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    Help with snow plowing options for 1025r

    I bought my 1025r TLB back in April with the mower and my god I love this machine. Main reasons for buying was for mowing and plowing the driveway. The driveway is 350 ft long. All I have is the bucket. It's stone driveway so I'm kinda leaning away from snowblower. I feel like the bucket would fill really quick with the western New York snow we get. Would a 6 foot snow pusher be too much for the machine or worth the purchase?


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    I'd be looking for a front blade.
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    I was told a 1025R would handle a 72" pusher the problem would be traction. I ended up going with a 60" blade from Compact Tractor Attachments. I thought the 54" Deere blade seemed a little small because once angled it won't cover the width of the tires and it has those goofy little feet. Of course with the blade I bought you need the quick hitch for it to mount to. I also have about 300 feet of gravel and I thought a pusher would put a lot of strain on my end loader
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    Get the Artillian setup for the 54" blade and loader arms: 54 Plow Products. Previously used a blower on my X475 for over a decade. Went with the Artillian setup for the JD blade and it's awesome. Get a set of pallet forks while you are at it - they are also one of the most used accessories on my 1025R. Be happy to answer any specific questions you have. I have a pretty steep section of uphill on my drive and I even did not need any ballast for traction. We had some icy conditions here last winter my driveway is paved and without chains my X475 struggled at times with the blower. If you also get his blade extensions it covers the full width of the tractor as well. The tractor handled everything with ease.

    Here is a short video I made plowing part of my drive last winter. Not a very good one but gives you the idea of how nice this setup moves snow and no worries about piling it as you can go as high as the loader arms will lift.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-NKQi1c9YY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmud View Post
    I bought my 1025r TLB back in April with the mower and my god I love this machine. Main reasons for buying was for mowing and plowing the driveway. The driveway is 350 ft long. All I have is the bucket. It's stone driveway so I'm kinda leaning away from snowblower. I feel like the bucket would fill really quick with the western New York snow we get. Would a 6 foot snow pusher be too much for the machine or worth the purchase?


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    If you have a ditch on each side of the driveway then a snowplow makes more sense as you will have some place to put the snow. If you do not, the spacing is tight, then a snowblower makes more sense.

    If the snow is sticky the plow will shove as much gravel around as the snow blower. When the ground is frozen and hard the snowblower won't pick up as many rocks anyways. The only difference is any rocks that the snowblower picks up will get lobbed along with the snow off to the side. I have a 200' driveway with shallow slopes up into the woods on both sides so I have to be able to put snow as far into the woods as possible. The few times I hired someone to plow my driveway with a truck the snow would pile up fast.

    I used to do the driveway with a walk behind machine (Ariens) and had the skids set up so that the auger was a good 3/4" or so off the ground and it hardly ever picked up gravel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmud View Post
    I bought my 1025r TLB back in April with the mower and my god I love this machine. Main reasons for buying was for mowing and plowing the driveway. The driveway is 350 ft long. All I have is the bucket. It's stone driveway so I'm kinda leaning away from snowblower. I feel like the bucket would fill really quick with the western New York snow we get. Would a 6 foot snow pusher be too much for the machine or worth the purchase?


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    I'm live in Michigan where 4 -6 foot of snow is not uncommon. My driveway is only about 200' and one thing that I'm confident on is that your bucket wont do it effectively. It will keep it clean but not without some serious hours in the snow.

    Having had both - Blade and Blower - My vote is if its at all possible lean back to the blower.

    Down side - Blade you have to be sure to push far enough back from the beginning and You more than likely will have multiple mounds along your 350' drive, a blade cant drop to the ground and go the full distance. Blower that wind changes direction quickly and BAM you have snow in face.

    Up side Blade you don't have snow blown face - Snow blower you almost cant over feed the blower until the snow is over the top of the blower. I've tried.

    Nutshell :

    Blade rates better than Bucket
    Blower rates better than Blade
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    I am pretty much in the same boat, except my drive is paved. The garage has 4 bays so the concrete area in front is 50x30 and the paving necks it into the drive.

    My plan for 1st winter is a snow pusher from CT Attachments on the front and a blade Kutter on the back. That gives me a rubber and UHD edge up front and the blade to scape if required.

    Neigbor thinks I should get a blower, he uses a John Deere A with a back blade and a Farmall with a trip bucket and added box over it. I was thinking maybe rear blower next year if I have issues this winter.

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    One more thing I almost forgot - Get rear chains - I thought the tractor being 4x4 would be no problem but in reality - the R4's are the only tire I've had so I cant speak for the others and mine were terrible in snow until I got rear chains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KE8LW View Post
    One more thing I almost forgot - Get rear chains - I thought the tractor being 4x4 would be no problem but in reality - the R4's are the only tire I've had so I cant speak for the others and mine were terrible in snow until I got rear chains.
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    My driveway is only 150' long. The last 3 years I used a 54" blade with a 318 and a 430 garden tractor. It worked pretty darn good although we don't get the deep snows here in St.Louis. I was hoping to use the blade with the 1025r but there are so many other things I want to buy for it, I don't feel like spending $600-700 on a quick attach.
    I think in your situation I would go with the snow pusher. By the way, I love your garage
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