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    going from concrete to gravel

    I have plowed our concrete driveway and blacktop street for years with my Cub Cadet LT2138. It has a front mounted snow blade. Our new house has a gravel driveway. Are there any adjustments I should make to the blade setup? I was wondering if the skid pads under the blade should be extended for more clearance.

    Thanks for any guidance.
    Rich

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    Re: going from concrete to gravel

    Quote Originally Posted by RLW_LT2138 View Post
    I was wondering if the skid pads under the blade should be extended for more clearance.

    Thanks for any guidance.
    Rich
    I find on mine I don't extend the skid pads. I tried it both ways and found I get less ice build if can get more snow off the driveway. You may have to do a little more lawn cleaning in the spring time.

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    Re: going from concrete to gravel

    Thanks reynoldstan

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    Re: going from concrete to gravel

    I have a 600 foot gravel driveway, what I do is plow so I leave about an inch of snow the first few times, once the ground is frozen up good I let the blade just drag on the surface.
    No gravel or stone is removed this way.
    John

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    Re: going from concrete to gravel

    i sell Ariens snowblowers and what i tell my customer to do is leave the skid shoes down and have the scraper bar clear about a 1/2 inch and let it
    freez up and them lower it down and it will keep it cleaned up after that.
    I own a small engine repair shop. I have been in business since 2010. We now do the repairs for 4 Home Depot stores and 1 Tractor supply. we are alwase looking for a chance to get more equipment
    through the door. We also sell Jonsered, Ariens and shindaiwa equipment. check us out @ http://www.facebook.com/#!/smallengineman

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