I can see a few instances where having a rear blade could be helpful to me. Rather than buying the complete 3 pt. attachment, and then having to store it, I've been toying with the idea of buying a 60" wide piece of steel...around 3/16" (#6 gauge) thick...and clamping it to the tines on my rake. If I had it rolled to match the contour of the tines it'd help it resist bending under load. Maybe the tines themselves, or adding a bolt-on cutting edge would make it stiff enough without making it taller than the flat portion of the tines. Has anybody ever done this? I did some forum searching but didn't find anything. I also haven't looked into the cost of the steel/cutting edge, so I might be into the cost of a rear blade in just the materials.