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    Getting the back blade ready for winter...

    I know this has been done a hundred times, but it is my first go at it

    Since I figure I am done moving dirt and gravel for a while, it seemed a good time to get the the CountyLine 6' back blade ready for moving snow off the drive and about 1/3 mile of the neighborhood's private road out to the county road. (also wanted to do it while the weather was still nice) Our drive is concrete and the private road is asphalt in less than stellar condition and I am hoping a rubber edge will help avoid leaving marks or causing damage.

    I picked up a $39 4'x6' 3/4" stall mat from Tractor supply to supply material for a rubber edge on the blade. I also picked up 6 sets of 2.5" (as I recall..) grade 2 5/8" bolt, nut & washer. The removable, double sided wear edge is 6", so I cut off an 8" strip to give me a 1" edge beyond the metal on both sides. A utility knife worked fine, but took 4 or 5 passes. The hole placement was easy, as the 6 holes have centers at 12" intervals along the midline of the blade, with the array centered at the middle of the blade.

    BTW, a 5/8" forstner bit does a great job on rubber.



    The longer bolts were a good call, the plow bolts would not have provided enough threads to get the nuts started considering both the material thickness and need to conform to a curve.



    The plan is to use it with the 3038e, only time will tell how well it works.

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    I did the same thing on my 5' CountyLine blade last year. It works great on my asphalt and concrete driveway. You should be good to go
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    Don't forget to stock up on some cheapo nonstick cooking spray.
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