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#1 Mark 149 J. OFFLINE  

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Posted November 23, 2016 - 07:41 PM

  I Had some time this afternoon so I decided that I would get my snow blower attached to the 1811.  I've never had a snow blower on a tractor before so this was my first time.  The first thing that I had to do was get the rear tires filled with ballast.  When I removed the concrete style wheel weight, that were on this tractor when I got it, I found a surprise.  The left wheel weight was almost empty of concrete.  It certainly wasn't doing much for keeping the rear of the tractor planted to the ground.

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  Each tire (23 x 10.5 x12) no weighs 95 lbs. with the beet juice.  This gave a lot more ballast then the old wheel weights.  I was also surprised to see that the tractor had wheel studs because my cub 149 uses bolts instead.  That made installing the wheels a lot easier.  My back appreciated that a lot.

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  Having finished with the tires I decided it was time to install the snow blower.  I've looked at several videos online that showed how to install the snow blower but that is never quite the same as actually doing it yourself.  Needless to say, it took me over 45 minutes just to get everything aligned before it was finally attached to the tractor.  I haven't hooked up the drive belt yet because I want to make sure everything is well greased before giving it a good spin.  Here is what she looks like.

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Edited by Mark 149 J., November 28, 2016 - 11:10 PM.

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Posted November 23, 2016 - 08:14 PM

Mark, on the ends of the thrower there are steel plates that are movable (to what ever height you want).

 

I built steel skids for all mine and work great!!!!


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Posted November 23, 2016 - 08:17 PM

Mark, on the ends of the thrower there are steel plates that are movable (to what ever height you want).

 

I built steel skids for all mine and work great!!!!

I see them in the pictures.  I wasn't looking there.

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How thick of steel did you use?


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Posted November 23, 2016 - 08:20 PM

I think your talking about the shoes on the sides unless I misunderstand what you meant by pads. They look to be there, you just adjust them up or down to give yourself the desired height.I have only seen ground pads on the cutting edge on small paddle style single stage units. I may be wrong about your unit but that is how I understand it.
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Posted November 23, 2016 - 08:22 PM

Mark, here is a pic of my snow blower!!!

 

 

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Posted November 23, 2016 - 08:25 PM

I see them in the pictures.  I wasn't looking there.

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How thick of steel did you use?

 

I have I believe 3/8th's or a quarter inch steel that I use to build all my stuff...


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Posted November 23, 2016 - 08:26 PM

Mark, here is a pic of my snow blower!!!

 

 

Sweet!!

That looks like a beast!!!



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Posted November 23, 2016 - 08:30 PM

Thanks, I will never find a better unit around here as this 551 blower will send anything up the shoot and 

about 30 to 35 feet depending on the snow, lol...



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Posted November 23, 2016 - 08:38 PM

What model of tractor is it attached to?



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Posted November 23, 2016 - 08:48 PM

That is a 1997 2086 Cub, Super, 20 horse twin kawasaki....


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Posted November 28, 2016 - 11:31 PM

I did some work on to the snow blower tonight.  I fabricated a simple handle to move the discharge shoot. 

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The only problem that I'm having is the gear on the shoot wants to bind up and stick.  The bracket that holds the gear in place doesn't seem like an IH part.  It looks like it's homemade.

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This is want I found on ebay.  It looks a lot shorter then the homemade looking one found on my blower.

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Any body have one of these some blower?  Do you have a picture of your unit so I can compare it?

I've looked at the manual and it doesn't show much about this part.


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