This is my first winter with the JD, and although we don't normally get a lot of snow like some of you, getting a couple of 12" snowfalls in a row, with some 2" to 4's in between, is normal. I have a walk-behind 2 stage snow blower than my SIL gave me, abut now that I have FEL, I'm thinking 'yes', that will be the better option. But I have a few questions.
Should I paint and then wax the inside of the bucket, or is snow sticking not a problem?
Should I add some sort of a heavy duty wear edge to the FEL bucket? Does anyone make something that would hold up? Horse-stall rubber mat at TSC? How to attach? Any links or pics?
My drive and parking lot are blacktop paved. None flat; all sloped. Rear wheels are filled, and I have an 800 lb ballast box. Should I use it? Do I need chains?
Thanks for any and all suggestions.