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    Squeegee Blade Benefits?

    What purpose do rubber squeegee blades provide? Benefits?

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    I assume you mean on a blade for use in snow.

    In that case, there are a couple, depending on how you set it up.
    Blades dont mark up asphalt or fancy concrete with the rubber edge. This is the reason most guys use them.

    In my case, when I had concrete, I ran a UHMW edge. It was easy on the concrete, and could scrape up harder packed snow and a bit of ice. The rubber wouldnt do it.

    Since that changed a few years ago, and I now have gravel, I went back to the rubber edge, with one change.
    Now, I have it overhang the bottom of the blade by about 3". This gives it enough flex to "fold" under the blade while pushing or dragging and not pick up gravel.
    Ive got roughly 350' of gravel drive, plus my neighbors 500+, and there was no pile of extra gravel at the end of the season last year.
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    Also a lot easier on your face when you snag something .

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTx394 View Post
    What purpose do rubber squeegee blades provide? Benefits?

    Thanks, Steve.
    When using the rubber squeegee especially On Pavement it allows You to completely clear down to the Pavement. With the standard Blade edge is does tend to leave a film of snow as it is Plowed the rubber squeegee eliminates that film. I have used One for 15 years +. Only had to replace it at 10 years of Use. The Other nice thing when Going off Your driveway Into Grass You will no scrape the sod up either. I can Plow Paths for My dogs In the Back Yard. I actually have 3 Front Blades set up with a rubber squeegee. On My old IH Cub Cadet I usually leave it on year round so I can Push the remaining Mulch into My Loader Buckets On either My X748 or 2025R. The Other Blades I have the rubber squeegee I remove it In the spring so I can use them as Dozer Blades for spreading material
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