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#1 Rainier OFFLINE  

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Posted June 28, 2017 - 06:28 PM

Well finally got around to fitting this 48" sweepster to the 1556. I used the mount off a snow blade and mounted the woods adapter to that. The hydro picks it up fine. I think it weighs about the same as a tiller. All those maple leafs won't have a chance this fall.

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Posted June 28, 2017 - 06:47 PM

Well after a couple test passes, I see it's going to need some training wheels on the front. Found these laying around the shop, should be a big deal to get them mounted.

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Posted June 28, 2017 - 07:10 PM

Nice job with the mounts!


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Posted June 28, 2017 - 07:55 PM

I have a PK with broom. It has side wheels on front that is is supposed to rest on when you put sweeper in "float" position. The legs on casters have washers and spacers to adjust the height. They swivel on bent rods, but not heavy enough, rods bend too easy and mess things up. I've been thinking of making some better ones. Problem is keeping wheel out of the brush area, still swivel, and be adjustable. Been looking at some farm gate wheels on tool sites, but they might be too big also. They DO have a nice plate to mount to sides of brush and keep wheel away from it some. No adjust, just spring suspensions, so probly would have to drill for pin to keep in place or something else. Good luck with it.  Hint: That brush WILL dig up lots of dirt over a yard of grass, be careful! 


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Posted June 28, 2017 - 08:39 PM

Cool attachment, Rainier.

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Posted June 28, 2017 - 09:56 PM

That setup is pretty neat.  I at one time had a 5020H Eliminator with an electrically lifted and hydraulic left to right 48 inch sweepster on it.  Gearbox went bad and could never find one for under $700.  How does the 1556 push it around?  I know the 5020H had to have wheel weights to move it around and sweep snow from parking lots. Hope you get the wheels working right.


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Posted June 28, 2017 - 10:43 PM

I found some heavy angle. Looks like it will be a good height in the mock up. I hope I will not have to adjust the wheels once they are set. And the 1556 moves it just fine. I do have a set of weights for it if needed. I'll post some pics tomorrow widen I get finished.

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Posted June 29, 2017 - 06:43 AM

Nice job on that setup look forward to hearing how well it works.



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Posted June 29, 2017 - 03:13 PM

After installing the training wheels. It works great! Can't be more happy with how well it works. I did a test with some gravel out by the road, and worked just as expected. Then went for the front yard and once again worked great. Here are some pics of how I mounted the front wheels. Not as pretty as the rest, but works good.

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