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#1 nabisco_12 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 19, 2014 - 09:54 PM

mower 917.255942 and blower 842260072


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ok guys new to garden tractors i have been on a buddy for a extra tractor he has had sitting years. I FINALLY GOT IT!!! :rocker2:  Problem is finding help with the snow blower attactment i cant find the manual for my model. i have scoured the net and youtube for info and pics ( how i found you guys) i have the manual b4 and after mine and they are very different. im starting to question if i have the right blower at all? but kick in the u know what is that this is a real good buddy, he said he had used it for a few years just doesnt remember how it attaches. i tried many things and then today went to reverse and start with the back brackets and it just doesnt seem to be the right stuff or im just that dumb. biggest thing is i have a 18 v twin briggs vert shaft and the blower is a horizonal shaft???? :wallbanging:


ok so how can i find out if this blower will even work on my tractor for sure?


will any other blowers work with some what ease on my tractor?


i have a dozer blade but a few guys said its to rough on the tractor to use for snow?


anybody have a manual for the dozer blade? i cant find any numbers on it to help idenify it...


any help or pics of a set up would be great guys! Thanks in advance! :D

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Posted September 20, 2014 - 12:21 AM

no idea, but welome to GTT :wave:

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Posted September 20, 2014 - 04:23 AM

Welcome to the forums!

I can't help you on the blower hookup, but there are plenty of Sears guys here.

The thing with a snowplow on a lighter tractor, you don't have the traction needed. And the slamming into snowpiles can be hard on it to.

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Posted September 20, 2014 - 05:26 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! That blower is a 40" 1979 model. I'm guessing the tractor is around late 80's to early 90's. Not sure how that would fit, but I'm looking around more.

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Posted September 20, 2014 - 05:39 AM

I found a thrower manual that is a few #'s off. It's a 1978 year model.

Attached File  842260052 Snow Thrower.pdf   1.92MB   31 downloads


Don't think it will be much help though. Can you post some pics of the blower mount and the front of the tractor? I couldn't make out much in the video.



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Posted September 21, 2014 - 07:56 PM

Some of the parts I see in that video are stuff I think I recognize. I think it might be for an older Sears tractor.
Could you provide your tractor model number, a few pictures (zoomed out) of the front mount area on the tractor, the attachment mechanism on the blower, and any extra pulleys or brackets. At the least, there is some kind of mule drive or belt redirection contraption missing.

Hope we can help, welcome to GTTalk!

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Posted September 21, 2014 - 08:02 PM



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Posted September 22, 2014 - 07:57 PM

I think the blower was designed for the mid to late 80's tractors. I had a similar tractor asin video, but my blower has a complete frame that attaches to the frame near rear tires. 

Wished I could help.

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Posted September 25, 2014 - 04:40 PM

I don't remember how tthe Ariens snowblower hooks up but all attachments for the Ariens GT (except for the blade) should be designed to hook up to the PTO shaft with electric clutch engagement. Maybe not some older ones but I'm thinking of the ones with twin cylinder engines.

And the Ariens GT series is certainly up to the task of pushing snow with a blade. I have one and have even used it to level off loose dirt after a dump truck deposited it alongside the building I used to use. And I've used it to move snow and even without chains or weights it worked well as long as I was on level ground.

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