I have this idea of using a Massey 1655 snowblower on my Bush Hog HD-12. The Bush Hog HD-12 currently has a Kohler K341 16hp single cylinder in it. The only thing running off of the engine is a direct shaft to the hydro. The Kohler still has the flywheel screen on it. I know quite a few tractors use pulleys or pto's off the flywheel side of the engine. I just don't know how hard it would be to adapt a pulley to my Kohler and if it would support running a snowblower on the flywheel side.
What I was thinking was to fab up brackets to mount the Massey snowblower since I will never use it on my 1655 because it has the loader on it. I don't want to do anything permanent on either the Bush Hog or the Massey blower. The blower has an input shaft with a rag joint on it. I was thinking if I did some sort of bearing carrier on a frame I could put a pulley on it and run a belt from the engine to the input shaft pulley. Am I crazy for thinking this? It would be awesome to be able to use the Bush Hog HD-12 to blow snow with and how rare attachments are for it I don't think I will find a Bush Hog snow blower anytime soon.