Auction 446. The work begins.

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Eugen wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:45 am
Propane57 wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:00 pm A fella I chat with on another site made a snow pusher for his tractor last year. So this year he took the pusher off and put a plow on that angles. He’s tried it out and all ready has taken the plow off and put the pusher back on.


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Noel, what is a snow pusher? Or how is it different than the plow?
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As you can see it is basically a blade with sides on it to hold more snow before the snow rolls off the sides. I have also seen these made with huge heavy equipment tires cut in half to form a semicircle, with the bead and part of the side walls removed to form a kind of cutting edge.

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Post by Eugen »

Gordy wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:17 am

As you can see it is basically a blade with sides on it to hold more snow before the snow rolls off the sides. I have also seen these made with huge heavy equipment tires cut in half to form a semicircle, with the bead and part of the side walls removed to form a kind of cutting edge.

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Thanks Gordy, I've seen these in paved parking lots of big stores. I suppose you put it on float and go go go


@Spike188 I have always admired your grader, a really nice device you made there! :thumbsup:
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Spike188 wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:16 am Our driveway is gravel and needs a lot of maintenance in fall and spring. image.pngAlthough a rear 3pt blade is "Ok" control amd traction on the hill are an issue.image.png This is the preferred tool, made from a Massey front blade, Roper transaxle, scrap metal and 3 cat 0 3rd links. The 3rd links are used to set up crowning and depth control.
Neat tool Spike, just like a road grader.


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Gordy wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:17 am
Eugen wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:45 am
Propane57 wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:00 pm A fella I chat with on another site made a snow pusher for his tractor last year. So this year he took the pusher off and put a plow on that angles. He’s tried it out and all ready has taken the plow off and put the pusher back on.


Noel
Noel, what is a snow pusher? Or how is it different than the plow?

image.png

As you can see it is basically a blade with sides on it to hold more snow before the snow rolls off the sides. I have also seen these made with huge heavy equipment tires cut in half to form a semicircle, with the bead and part of the side walls removed to form a kind of cutting edge.

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Gordy
Yep. That’s the one Eugen. A person could make any size they wanted.

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@Eugen good ramble! And some good points. You’re probably right about using the shoes I made. The problem is now I’m really curious about how the pipe idea would work! I will probably make it up and see what it does.

@Spike188 that pull type blade is nicely done! Really cool. If you happen to have some pictures of it in use I’d love to see them!
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JSinMO wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:31 pm @Eugen good ramble! And some good points. You’re probably right about using the shoes I made. The problem is now I’m really curious about how the pipe idea would work! I will probably make it up and see what it does.

@Spike188 that pull type blade is nicely done! Really cool. If you happen to have some pictures of it in use I’d love to see them!
@JSinMO here's a little of what you're looking for. This thing is awesome, :thumbsup: :worship:
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Thanks @Timj looks like it works great!
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Using a Blade.
My driveway is short and as wide as my two car garage. I use a blower. My parents driveway, which I've cleared for the last five years is 1000' long and skinny. I found the blade at full angle on my 444 worked great. Originally, I used low range and was disappointed; even with the plow angled, the snow would build up in front and slide off both sides. I was leaving streamers down the cleared side. In frustration, I put it in high gear, and full rev. It was like a new machine; the snow was not only all going to the angled side, but I was even throwing it a little. Now I want more speed.
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I decided to continue my testing setting up the blade for snow use. I took the length of 2” schedule 40 PVC I had and cut a slit in it with my circular saw.
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I left a 1” overhang on each end of the blade thinking I may have to put some clamps there to hold the pipe in place, but I doubt it’s necessary. It fit tight over the cutting edge.
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I went out and tested it in the drive way and was really surprised at the results.
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It really didn’t matter if the blade was straight or angled, or if I set the blade to float or not it really dug into the gravel. The shoes I made performed better, at least with the blade set straight.

I know a lot of people have had success using this setup so I’m thinking I need to try it again once we actually have snow on the ground as it will probably ride over the gravel better. I was also thinking I could modify the shoes I made to have a wider stance, something like Noel has on his blade.
So I guess the testing will reconvene when the snow falls!
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Post by DavidBarkey »

@JSinMO I think your biggest problem is your gravel is still loose and does not have any fines in there from what I can see that will allow for compaction . If you can get some snow compacted in the stone then it will work better for you .
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