Good thought and I considered doing just that. But I figured if I allow the screw heads or any part of the flat bar to scrap the blacktop because of the angle of the loader, it defeats the purpose of adding a rubber edge to the loader. Western Maryland luckily only gets a few snows over 6" yearly that I'll use the loader on. Most of the time I simply use a walk behind snow blower because it as quick and does a better job then I can with the loader.Oaksmith, nice job on the snow edge. :thumbup1gif: I might suggest using a bit thicker flat bar on the bottom lip, and rather than allowing the screw heads to protrude, consider countersinking the holes so the screw heads don't wear down and become a pain to remove.
Looks great and should do the job. I did something similar to my blade. I used the stall matting that you can buy at Tractor supply. Cut it wit ha standard skill saw to the size I need.Well I'm happy to report that the rubber blade worked like a charm and looks the same as new after two under 4" snows!
In addition, my new Blacktop looks new.
I think it worked fairly well according to his post... see a few posts aboveI'd very much like to know how it works for you! Here in Northwest Arkansas, we only get snow a few times a year, and rarely more than 4-6 inches at a go - not really enough to justify a real snow plow blade. If this works, I'll try something similar....