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    Pipe is a good idea. But I would use two bolts welded to the pipe and fit it to the shoe mounts. If you have any concrete you can tilt the blade down and still use the cutting edge if needed. M2c

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    Someone on TBN suggested this: when the snow has ceased, drag the piles with the embedded gravel back to the edge of the "paving" so there's less on the lawn. This has worked for me. I use the bix i keep on all winter. (No power broom nor the back to run one.)
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    Default Re: Plowing Snow Over Gravel in Spring

    Quote Originally Posted by dave1949 View Post

    This winter had it share of thaws making it impossible to have a frozen snow-packed driveway surface for very long.
    We "lucked out" (if that's the term you want to use) with this last storm in where it got quite cold (single #s at night) for several days before the storm, causing the driveway to re-freeze. It was a powder-y snow here, so I was able to use the ATV to plow it...easy enough with that to set the plow height so it doesn't quite hit the ground. No gravel on lawn!

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    Default Re: Plowing Snow Over Gravel in Spring

    Anyone tried using a rotary broom mounted to the tractor to put the gravel back on the lane? Like one of these:

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    Default Re: Plowing Snow Over Gravel in Spring

    Quote Originally Posted by CDN Farm Boy View Post
    Anyone tried using a rotary broom mounted to the tractor to put the gravel back on the lane? Like one of these:

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    I use a deere 51 inch broom. Works like a champ. If the ground is soft it does have a tendency to push larger stones like 2b down instead of moving them out. But on dry or just barley frozen ground its like sweeping them off asphalt. It works great getting the small DOT applied anti-skid out of the grass . You can get brushes with different stiffness that would be more aggressive but my experience is only with the ones that came with the broom.

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    Default Re: Plowing Snow Over Gravel in Spring

    I love MUD SEASON! With freeze thaw cycle we got going now I going to have a new crop of rocks to deal with!

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    Default Re: Plowing Snow Over Gravel in Spring

    Sandy.
    Yep this corner of states known for it...good stonewalls.

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    Default Re: Plowing Snow Over Gravel in Spring

    Quote Originally Posted by CDN Farm Boy View Post
    Anyone tried using a rotary broom mounted to the tractor to put the gravel back on the lane? Like one of these:

    pic here
    The power broom works great! I used to rent a walk behind one every spring just for getting the rocks off the lawn. A couple years ago I came across one on ebay that I stold. It was a 60" Sweepster with electric/hydraulic tilt and side to side turning for my Grasshopper mower in like NEW condition. I paid $50.00 plus $110.00 shipping for it because seller forgot to put a reserve on it. I even offered him more to since he put it on a pallet to ship but he said it was his own dumb*** fault for not putting a reserve on it.

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    Default Re: Plowing Snow Over Gravel in Spring

    Quote Originally Posted by dave1949 View Post
    I never heard of "mud season" before living in Maine. If some are wondering what that is, it's when the ground is frozen and the top inch or two thaws. With ice below it, it can't drain into the ground, so it just sits there in soupy saturation, then refreezes overnight.

    My driveway is generously wide in several places. I try to stack the snow in those wide areas. When the snow melts the gravel lands on driveway. All summer I think my drive is ridiculously spread out. All winter I think it's too small.

    This winter had it share of thaws making it impossible to have a frozen snow-packed driveway surface for very long.

    Asphalt would be nice, but not with my chains and I don't want to give those up.
    Asphalt just advertises to the thieves that you have money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looking4new

    Asphalt just advertises to the thieves that you have money.
    HAD money.
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