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Who made the first snowblower for a Garden Tractor?

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Posted December 28, 2014 - 05:52 PM

I dont think this has ever been debated before but who was the one to first use a snowblower on a 4 wheel Garden Tractor?

 

I know Bolens had one on their 1956 Ride-a-Matic but was wondering if anyone knew of any other brands who had them before Bolens?

 

 

Secondly, Who made the first walk behind blower?



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Posted December 28, 2014 - 06:18 PM

What about two wheel?



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Posted December 28, 2014 - 06:22 PM

What about two wheel?

 

Thats a good question I'd like to know as well!

I'll change the title :D



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Posted December 28, 2014 - 06:31 PM

Thats a good question I'd like to know as well!

I'll change the title :D

 

Well whats the oldest bolens snow blower?


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Posted December 28, 2014 - 06:33 PM

I don't know who had the first snow blower/thrower but I just found out on Wiki that

Single stage machines are called SNOW THROWERS and

2 stage machines are called SNOW BLOWERS.

Learn something new everyday.


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Posted December 28, 2014 - 06:39 PM

Well whats the oldest bolens snow blower?

 

 

First self contained blower was the 525 in 1961 but the casters were available for both the Gardener and Power ho as well as Handi-Ho tractors towards 53' 54'


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Posted December 28, 2014 - 06:41 PM

Google search come up with this:

 

However, it is Arthur Sicard (1876–1946) who is generally credited as the inventor of the first practical snow blower. In 1925 Sicard completed his first prototype, based on a concept he described in 1894


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Posted December 28, 2014 - 07:23 PM

The Mighty Man had one in 1949.

 

 

 

 

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Posted December 28, 2014 - 07:26 PM

I don't know who had the first snow blower/thrower but I just found out on Wiki that
Single stage machines are called SNOW THROWERS and
2 stage machines are called SNOW BLOWERS.
Learn something new everyday.


Case calls they're so a snow caster.
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Posted December 28, 2014 - 08:23 PM

I always thought Ariens made the first walk behind self propelled snow blower, and that everyone else followed suit with attachment for tractors.  A Google search says Toro claims to have made the first self propelled snowblower.

 

That doesn't answer your question, but I think from my understanding, as far as home owner versions go, self propelled units came first then all the manufacturers offered the attachments. 

 

http://www.gilsonsno...nowhistory.html

 

Ben W.


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