade?




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135 Fan

02-07-2011 00:06:56
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 Re: How to keep from plowing up gravel with snow removal? in reply to South Dakota Ron, 02-06-2011 11:32:41  
The easiest is to turn the blade 180 degress and see if that works. Then drive on the snow and pack it. If not you make up some simple skid shoes or gauge wheels to fit on the corners of the blade. Blade



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Nate8N

02-06-2011 21:42:18
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 Re: How to keep from plowing up gravel with snow removal? in reply to South Dakota Ron, 02-06-2011 11:32:41  
I have always called plowing snow a gravel reclaim process and re-spread the gravel after it thaws...



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Jerry/MT

02-06-2011 21:18:07
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 Re: How to keep from plowing up gravel with snow removal? in reply to South Dakota Ron, 02-06-2011 11:32:41  
I made this back in 1988 to clear my gravel driveways of snow. It"s a 2 inch schedule 40 pipe that"s split and welded to a 3/8inch x 6 inch plate, both the legnth of the back blade.(you cant see the plate stuck down into the pipe because of the snow.) I match drilled the holes in the plate to match the blade. I remove the grader blade in the winter and plow about a 1/4 mile of lanes on our ranch with this. The large radius on the pipe keep sit fro moving the gravel.

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Jerry/MT

02-06-2011 21:24:53
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 Re: How to keep from plowing up gravel with snow removal? in reply to Jerry/MT, 02-06-2011 21:18:07  

here"s a picture of the backblade snow edge i mae back in 1988 and I"m still using . Its a 2I schedule 40 pipethat split open and welded to a 3/" x 6" plate, both the length of the blade width. (You cant" see the edge of the plate stucch down into the pipe because of the snow.)I match drilled holes in the plate so I could attach it to blade in the winter after removing the grader blade.

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Popster

02-06-2011 21:13:50
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 Re: How to keep from plowing up gravel with snow removal? in reply to South Dakota Ron, 02-06-2011 11:32:41  
This works for me on my milled asphalt road. I got a horse stall mat from TSC. Cut about a 10" strip off of it. I unbolted the hard edge from my back blade, drilled holes in the strip to match the blade and then sandwiched the strip of rubber between the blade and the hard edge. Now you have a large squeege. Set it up with the upper link short so it doesn't try to bite in and squeege off the snow. Works for me.

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trouttman

02-06-2011 20:42:09
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 Re: How to keep from plowing up gravel with snow removal? in reply to Ncorrigible, 02-06-2011 11:32:41  
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Ron, do as HCooke suggested, I have a 1/2 mile gravel drive and a couple of neighbors with a 1/4 mile drives works good.

Also I have a couple of shady areas on a hill that freezes and stays forever. I use a root rake to break it up and still leaves the gravel.

trouttman



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TOM N MS

02-06-2011 17:53:13
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 Re: How to keep from plowing up gravel with snow removal? in reply to South Dakota Ron, 02-06-2011 11:32:41  
Limiter chains.



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Billy N.Y.

02-06-2011 16:15:38
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 Re: How to keep from plowing up gravel with snow removal? in reply to South Dakota Ron, 02-06-2011 11:32:41  
Ron, I cut 2 lengths of 2" pipe 12" long. I cut a
slot lenght ways and put them on each end of my
my backblade. spot welded in a couple of spots.
it keeps the plow an inch or two off the driveway.
good luck.



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B Bair

02-06-2011 12:55:48
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 Re: How to keep from plowing up gravel with snow removal? in reply to South Dakota Ron, 02-06-2011 11:32:41  
Ron, made these for my front blade. Last year digging up the drive, this year leaving maybe an inch of snow on the drive. I am pretty happy with them and wont have to rake the stones out of the yard in the spring if it ever gets here. Seems like it would work on a back blade also.

https://picasaweb.google.com/duhbairs/20110206?authkey=Gv1sRgCMuuu4qilPvRvwE&feat=directlink



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markiii

02-06-2011 12:28:59
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 Re: How to keep from plowing up gravel with snow removal? in reply to South Dakota Ron, 02-06-2011 11:32:41  
I would like to hear some more feedback on this. I have a trap rock (loose) drive way which looks great in the non winter seasons but is a royal pain in the winter for plowing snow. I have tried many things and none really work well. The only that works is the pack down method. You drive on the first few snow falls to get a solid base and now the blade has something to ride on. The only problem is that if one of the first few snow falls is big I am screwed. I try plowing and my driveway ends up in the yard and all tore up. I need black top.

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dhamps10

02-06-2011 12:10:07
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 Re: How to keep from plowing up gravel with snow removal? in reply to South Dakota Ron, 02-06-2011 11:32:41  
Ford made at one time, a back blade with a tail wheel.
Dennis



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Den N Ms

02-06-2011 12:59:05
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 Re: How to keep from plowing up gravel with snow removal? in reply to dhamps10, 02-06-2011 12:10:07  
wheel



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HCooke

02-06-2011 12:08:30
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 Re: How to keep from plowing up gravel with snow removal? in reply to South Dakota Ron, 02-06-2011 11:32:41  
Ron, Shorten the top link as much as possible so that the blade doesn't dig in. Or, turn the blade around 180 degrees. You won't get as much snow that way, but you won't disturb the gravel either.



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Sawatch 8n

02-06-2011 12:01:04
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 Re: How to keep from plowing up gravel with snow removal? in reply to South Dakota Ron, 02-06-2011 11:32:41  

Ron, there's been some postings with pictures of differant solutions, skids. Do a search and see if any come up.
I do a height set on my arms and adjust top link so blade has a couple inches clearance.



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