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    What a Way to break in the 1025R tractor on a first snow fall 11 inches total

    I live in Sterling Heights Michigan ( Detroit suburbs ) and we received 11 inches of snow total this weekend. Bought my 1025R this summer so this is the first snow I have had any chance of playing with.

    I plowed the drive way at 11:00am on Sunday and used the front blade on the tractor, Plus I also have a rear back blade ( LOVE it and its Hydraulic angle )
    What I did notice is the front blade is slow to lower. NOT much weight up there to help drop the blade. Otherwise it did a good job. With the hydraulic lifter and I can put down force and push the blade down it is just slow to lower.


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    At the 7:00pm snow removal and at the 5:30am Monday Morning snow removal I had the blower on the front and the rear back blade. OMG I love this set up. I can scrap the tight areas for instance move snow away from the front porch and fence and then I can blow it with the blower. That blower worked GREAT and moved this heavy wet snow. I have a great set up on the tractor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AVESPERM View Post
    I live in Sterling Heights Michigan ( Detroit suburbs ) and we received 11 inches of snow total this weekend. Bought my 1025R this summer so this is the first snow I have had any chance of playing with.

    I plowed the drive way at 11:00am on Sunday and used the front blade on the tractor, Plus I also have a rear back blade ( LOVE it and its Hydraulic angle )
    What I did notice is the front blade is slow to lower. NOT much weight up there to help drop the blade. Otherwise it did a good job. With the hydraulic lifter and I can put down force and push the blade down it is just slow to lower.


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    At the 7:00pm snow removal and at the 5:30am Monday Morning snow removal I had the blower on the front and the rear back blade. OMG I love this set up. I can scrap the tight areas for instance move snow away from the front porch and fence and then I can blow it with the blower. That blower worked GREAT and moved this heavy wet snow. I have a great set up on the tractor.


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    Nice setup, my first year with blower I used the rear blade also. Then I learned I could do just as much only using the snowblower, so I haven't used rear blade in guessing 5 yrs. OH and after a few mins of use , the front blade will lower faster after the hyd fluid warms.

    IMO backing into the garage is better for starting snow removal the next time.

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    You mention lowering the front blade is slow. Any chance you pushed the SCV full forward and it stuck there? If so then you engaged float mode. If you just push the SCV forward the blade will lower just as fast as it raises as the lift cylinder is pushing it down. In float mode the weight of the blade pushes it down which can be slower.


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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Nice setup, my first year with blower I used the rear blade also. Then I learned I could do just as much only using the snowblower, so I haven't used rear blade in guessing 5 yrs. OH and after a few mins of use , the front blade will lower faster after the hyd fluid warms.

    IMO backing into the garage is better for starting snow removal the next time.

    Normal the blade is facing out the garage the reason it was this direction was because I was switching it out for the snow throwers. Total agree backing in is the only way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesetrain View Post
    You mention lowering the front blade is slow. Any chance you pushed the SCV full forward and it stuck there? If so then you engaged float mode. If you just push the SCV forward the blade will lower just as fast as it raises as the lift cylinder is pushing it down. In float mode the weight of the blade pushes it down which can be slower.


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    I know about the float mode and non float mode and did both to see if either one was faster than the other. I didn't see any difference. Also the tractor was fully warmed up and that also didn't seem to affect it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AVESPERM View Post
    I know about the float mode and non float mode and did both to see if either one was faster than the other. I didn't see any difference. Also the tractor was fully warmed up and that also didn't seem to affect it for me.
    Then one of the hydraulic lines may not be connected fully. I've had it happen with the loader before. May want to disconnect the hoses and reconnect them.


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    WOW 11" I'm jealous. For my first time with the new tractor and blower we only had about 5". Seemed way too easy compared to my walk behind.

    One question, for the chute rotation. Lever to the left turns the chute which way? I'd expect left but fresh from the dealer mine turned right instead. Kept throwing the snow the wrong way. Last night I switched the hoses and now it makes sense at least to me. Which way is yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanB View Post
    WOW 11" I'm jealous. For my first time with the new tractor and blower we only had about 5". Seemed way too easy compared to my walk behind.

    One question, for the chute rotation. Lever to the left turns the chute which way? I'd expect left but fresh from the dealer mine turned right instead. Kept throwing the snow the wrong way. Last night I switched the hoses and now it makes sense at least to me. Which way is yours?
    Left for left, right for right. I had to switch mine too.
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    Chute rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanB View Post
    WOW 11" I'm jealous. For my first time with the new tractor and blower we only had about 5". Seemed way too easy compared to my walk behind.

    One question, for the chute rotation. Lever to the left turns the chute which way? I'd expect left but fresh from the dealer mine turned right instead. Kept throwing the snow the wrong way. Last night I switched the hoses and now it makes sense at least to me. Which way is yours?
    I played around with mine a lot because I didn't know that it had a FAST DUMP on the lever. so when I went right I went full right on the lever and the chute would start to go to the right and then go left. Soon learned that you have to go half way to the right again becuase of the fast dump for the bucket.

    otherwise I have mine when I go left the chute goes to the left and when going right with the lever ( not full right ) the chute goes to the right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonyPark View Post
    Left for left, right for right. I had to switch mine too.
    Yes when i set mine up for the first time the angleing hoses also worked backward, when we changed them my son said "we will have to remember this next year." I piped in just change the colored covers on them now. I noticed on Tim's last video he also mentioned this.
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