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Plowing with MTD YardMachines Tractor

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ironfist, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. ironfist

    ironfist Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 1

    I have recently purchased a home that has a gravel driveway about 80 Yards Long. I have a 20HP MTD tractor, I notice that you can buy a 42" Plow as an attachment. The driveway is not protcected so this winter, I am in Northeast Ohio, I am worried about drifting above and beyond the snowfall.

    My question is has anyone used an MTD with a Plow? How does it work in moving Snow? Obviously a Truck and Plow would work better, a snowblower probably would as well. I can get the plow for about 1/3 of a snow blower.

    Any words of wisdom?

  2. MSB1766

    MSB1766 Member
    Messages: 40

    Buy the snowblower. You can't stack snow with a lawn tractor.
    I have a Wheel Horse tractor with a single stage snowblower works great.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    blowers the way to go except with a gravel driveway

    the stones will be shooting out like bullet

    plus the rocks are hard on equipment

  4. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i guess you can lift it up a 1/4 of the way or plow and rake the gravel back in the spring i hope you have weights and chains i would of bought a wheelhorse but you never know fill the tire up with calcium :nod:
  5. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Plow with the storm and you should be ok. Dot't let too much snow accumulate. I would probably plow every 3 or 4 inches.

    Be sure to dress warm:waving:
    Mark K