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Adapting A Craftsman Sb To A Jd317.


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#1 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 05:14 PM

This is for sale near me and I am wondering about adapting it to a 317. It's a little narrow at 40" but I could add wings to extend it a couple inches on each side. It would give me a 2 stage blower that looks well made. Anyone ever done this or have any advice on doing it. Comes with what looks like a stack of suitcase weights and chains.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 06:22 PM

Brian, where there's a will, there's a way. I don't know much about either, so I can't really say if it'll work. As long as the drive belt is turning the right direction, I'd say it'll work.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 07:44 PM

That's a Berco Compact snow blower. Darn fine unit. It's possible you could get the brackets for your 317 from Berco, but they would be some real money. The deluxe was the blower that Berco fit to the Deere 300 series, but I think the snowblower lift arms are the same on the Compact and Deluxe (the North East model too). I think your biggest problem is going to be mating the horizontal pto pully ont he 317 with the vertical pulley on the Berco drive unit.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 07:51 PM

Brian, where there's a will, there's a way. I don't know much about either, so I can't really say if it'll work. As long as the drive belt is turning the right direction, I'd say it'll work.

Kenny I think Will might be to busy on the ELF atm. :D




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