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I have a 1025r with loader and would like to add a rear blade for snow. This would be for gravel driveway at my land. Tractor would be stored in pole shed on land and I would have to walk in a plow a path to main road (250 feet). I plow with a four wheeler at my main residence and was looking for a used rear blade for 1025r. I know most, that use, rear blade for snow said 5 footer. I was just hoping to move a little more snow.
 

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Only used my 5' for part of a winter , used it just for clean up after using the frt blower or frt angle blade. A 6' might work fine IF dry power snow, not very deep , and don't try to take a full blade . If you have a 6' then by all means try and see how it works. Other wise , I wouldn't consider buying a 6' blade.
 

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Only used my 5' for part of a winter , used it just for clean up after using the frt blower or frt angle blade. A 6' might work fine IF dry power snow, not very deep , and don't try to take a full blade . If you have a 6' then by all means try and see how it works. Other wise , I wouldn't consider buying a 6' blade.
I concur. I realize you are asking about a 1025R but it all depends on the conditions. For years I had a 6' blade on my old Ford 9N and it did great. But then when I got the 2720 I found the blade to be a bit too large when the snow was very heavy or when the ice was real thick. I went down to a 5' blade and am much happier with it.

I run the 54" blower on the front and the 5' rear blade all winter on the 2720. I have fluid filled tires and chains on all four tires. Twice last winter we had very heavy snow falls with thick ice and it was all the 2720 could do to get through it with the blade. I would have it in 4WD with diff lock engaged and three tires spinning and would have to raise the blade slightly to initiate forward movement. At the time all that was going through my mind was "I sure am glade I only have the 5' blade". Now that I have it I like the maneuverability of the 5' blade.

Again, it really depends on your conditions. With no hills and powdery snow you could push 6' with no issues.
 

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I have a 6' blade and used it on my 1023E for leveling out the yard after a pretty substantial digging project. It worked great and the tractor had no problems, but that was on dry ground, not snow. I have yet to try to push snow, and bet that the posters here are spot on with regard to wheel slippage on snow pack.
 

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I use a 6 foot blade on the rear of my 2305 (about 4 feet wide) but I generally run it on an angle so it slides the snow to the side not just pushing it straight. The angle makes the overall cleaning width shorter because you lose width as you pivot the blade. For this reason I like the 6 foot rather than a 5 foot. I have fluid in the rear tires and chains all around and in heavy snow it can tend to slide the tractor sideways a bit so I lift the blade a slightly when that happens then go over the area gain. Is this where I say I should have bought a bigger/heavier tractor LOL?
 

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I bought a 6' landscape rack, mainly for this winter. I watched my neighbor clear with it last year before I had the 1025R (We share the drive). It did a fantastic job. Yes it leaves a little snow on the road, but we all have 4WD here, so it's the drifts and deep stuff that we need to take care of. Also works the gravel a bit and when it does ice up, the gravel helps with traction.

I've used it a couple of times grading the large rocks out of the drive. Works great, I am making a light gage sheet metal moldboard and pipe to install and bend around the tines. Figure I'll just bungee it on. We'll see this winter.....looking for snow tonight
 

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Like Tonton stated and others , and myself, depending on snow, if you have any hills, and if ice is involved. Sure you might be able to pull 6 maybe a 8' blade ( I would not recommend ) on dry ground . Pulling or pushing wet , slippery snow, on a slope is another thing. With the sub compacts not having individual brakes makes it so much harder to plow ,push dirt, or snow if you have a sloping driveway.
 

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Even with my five footer I angle it off to the side and after a few passes I can only grab a couple feet at a time. The snow rolls over the top of the blade or gets too heavy. I usually only use it for about two inches or less. More than that it is the rear blower.

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Bought a 5 foot blade today

Thanks for all of the great advice and quick response. I decided a 5 foot blade would be in my best interest and bought one today
 

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Thanks for all of the great advice and quick response. I decided a 5 foot blade would be in my best interest and bought one today

I have the 5 foot Frontier RB2060 blade and I could not use any bigger blade to move snow. Last week I ordered the skid shoes for it as I have moved to the country and now have a gravel driveway. You may also need these.

Dave
 
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