Before the snow arrives, it’s critical to have the proper equipment on hand to ensure that you’re ready to handle everything winter throws your way. John Deere has a wide array of equipment and attachments to help you, ranging from snow blades to snowblowers. Understanding the features of these products can help you make the most of their benefits in the cold winter months ahead.

What is a Snow Blade?

A snow blade is typically attached to the front of a vehicle for use. It can provide a clean scrape of snow from flat surfaces, and it has multidirectional functionality. This also means that it is extremely efficient when it comes to moving and directing snow in a wide open space.

What Are Snow Blades Used For?

A snow blade can be an alternative to equipment such as a snow pusher or snow bucket. Because it can be adjusted in different directions, it may be ideal in situations where snow needs to be moved to a specific area. It can also be more efficient, as it maintains contact with the surface.

What is the Difference Between a Snow Blade and a Snow Pusher?

While a snow blade can easily move snow in various directions, a snow pusher has trouble shifting it off to the side, as it typically only plows in one direction. However, a snow pusher has sidewalls, which keep snow contained during straight plowing.

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What Are the Features of the John Deere Snow Blade?

With a John Deere snow blade, customers can equip their compact utility tractor to make snow removal a breeze. Let’s take a look at some of the blades and their features.

The AF10F Snow Blade

At 60 inches wide, this snow blade is designed to be used with a compact utility tractor and to fit 100 and 200-series loaders. Let’s take a look at some of the key features of the AF10F.

Reversible Cutting Edges

The reversible cutting edge of the AF10F comes standard and extends the working life of the blade.

Trip-Edge Protection

With trip-edge protection, the blade, loader, and tractor are all protected in the event of a collision with an obstacle.

Optional Skid Shoes

Optional skid shoes can prevent damage to the working surface while extending the life of the cutting edge.

Optional Hydraulic Angle Adjustment Unit Available

The hydraulic angle adjustment unit allows the front blade to be angled up to 30 degrees or any position between the left or right of the center.

The AF11D Snow Blade

Coming in at 84 inches wide, this snow blade is compatible with 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 series John Deere loaders. Now let’s break down some of the best features of the AF11D.

Reversible Cutting Edges

The reversible cutting edges of the AF11D are made of heat-treated steel for twice the durability and longer life.

Heavy-Duty Frame

The frame of the AF11D is composed of heavy-duty steel to take on even the toughest winter jobs over years of work.

Quick And Easy Attachment

This snow blade uses the Quick-Tatch system, which means it can be lined up with the loader’s connecting points to easily lock in place.

The AF11E Snow Blade

This durable 72-inch snow blade is compatible with 300, 400, and 500 Series John Deere loaders. Below are a few features that make the AF11E such a versatile snow blade.

Reversible Cutting Edges

The reversible cutting edges of the AF11E are composed of heat-treated steel. This means that its lifespan is dramatically extended.

Quick and Easy Attachment

With the Quick-Tatch system, operators can simply line up the loader’s connecting points to the attachment frame, and the snow blade is ready to use once locked in place.

Heavy-Duty Frame

The heavy-duty frame of the AF11E is composed of steel, meaning it resists bending and warping over time.

Optional Hydraulic Angle Adjustment

With the optional hydraulic angle adjustment feature, this snow blade can be adjusted 30 degrees to overcome difficult plowing areas.

The AF11G Snow Blade

At 96 inches wide, this hard-working snow blade matches with the 600 and 700 series loaders. Let’s explore a few of the AF11G‘s best features.

Reversible Cutting Edges

The reversible cutting edges of the AF11G snow blade are created from heat-treated steel for twice the durability.

Heavy-Duty Frame

With a heavy-duty steel frame, this snow blade resists warping and bending for a longer lifespan.

Quick And Easy Attachment

The AF11G snow blade can be easily attached, thanks to the Quick-Tatch system. Operators can simply line up the loader’s connecting points to the attachment frame and lock it in place.

The AF12D Snow Blade

This 108-inch wide snow blade is compatible with 600 and 700 series loaders. Let’s dive deeper on the key features of the AF12D snow blade.

Reversible Cutting Edges

The heat-treated steel that is used to craft the reversible cutting edges of the AF12D snow blade makes it a strong, reliable attachment.

Frame is Heavy-Duty

The frame of the snow blade is created from heavy-duty steel for a longer lifespan, and a reduced chance of bending.

Hydraulic Angle Adjustment

Operators can hydraulically adjust the angle of the snow blade by 30 degrees to overcome difficult areas during snow removal.

Quick and Easy Attachment

With the Quick-Tatch system, the AF12D snow blade can be simply attached and locked in place within minutes.

The AF12G Snow Blade

Last but not least, this impressive 120-inch snow blade can be used with 600 and 700 series loaders. Below are some of the key features that make the AF12G so formidable.

Reversible Cutting Edges

The reversible cutting edges of the AF12G snow blade are made of heat-treated steel for enhanced durability.

Frame Is Heavy-Duty

With a heavy-duty steel frame, this snow blade is highly resistant to bending and warping over time.

Hydraulic Angle Adjustment

The angle of the AF12G snow blade can be hydraulically adjusted 30 degrees to accommodate difficult snow removal conditions.

Quick And Easy Attachment

The Quick-Tatch system allows the AF12G snow blade to be easily locked into place for seamless snow management.

Leveling Up Your Winter Machinery with the John Deere Snow Blade

Regardless of which John Deere snow blade you choose to use, you can be sure that it is composed of the strong, durable materials you need to take on winter. Additionally, features such as the Quick-Tatch system give operators one less thing to worry about. This means you can take on even the biggest snow storms with ease.

If you have any questions about how John Deere’s line of snow blades, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.

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