I just got this 7 foot hydraulic blade for my 4044r. After I got the blade and used it once I decided I wanted the skid shoes and optional blade sides. I went to my local John Deere dealer to order them. The skid shoes were no problem. With the blade sides they told me that they could only be included when you ordered the blade and not after the fact. Can anybody tell me if this is true? The same guy also told me my blade wouldn't have the correct holes to mount them and I looked and it does have the correct mounting holes. Has anyone else ordered these parts after getting their blade? Any help would be greatly appreciated.