Good suggestion 5shank. I oriented the cotter pin in the proper direction so it wouldn't be forced out by snow when moving forward. It could probably spin around though, so good to have on hand.Buy a box of extra hair clips and pins.
Anyone see any other weaknesses? I could really use some snow to test this out!Modified my Curtis snowplow with 60 inch moldboard to have a (Edit: 1" thick) UHMW PE cutting edge. I decided I wanted to use the plow set down on the concrete versus shoes.
That's my question. I tried years ago using a BB in the snow but it jams up with snow almost immediately and backs up against the tractor. It really was of little use. You can use the BB going backwards like a snow pusher, but that wasn't too efficient either. I ended up with a regular HD landscape blade for my mile long driveway in the snow. I don't use shoes, just am very careful and seem to generally not pick up too much gravel. Works for me.
They scrape ice and hard packed snow nicely as well as collecting up blade/bucket spillover trails. They also make great ballast and rear weight without sticking out too far. I use mine to get up close to garage doors as well because you have great visibility to get up close.
Kbar, good points! I will probably only use it on concrete portion of drive. Any ideas how I should round the bottom angle?My take on those skids is that they look like they’d do well on a hard surface like concrete or asphalt, but will bite in on gravel or dirt if the ground isn’t sufficiently frozen enough. Also, I notice the sharp angle of the front could stand to be rounded a little to help it to plane along.