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#1 BTS ONLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2014 - 11:46 PM

Well..... They are saying we are suppose to get around 6 to 10 inches of snow starting Monday night and ending Tuesday night.

I have a snow blower that is off of a industrial Hustler mower, I got it at a auction for $5.00 and I have been meaning to make it 3-pt for my Kubota L2000 for a long time.

I thought now is a better time then any, so I guess I better do it.

I got to thinking that I can unbolt the 3-pt mount off of my finish mower and it will bolt right onto the snow blower!. What a easy way to do this without much work, I'm not going to be mowing any time soon, so I might as well use it.

 

The snow blower is 52", I hope the tractor can power it without much trouble, this blower is really stout and heavy. I'm guessing it weighs around 500 lbs, all I know is the Kubota couldn't hardly lift it with the loader onto the back of the pickup.

I'm going to do the modification Monday, I will get updated pictures when I get it completed.

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Posted February 02, 2014 - 11:56 PM

Good golly, that's a monster. An absolute snow eating beast.
For $5, you can't go wrong.
Looking forward to seeing pics of it in operation.
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Posted February 03, 2014 - 06:14 AM

Wow! 5$ for that blower. Sweet deal. I think you'll be Ok for power. At 52" a 20HP diesel should be fine. It all depends on ground speed of course.


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Posted February 03, 2014 - 06:43 AM

Yep.....$5 is crazy!  Nice find!


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Posted February 03, 2014 - 07:16 AM

It's Monday, where is the progress?  :tapping_fingers:  :watching_you:


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Posted February 03, 2014 - 07:26 AM

Nice!  You should be able to power that just fine.  Make sure your tractor has appropriate ballast with all that blower hanging out there!

 

What rpm is the blower intended to run at?  Doesn't your machine have a multiple range PTO and ggear drive?  Should be pretty interesting that first time out, to get ground and PTO speed settled just right...I'm hoping you get a foot, and can really see what that blower does!  Fingers crossed, and have fun!


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Posted February 03, 2014 - 07:42 AM

I just asked the wife to pick up some popcorn in town today.

I'll be ready to watch any video you might post!!!

:thumbs:  :thumbs:

That's a heck of a chunk of steel for $5. Nice.


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Posted February 03, 2014 - 07:57 AM

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That's a heck of a chunk of steel for $5. Nice.


My thoughts exactly! Good score!
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Posted February 03, 2014 - 08:51 AM

Nice Blower! Will be looking forward to seeing pictures!  Our Weather forcast is saying a Triangle from Wichita, Ks- Lincoln Ne. - Kansas City could expect up to a foot of snow. And as it passes over Missouri we could expect anywhere from 8.5" in southern Iowa up to I80 and 4-5" in the Des Moines area Tuesday into Wednesday.


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Posted February 03, 2014 - 09:08 AM

Hoping to get this done sometime after lunch, although I have a lot to do today!.

Anyone know what RPM I should run this at?
The tractor does have a 4 speed PTO, first is 540, and I think 4th is around 1080?

It also has a high/low on the transmission so the tractor moves pretty slow in low/reverse.

Can't wait to get it going, I have never used a snow blower so this is a new experience.

I don't think the wait is going to be much of a worry, the tractor has a loader for counter weight, although I do have a pile of wheel weights that I can put in the bucket if it is a problem.



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Posted February 03, 2014 - 09:11 AM

Nice Blower! Will be looking forward to seeing pictures!  Our Weather forcast is saying a Triangle from Wichita, Ks- Lincoln Ne. - Kansas City could expect up to a foot of snow. And as it passes over Missouri we could expect anywhere from 8.5" in southern Iowa up to I80 and 4-5" in the Des Moines area Tuesday into Wednesday.

 

I am 60miles north east of Wichita so I am kinda in the middle of it!, so I can have some fun pushing and blowing it around, but also I don't want snow because it makes chores and work harder.

But it looks like I don't have a choice! it's coming either way.


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Posted February 03, 2014 - 10:36 AM

They had forecasts for here in my spot of Ky to get anywhere from 4 to 10" snow last night.  Ended up with only about 1/4" of freezing rain, then "maybe" an inch of snow.  I'm OK with that though!


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Posted February 03, 2014 - 02:00 PM

We're looking at 1-3" +/- by noon tomorrow!


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Posted February 03, 2014 - 08:34 PM

While we wait for the adaptation pictures...how much snow do you guys in that area typically get, or how often?  Does the snow removal stuff get used quite a bit, or are you prone to a few big hits each winter?


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Posted February 03, 2014 - 09:03 PM

For the life of me, I cannot find the front attachment pto speed for a Hustler 340. :wallbanging: :wallbanging: :wallbanging: :wallbanging:


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