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These seem to be scarce where I live. So if I happen to come across a decent example whether it be a newer Ingersoll or older Case version, what would be a fair price?
I've seen a few sell for $300-$400 this fall.
I don't know if I really need one since I have a blower but it would be nice for scraping the driveway clean.
 

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We have long seen the Case/Ingersoll equipment trade for higher prices in Canada, and particularly in the western provinces.

Common prices for a nice example, not in need of complete repaint, seem to hover around $200-300 in the US Midwest, with examples going $4-500. Can sometimes find cheap bargains.

New is $1000 and a Berco utility blade to mount right up to your tractor is about $800.

Most users find plenty of benefit for having both blower and blade ... but depends mostly on how deep your winter snow is. They are quite useful for summer dirt work, as well.

Brian
 

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Another option you could use if you have a hitch on the rear is a small box/scraper blade. :fing32:
 

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I have an old 44" (i think) dirt/snow plow on my 446. Personally I prefer it when we get wet snow. I would definitely recommend it if you have two tractors. Makes it real easy if you don't have to swap out attachments. I leave the plow on the 446 all winter and blow snow with my 224. I've seen plows around maine for $100-250 but as a few mentioned, the price range depends on your region.
 

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I think around $200 is a fair price for a complete blade in good condition in NE US.
 

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As far as blades go, how heavy can you load them up?
The snow if front of the garage was about 3 feet high for 30-40 feet. Could I push through this with a blade or is the blower better for snow like this?
I actually had fun blowing snow "real" snow yesterday.
 

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The blades work pretty well up through 8 - 12", if the tractor is properly set up. But even that much quickly becomes burdensome, especially if you have a snowcaster setting there waiting to be mounted.

Some will say you can plow 24" ... which is true. But my opinion is that once you hit 3-5", then it's worth having the snowcaster on.

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I've pushed 16" of light snow with my 4016 with ease and up a slight incline. That said, the challenge was not with the machine's ability to push the snow, but the ability steer the tractor when backing up since the snow was as high as the front wheels. If I didn't stay exactly in the cleared path, the tires would get bogged down in the snow. Of course, that problem could've been solved if I had taken smaller bites out of the snow initially. The other problem was that after the second or third heavy snowfall, I started running out of room to push the snow. That was when I wished that I had had a snow caster!
 
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