Snow Cabs On Gt's
Posted November 04, 2012 - 07:28 AM
Posted November 04, 2012 - 08:22 AM
I had my pack boots, my 3 layers of clothing, my Walls coveralls, my face mask, and my heavy winter coat. After an hour or two of snowblowing I would come back in the house proud of the snow caked to my outerwear.
As fate would have it, one of those cheap tractor cabs with no back, more like a shower curtain on a frame than anything substantial, showed up nearby on CL.
I installed it on my Craftsman and with a few acrobatic contortions found myself in a loud, claustrophobic space with a wrinkly, fuzzy view of the outside world through the plastic windshield. Yuck! What have I done?!
Then I got my first opportunity to use the cab. Even with no back on the cab I was toasty warm. Too warm in fact, I had to remove my heavy coat! No snow blowing back in my face! No snow covering the tractor seat, dash and controls! No more puddles of melted snow where I stepped back into the house to clean off! I will never go back to "naked snow blowing"!
I have since upgraded my "shower curtain" cab to an OTC cab company hard top cab with glass windshield and wiper.
I added LED flood lights and a hazard blinker on top. It's safe, roomy and comfy, like snowblowing in a phone booth, for those of you that remember phone booths.
I have since acquired cabs for my JD 140 with plow, and JD 317 with Johnny Bucket. Nothing like riding in style!
Edited by ggsteve, November 04, 2012 - 08:46 AM.
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Posted November 04, 2012 - 08:42 AM
Posted November 04, 2012 - 08:43 AM
Posted November 04, 2012 - 08:55 AM
Posted November 04, 2012 - 09:07 AM
Posted November 04, 2012 - 09:21 AM
I agree with others here....when I was younger the cold and snow didn't bother me too much. For about 16 years now, I have had an indoor job, and have become a real "woosie" when it comes to the cold and snow.
I do-not have a snow blower because in my area we don't have that much snow at any given time (just watch out now!), but if I had one and used it very much, I WOULD have a protective cab!
Edited by KC9KAS, November 04, 2012 - 09:27 AM.
Posted November 04, 2012 - 01:01 PM
Posted November 04, 2012 - 05:50 PM
Posted November 04, 2012 - 07:17 PM
Now I use the same cab on my 80-314, put it on with the 790:
I don't want a cab for the 83-420 w/blade though:
Posted November 04, 2012 - 07:57 PM
I sold the 185 but then kept the cab for the 318.
2 things I liked about it, One could clear snow no matter what I was wearing, sometimes I would just jump on the tractor with my dress pants on from work, no hat or gloves, its surprising how warm you are.
2nd would be I believe its safer, you can always be focus on your blower / surroundings, no snow in the face.
I don't have a picture of the 185, but here is a video with the cab, snow pants not required all winter,
Posted November 04, 2012 - 09:14 PM
One massive face full from a gust of wind was all it took to convince me.
Posted November 04, 2012 - 09:41 PM
No thanks. You can have that stuff. Did it that way for years and I'll take my cab any day.
Posted November 05, 2012 - 05:53 PM
Posted November 05, 2012 - 11:11 PM