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X blade and dirt driveway

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by garye5007, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. garye5007

    garye5007 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Hello!
    I'm, looking at a used X blade and i have a dirt driveway... the plow i used to use had skids (western)
    and i see there are no provisions for any on X blade. am i going to have digging in problems
    and big piles of dirt to clean up in the spring? i hear others like this plow but they are all plowing paved driveways and parking lots. thanks in advance for any advice!
     
  2. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    I have never had any problems with mine. The driveways and parking areas at my shop are gravel and I don't have that much of a problem.
     
  3. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    You'll be alright, as long as you pick up a set of shoes for it (ya know, the round ones with shims?) This way, the sick cutting edge won't dig your driveway up, but the blade will ride over the dirt and plow the snow away.
     
  4. garye5007

    garye5007 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    thanks

    thanks, that puts my mind at ease... i guess i'll get it.....
     
  5. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134


    As he said previously there is no way to mount those type of shoes. The X blades don't have those holes on them.
     
  6. garye5007

    garye5007 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    if i do have "digging in" problems (my driveways pretty soft, hopefully freezing weather will help) is there anything i can do? maybe i could fashon some type of shoe and attach it to back of plow?
     
  7. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    yea

    you can take the blade off of float mode and raise it a bit so its not sitting right on the dirt. based on my experience, just lift the blade about one inhce and you will do just fine.
     
  8. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    I didn't know that you couldn't use shoes with the X Blade. In that case, just do as mike33087 said and raise the blade slightly off the ground. This is what I do on gravel driveways.