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#1 schankla OFFLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2016 - 01:27 AM

Hey everybody, I am new to this forum and recently purchased my first ariens GT18.  It is currently getting some work done but when its back ill post some pictures.  However, my question is reguarding a custom project Id like to complete.  Looking for some advice from some more experienced mechanics/fabricators.  

 

I have an ariens 936 walk behind brush that I want to convert to a front mount PTO drive brush using the mount off of an extra 48" blower I have.  So i can power brush with my GT18.

 

Does anyone know if this is a possibility?

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Posted December 08, 2016 - 07:00 AM

Welcome to GTtalk!
This sounds like an interesting project. A bit of fab work.
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Posted December 08, 2016 - 07:04 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Got lots of folks here willing to help where we can.


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Posted December 08, 2016 - 09:15 AM

I would think it is do-able. Does your walk behind use a 90* gearbox to go from the engine crankshaft to the drive chain on the side of the broom? Does the engine in the Ariens sit the same way, crankshaft to the front?

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Posted December 08, 2016 - 01:44 PM

Why chop up a good machine? I have a sweepster that came with one of my GK's that would fit your needs much better and require very little fab work. It's been modified to run on front shafts pto already but if I recall it has a 90 degree gearbox on the mount. Been thinking it needed a good home as I have gravel driveway and no use for it. 200 would be a good starting point but I am willing to negotiate if you give me a shout in a pm.


Edited by KennyP, December 09, 2016 - 05:18 AM.
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Posted December 08, 2016 - 10:58 PM

It was supposed to say sweepster!
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Posted December 09, 2016 - 06:17 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !!  Looks like Eric gave you another option, good to have a few before starting a project like yours



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Posted December 13, 2016 - 02:58 AM

Thanks for the replies everyone.  I do believe this has a 90 degree gear box.  I'm interested in going another route if possible,  like you said I'd hate to chop up a good machine.



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Posted December 20, 2016 - 07:59 PM

Does that brush detach from the drive unit? Thinking an adapter to go from tractor to the brush. Pto location could eliminate that idea quite quickly tho.




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