With the tractor & equipment I bought last spring there was a snowblower. I could see that it was needing some repairs & since I also had the blade that is what got installed last fall for the winter. After we starting getting some snow I decided to get the snowblower on the tractor to get it working. The chute that was on the snowblower had some damage & repairs done on it, but there was another chute that came with everything. The sprocket on this other chute was not lined up for proper pivoting. Some grinding & welding got it position right & I added a tap for changing the deflection angle.
I could also tell that the lights on the tractor would be blocked with the snowblower, so another light set up was installed.
I thought this would be a good place to mount them.
You should see also a chrome pipe setting along side the chute angle adjuster, this is what I used with the tap to adjust the deflection angle.
After this was installed we did not get any large snow falls, so I will take the blame or thanks for that. We did get some small snow falls so did get to test / play with it some and found something else that needed repair. I have a gravel drive way so I dropped the skids down for use on gravel. I noticed it started to pick up some rocks which is not a good thing here. After checking I found this.
This is the repair making the skids a little wider.
This gave me an idea I have a long enough piece of 1 inch black pipe, so by making parts that attach where the skids mount so that the pipe would roll might be a good for use in early winter when the gravel is loose. This being underneath the snowblower would raise it up a little higher then the skids do but it might push some of the snow up to be caught by the snowblower while rolling over the gravel keeping the snowblower from throwing gravel. Any thoughts or ideas on if it will work or how to make it work would be helpful.