Model 47 Snowblower
Posted August 01, 2011 - 12:36 PM
I picked up a 47 inch 2 stage snow blower on Craig's list for $200. One auger needed fixing, a few cracks needed welding and it needs new seals. I'l get some pics up as I get it rebuilt.
Everything is there accept the hydraulic chute mover was removed. This is okay because I have a 316 and only single hydraulics.
Posted August 01, 2011 - 01:18 PM
Posted August 01, 2011 - 01:28 PM
I am thinking of putting a cable on a pulley with a long handle like many manual blowers have. The motor idea sounds neat.
Then comes weight. I had to get my son to stand on the back of the tractor to drive it to the barn.
Posted August 01, 2011 - 01:39 PM
Posted August 01, 2011 - 04:43 PM
Housing had several cracks but I have welded these.
Auger had some repairs I did not like so I redid what I could.
This thing is huge
I think the seal I ordered are needed.
So I can beat the heat by working on my snow blower.
Edited by flip, August 01, 2011 - 04:50 PM.
Posted August 01, 2011 - 06:55 PM
Posted August 01, 2011 - 08:24 PM
I guess it was pretty rough but it sounds like it won't cost much to get it up and running. To put the latest version of that on a new tractor it costs about 3000$ by the time you buy all the hardware, driveshaft and hitch etc.
Yep it is rough, but the important bits are in usable shape. The largest cost is seals and paint. So another $100 and a bunch of time and I will have a better blower than I could have afforded otherwise.
I'm looking for function, not pretty.
Posted August 01, 2011 - 10:17 PM
Posted August 02, 2011 - 05:18 AM
Posted August 02, 2011 - 06:56 AM
Thanks for them pics, and yes, I think you did need seals
Posted August 02, 2011 - 12:06 PM
An early 80s 316 B43 Onan
What tractor will you be putting behind that blower?