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Old 12-03-2012, 02:52 PM
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Plowing loose (soft) gravel lots

I have a hard time on soft gravel lots not digging into the gravel. Skid shoes just tend to plow into the gravel and do virtually no good, and lifting the plow slightly off of the surface doesn't do as smooth of a job as I like to see.

Has anyone ever tried making gauge wheels that would fit the skid shoe brackets? I think they would be the bomb for plowing on gravel. If airport and some muni equipment uses wheels, why wouldn't they work for us?
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:09 PM
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Search the site for gravel guard or yard guard...people have lots of success with a piece of pipe split and attached to the cutting edge.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:33 PM
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raise the blade leaving a couple of inches of snow, then back blade it all. i've had decent luck with this approach, but still hate gravel drives.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:33 PM
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Gravel edge is the way to go until everything freezes solid.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:54 AM
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