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I've got a gravel driveway and parking area. The area in front of the garage is gently sloped. I have my snowblower shoes down to keep from launching the occasional rock left over from the sand I spread for better footing, and to reduce the amount of non snow material thrown on the lawn, which is surprising each spring clean up.
The final clean up is with a "snow scoop" and trudge back and forth removing that inch or so left behind from having my shoes down. I was wondering how well a scraper blade would work for me?
I am thinking if I even needed too I could adjust the 3ph to give me a slight side to side tilt to match the parking area slope.

I mentioned to the wife this morning my thinking about purchasing a rear scraper blade and got that look :nunu:

I fully intend to get a box blade, I could just use the box blade for scraping with the scarifiers pulled up, but you can't get that blade offset with the box blade to cover the tire tracks like a rear scraper.
 

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I've got a gravel driveway and parking area. The area in front of the garage is gently sloped. I have my snowblower shoes down to keep from launching the occasional rock left over from the sand I spread for better footing, and to reduce the amount of non snow material thrown on the lawn, which is surprising each spring clean up.
The final clean up is with a "snow scoop" and trudge back and forth removing that inch or so left behind from having my shoes down. I was wondering how well a scraper blade would work for me?
I am thinking if I even needed too I could adjust the 3ph to give me a slight side to side tilt to match the parking area slope.

I mentioned to the wife this morning my thinking about purchasing a rear scraper blade and got that look :nunu:

I fully intend to get a box blade, I could just use the box blade for scraping with the scarifiers pulled up, but you can't get that blade offset with the box blade to cover the tire tracks like a rear scraper.
smalltown, I don't know how much wider your tractot is compaired to my 1026r, but I use a 60'' box blade for snow and it does a great job on the snow and it covers the tracks of my tractor. The one thing nice about the box blade is it cut going forward or in reverse. You mentioned about a slight tilt to match the parking area, you can do that with a box blade as well, as far as the scarifiers I take mine off or If I think I may need them I turn them upside down and pin them out the top of the mount. Just my 2 cents.
 

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has15 my 2520 is about 54" wide so for a box blade I was thinking 54" or the more common 60", and for a rear blade 72" in order to keep some width to my track while pulling at an angle to one side.
XSKIER yes I had seen your video while searching around. That looks like a frontier rear blade. I was joking to myself about the width of your driveway and saying now clearing runway 4 East :mocking:
You made fast work of that snow!
 

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I have used a rear three point hitch blade with the blade turned around so it doesn't cut in. Of course the word doesn't could be swithched with cuts in less depending on conditions. One pretty much has to push straight for a while and then turn and push the snow off to the side. I don't know exactly what sort of lift links you have but mine can be set so the lower pins of the hitch aren't fixed in a horizontal plane. The three point hitch will allow the blade to go up as you push into an existing snow pile. My blade has a stiffening bend on the top which could essentially be coppied by adding a piece of bar stock at a right angle to the surface which stops the snow from going over the top at least for a while and would stiffen it in the cut in direction. In case it isn't clear the snow is pushed going backwards.
 

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