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dirt plowing

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by IPLOWSNO, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
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  2. dan67

    dan67 Member
    Messages: 97

    Use mine to clean Horse lots

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  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I have never used mine to move dirt. That's what I have my tractor for.
     
  4. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    lucky you mercer ya bastid rub it in
     
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    If you make it makes you feel better it's 32 years old.
     
  6. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
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    thats still younger than me lmao
     
  7. Reb

    Reb Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 136

    I have used mine quite a bit for dirt moving. Something that helps is having the Cycle Country down pressure system so it is easier to control the blade height and floating. Overall though I found it is easier to pull dirt/gravel and push snow. If you look at my pics you will see the ag. system I built which I have used to move a lot of dirt and gravel.

    Just as a suggestion, try tipping the blade forward for pushing dirt. I remove the trip springs and install a bar that holds the blade tipped forward. You can experiment on how much forward tip works for what you are doing but for my purposes I tip the blade as far forward as it will go. This is to level mole mounds in my yard in the spring after the snow melts. Doing this tends to not only spread the dirt but packs it into the holes. I will try to take a pic of my setup so that may help explain it better.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2010
  8. dan67

    dan67 Member
    Messages: 97

    I still use my quad but i also use my Kubota or my '43 farmall "H"

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  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    If you coat your bucket with used motor oil, the sh!t won't stick and it will fall out alot better.
     
  10. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    i used my little garden cart to haul dirt across the lawn,its so funny you get complacent how much a baby excavator can pick up when ya drop it in a chessy little lawn cart. she is rather bowed now lol
     
  11. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    I gave it a try 1 time and did OK nothing to write home and brag about but it worked.
    this was before I had the Power up/down kit so I think that would make it work better.

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  12. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,169

    I'd be more worried about the way that spreader is facing when being towed...:eek::laughing:
     
  13. tcfirerescue13

    tcfirerescue13 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    i used mine to plow down the hump in the middle of my driveway between the tire tracks and it wasnt bad.
     
  14. Reb

    Reb Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 136

    Here is the pic of how I block the blade rotated forward. This seems to make it handle dirt a bit better. In this position I am only trying to spread dirt, if a person was trying to move dirt then you probably wouldn't want it tipped as far forward as I have it.
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    If this didn't post you can look at it in my profile.