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#1 sethra OFFLINE  

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Posted October 02, 2017 - 11:02 PM

Today I picked up a Ford LGT 42” single stage snow blower.
The guy I bought it from modified it to fit his craftsman tractor. So he cut the slight curve up out of the lift arm and welded a longer section of tubing in to make the lift arm flat and about as Long as my Ford LGT 145 close sided. I’m trying to restore this blower back to its formar glory and make it fit my ford again. I have all the nessassary tools and know how to use them I just need some ideas. Can anyone give me measurement of the lift arm please ? I need the distance from where it mounts to the blower to where it begins to turn up. And I need to know how far off the ground the end of the lift bar is. Any other advice on returning this blower back to the original would be greatly appreciated ! Here are some photos !

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Posted October 03, 2017 - 03:28 AM

There are a few guys with these on here, hopefully they see this and can help. I believe some of the spring lift mechanism is missing too . Good luck.


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Posted October 03, 2017 - 05:48 AM

Here's a screen shot of the parts for the blower mounting.

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Posted October 03, 2017 - 05:55 AM

I have the same blower.....Its tucked away in the shed right now for the summer. If I get a chance, I will haul it out this morning for some pics and measurements. Winter coming soon  here anyways.......Wonder how easy it would be to find another bar for it?

 

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Posted October 03, 2017 - 08:07 AM

I have the same blower.....Its tucked away in the shed right now for the summer. If I get a chance, I will haul it out this morning for some pics and measurements. Winter coming soon  here anyways.......Wonder how easy it would be to find another bar for it?
 
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Awesome that sounds great! And probably not to easy. Iv been looking everywhere for even just the blower since last winter and this is one of 2 I’ve found. It was a pretty good deal so I couldn’t pass it up. The guy only wanted 75 bucks !

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Posted October 03, 2017 - 08:39 AM

Yeah, have to agree, you can't beat that. I got mine in a lot, 2 tractors, blower, blade, deck, chains etc....all for $200....needed lots of work though. 

 

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Anyways, just measured a few things. The measurement is from the very end of the "V" that goes to the back of the tractor. I have no way of measuring the angle, but I laid the tape like a straightedge from the "V" to where the forks start.....the dip is 2"..........Hope this helps a bit

 

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edit.....Just thought, you need to know where the middle of the bend is.....It's 23" from the end of the "V"


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Posted October 03, 2017 - 08:47 AM

Also.....I  just noticed your avatar and you have a closed sided tractor. I have open sided. I am wondering if all this is the same for the two models.......I know it's pretty much the same frame etc, but there may be small differences, I am not sure


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Posted October 03, 2017 - 09:14 AM

Also.....I  just noticed your avatar and you have a closed sided tractor. I have open sided. I am wondering if all this is the same for the two models.......I know it's pretty much the same frame etc, but there may be small differences, I am not sure

I think they are pretty close to the same.


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Posted October 03, 2017 - 09:26 AM

Yeah, have to agree, you can't beat that. I got mine in a lot, 2 tractors, blower, blade, deck, chains etc....all for $200....needed lots of work though. 
 
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Anyways, just measured a few things. The measurement is from the very end of the "V" that goes to the back of the tractor. I have no way of measuring the angle, but I laid the tape like a straightedge from the "V" to where the forks start.....the dip is 2"..........Hope this helps a bit
 
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If you need more, let me know
 
 
edit.....Just thought, you need to know where the middle of the bend is.....It's 23" from the end of the "V"


I think there the same blower. Thank you so much for the measurements. I can’t help but think how much it would affect it if I didn’t have such a pronounced bend in it. I mean I think I should be able to do it but it’ll be a pain trying to get the cuts straight so my welds are good.
I made my plow last year out of a bent piece of tube stock that I think I could use as a template but it won’t be exactly like the original. You guys are awesome btw ! Every time I get on I get loads of answers to my questions !
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Posted October 03, 2017 - 10:39 AM

I do also have another question about the idler pulley. Is it possible to use the pulley mount from the PTO assembly ? They look almost identical.

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Posted October 03, 2017 - 11:11 AM

What I believe is the open sided stuff will fit the closed side rigs but not the other way. This only goes for snowblowers because the nose is way different.
The frames on them are also quite different. They may look the same but are very different.
Mower deck frame is also very different but mower decks will inter change with ease. Only a belt change is needed to go from 42" to 50" decks.
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Posted October 03, 2017 - 11:14 AM

What I believe is the open sided stuff will fit the closed side rigs but not the other way. This only goes for snowblowers because the nose is way different.
The frames on them are also quite different. They may look the same but are very different.
Mower deck frame is also very different but mower decks will inter change with ease. Only a belt change is needed to go from 42" to 50" decks.

yeah it fits. iv already had it on there without the lift arm to be sure of it. only thing im missing is the idler pulley. i have some springs i should be able to make work but i have to figure out how to get an idler pulley. 



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Posted October 03, 2017 - 01:24 PM

Those idler pulleys that you show are not for the snowblower, if thats what you are asking. They are just used for the mower deck. 

 

That pulley shown in your 2nd picture of the original post sits right under the PTO/clutch pulley when mounted on the tractoer. A short belt links the two pulleys. 

 

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Posted October 03, 2017 - 01:29 PM

I do also have another question about the idler pulley. Is it possible to use the pulley mount from the PTO assembly ? They look almost identical.

 

Oh.....I see what you are asking now.........Yes, you could use that flat pulley as an idler to tighten your belt. You would have to fab a bar for it. 

 

BTW....that mule drive in your picture should have 2 "V" pulleys, not a "V" and a flat one. 


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Posted October 03, 2017 - 01:46 PM

Oh.....I see what you are asking now.........Yes, you could use that flat pulley as an idler to tighten your belt. You would have to fab a bar for it. 
 
BTW....that mule drive in your picture should have 2 "V" pulleys, not a "V" and a flat one.

Thank you ! When I get a chance to work on it I’ll let you guys know how it goes! Thanks for all of your help !




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