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I am interested in getting a blade for leveling my driveway when I get some new gravel and to remove snow. I live in Northern Virginia area and we get snow a couple of times a year such that we need to use blades to remove it. Some neighbors have buckets and another neighbor or two have rear blades. I am inclined to get a manual rear blade although I do have the connections for a bucket if I wanted. But I think a rear manual blade that I can switch around for front or rear push or pull is adequate for me. Is there a width of a blade type that I need to be looking at for my need? e.g., 72 inch width? If I get a small blade I understand that I may have to get a blade extension if it is too small. But I would rather get the right size blade up front. :good2:
 

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I'm not sure what you mean by front or rear push. A three point blade will not connect to the front of the tractor, and a front blade will not mount on the rear. Most three point blades can be turned so the blade faces backward and you can push in reverse if you want, but I've never felt a need for that function.

I think a 5' blade would probably be about right for a 2 series. You might be able to use a 6' blade of you aren't cutting into hard ground or trying to move a lot of heavy material. With the rear blade angled to move material off to one side, if you take too much of a cut it will try to slide the rear end of the tractor around.
 

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I have a 6 ft rear blade on my 2720 and with it angled it still covers the rear tire tracks nicely. It also rotates around to change to push direction and still clears the rear tires although I use the IMatch that positions it back a little further.
I bought the blade used and the PO had welded 6 inch extensions to each side making it 7-ft. I cut those off shortly after buying it because for me it made me nervous operating it around my vehicles parked in the driveway. If I remember correctly it still rotated and cleared the rear tires if I dropped it down some with the 3PT. So if you don't have the IMatch the 6 ft might still clear your rears.
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With the rear blade angled to move material off to one side, if you take too much of a cut it will try to slide the rear end of the tractor around.
Yes it does. Especially moving snow. I've got the 72, but I wouldn't want the 60. If you've got it angled full tilt, it just barely covers the rear tires. I generally take a smaller cut with snow. With dirt, you just need to be on the 3pt lever to give a little relief if you get bogged down.

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I've got the 72" frontier blade for my 2720. It's a good match, as said covers the tire tracks. We first had it on a 2305 and it didn't work.well at all . Kept pushing the backend of the tractor out.
 

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I've got the 72" frontier blade for my 2720. It's a good match, as said covers the tire tracks. We first had it on a 2305 and it didn't work.well at all . Kept pushing the backend of the tractor out.

Is there a better blade for my needs, e.g., Woods or JD or generic from Tractor Supply? I would like something durable not cheap and thin that will bend and flex...if that makes sense...
 

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I have a 5' County Line (Tractor Supply house brand) rear blade for my 2032R and if I was buying again I'd go with a 6'. I have zero issues with the quality of the blade but wish I'd bought wider.

I've used mine the last 2 winters for moving snow as it came from the factory. This year I'm going to add a rubber edge since I'm on asphalt.

When angled it WILL push the tractor around a little in deep or really wet snow.
 
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