Originally Posted by saltheump
I have a couple of tractors with the snow-blower attachments that I am using this year. With all the breakdowns and problems I have had this year with a unusually mild season, I am wrestling with the idea of putting snow blades on the tractors for next year and possibly just using the snow-blowers in heavy snow. Any thoughts on my thinking. The cutting blade is breaking off after each run, the bolts break off the shoes end up bent. So the cost is getting up there. I am doing about 5 miles of sidewalks each run and I realize a lot has to do with operators but I am still with the mind set that a blade might work more efficiently. HELP!!
Here's a video of what I use --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45npk6dDSio
That setup can effectively clear 8" of snow and when we get more than that I put the blower on. If you switch over to using blades you're going to wonder why you didn't do it sooner because they are so much faster.
I'm doing roughly 3 miles of sidewalk each storm, sometimes more when the city needs me to help them out.