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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted February 21, 2015 - 02:13 PM

Two or three inches of snow here now, big flakes, real light.  A blower, (air, not mechanical) would move it easy. Made me think one could make up a HUGE blower attachment for on front of tractor, with directional vanes and such, at least 30 or 36" wide and would clear bigger then. Might only need to be 20" and still clear wider??  Zat an idea or crazy??  Would be limited to light snow, so maybe not so neat. Yeah, just find old squirrel cage from BIG heating system, change a pulley or two, mount on front......could even be up a ways out of danger of scooping and filling with snow then..... the idea goes On and On! 

 

Maybe just a Brain Fart?



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Posted February 21, 2015 - 02:29 PM

glgrumpy....you have already seen that contraption on the WH forum.



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Posted February 21, 2015 - 03:08 PM

you need one of those air boat engines. Guys down here have these 5' fans mounted on the rear of tractors to cool down the turkey sheds in the summer, they move air all the way though the 400' long building, should move snow pretty easy.



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Posted February 21, 2015 - 03:20 PM

Ventrac makes a turbine blower for their units.

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Posted February 21, 2015 - 03:26 PM

What about the blower off a grass clipping collection system (whatever them things are called)?



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Posted February 21, 2015 - 05:05 PM

KC9, not remembering that.  I've slept since then!   Don't get there much anymore, between brands, and not working on WH one at moment. Might have to go look again. Just came in from plowing and was more like 5", and getting wet/heavy in sunshine now. The bare spots and cars that I cleaned off are already clean from sun. 28 degrees. Much more fun when little warmer and sunny, good Seat Time!  Worst part is had to use the Green/Yellow tractor do do it all, ha!  Still easiest and best pushing tractor all around for snow. AND, never get stuck with it.



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Posted February 21, 2015 - 05:16 PM

real light snow I use my leaf blower for inch or two snow.

nice to clean the deck off



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Posted February 21, 2015 - 05:39 PM

www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=703889


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Posted February 21, 2015 - 08:06 PM

The NASCAR track blowers were used to help at an airport the other day.






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