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Posted December 13, 2012 - 11:14 AM

I have a chance to get a 49 and was wondering what it would be worth. It's well used but seems to be functioning fine. Any common expensive problems with these? Am I correct in assuming I could use this on the 314 or 317 with 2 different length drive belts.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 11:20 AM

In my area, $300-$500. Short chute on the low end. Tall chute in really good condition maybe a tad above that range.
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Posted December 13, 2012 - 11:24 AM

This is a short chute. Used on a 300 tractor so it's probably an older one. It hasn't been used for a few years as the guy bought a 445 with a 2 stage blower. I am in the low side of that range.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 09:50 PM

The 49 is a direct fit the following machines:
120/140
300/316k
314/317/
316onan/318/322/330/332

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 10:43 PM

I got a 49 short chute this year,

No snow yet, can't test it out,

I do like how easy it was to connect to 318, I've had smaller blowers that were way way worse to get connected.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 09:05 AM

Newer short chute 49 on my 120. Very easy to install!

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Edited by Trav1s, December 14, 2012 - 09:05 AM.


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Posted December 14, 2012 - 10:34 AM

It doesn't need the front hitch which I think is an advantage. I think we have a deal but we are trying to meet somewhere to do the deal. He's about 4-5 hrs away from me. It's had the angle drive replaced in the past but otherwise it's original. Always kept inside but it really needs some tlc and a paint job.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 11:59 AM

There is a "speed up" trick that involves a two new sprockets and chain. I will hunt that down. Other problem areas (as expected) are bearings and the usual wear from use.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 12:51 PM

What I found on WFM so far:

I used a smaller 36 tooth (large driven) (original is 40 tooth), and never has it bogged the Onan anymore than before. I think it works better, as in it bogs less. Its been used in heavy wet stuff, and A LOT of deep snow too, and I had no issues, other than being extremely happy with the performance.
I really want to try a 34 tooth, as I think based on auger speed calculations Ive made, it should be the best combo of increased speed without bogging the engine much...
I bought a sprocket and hub separate, so I had to weld them together. I have heard you can get them already assembled, but I dont know where.
It is a 1" shaft if you start searching...
I will say that based on the performance I have now, I am in no hurry to change it to the 34 tooth...


Another:

When I last looked, McMaster has sprockets for #50 chain in just about any size you wanted, with the keyed hub already attached, so no welding is required. I recall them being cheaper than Grainger as well.


More:

Any place like TSC or Farm & Fleet should have them. Mine came from Orscheln Farm & Home, under $30. Mine has a shoulder, key way and set bolt. No welding required. Just pull off and replace. The chain is easily shortened by finding the splice link on the chain. I went with a 32 tooth, probably a 34 or 36 would have been better.


From this thread: http://www.weekendfr...335/257708.html

Another to review:
http://www.weekendfr...335/295618.html

Edited by Trav1s, December 14, 2012 - 12:56 PM.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 11:26 AM

Thanks a lot for that info Travis. I just found this post. It looks like I have a deal and will meet with the owner on Thursday about 1 hr from me to pick it up. The sprockets and chain are available locally at Princess Auto if I need them. The angle drive has been replaced so hopefully that won't need any work. I don't plan on using it this year but might try it if it's in good enough shape.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 12:35 PM

No problem Brian. It also helps me keep track of this info.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 06:35 AM

I'm heading out after work to pick this up. The owner is coming 4 hrs to pick up his daughter at the train station so it's only about a 1hr drive for me. Otherwise it would be about 500km (300 miles) to his place. Too far to make it worth going. These are extremely rare here so I am lucky to get this one. Hopefully it will be in reasonable shape. I saw a vid on youtube of a 49 on a 318 blowing deep snow. It seemed to work just fine.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 06:37 AM

Best of luck with the 'new' blower, Brian. Hope all goes well with it!

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 07:23 PM

Well the trip went very well. Left work at 3:00 and made a quick trip up to Truro in the fast lane most of the way, running with traffic at 125-130kph - 80mph. I almost never drive that road and the speed was actually a bit uncomfortable. Picked up the blower and headed back home. Kept it down to 115 with CC on the way back. I was home by 5:45.
The blower is quite rusty but it's mostly just surface rust. The auger turns smooth and freely and it's complete, including a manual and several drive belts. Those things are heavy. No problem for two of us to load it but when I got home I realized that my normal helper, the loader on my 2320, was not available as I've switched to a blade for the winter. I made a ramp and slid it down onto a pallet and then slid that in under the lean too on the garage.
I'll try to get some pics soon. I don't think it will be used this winter but I may try it on the 314, although with it having a tired engine I don't want to load the engine too hard.






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