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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 09:59 AM

A few years ago my dad brought home a snowblower with a blown engine. The engine got junked but I still have the rest of it.
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I want to take the front part of it and put another engine on it then make it fit a 3 point hitch. The problem is that the front of the blower is only 25 inches wide. I would have to put wings on it. How wide do you think I could make the wings before I overwork it to much? How wide do you think it would need to be at a minimum?

In the winter I clear 4-6 driveways and only 2 are paved so I wouldn't get much use out of it even if I could make it wide enough to work on one of my power kings. So, how much do you think I could sell something like this for?

There are a few reasons I am doing this, but mostly for an excuse to build something else! LOL!

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 10:18 AM

I would make the wings just wide enough to cover the width of the tractor. Theirs nothing wrong with using a blower on a gravel driveway, ive been doing it for years.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 10:22 AM

Ryan you need to cover the rear width of the tractor at a minimum. I think 25" would be too narrow to use wings. You might be able to get some blower parts and make the auger and casing wider by grafting them together. If you can go slow enough then it won't overload. It's the travel speed as well as the width that determines the load on the blower. It might be easier to look for a wider blower off another brand of tractor and then design the drive, lift and mount for it.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:07 AM

I know that it's not wide enough to cover the tracks. My thinking was, if I make it to wide, it would be handling a track of snow much wider then the blower was built for.

Another thing I thought of, what if I offset it? If I make it to one side then once you get it opened up you can keep one tire the area you already cleared.

I figured it would be easier to find another blower, but I have this one so I thought I would at least get some opinions.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:25 AM

How much would you have to add to it to cover the width of your tractor? You could just take it slow the first pass and then take less than the full width the rest of the passes.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:30 AM

How much would you have to add to it to cover the width of your tractor? You could just take it slow the first pass and then take less than the full width the rest of the passes.


I would use the '75. In the winter I have the tires turned out with chains, so about 50 inches. Which I think is pushing it for wings that big. I thought if I could offset it and cover about 2/3 to 3/4 of the tractor it would work well.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:37 AM

hmmm doubling the width may be a little much for it lol.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:38 AM

hmmm doubling the width may be a little much for it lol.


Thats what I thought. Do you think I could make it 35 inches wide? What about 40?

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 11:47 AM

Well, I would get the mount and the drive mechanism made up and then you could experiment with different size wings. Worst case you have to put it in storage and wait til ya have a narrower machine to put it on lol

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 02:58 PM

I think a few inches on each side would be all you should do. If you offset it then the first run will have one side of the tractor pushing through snow. This is the time of year for buying blowers. Keep your eye open for something wider.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 02:16 AM

I agree that the wings may be more effort than worth. Now if you had two of those and could mate them together... :)

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 09:14 AM

Ok, thanks guys! I will be on the lookout for a bigger blower.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Wouldn't it be cool to have 2 of those side by side! Just a thought.




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