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#1 BruceT. OFFLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2018 - 09:18 AM

Can anyone tell me the what the pto rpm is supposed to be for the model 1948 blower. I have it mounted on a Massey GC. The mid pto turns at 2000 rpm's. The chute plugs often and I'm thinking the old blower needs more rpm's. Thanks, Bruce

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Posted February 28, 2018 - 09:56 AM

if the chute clogs with wet snow, could also be you need to wax the chute - quick way is spray furniture polish, other way is to use either a hard car or floor wax or stick of pararfin wax and just rub it on

something to try


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Posted February 28, 2018 - 11:51 AM

Or use silicone spray.


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Posted February 28, 2018 - 12:27 PM

The front pto turns at approx. 1850 rpm if i recall correctly (i assume thats why its said to be a "2000 rpm" front pto) on the large frame tractors. However, these were also used on the iseki tractors which had a different frame mount, the blower itself is the same. I am not sure if those turned at the same rpm or had a different gearbox tho. I would venture to say your issues are more as a result of possibly surface rust inside the chute, any surface other than a clean smooth surface in that area can greatly prohibit how the snow flies out of there. As previously mentioned, the wax, silicone spray tricks will help. NO SNOWBLOWER likes the wet slushy snow tho, once it builds up & refreezes in the chute, as your blowing snow... it just keeps getting worse, even after youve gotten away from the wet stuff. Good luck.
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Posted February 28, 2018 - 12:42 PM

The Iseki built tractors also had a front pto that spins at 2,000 rpm.
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Posted February 28, 2018 - 06:55 PM

Use rain-X spray to keep the snow from clogging. I was skeptical, but it helps on my Bolens 1256 tractor. 


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Posted March 01, 2018 - 01:51 AM

Thanks for the info!
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