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    Default Snow Plow, Front or 3pt Hitch

    What is your preference? A front snow plow mounted to a FEL or to the front frame of the tractor? Or a 3 pt Hitch type with the FEL bucket on the front to move snow to a pile?

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    Default Re: Snow Plow, Front or 3pt Hitch

    For a gravel drive, and if the snow isn't too deep, I'm finding that a rear blade with gauge wheels seems to work a lot better than I expected. With that setup, I'm able to get most of the snow off without taking much gravel.
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    Default Re: Snow Plow, Front or 3pt Hitch

    A plow on the front is not only easier to control, but wieght transfer, especially if the tractor is 2WD, favors front mount. We used to plow our farm lane with a tractor equipped with an eight foot front mounted plow AND eight foot rear-mounted blade. Most of the time, we used the rear blade to pull snow away from garage doors, etc. It was nice to have the rear blade for ballast, too.

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    Default Re: Snow Plow, Front or 3pt Hitch

    Quote Originally Posted by alltoys View Post
    What is your preference? A front snow plow mounted to a FEL or to the front frame of the tractor? Or a 3 pt Hitch type with the FEL bucket on the front to move snow to a pile?
    I have a BX23 with FEL and a BX1500 with a frame mounted front blade .
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    Default Re: Snow Plow, Front or 3pt Hitch

    My preference is a frame mounted front plow, I tried the FEL mounted plow with poor results.
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    Default Re: Snow Plow, Front or 3pt Hitch

    If you FEL mount a plow so the blade will float you will not have any problems. The FEL becomes the 4X4 truck and it stays at one height while plowing. Works for me.
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    Default Re: Snow Plow, Front or 3pt Hitch

    Quote Originally Posted by kennyd View Post
    My preference is a frame mounted front plow, I tried the FEL mounted plow with poor results.

    If you had of floated the blade instead of that solid mount the we seen in here is would have worked very well for you.
    M-5040 w/cab, 05 RTV 900, Where the maple sap flows

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    Default Re: Snow Plow, Front or 3pt Hitch

    There is no doubt which I would prefer. I have no need for a FEL in the winter. If you get a lot of snow regularly, you would want an arrangement like this:


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    Default Re: Snow Plow, Front or 3pt Hitch

    Quote Originally Posted by Deerlope View Post
    If you had of floated the blade instead of that solid mount the we seen in here is would have worked very well for you.
    I am not convinced of this...For my small tractor, the plow ended up to far in front of the wheels.
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    Default Re: Snow Plow, Front or 3pt Hitch

    Quote Originally Posted by kennyd View Post
    I am not convinced of this...For my small tractor, the plow ended up to far in front of the wheels.
    I'm with you, Kenny. I'll take a frame mount plow any day, any time.

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