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#1 gt85 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 24, 2014 - 09:21 PM

Hello everybody i started out last year trying to figure out how to take a Cub Cadet shaft driven snow blower to my Ford GT85 i tried searching for a factory original to no luck missed out on a factory plow by 1 day lol been like that for three or so years. then i found some cub cadet parts for the Cub 3000 series blower was shaft driven and that's where it got me. got the bug to build it started out trying to make everything lift the blower but couldn't quite get it to lift lots of trial and errors. moved on from trying to make on to adapting the whole front hitch from the cub to fit my tractor after a couple days of research i found a guy in Ohio that had a snow blade and front hitch for $200 went over picked it up a day later its attached to my ford frame and feels really stout now on to trying to figure out the hydraulics to make it lift ill have it made!!! 

 

 

Any questions or comments are welcome. Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS....

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Posted December 25, 2014 - 06:42 AM

looking good!
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Posted December 25, 2014 - 07:18 AM

Where there is a will, there's a way! Good luck!


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Posted December 25, 2014 - 08:28 AM

The similarities between that style ford and my Kubota G5200 have always made me wonder if they were made by the same people. The frame, brake pedal, hydro pedal, pto all look very similar. It almost looks like it would accept the snowblower from the Kubota, it would be interesting to know if they shared any parts.        Bill.


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Posted December 25, 2014 - 12:30 PM

The similarities between that style ford and my Kubota G5200 have always made me wonder if they were made by the same people. The frame, brake pedal, hydro pedal, pto all look very similar. It almost looks like it would accept the snowblower from the Kubota, it would be interesting to know if they shared any parts.        Bill.

thanks the frame on my tractor is 10 5/16 the cadet was 15 had to make some spacers but its on and stout i do have the cub blower that matches the rest and it works beautiful!!

 

heres a video short one!!  



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Posted December 27, 2014 - 06:34 AM

Looks like you got it figured out very nicely! I too have adapted a Fabco/ Craftsman snowblower to my Ford LGT 165 and could not be more pleased with the results.
When i started the blower was belt driven. I stripped the frame and belt stuff off it , flipped over the input shaft gearbox to lower input shaft for direct pto shaft engagement.
Got the pto shaft from a MF 2300 series mower deck and made an adapter to mount it to the splined input shaft on the blower's gear box. The tractor side it the standard 1"-15 spline pto. I use the Craftsman front quick hitch for all my attachments and it works great. Ans with the removal of just 2 pins, can also use all the Ford factory attachments as well.Oh and i too have aux. Hydraulics, both front and rear, making this a very useful tractor indeed.
With the addition of the Cub hitch, you too should now have a very useful machine as well. Nice job!
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Posted January 05, 2015 - 09:27 PM

Just a quick note to let everyone i got my tractor back today and the cylinder works great!! if it snows tomorrow ill try to do a video 


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 08:17 PM

here are 4 links to my blower in action this morning let me know what you think
 
the attached pics show you street level of exactly what kind of monster driveway im dealing with!!! lol
 
 
 
 
 

street level pic of driveway 2
street level pic of driveway

 


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 06:17 AM

Looks like you have it working pretty good!


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 07:01 AM

Snowblower setup is definitely working good and chucks the snow. You did a great job getting it to mount up on the Ford GT85


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