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I use to plow my driveway with a X585 using the JD 54" blade and every spring I would see the seal coat that I paid for sticking to the snow in which I plowed. This year I've added a 66" CTA blade to my 1025R and I can really see this monster blade shaving off the seal coat and crack filler like a razor blade, even in the float mode. I know I've herd of some folks adding a rubber piece to the bottom of their blade to help prevent the crack filler/sealant damage. I'm just looking for some ideas on what folks use in order to help avoid the driveway damage.


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A horse stall mat from a country supply store will do the same thing quite a bit cheaper and you will have enough to make several extras.


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Yep, this is the way to go for sure. It also is quieter than the steel scraping over the hard surface.
 
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The CTA blade has nice skid feet. If you set the blade one or two spacers higher it should be fine.
 

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Huh. I'd be wondering if there is a problem with the driveway sealant if it's peeling off but that's a whole 'nother discussion.

A poly cutting edge will solve that problem. The horse stall mat is the cheaper alternative and works too!
 

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I purchased the Rigid UHMW Cutting Edge from Artillian when I purchased the parts to mount the plow on the FEL. I have been very happy with this edge but I see a lot of folks use a hard rubber edge and they all seem to like that. I had the driveway seal coated this summer so we will see what happens this winter.

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I have the JD "official" rubber edge on my 48" blade and Artillian's rubber edge and wings on my 54" Both kits come with necessary longer bolts w/nuts. I have used my 48 several times on unfrozen lawn to push massive amounts of storm damaged limbs to the burn pile w/o damage to lawn. Go rubber!:laugh:
 
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A horse stall mat from a country supply store will do the same thing quite a bit cheaper and you will have enough to make several extras.


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