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    6 foot/72" snow plow too much for 1025R?

    I am looking at buying a CTA 60" plow however I have come across a 6 ft plow for the JD Quick Hitch that is much cheaper. I am wondering if anyone has used a 6 foot snow plow on their 1 series and if so did it work OK? I would be using the plow for smaller accumulations as I do also have a 54 blower.
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    Modifying Box Blade for FEL Snow Pusher

    Read through, I explain how my tractor is set up.

    TL;DR Version: it will work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilot-five View Post
    I am looking at buying a CTA 60" plow however I have come across a 6 ft plow for the JD Quick Hitch that is much cheaper. I am wondering if anyone has used a 6 foot snow plow on their 1 series and if so did it work OK? I would be using the plow for smaller accumulations as I do also have a 54 blower.
    I went to a 6ft plow blade on my 2520-with the quick hitch. it lifts a-ok. but..................when angled to either side--the corner tends to hit or rub the ground then. only complaint i have about. so when picked up to travel, i just bump the plow some back to center. drop it again, and bump it back out.

    plus) over the 54 inch plow it once was--no more running over the windrow of snow.
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    2018 835R gas model gator-"aka" the Cadillac i say!! 6ft jd snow plow-which already has a dtac out on it. i got just about everything on it i could at the time

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    It really depends on how deep the snow is,, and how steep your property is,,

    I have plowed snow with my JD 650, and a 7 foot landscape rake,, the tractor is 17HP,,,
    I think the tractor would have stopped if the snow were 2 -3 inches deeper,,

    Some of the tractors include JD 4105, JD 855, JD 650,,,, and,,, the IH 584 4WD
    My favorite attachment is the homemade landplane,,, EVERYONE needs one of those!!

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    I'd be very leary of putting a 6' plow on a the JD QuickTach hitch.

    Will it work? Yeah, probably. But I've managed to pop the angle cylinder on my 54" plow by bumping a large stone while plowing too. A 6' plow is significantly larger than anything Deere has designed to work with the QuickTach hitch. You'd be applying a lot of pressure on the hitch that it was never meant to carry.

    Now, if you were mounting using a plow with it's own JDQA mount on your loader, yeah. I'd do that. IMO, the QuickTach hitch is the weak spot here.
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    I concur with what JimR says above. Light to moderate snowfall it will work. But you have to keep in mind that in going to the 72" width you are exponentially adding quite a bit of shear force to that small pivot pin. Are you under any John Deere warranty? If so then no for sure. Just be prepared/expect to have some breakage in some part of the quick hitch. That miserable little quick hitch frame really is the weak link in that set up. Good luck.
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    It is a poly blade so it is lighter than even the 48" blade--and I only want it for light snows where the snowblower is no good. For me there is no substitute for the nice clean edges left by a snowblower!
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    this may sound crazy but if the price is that good buy it and cut it down to what works
    I did that with the backblade on my 2305, got a great price on a 60” back blade, but am using with a 47” snowblower.
    It stuck out too far for me to get close enough to my driveway edges with the combo. Got out a sawsall and voila a custom 50” backblade. Also added 1” thick conveyor belt in place of steel blade to protect asphalt.
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    I have used one 87" wide for years......first on the 455 and then on the 1025R. Plowed snow from 2" deep to 18" deep. Plowed SUPER WET HEAVY snow just last month, just have to be realistic in your use of the machine.

    Will it work? Yes, no doubt. Pay attention as its a lot wider than the machine.

    Last year I plowed the equivalent of 1,000 driveways with the set up in the picture (22 to 24 driveways 45 times in one year plus the equivalent of 8 miles of private road.)

    I rebuilt the quick hitch on my 455, but it was 20 plus years old and had lot of use.

    I did break the angle cylinder mounting pin on the QA hitch on my 455, but that was when the plow trip failed to work because the J pins had snapped back in place, but that was a 10 minute fix and the pin I replaced it with has a handle on it so it's even easier to replace next time.

    Just make sure the plow can trip and does trip. Be realistic and don't get nuts with trying to move the entire blade width when the snow is wet and heavy. Go half blade if necessary which is maybe 5% of the time I have used it.

    I have used it now for over 5 years.........Once you use it, you will likely want to sell the 54" blade as you won't ever use it again.

    Also, the QA hitch won't allow you to carry the plow in the up position with the plow angled due to the reduced lifting height, so just carry it squared to the tractor, that's an easy adjustment. Angle the plow when its on the surface of the road or driveway.

    Feel free to ask me anything about it. Glad to answer.......



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    I use a 6 ft plow with no problems on my 1025r. I have the 54” quick attach with the John Deere 9” extensions.
    You said you’d use a blower for the large accumulations. So IMO, go ahead.

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