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#1 bill edler OFFLINE  

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Posted March 02, 2016 - 12:19 AM

i just bought a 1450 with snow blower - deck  my question is how high is the snow blower lift? mine only lifts a couple of inches it has a lift rod that is not painted maybe too long the blower has down pressure is that normal? this is the first snow blower i have ever owned 



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Posted March 02, 2016 - 06:07 AM

Sounds like it has a Lock-Out pin.The Lock-out pin is for Down Pressure while Plowing.You do Not want down pressure for Blowing or mowing.Remove the Tunnel cover and see if it has this Pin installed.






With Lock-Out Pin



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If it has this Pin Remove it and put it some place where you will remember where it is.


Can you Post a Pic of your Lift rod?

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Posted March 02, 2016 - 09:20 AM

Every blower I've ever seen on a cub has only lifted a few inches so that's normal but you should check for the float lock pin as Eric suggested.
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Posted March 02, 2016 - 10:18 AM

I built a bracket that extended the lift arm because the plow would not lift high enough to get it on the trailer.  I curled the bottom under the arm for support, and if I leave the bolt a little loose I can get float for the plow only.  I think I have a pic somewhere...

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Posted March 06, 2016 - 08:43 PM

That's to be expected. Never had one that lifted more a couple inches. Have any pics. of the beast?




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Posted March 06, 2016 - 09:25 PM

What model blower is it?  A QA42 or QA36 will only lift a few inches like the others have said.  I believe a QA42A or QA36A will lift a little bit higher because they have a parallel arm setup on them.  It's not much but I do believe it's more.