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#1 Pager450n OFFLINE  

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Posted November 14, 2014 - 01:37 PM

Quick question.
I currently have a kubota b8200 with a fel and a 6' snow plow hooked up and a JD 400D with a sweeper and 4 way plow.
Do I need, well do I want a factory jd400 snowblower too?

I can pick it up for $300 plus gas.

What would you do?

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Posted November 14, 2014 - 04:55 PM

It doesn't sound to me like you really need it, but......it's up to you if you want it.


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Posted November 14, 2014 - 05:05 PM

What's the snow load in Utah? Need is completely subjective... As in, need many times = want. :D
So the big question, is do you want it?
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Posted November 14, 2014 - 05:55 PM

Not being at all familiar with your snow moving environment it is hard to give advice. I will say that you will not have piles of snow to contend with if you use a blower. This alone has made me a snow blower advocate. 


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Posted November 14, 2014 - 09:47 PM

having the loader i wouldn't think you would need a blower. i just use one of our loaders and pile it up. a neighbor of mine bought a blower for the back of his tractor and hated it for the farm yard but liked using it in the blower in the field to feed.



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Posted November 14, 2014 - 11:31 PM

What's the snow load in Utah? Need is completely subjective... As in, need many times = want. :D
So the big question, is do you want it?



Yes,mine is more of a want :). I want to put the diesel under some heavy load and give it a good run.

Overall, it's gong in the truck tomorrow.

Here's how it has been going. First saw the blower on CL, and it was in Boise and it was listed for 900ish the first time. A month or so, my sis tells me that we are heading up to visit. They live close to Boise, ok I think, there is an excuse to look at it. The owner had acquired it in a package with a 317. Of course the black sheep, or BS kicks in and it doesn't fit. So he is looking for a 49 model to fit his 317.

Yesterday, I stumbled on one locally for 300. So, I make some phone calls, and text, next thing I know, I have the 49 and will be making a strait swap for his. So we will both have a blower for the season and he is also buying some weights off me for 300.

I think this will be a good investment, and story to remember. Plus the 400 is rare around my neck of the woods. Not many, and the attachments too. So, I figure if I have a 400, I might as well have what is made for it...........oh yeah, and UTSmitty told me I could.
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Posted November 14, 2014 - 11:59 PM

Well, if US said you can...then it's a done deal :D
Sounds like a good swap/sell/barter
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Posted November 15, 2014 - 06:14 AM

Snowblowers are nice when needed, but plan on a cab with it, otherwise you'll get a face full!

 

 


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 11:54 PM

He he he. I'm so happy right now. So I sold the guy some extra weights laying around for the cost of the 49 blower.


I now have a 110rf snow blade and 400 snowblower, total cost minus gas.......$40 :)
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Posted November 16, 2014 - 05:49 AM

You need a cab:


http://minneapolis.c...4759608371.html

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Posted November 19, 2014 - 05:46 AM

Sounds like a good deal and a blower would be a handy addition. A blower will do the work a FEL or plow just can't do.




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