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#16 tyler OFFLINE  

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Posted December 24, 2010 - 08:43 AM

my old 1655. the guy i sold it too. reworked the whole blower. pretty coolm-f_1655snow_blower.jpg

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Posted December 24, 2010 - 08:46 AM

Thats a pretty unique setup there tyler

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Posted December 24, 2010 - 08:49 AM

I just built this just for that purpose.........havent tried it much yet, but seems to work well.....

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This is what I'll probably use. No need for extra weights with this one LOL!

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Posted December 24, 2010 - 08:51 AM

Nice looking center mount blade.In the second pic those are jack stands that I see??? right.At first I thougth maybe you had something on the frame to keep it from making contact with the underside of the tractor.Larry

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Posted December 24, 2010 - 09:14 AM

poncho62 ,the blade looks great ! Will you be able to tilt it ?

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Posted December 24, 2010 - 09:22 AM

poncho62 ,the blade looks great ! Will you be able to tilt it ?


Yes, it swivels both directions....Made it from an old homemade front blade setup I picked up.

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Posted December 24, 2010 - 01:04 PM

Yes, it swivels both directions....Made it from an old homemade front blade setup I picked up.


Sorry to not have mentioned it before, but that is a very nice set-up. It'll probably work better than mine, because mine doesn't have the ability to angle as yours does. Very nice work Poncho!

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Posted December 24, 2010 - 04:40 PM

nice setup I would like to know how it dose for you

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 01:14 AM

This is what I'll probably use. No need for extra weights with this one LOL!

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That'll do the job. If I remember right, it has a mean scarifier on it too!

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 03:20 PM

Overall I would say blower. They are cleaner and neater in my eyes and you typically do not run out of room to put snow. however, there is a time and place for a plow.

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 03:30 PM

Little snow = Blade
Big snow = Blower


Ditto! I can plow up to about 10" quickly and easily, but when it starts getting deeper than that, it's time for the blower. Of course, the blower comes in handy when the snowbanks start getting to big and there is no more room to push the snow.

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 04:36 PM

I prefer the blade i used one all winter last year on my murray 11/36 gt. I had no problem gettin through even a foot of snow. But i still want a snowblower for my gt.

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Posted April 06, 2011 - 05:50 AM

It has already been said but for me it really depends on the type and amount of snow. I prefer the blade but it doesn't always work so great.

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Posted April 06, 2011 - 10:59 AM

If the snow is powder, the blower is faster. If it's wet then the blade. Fel is good for
both. The Fel may be a little slower , but U can stack snow a lot higher than U can with
the blade. Besides with the FEL, U can put the snow wherever U want, even in the
road ditch. A blower in a gravel drive is dangerous. U have to watch where the chute
is set at all times so U don't shotgun someone's windows.:shoot3:

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Posted April 07, 2011 - 01:36 PM

My blower is single stage so you have to push the snow into it to make it work well. As long as there is 3" or more of snow it works great.
For smaller snowfalls I think I would prefer a blade. I plan to have a blade on the Murray this fall and the blower on the 318.
One of each is my preference.




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