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    Default 6 ft blade or 7ft

    looking to pickup a rear blade and was wondering is 6 ft good or do i need bigger.this will be on a mitsubishi 16fd 20 hp 4wd.tsc has a 6 ft for 350.00.it will be used for snow removal on 175 ft gravel drive.the driveway is level and straight.

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    Default Re: 6 ft blade or 7ft

    I would not buy anything larger than 5 foot ,considering you are using a 20hp tractor .
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    Default Re: 6 ft blade or 7ft

    7' is too big for that size. I would go 6'. With 6' and angled for snow removal, it will still extend well beyond the tires to get the snow off the road and the tractor remain on the road.

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    Default Re: 6 ft blade or 7ft

    When selecting a rear scraper blade (or landscape rake) consider the tractors rear track width, outside to outside.

    You want a blade that - when rotated to the farthest index holes - will still scrape a swath that is still at least as wide as your rear track. For example; a six foot blade scrapes a six foot path only when it's set perpendicular to the rear wheels. Once you start angling the blade, the path becomes progressively less than six feet.

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    Default Re: 6 ft blade or 7ft

    I use a 5' rear blade on my Mahindra 2516 which is heavier and has more HP then your tractor. I could use a 6' and probably should have one because I bent the 5' within the first few hours of use.

    I use a 66" boxblade (woods) and it is huge.

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    Default Re: 6 ft blade or 7ft

    If it's strictly for snow removal, a 7' blade will be fine. If you plan on also using it for dirt, then go with the 6'.

    My snow blade on my 18hp kubota is 7' and I can move up to a foot of snow, no problem.
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    Default Re: 6 ft blade or 7ft

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmer2880 View Post
    If it's strictly for snow removal, a 7' blade will be fine. If you plan on also using it for dirt, then go with the 6'.

    My snow blade on my 18hp kubota is 7' and I can move up to a foot of snow, no problem.
    Agreed. If snow is the only thing it will be used for, then a 7footer will work.

    Another thing to consider is that a cheaper 7' blade on your smaller tractor MIGHT not be able to spin around into the reverse positions without hitting the tires. If this is an issue for you, you may want to stick with the 6 footer.
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    Default Re: 6 ft blade or 7ft

    Quote Originally Posted by bearcreek paul View Post
    looking to pickup a rear blade and was wondering is 6 ft good or do i need bigger.this will be on a mitsubishi 16fd 20 hp 4wd.tsc has a 6 ft for 350.00.it will be used for snow removal on 175 ft gravel drive.the driveway is level and straight.
    With your tractor, get the 6 footer. Be happy.
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    I still beleive a 7' is too much blade for that tractor. If you get more than a few inches of snow, the snow on the outside of the blade when angled will push the front of a CUT that small to the side. You will always use the blade for more uses than just snow. A 6' size is plenty of blade for 20 hp CUT.

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    Default Re: 6 ft blade or 7ft

    Quote Originally Posted by radman1 View Post
    I still beleive a 7' is too much blade for that tractor. If you get more than a few inches of snow, the snow on the outside of the blade when angled will push the front of a CUT that small to the side. You will always use the blade for more uses than just snow. A 6' size is plenty of blade for 20 hp CUT.
    I agree that there are always uses for a rear scraper blade besides just moving snow.

    But - what I'm saying, is that IF it was solely for moving snow, and the snow depth doesn't exceed around 12" (Depending on snow weight/density), he'll be fine.

    Again - I have a 7' blade for my little 18hp kubota and it does a great job. When I bought the 7' blade, I planned on cutting it down to 6'. But, after using it last year with the big dumps MD rec'd, I'm not going to touch it. Of course, mine is on the front, and I have about 500 lbs of balast on the rears, as well as fluid in all 4 tires.

    That being said, when I downsized into this tractor, I did downsize my rear blade that I use for dirt/stone from a 7' down to a 5'. No way I'd be able to handle that 7' blade trying to move dirt.
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