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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-17-2016, 03:22 PM
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Nice work Jack. I just welded some 1/2" or so metal plates on the bottom of my stock feet.use washers to adjust the up and down. The stock pads wore through the first time I plowed with it.

How does the pipe work on pavement? I got steep gravel driveway a few hundred yards long then have to plow a lil bit on side of state road. Worried that if I put pipe on it I won't be able to get enough snow off the paved part.
Just got in from plowIng everybody, it doesn't work as well on pavement as a normal cutting edge. Itll still move the snow, but tends to leave a light skim coat behind vs steel edge only

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Nice work Jack. I just welded some 1/2" or so metal plates on the bottom of my stock feet.use washers to adjust the up and down. The stock pads wore through the first time I plowed with it.

How does the pipe work on pavement? I got steep gravel driveway a few hundred yards long then have to plow a lil bit on side of state road. Worried that if I put pipe on it I won't be able to get enough snow off the paved part.
Just got in from plowIng everybody, it doesn't work as well on pavement as a normal cutting edge. Itll still move the snow, but tends to leave a light skim coat behind vs steel edge only
I still may try out that pvc / pipe on the bottom of the blade. as I think it would save some clean up where I plow over my lawn. I find in the spring/summer im putting back a lot of Sod.. atleast when it used to get plowed with a truck. I find that with my ATV it comes out a lot cleaner as the blade isn't half as heavy. But the feet I made worked great. little/ no wear at all on them, and they add a couple extra lbs to each side of the blade. I do want to get one of them winch/stop limiter switches so that I don't break the synthetic cable. I can see where it would be asy to break it lifting the blade.

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Adding a pipe over the cutting edge was the best thing I have done. Huge improvement and doesn't tear up the yard or catch on cracks.

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Guys, how does the pipe over the edge work when you have to push hard drifts? I had to plow some hard packed drifts this week. No pipe on my plow and the plow rode over the drifts. Eventually the plow did cut into the drift. I think with a pipe on the edge it would never cut into the drift. I like the idea for not digging into the sod

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EveRythings a trade off. Abs pipe over steel edge wont move gravel around like a steel edge, wont curl and tear up lawns like a steel edge...so flip side, an abs covered cuttIng edge wont cut in like a steel edge.

I do all my covered edge places first, then move onto places i can pull abs pupe off and go back to steel edge

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Im in a position where my driveway is only about 100 foot long and it's dirt/gravel bottom. So I don't need to cut right down to pavement. I can leave a few inches behind and me and my wife both have 4 wheel drive, so for me the trade off is owrth it. I don't mind not being able to scrap the ground so much, as it saves me a lot of yard/road work. On the other hand, someone with a long paved road would want to scrape right down to the tarmac so that they would get bare pavement when the sun came out. they wouldn't want the pipe, but the blade instead.

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