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Posted August 13, 2013 - 04:12 PM

Or put another way.

 

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Posted August 13, 2013 - 04:37 PM

You do realize that Case sno-casters can be had for around 300 bucks, and they will work pretty good.

P.S. The most inportant thing about Case is the serial # for proper parts and operating manuals.



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Posted August 13, 2013 - 09:20 PM

I think the chain drive change is a great idea. I am assuming there is enough flex in the shaft for the up and down...

Case sno-casters can be had for around 300 bucks, and they will work pretty good.


You may have more wrapped up in time and materials than that. Of course, it sounds as if this project may have become a challenge to you now. I've had projects like that...

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Posted August 14, 2013 - 08:05 AM

You do realize that Case sno-casters can be had for around 300 bucks, and they will work pretty good.

P.S. The most inportant thing about Case is the serial # for proper parts and operating manuals.

Hi John:

 

You do realize that a snowcaster is a single stage blower.

 

I chose a two stage blower as it suits my needs better than a single stage.

 

Not sure how your reply helps........



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Posted August 14, 2013 - 08:24 AM

I think the chain drive change is a great idea. I am assuming there is enough flex in the shaft for the up and down...
You may have more wrapped up in time and materials than that. Of course, it sounds as if this project may have become a challenge to you now. I've had projects like that...

Hi MH81:

 

The drive shaft has lots of flex.  :thumbs: 

 

I have lifted the blower higher than required to check for shaft travel and there is far more travel than needed. :dancingbanana:

I should be able to lift the blower up about 6" without hitting the steering shaft or frame rails.

Time I have lots of :tapping_fingers: 

and so far the metal used has been re-purposed from the unused frame assembly from the JD tractor it came off of. :bounce: 

 

A challenge,,,, yes indeed. :D 

Gotta challenge the mind first, and skill set second. :bigrofl: 

 


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Posted August 14, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Not sure how your reply helps........

I think he was trying to save you time and money, just in case you hadn't realized they were reasonable and available



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Posted August 14, 2013 - 11:53 AM

Hi John:

 

You do realize that a snowcaster is a single stage blower.

 

I chose a two stage blower as it suits my needs better than a single stage.

 

Not sure how your reply helps........

Yes, I do realize they are single stage I have two of them :smilewink:

And believe it or not they work every well, mine throw 25' after a rebuild . Considering they have 50+ years in the field use, I think Case/ Ingersoll would've heard about there short comings by now. As far as "Not sure how your reply helps" you will down the road if it's your first Case, good luck.

 

 

 

I think he was trying to save you time and money, just in case you hadn't realized they were reasonable and available

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Posted August 14, 2013 - 12:05 PM

I think he was trying to save you time and money, just in case you hadn't realized they were reasonable and available

Hey MH81.

I guess John's reply would make sense if I were shopping for a single stage snowblower....I am not.

As far as availability.

None in Ontario as far as I can find, reasonably priced or not.

 

Enough of this now.

Getting back to my dilemmas.

Reversing drive direction, and lift mechanism.

Thanks for the reply. :wave:

Time to get back to mock up and get off the PC



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Posted August 14, 2013 - 12:31 PM

Hi John.

 

Yes, I do realize they are single stage I have two of them  :smilewink:

I hope you find the humor in my reply, as I was laughing as I typed it. :bigrofl: 

And believe it or not they work every well, mine throw 25' after a rebuild 

I not sure that 25' is anything to brag about. :bigrofl: 

I think Case/ Ingersoll would've heard about there short comings by now.

I made no comment about shortcomings. 

 

I am modifying a blower that I own, to fit a tractor that I own.

I am looking for help with the fitment and drive assembly.

I'm not shopping for another snowblower. :poke: 

 

I am sure there are many happy sno-caster owners out there like yourself. :peace: 

 

As far as "Not sure how your reply helps" you will down the road if it's your first Case, good luck.

This is my first Case.

Are you saying you won't help me "down the road"?

That's just not nice :oh_shucks: 






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