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Rubber blocks keep breaking on 10' ld

Discussion in 'Arctic Sectional Sno-Pusher' started by dodge2500, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. dodge2500

    dodge2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    Does anyone have any suggestions to help us not break our rubber blocks on our 10' ld arctic sectional? It is pushed by a Gehl 6640 2 speed skid. The operator runs it pretty fast but I am just curious if anyone else seems to break these blocks on a regular basis? The plow was new this year and we have snapped 4 so far. Thanks in advance for any advice.
  2. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    You said it yourself....slow down when you come upon a bank.... I'm aggressive when I'm in my skid and on the first time out with the pusher I broke a block... my operator has pushed with the arctic for over 2 years and not broke a block (hes 63 years old it that matters)... yes he gave me a load of crap but IT WAS MY FAULT..... like i said I'm alot more aggressive then he is.... and I broke mine with my single speed skid, much less having a 2 speed....... simple solution...slow down (mabye give the operator a bonus for every block he doesn't break...start with $200 and for every block he breaks the bonus goes down by $50...the cost of the block)......

    Good luck.... I wouldn't trade mine for anything....... after 13" of snow yesterday I was scraping hardpack like it was butter....loved it!
  3. pusherpro

    pusherpro Sponsor
    Messages: 85

    Mick you bring tears to my eyes quoting wisdom like that!
  4. Harold Finch

    Harold Finch Member
    Messages: 88

    Dodge 2500.. watch your curl also. Keep plate perpendicular to the ground.