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Blading my Driveway

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Cal in TX

09-15-2006 15:15:47

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When I use my 3 pt. blade to grade my gravel driveway should I use "draft" control or "automatic" control? If using draft control, which of the 3 connect points is best for my top link?

Thanks from a blade newbie.

Cal in TX

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09-16-2006 04:10:48

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 Re: Blading my Driveway in reply to Cal in TX, 09-15-2006 15:15:47  
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For plowing snow on my gravel drive
I used a flex top link coupler on the
blade. This allowed the blade to
FLOAT without digging in on rises and

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Steve IA

09-16-2006 04:41:23

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 Re: Blading my Driveway in reply to guest, 09-16-2006 04:10:48  
Guest, I see your picture, but can't visualize how the flex extension works. I've not heard of it before. Did you make this or buy it? Thanks.

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old 9

09-15-2006 19:33:22

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 Re: Blading my Driveway in reply to Cal in TX, 09-15-2006 15:15:47  
Not the end of the world, just experement. This way you will learn more about your tractor and the contol you have. Have fun ,play. Always use the lower point on the top link, I have seen many broken by using the wrong hole.LOL

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09-15-2006 15:52:30

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 Re: Blading my Driveway in reply to Cal in TX, 09-15-2006 15:15:47  
Number 1, always use the bottom hole. If your gravel is established I would use draft,down. You will read that in draft you are either up or down,not so. If your lift is adjusted correctly you can lower the blade to the gravel and then a little more. Keep correcting a little at a time. Even in fresh gravel, if I have a knoll I use draft by correcting as I go. If it is flat,probably position.

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