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I do a couple things to keep from graveling my lawn; first if I can at all help it I leave the first couple of snowfalls. 4" or less can be left with no risk of the cars getting stuck. I just shovel where we park and walk. That helps make a base. Then when I do plow, I lower the shoes all the way down. I take them off once I'm sure I won't brake through the base. Lastly, I don't pile snow on the grass where I can help it... and when I do I keep the pile close to the driveway to save raking in the spring.
Hope this helps!
I think Skid shoes would help a lot.
After the snow starts melting I pull it back into the driveway to try to get the gravel back in the driveway.
I also have a gravel driveway and to eliminate dragging out gravel with the front cutter I lengthen the top link so the front cutter is off the ground, the rear cutter therefore packs the snow. I do this for the first few plows or until the ground is frozen solid. Now that you have packed a sufficient amount of snow and the ground is completely frozen I gradually shorten the top link and shave the snow down just shy of the gravel.
This way takes a bit longer than using the snow blade but I now never have gravel on my grass. My driveway is about 250 feet long.
On the tractor we use at work we use a piece of truck tire. It was cut from the tread to make a long straight piece a tad longer than the width of the scraper blade and about 6" wide. To hold it in place it is sandwiched between the replaceable edge and the moldboard. It has holes where the (longer than original) bolts pass through. It is very rugged, and not only helps in stoned areas but also doesn't get snagged on the rough blacktop patches as it did without the rubber.
Pave or chipseal the driveway!:cool:
We just gravelled everything! Now I cant tell when I get gravel on the lawn! :thumbsup:
We never put in any lawn. Not only does it solve the gravel in the lawn issue, but also the mowing issue. :)
I can get most of it back from the ditch bank with the angle blade in the spring.
The other thing I've done is improve the shoes on the blade. I had large 10" disks made from plate steel that float on the mushy gravel when needed. The original shoes sink deep into the gravel when it's soft during the freeze/thaw cycles. The guy that made my shoes used a hydraulic press and a short piece of 8 or 10" pipe for a die. He pressed the center of the plate down into the pipe an inch or 2. They aren't pretty but they do a great job.