So 2 years ago I bought my 3038E and with it, I bought a Frontier AF11F Snow Blade. I have used it for only about 3 hours total and I'm not happy with it's performance. We don't get huge amounts of snowfall here, about 40" average annually I believe. I have a gravel driveway and previously used my quad with Moose blade with great success.
I like to keep my driveway clear and with the large AF11F, anything under 3" I can't touch. I've tried fussing with the curl amount but it's like the actual geometry is off. Loader arms in float, if I curl back enough so I rest on the shoes (which are spaced full out might I add), the mount plate is lower than the cutting edge. Then I tried curling forward to move the mount plate up and them I'm constantly fiddling with the joystick (up, down) to prevent dig in and that got annoying quickly. I don't want to put a PVC tube on the cutting edge because I also plow the road along my mailbox, driveway approach and the side street intersection.
With my quad and Moose blade, I'm able to drop the blade and go. Yeah, I can't move as much as the AF11F at one time but the amount of time plowing is about the same because I'm not fighting the loader/geometry issues.
What say you GTT? Any input?
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