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14 hp enough for 46" 2 stage blower?


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#1 Diesel1050 ONLINE  

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Posted July 02, 2016 - 06:01 PM

Bought a H14xl today. I have a 46" 2 stage snowblower that i'm thinking of putting on it. Will the 14 Techy have enough oompf?

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Posted July 02, 2016 - 08:06 PM

I would say yes, depending on snow conditions and tractor speed. Also, if you can change the gearing on the impeller to slow it down, it will help greatly. I did this on my lgt 165 ford. Amazing difference.

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Posted July 02, 2016 - 11:51 PM

I wouldn't do it. Lot of strain on your old Tec. engine and the H14XL doesn't have a very tough PTO or lift setup. Single belt mule drive is why they only offered a 38" single stage for those. Just my opinion.  Paul


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Posted July 03, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Would a 16 single Techy be a better fit? I have one of those....

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 12:03 PM

Same difference. As propane1 said, it all depends on snow conditions and tractor speed. Just take it slow and bear in mind you're over extending the tractor's capabilities.  Paul


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Posted July 04, 2016 - 06:27 AM

I was talking to my local small engine professional, and mentioned this to him.  I looked in the 1994 Bolens/Troybilt Service Seminar book, and it listed the 50146 46" two stage blower as an attachment for the h14XL through the H18XL medium frame tractors.  That being said, the 50146 two stage blower on my 5020 is over two times (might be as much as 3x) as heavy as the single stage blower on my G16XL, which once I got used to it works quite well. 

 

I had picked up previously a two stage blower that was off a Simplicity IIRC, that was a smaller and lighter two stage that I was going to fit up to the G16XL, but the single stage has worked so well, I have not taken the time to do so. 

 

In wet snow, I can bog down my G16XL, in powder or slush it is down right fun.  If I could have chosen more HP, I would have taken it. 

 

None of this is a definitive answer, but perhaps will be food for thought. 

 

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Posted July 04, 2016 - 06:34 AM

I wouldn't do it. Lot of strain on your old Tec. engine and the H14XL doesn't have a very tough PTO or lift setup. Single belt mule drive is why they only offered a 38" single stage for those. Just my opinion.  Paul

 

I agree, I always say if they could handle a 46'' Blower they would have made them. All the engineering behind these machines was well thought out.

I dont want this to sound offensive but, I think your asking too much of these tractors for what you want to do.


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Posted July 04, 2016 - 06:13 PM

I was talking to my local small engine professional, and mentioned this to him. I looked in the 1994 Bolens/Troybilt Service Seminar book, and it listed the 50146 46" two stage blower as an attachment for the h14XL through the H18XL medium frame tractors. That being said, the 50146 two stage blower on my 5020 is over two times (might be as much as 3x) as heavy as the single stage blower on my G16XL, which once I got used to it works quite well.

I had picked up previously a two stage blower that was off a Simplicity IIRC, that was a smaller and lighter two stage that I was going to fit up to the G16XL, but the single stage has worked so well, I have not taken the time to do so.

In wet snow, I can bog down my G16XL, in powder or slush it is down right fun. If I could have chosen more HP, I would have taken it.

None of this is a definitive answer, but perhaps will be food for thought.

Regards,

Doug E.

My tractor got a 16 single Techumesh swapped in today since the other 14 was toast. I''m gonna try to blower on it, as it weighs right about what the single stage does. The tractors that theses blowrers were factory onnhad either a 16 or 18 Briggs, and if a S-12 Ariens (12 hp) can run a 48" 2 stage no problem this thing should be fine.

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Posted July 04, 2016 - 06:15 PM

I agree, I always say if they could handle a 46'' Blower they would have made them. All the engineering behind these machines was well thought out.
I dont want this to sound offensive but, I think your asking too much of these tractors for what you want to do.

I'm gonna try it since Bolens had them available for the tractor. 16 hp should be alright for it. That being said, it will be direct drive off the Bolens PTO kit, would this spin it too fast/slow?

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