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Old 05-15-2018, 04:16 PM
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I plow gravel with a metal edge but here in PA once the ground freezes the gravel won't move, if we get an early snow I just leave the blade up a bit so it doesn't dig in.
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Yeah, this rubber strip might work well down south where snow falls fast and leaves fast.... but even here in south Central Illinois, it would be a joke. Nothing cuts like a metal edge, and a good operator can run the blade on any surface. I used to clear parking lots, driveways and sidewalks with my tractors. Steel cutting edge did a great job and was never an issue, no matter the surface. Plus, I use my blades to push dirt and rock too, so I'm not switching.

Someone said it's personal preference..... not really. More like inexperienced operator who needs it to be easier to compensate for ability. Sorry if that offends.... just how I see it. I learned at the age of 10 on a 340 Farmall (IH) tractor how to blade snow off gravel and keep it from digging in. It can be done.

Same. I learned on a Farmall H w 3pt blade on gravel.
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I plow gravel with a metal edge but here in PA once the ground freezes the gravel won't move, if we get an early snow I just leave the blade up a bit so it doesn't dig in.
What he said...
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Someone said it's personal preference..... not really. More like inexperienced operator who needs it to be easier to compensate for ability. Sorry if that offends.... just how I see it.
So what's wrong with someone with less experience doing something easier to compensate for ability? Everybody has to start somewhere. Maybe a rubber edge would help gain the experience so that someone could become an expert and use a steel edge. I'm not arguing your point, I think you are correct, I just don't see it as a negative thing. So personal preference? Yes, but a personal preference is also based on experience level.
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So what's wrong with someone with less experience doing something easier to compensate for ability? Everybody has to start somewhere. Maybe a rubber edge would help gain the experience so that someone could become an expert and use a steel edge. I'm not arguing your point, I think you are correct, I just don't see it as a negative thing. So personal preference? Yes, but a personal preference is also based on experience level.
I guess there is nothing wrong with it. But, until you take the training wheels off, you never learn to ride. Besides, you'll figure out that the rubber edge doesn't work well.... at least then you won't say nobody told you.
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I wont be a know-it-all but for my use on concrete and asphalt my homemade rubber strip without skid shoes has worked great and no marks left on either surface. I have been around machinery for a lot of years and anytime you think you are a great operator there is usually someone out there that is as good or much better at doing the same job.
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I use a 6" wide strip cut from a stall mat on the 7' rear blade of my Massey. I cut it easily with a reciprocating saw and drilled the holes on the drill press. It has lasted for many years. Works great in the type of wet snow we usually get here in Maryland. I use it because it does not scrape the driveway sealer off the driveway. If not for the sealer I wouldn't bother. Not sure how it would work on my lighter cub blade, probably just fine.
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This is how it came out. The rubber is 1" thick. Guess we'll see what happens this winter! This blade has been rigged by the previous owner I think. Some kind of extensions on the sides and who knows what else!
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