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#1 fxdb96 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 03, 2014 - 08:37 PM

So i recently acquired what i thought was a Jacobsen 42" snowblower.... I think it is actually a FORD snowblower.  It looks to me like the lift arm and upper brackets are not the same length between FORD vs Jacobsen.  I just wanted to let everyone know.....

 

I bought the FORD blower because i was in need of a lift arm bracket.  

I tried running my Jacobsen tractor with my Jacobsen snowblower and the FORD lift arm.  My upper brackets on the jacobsen blower were too short!  I had to steal the brackets from the FORD blower.  See pic....

 

I guess the rear pivot "where the back of the lift arm pivots" is more foward on the FORD tractors.... Let me know if you have any questions i am becoming a Jacobsen blower EXPERT!!

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Edited by fxdb96, November 03, 2014 - 09:13 PM.

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Posted November 03, 2014 - 08:44 PM

well you might be becoming a Jacobsen blower EXPERT!!...but your picture didn't post ... :dancingbanana:



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Posted November 03, 2014 - 08:46 PM

Just had to pick on you..I have never even seen a snow blower in real life..only pictures on here..they are pretty cool,wonder if they would work with sand....hummmm



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Posted November 03, 2014 - 09:13 PM

haha whoops... edited.. pic attached now


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 09:43 PM

On my LGT 145 there is another bar behind the lift mechanism & is a little lower then the back bar. This is where the dozer blade & snowblower attach to. If you look in the dozer blade manual drawing that show this. I will try to get a picture of this tomorrow. 

 

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Posted November 04, 2014 - 04:08 AM

What you may have is the difference between the early and late model blowers. The early stuff will dit the late models better than the late fitting the early. The lifting frame that attaches under the tractors is the same, but the pto and assisting spring perch mountings are different. The early units are very close to the grill and thus make them too short for the late model tractors. But if your crafty and have a torch and welder it is easily remedied.
This also affects all the bits that mount to those side holes in the front portion of frame too.
As for the cross bar mount that is bolted to the frame just ahead of the trans mounting framework, it might be mounted backwards or be homemade and wrong. Those bits were the same from 1972-83. And painted white.
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Posted November 04, 2014 - 06:11 AM

skyrydr2 you are correct about the white vs. cream colored paint... i was guessing this was Jacobsen cream color vs Ford white.....  i do have BOTH pto and spring perch assemblies - i did not immediately notice a difference between them.  I will measure more tonight.  Thanks!


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Posted November 04, 2014 - 02:17 PM

Mine ar single stage so I don't think i could help on this one.  I have been looking at a 2 stage so I will be watching as well.                                   Roger.



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Posted November 04, 2014 - 06:05 PM

I agree with Keith, I don't think there is any difference between a ford or a Jacobsen blower.
(Except maybe the paint color!)
But, open side or closed side does make a difference.
Single stage or two stage of coarse has some differences.

I now have both a single stage blower and a two stage blower.
They both came with closed side Fords.
I haven't really looked closely at the single, which is my latest acquisition.
This weekend I'll check them out for what's different.

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Posted November 04, 2014 - 07:24 PM

skyrydr2 .... the pto spring perch assemblies are slightly different.  

 

 

i also noticed the gearbox's on one of my blowers have grease fittings but the other one doesn't!  The one that doesn't has bolts in place of the fittings... gonna have to check the manuals for this one..



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Posted November 04, 2014 - 08:47 PM

This picture shows the extra mounting bar used on my 1975 LGT 145. The larger bar that is welded is the rear attachment point for the Snowblower & Dozer Blade.

 

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Posted November 06, 2014 - 06:39 AM

Someone welded in that bar, its not factory, they were bolted in. I have both style open and closed and the frames are different from the middle forward just about where that bracket mounts. This is why they have different deck lift frames. But all the decks are interchangeable and will mount up to any of the 2 generations. All rear accesories are interchangable except the pto shaft and front mounting stuff. You can use the later model stuff on the old rigs but not the other way around. All late model front goodies should mount up on the older machines as well, might need a slight ajustment to belt alignment with a pulley moved back , but i think it isnt much if any? Operational bracketry as qe have seen is way different between models so this would need attention. But the main mounting and functions should work fine. Except lift height may be affected as the later model machines have more clearance at the very nose of the frame.

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Posted November 06, 2014 - 08:53 PM

Yes I know the manuals show this as a bolt on bracket. If you look on page 78 of the Parts Manual it shows this bar. So this has to be a factory installed part.

 

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Posted November 08, 2014 - 02:19 PM

That bracket is welded on on open side machines.
And bolted on on closed side machines.

The extra bracket You refer to is just a spacer for the scissor lift for the mower deck.
Nothing should be mounted to that. Except the lift height adjuster on the dash.

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Posted November 08, 2014 - 11:40 PM

That extra bracket is not a stop for the scissor lift. It never comes in contact with the scissor lift. The snowblower was mounted on the tractor when I pick it up & the rear part of the lifting bar was attached to it. The bracket that you are talking about that stops the scissor lift is shown in this picture & bolted on.

 

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What is enclosed in the red box is what you are talking about. 


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