Hello to All Who May Read This,
I am new to this forum, but have been a Gravely addict - I mean user - okay let's just say enthusiast - for over 15 years. I just hooked up my fancy huge snowblower and I have a problem!
I have a Gravely 16G rider (Kohler 18hp twin, 38" snowblower (#20980)). I have the weldment bar the blower came with, and I had the driveshaft lengthened (a 16G is longer than an 816) so I have the correct length driveshaft. It runs fine, etc., but what it does not do is lift the snowblower off the ground!
(Note the hydraulic lift works fine with my 50" deck, so it's not the hydraulic system).
I found the user manual for the blower online. I read it, checked the photographs and instructions and I have correctly installed the snowblower.
However, my weldment bar half only slides in and out of the outer part. As such, the snowblower snowblower stays on the ground. I cannot see how the sliding part of the weldment bar is supposed to actually lift the snowblower, given that it only slides back and forth. There is no tension on it, it holds none of the weight of the snowblower, it just hangs there.
Is there a longer weldment bar appropriate to a newer tractor model (16G versus 800 Series?)? I am thinking that the weight of the snowblower has to be transferred to the weldment bar so the lift has something to, well, lift.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Seems to me that measurements of parts may be in order, if anyone knows those kind of specifications...