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