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I was looking for a plow blade for snow removal when I got an offer on a scraper blade for the rear of the tractor. This is not a box scraper just a regular scraper blade. The owner says he cleared his driveway all the time of snow with this blade. It just has me wondering how well it works versus pushing snow? anyone have experience doing both what does the jury say??
 

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Thing is you are driving over the snow before you move it. Light snow it will work but you get into heavy stuff, For Get It. If you can turn the blade around and push it going backwards, that works but is hard on the neck. Get a front mounted blade for snow
 

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That is the info I was looking for thanks
 

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Agreed. I once tried the pull blade only (before I got the front installed) and found it fairly worthless on a GT (although a neighbor does fine with a real farm tractor with 4'+ wheels and a pull behind..)

It is nice to have both, at the ends of the drive, it is nice to push snow back and forth, but I got my box blade mostly for gravel maint..
 

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I pushing snow with a blade on the front of your tractor is way faster, more accurate and most importantly much much more comfortable! Pushing with a rear blade or pulling with a rear blade will require you to drive forward and look behind you constantly by contorting your body and neck, not very comfortable. if you have to do it for any length of time at all.
 

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I have a rear scraper blade and a front blade, nothing you can do with a front blade comes close to the ease of getting snow away from dead ends and garage doors like a rear blade.
That is far enough to get behind the snow and push with front blade.
This year i dunno, Its Dec 15th here in Maryland, at 5:44 PM, and it is 57 degrees!
 

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i built a rear blade for mine to use with the front blade. i agree with the others that the front is faster and more user friendly, but adding the rear blade really speeds things up as far as clearing corners and the such. plus it addsgood wieght to the rear end for traction. i'd say if its an option get both, if you can get only one, get the front.
 

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A rear blade is nice if you have to level out a gravel driveway. But, is the rear blade you're talking about the same rear blade that is used for moving dirt and gravel in driveways.

I'd get it if it's reasonable. Nice to clear close to the garage door, or just for the added weight. Makes the machine abit longer though.
 

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A rear blade is nice if you have to level out a gravel driveway. But, is the rear blade you're talking about the same rear blade that is used for moving dirt and gravel in driveways.

I'd get it if it's reasonable. Nice to clear close to the garage door, or just for the added weight. Makes the machine abit longer though.
If I get snow I'll let you know.... For now it works great on the rock drive. And flipping it around I get a better push in reverse when needing to up root catus.
 

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