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Mat Perucci

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mowerman1193
I always have alot more fun pushing the dirt than the snow, LOL maybe because when I push the dirt its always been warm out, LOL I picked up a blade for my Broadmoor this summer.. I have had several in the past but never kept it long enough to hook it up..My Wheel Horse was apart for repairs and I needed to move some dirt around, so I hooked up the blade to my 728 thinking it wont be able to do the job as good or fast..I was amazed at how well it did..so I can't wait to give it a try in the snow..I always seem to have traction problems with the blower mounted on it and thought the blade would be usless

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HubbardRA
I had a surprise visit from Department of Transportation who offered part of a load of bluestone for my driveway after fixing the drainpipe in the neighbor's driveway. They dumped it from the truck, but it was about 6 inches thick. I put the blade on my 716H so that I could spread it out. I was very pleasantly surprised at how well that tractor and blade moved the driveway gravel. Yes it is a lot slower that what a larger machine would do, but much faster and easier than a shovel and rake. It is a strange thing. I don't pay much attention to the time it takes when I am in the seat of one of these tractors. I think I would use the tractor even if it took twice as long. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way. The half hour it used to take to mow my front lawn with a Dynamark and later a Murray, now takes 10 minutes with my 713S and 48 inch deck, and produces a much better looking lawn.

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There is no question a good lawn deck and a Simplicity will save you time cutting the lawn. (The old B112 is faster than the 6216.) I agree with you Rod when it comes to enjoying the driving the tractor to the point it might be easier to do with a rake and shovel; I call that "chipping away." I go bang around the yard and chip away at things. I am sure I'll do the same when I fix up my ol'loader too.

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