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Posted October 05, 2010 - 07:03 AM

Looks good! I wish I had those fabrication skills and the equipment to do it.

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Posted October 05, 2010 - 07:05 AM

Wow,that looks great.

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Posted October 05, 2010 - 07:23 AM

Nice job. I am impressed.

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Posted October 08, 2010 - 07:56 PM

I made the drive system for the snowblower to beable to run the blower off the MF 1655's front PTO. I welded a stub shaft onto a removable plate that I bolted in place right in front of the blowers main drive pulley and shaft.I then had to add another pulley 1" away from the original pulley.I added in some idler tensioner pulleys and springs completing the drive system.I'll still have to put the slip yoke and u-joints onto the yoke thats on the drive pulley. The way its set up is like this 2500 rpm from the pto running a 4.5" pulley driving another 4" pulley=2813 rpm that 4" pulley is driving another pulley thats mated to it.It's a 3" pulley driving a 8" pulley on the snowblowers shaft so its turning that shaft at 1055 rpm.I used some of the pulleys that were already on the blower and had to add in the one with the pto yoke as well as the 4" one in order to get as close to 1000 rpm as I could.So thats what the impeller is spinning at.It's going to throw snow really well.:madhop:Larry

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Posted October 09, 2010 - 12:39 PM

With all those pulleys, I'd get confused, get the rotation wrong & make a "Snow Sucker". Nice fab work. Hope it blows the snow to the neighbors house.:D

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Posted October 09, 2010 - 03:21 PM

That should about be ready to throw some snow around! Lets not be in too much of a hurry to test it out though. I'm definitely NOT ready for the white stuff yet! You do some great fab work! Sheet metal is tricky to work with, but it looks like you've got it down!

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Posted October 09, 2010 - 07:02 PM

I cut out the mounts for the snowblower using my cut off saw out of 1/4" plate and once I had the proper shape ground into the end,I was ready to weld them onto the blower. I put the frame that I had from the other blower onto the tractor and lined up the blower to that frame I had to make sure it was a certain distance from the tractor so that I could use the pto shaft etc: that I have.I also made sure that it sat square with the tractor as well.I then clamped everything together and did a few quick spot welds here and there.I then removed it all from the tractor and then welded it all together. Once it was done I remounted it to the tractor and tried it out.I had to do a bit of tweeking with the lift mechanism to get it to raise and lower properly.I still have a bit more to do before it'll be ready for paint,[It's getting pretty close for that. Larry

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Posted October 13, 2010 - 08:25 PM

I made the belt guard out of the metal off a old washing machine.I first used cardboard to make a pattern from then cut the the metal with tin snips.Once I had the metal cut I welded it together with my welder set on DC set at 70 using 6011 rods.Once it was welded I painted the belt guard black and then painted the snowblower red.Once it was done I mounted it onto the MF 1655 and took some pics of the unit.I picked up the electric window motor today so tommoro I'll mount it onto the blower to use it for a electric chute turner. Larry

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Posted October 14, 2010 - 07:44 AM

You should be all set for snow now :thumbs:

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Posted October 14, 2010 - 12:19 PM

Looks very good.If you didn't tell us, we wouldn't know it was not factory!

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Posted October 14, 2010 - 01:23 PM

I made up a cardboard template to cut out the 1/8" plate of steel that I used to mount the power window motor onto to use as the chute rotator.I painted it up and once it was dry I installed it .I wired the chute turner to the tractor and now the tractor and blower are ready to go.I'll load the tires before I need to use it as well as install the chains and the winter cab.Larry

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Posted October 14, 2010 - 04:49 PM

That thing looks phenomenal!! I can't believe you do all that with that concrete saw! That is excellent work! Great looking machine Larry! Lets still not get in too much of a hurry to test it out though LOL.

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Posted October 14, 2010 - 08:30 PM

Good stuff, I'll say 1 thing you certainly know how to finish what you start, looks like it was made that way from the factory.

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Posted October 23, 2010 - 06:32 AM

Congrats on a job very well done Larry! You do first class work. That should really clean up the snow fast for you.

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Posted October 23, 2010 - 07:37 AM

Thanks for all the replies and kind words.Larry




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