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Make sure you are prepared for the snow to come and for cleaning up once it melts! John Deere's Tips Notebook is designed to help you learn more about how to use your equipment around your property. Watch the videos below to learn about the different aspects of snow removal.

How To Remove Snow 3 Different Ways

Not everybody has a snowblower on hand when a big snow falls. So in this video, we’ll show you how to remove snow three different ways using your tractor and three different implements – a front blade, a rear blade, and a materials bucket.

We’ll also show you how a broadcast spreader can be the fast answer to fighting ice around your property.

We’ll be using a Frontier 60-inch (152.4 cm) Front Blade matched with a H120 Loader and a John Deere 1025R Compact Utility Tractor. We’ve also added a Frontier Broadcast Spreader on the rear.

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How To Remove Snow from a Gravel Driveway

A great solution for remove snow is a tractor-powered snow blower. To remove snow from a gravel drive, use the skid shoes so you leave about 1 inch of snow behind. That way you’ll avoid picking up gravel that will run through your implement and be thrown into the grassy areas along your drive. If the wind is blowing, start on the most upwind section of the driveway and set the chute deflector to discharge snow downwind. If there is very deep snow, raise the snowblower and remove a top layer of snow. Then lower the snowblower and make a second pass to remove the remaining snow.

When you’re done, make sure you clean out the auger/impeller of your snowblower before putting it away. Snow left in those areas of the machine can freeze solid, prevent the snowblower from operating properly at next start up, causing damage to the machine’s internal parts.

Read your operator’s manual thoroughly before operating your snowblower. Reviewing it as you get ready to start a new season is also a good idea.

No snowblower?

Use a rear blade to remove snow from your gravel driveway.

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How To Remove Driveway Gravel from your Grass

If you have a long gravel driveway at your place, and you live where it snows in the winter, you’ve probably had this experience. After clearing snow during the winter from the driveway using a snowblower or other implement you have likely pushed some gravel into your lawn. Gravel in the grass isn’t good for mower blades, so here's how to get that gravel back where it belongs and out of your grass.

Using a loader mount rotary broom

Set the broom height to minimize any damage to your grass, and set it’s angle to push the loose driveway gravel in the grass back where it belongs. It may take more than one pass, but before you know it, your grass will be virtually gravel-free, which will save you a lot of maintenance on your mower blades throughout the lawn-maintenance season.

Rotary Brush John Deere

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