When using the rubber squeegee especially On Pavement it allows You to completely clear down to the Pavement. With the standard Blade edge is does tend to leave a film of snow as it is Plowed the rubber squeegee eliminates that film. I have used One for 15 years +. Only had to replace it at 10 years of Use. The Other nice thing when Going off Your driveway Into Grass You will no scrape the sod up either. I can Plow Paths for My dogs In the Back Yard. I actually have 3 Front Blades set up with a rubber squeegee. On My old IH Cub Cadet I usually leave it on year round so I can Push the remaining Mulch into My Loader Buckets On either My X748 or 2025R. The Other Blades I have the rubber squeegee I remove it In the spring so I can use them as Dozer Blades for spreading material :bigthumb:What purpose do rubber squeegee blades provide? Benefits?
For Both My 48inch & 54inch Deere Blades I Bought them from My Deere dealer. Now I have a CTA 60inch Blade coming and I will go aftermarket for that. On My 54inch Blade In almost 16 years of Ownership I have Only replaced the OEM Rubber squeegee Once and I think That was at the 12 or 13 year Mark and since Last year I have been Using the 54inch Blade On the JD 2025R The Rubber is still in Great condition. I prefer to go OEM if I Can :bigthumb:Sergeant, Did you buy your Squeegee from John Deere or somewhere else. I am thinking about getting one for my X370 but I have read about the homemade ones but I am not sure which one. Thanks!
I am wondering how thick the rubber is also. I have looked on the John Deere website along with GreenParts website and I can't seem to find the answer. I did read somewhere that 3/4" is the best width. Like Sergeant, I like to buy JD products. You may pay a little more but the quality is good. Maybe I will make a few phone calls today.Is 3” the typical amount to have it below the blade? Seems like a lot. How thick is the material?
Agreed!SulleyBear Reading over Your Posts these Year's I have come to One conclusion. You really need to right a Book On Sub Compact & Compact tractors and I am Not being smart Here. Your really do Need to write a Book On the Subject. I have been working On a Book for the Last 8 years Or More. But I keep adding Garden & compact tractor Brands to it so at this rate Might Take me the rest of My Life to write. The Publisher will Publish it when It's done Because of the Nature of the Book I have no deadline. But You sir should really think about it:bigthumb:
I agree also! SulleyBear has given me plenty of reading to do on this subject. I have a local Tractor Supply Store and a Farm & Home to go look at what they carry that would work. I did see a website yesterday, "Rubber Wear Strips" that had squeegees made from used conveyor belts. 1" X 4" cut to length with the nuts and bolts and drilled for $52.00. It had some kind of green cord in the middle of it, which I am not sure would cause any problems. I am just glad the weather doesn't look to bad for the next week or so, gives me time to make up my mind. Thanks SulleyBear!Agreed!
And he seems to be the first in the response line for plowing questions from so many of us newbies.
Ultra High Molecular Weight polyethylene.What is a UHMW edge?