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    Is it an experience thing

    I owned a gt235 for 15 years and went to a 1025r about 1 month ago (Lucky son-in-law gets the gt, bagger, and plow). Snowblowed for the first time a couple of days ago. Question: when putting the snowplow down, do you have to develop the "touch" to get it flat with the ground? The first time I put it down the all the way, the front wheels kind of raised. I then was kind of OCD in trying to get the snowblower flat with the ground. Is there some adjustment I need to do, or do I just need to develop the "touch" to get it flat with the ground for optimal clearing?
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    You should push your lever all the way forward and let it go into float mode.
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    have u adjusted ur skid shoes on the blower?? they are what keeps the blower off the ground or cement, etc. once u get the height set, like others will say, u can just set ur stick to float, while going straight ahead. good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensign View Post
    You should push your lever all the way forward and let it go into float mode.
    Float mode? Not sure what that is. If I put the level all the way forward, the snowblower is flat on the ground, but the front wheels kind of raise up. Do I just have to get a feel for getting the snowblower on the ground without raising the front wheels or is there something I am missing here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainedad View Post
    Float mode? Not sure what that is. If I put the level all the way forward, the snowblower is flat on the ground, but the front wheels kind of raise up. Do I just have to get a feel for getting the snowblower on the ground without raising the front wheels or is there something I am missing here?
    no-but ur not pushing ur loader lever far enough forward. u should feel a jolt, pressure before the lever goes into float mode. if ur front wheels are off the ground, u need to push farther as i said. when in float mode, it allows the hoist cylinders to just flow across the ground freely, without digging in.

    experiment with it to see how it works-ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainedad View Post
    Float mode? Not sure what that is. If I put the level all the way forward, the snowblower is flat on the ground, but the front wheels kind of raise up. Do I just have to get a feel for getting the snowblower on the ground without raising the front wheels or is there something I am missing here?

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    Fantastic. I will try this out. I have been messing around with trying to get it on the ground without lifting the wheels.

    When I raise the snowblower up, do I have to put it forward again to put it in float mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainedad View Post
    Fantastic. I will try this out. I have been messing around with trying to get it on the ground without lifting the wheels.

    When I raise the snowblower up, do I have to put it forward again to put it in float mode?
    Yes, every time you raise it just push it all the way forward to lower it back down, allowing it to float again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainedad View Post

    When I raise the snowblower up, do I have to put it forward again to put it in float mode?
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    Mind blown... I was also entirely unaware of "float mode" with the stick, does it actually snap into a locked forward position?

    The newest tractor with a loader I've ever operated was made in the early 80's...

    Does it need to be running to do this?

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