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Posted October 03, 2017 - 05:31 PM

Looks like some one cut off the 3/4” bars that the springs go on to help lift the thrower. Maybe this has been mentioned already or you already knew that.

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Posted October 03, 2017 - 05:52 PM

Looks like some one cut off the 3/4” bars that the springs go on to help lift the thrower. Maybe this has been mentioned already or you already knew that.
Noel

I had realized that. But I was going to ask for photos. I have some bar steel I think I’m going to weld on there so I can fit the springs I have. Thank you for the photos they are a great help !
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Posted October 04, 2017 - 08:15 AM

Mesasued the bars for the spring holders. Thought ya might want that too. Bar is 3/4”

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Posted October 04, 2017 - 08:55 AM

Mesasued the bars for the spring holders. Thought ya might want that too. Bar is 3/4”
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Thank you so much I really appreciate it !

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Posted October 04, 2017 - 11:57 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"

Hey not to bother you but could you please grab the measurement of how far the end of the forks come off the ground ? I circled what I mean Incase it is confusing lol. It looks like the guy also cut that and made it straight !

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Posted October 04, 2017 - 05:27 PM

As for the drive belt... I don't have an idler or snub pulley on my blower.  I don't know if it ever had one but it seems to work without it and the proper length belt.   


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Posted October 04, 2017 - 05:37 PM

Hey not to bother you but could you please grab the measurement of how far the end of the forks come off the ground ? I circled what I mean Incase it is confusing lol. It looks like the guy also cut that and made it straight !

 

Here ya go........laid that part of the arm flat and measured....hope this helps

 

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Posted October 04, 2017 - 05:39 PM

As for the drive belt... I don't have an idler or snub pulley on my blower.  I don't know if it ever had one but it seems to work without it and the proper length belt.

Do you know what the proper length belt is ?

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Posted October 04, 2017 - 05:44 PM

Here ya go........laid that part of the arm flat and measured....hope this helps
 
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Thank you so much you’re such a great help !!
This morning I got up and fixed the lift bar, it’s not exact but I think considering how it was when I got it I think it’ll do.

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Posted October 04, 2017 - 05:50 PM

As you likely know, that bend and the front tabs going up is so the blower will lift enough and not hit the axle. As long as it lifts enough for you, it being exact is not really that important. 


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Posted October 05, 2017 - 06:36 AM

Do you know what the proper length belt is ?

I've been using an A35.  Thanks for all the picture, you'll be happy with that machine when you are done.  It beat pushing a walk behind hands down.  You may even do your neighbors driveways to get more seat time!


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Posted October 05, 2017 - 07:37 AM

Your gunna need chains and weight. Or you won’t be going any where in the snow.

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Posted October 06, 2017 - 02:17 AM

Well tonight I went out to the barn to put the last bend in the forks of the lift arm.. I think it turned out pretty well concidering the shape it was in when I found it.. I’m not sure if it comes far enough up off the ground though.. I suspect it will be a bit better once I add the springs... I think tomorrow morning I’m going to go get a belt that’s actually the right size, and some bolts for the frame to hold the blower on there and see how she works..

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Posted October 06, 2017 - 05:23 AM

Mine doesnt lift much higher than that I think. What are you using to lift it? On mine, I leave the mower deck frame on the tractor and the arm slides above it. When the frame lifts, the blower lifts...I think thats the way the factory did it. 

 

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Posted October 06, 2017 - 08:52 AM

Mine doesnt lift much higher than that I think. What are you using to lift it? On mine, I leave the mower deck frame on the tractor and the arm slides above it. When the frame lifts, the blower lifts...I think thats the way the factory did it. 
 
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Yup that’s the same way I do it too. I was looking at photos of other people’s blowers also and they don’t seem to come far off the ground either so I should be good ! Thanks for all the measurements I wouldnt have gotten it done without them !!


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