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Had the 850 out yesterday cleaning up the drive from the snow fall we just had. Its not the fast way to do it but I got seat time thats all I was looking for.

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Is that strip till, no till, or did someone decide the field was good enough after harvest? Jeez, someone could of at least chopped it down and made cornstalk bales.

3 round bales of cornstalks = 1 tube frame
5 round bales w/ delivery = 1 large frame

What are you guys doing up there?
What? He cut it down after the ground got hard he waits till the last min and when it as dry as can be because he dont have a dryer or bins. He will till it in spring. The feild on the other side of the road owned by the biggest farmer around us is the same way.
 
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Thanks for the pictures, I have a back blade just like yours, I use it to pull the snow away from the garage, edges, I never thought of doing the whole driveway with it, one day I'm going to try it.
 

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I have never had to move snow. Ever. Dont even own a snow shovel so excuse the question, but Im curious as I just dont know... Im wondering how well the snow moves, after you drive over it. 99% of the time that I see pics of snow removal, is done by blowers, or front blades. Do you ever use one of those, and the back blade is your favorite? Just curious.

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I have never had to move snow. Ever. Dont even own a snow shovel so excuse the question, but Im curious as I just dont know... Im wondering how well the snow moves, after you drive over it. 99% of the time that I see pics of snow removal, is done by blowers, or front blades. Do you ever use one of those, and the back blade is your favorite? Just curious.

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Most of the time we plow with the truck but I like to try the tractors in all ways of moveing snow. I tryed blowers, plows, and now a back blade I have to say the back blade takes alot of time to get a little done compard to the front plow or blower.
 
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Thats what I was thinking, but just wasnt sure. Thanks!
 

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Good stuff...we got 10" here. Just finished plowing 1100 feet of driveways with my 1664. I need to fabricate one of those back blade this spring for work on my gravel driveway.
 

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One way to use a back blade would be to reverse it and push the snow backwards.
I thats one way I could of tryed it but the gears in this old girl are not very good and I try to keep from shifting to much. I was driveing from one end to the other and just terning around. Just playing. :D
 

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We used to reverse the blade and push snow with the IH 504 like that. It worked fine.. but your neck would kill you after driving backwards for hours lol. Not to mention the learning curve of driving it backwards lol.

Jerome - what kind of back blade is that? I would really like one for the HT20 &23 - but I haven't found one that would fit.. everything that I have found looks way to tall to clear my 3pt, with the exception of the Frontier one a the local JD dealer... but for the price they want I can buy another Bolens lol.
 

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We used to reverse the blade and push snow with the IH 504 like that. It worked fine.. but your neck would kill you after driving backwards for hours lol. Not to mention the learning curve of driving it backwards lol.

Jerome - what kind of back blade is that? I would really like one for the HT20 &23 - but I haven't found one that would fit.. everything that I have found looks way to tall to clear my 3pt, with the exception of the Frontier one a the local JD dealer... but for the price they want I can buy another Bolens lol.
Some off brand one I got at the show by me. I realy like it fits right onto the sleave hich. All I need to do is rase it tern around grab the handle and tern it the way it needs to be off I go again.
 
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