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Was Shopping For A SnowBlower, Found One With A Tractor Attached To It!


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#1 jimbobbillyray ONLINE  

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Posted December 18, 2014 - 08:00 PM

I have been wanting to buy a snow blower for my John Deere 318.  They are hard to come by at a reasonable price.  I saw an ad online for this snow blower and tractor for $150 bucks. It was being sold by an apartment complex that used to clear their own snow, but hire out the service now.  They hadn't used it for several years.  All they had was the tractor and snow blower. It had been sitting in a shed for several years, and some parts were missing, including the front tires.     I took along a pair of suburban tires/wheels so I could load it on my trailer.

I found a donor tractor from a guy who has  an ad online for lawn tractor parts.  He had the exact same tractor...Sears Craftsman GT6000 with a 20 hp. Kohler in it.  I bought the front wheels/tires, a 44 inch mower deck, the deck lift arm, and a mule drive from him for 100 bucks.  I got the snow blower put back together and mounted on the tractor.  I put belts on it (one from the donor mower deck, the other from my belt collection) and fired it up tonight.  It works!  And the blower bearings are quiet!  Now all I need is some snow!

 

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Posted December 18, 2014 - 08:06 PM

Sounds like a pretty good score on all that!


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Posted December 18, 2014 - 08:07 PM

And it came with a set of Craftsman 55 lb. wheel weights.



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Posted December 18, 2014 - 08:11 PM

Lucky Dog!


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Posted December 18, 2014 - 08:42 PM

Nice find and I am glad for you and I know you want to use it , but do you really like snow that much. ??? Noel
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Posted December 18, 2014 - 09:58 PM

I take care of mine and several neighbors driveways in the winter....a snowblower might come in handy...and, any time of the year, seat time is a good time!
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Posted December 18, 2014 - 10:50 PM

250 for the package. That's proof that there are still reasonably priced units out there.
Nice haul.
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Posted December 19, 2014 - 09:05 AM

Very nice. It's always good to be able to find that perfect Christmas gift---- for yourself!!!


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 09:10 AM

Those older Craftsmans are pretty tough.  Can get parts thru sears online.  I had one similar, added a couple 5 gallon buckets w/sand to the back tow plate w/local hardware, helped balance out the blower a lot


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Posted December 20, 2014 - 04:59 PM

You hardly ever find one in that good of conditions. that old gril is like new. Thay are a monster. I can never find one that hasent looked like it has not been through a war but you tha always will start and run. Old149
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Posted January 04, 2015 - 11:36 AM

Dang it. Barely enough snow to just cover the ground here this morning. Sure would like to try out the snow blower! :-)




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