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Posted February 09, 2018 - 09:23 AM

Has any one replaced the original snow blower on a Ford LGT 100 to165 model tractor with another brand of snowblower. Something like a Berco or similar ?

How was it done? Any threads on some thing like that? 

 

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Posted February 09, 2018 - 09:50 AM

Ford snowblower getting long in the tooth?
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Posted February 09, 2018 - 09:53 AM

I suppose you could but getting the drive to work may be a hassle.....The Ford (Jacobsen) drive with the drive shaft to the blower is a real good strong setup....Cant see why you would want to go to a bunch of belts or something like that. 

 

That said, a while back I was trying to figure out how to put a blower on the back of my Ford so I could have a blade and blower on the same machine. Ended up with 2 machines.....lol

 

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Posted February 09, 2018 - 10:09 AM

Two machines is definitely the way to go unless one has eyes in the back of his head.  Mirrors don't work either.  Have a rear blade on a 3 point and and tried to use it to move dirt from dumped piles into a low drive.  After 10 min my neck hurt like heck so quit.  Will turn the blade around and level it out that way this spring.


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 10:21 AM

Have to agree with the sore neck thing....at 65, my melon don't pivot like it used to........

 

Back to the original question.....If my blower is any indication, you aren't going to find a more solid blower than the Jacobsen ones...They are solid steel. I guess them being so damn heavy is the only downside. The newer blowers I have seen seem like they are made of tin compared to these, same with a lot of things these days. I think you would be better off to just make whatever repairs or improvements you can to what you have.....just sayin'


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Well to me. There is to many moving parts on these blowers. I would like to run one belt from the engine to the impeller on the blower then have a gear box set up like a normal blower to run the auger.
I believe too that there is a lot of power lost by the time it gets to the impeller through gear boxes and chains and turns in power direction.
There is no doubt that they are very heavy built.
I’ve been fixin this blower for 13 years now. Plus I have another one at another location. That always seems to need work.
I’m just tryin to thing of some thing with less moving parts. Less movin parts, less break downs.
Would be nice to have had the tractors and blowers when they were new.

End of rant.

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Posted February 09, 2018 - 10:58 AM

Mine is a single stage .....guess they are much simpler......


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 11:22 AM

True and have thought of trying to find one. But not to many of either in my area now.

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Posted February 09, 2018 - 07:46 PM

Skyryder2 has a craftsman on his Diesel LGT.  There are threads about it somewhere and like all the mods he has done it turned out really well and looks it could be done with a bit of work.  Not a small job by any means, but possible.


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