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 09-08-2007, 23:03 Post: 145527
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I have a 2001 4wd 790 w/o a mid pto. I want to run a front mount snowblower. I assume that there is a kit to install this option. I am a reasonably good wrench and would like to install this myself. Has anyone done this and how hard is it? Parts price?
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 09-09-2007, 07:53 Post: 145534
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790den,

I've never installed a mid PTO on any tractor. I can't help you there.

However, I wanted to let you know that you have other options available to you.

You can run a front-mounted snowblower using your rear PTO shaft. However, I'm not sure if Lorenz has ever made one for the JD 790.

See the link below.

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Link:   Lorenz Manufacturing -- Front Mount Blower using Rear PTO 

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 09-09-2007, 08:39 Post: 145537
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790den,

Here's a picture of the mid-mount PTO kit that fits the John Deere 870, 970, and 1070 tractors. Your kit would be similar to this one.

This will give you some idea what you'll be working with.

See Ebay Item# 230168213569

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 09-09-2007, 10:28 Post: 145545
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save your money and get erskine snow blower that runs off of your rear pto after looking at that link looks like someone copied somebody !!!!!!






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 09-09-2007, 11:15 Post: 145547
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 790 mid/front pto kit

The mid pto kit for low serial # tractors is part # BM17994. This part # has been updated so you will need to call your local Deere dealer for the actual price. Order part # AM875151 which is the pto shaft cover for when you are not using the mid pto.

You will definitely need the 790 shop manual or cd which should cover the installation and required torque values as well as other special requirements.






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 09-09-2007, 11:23 Post: 145548
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Jazak5,

Who copied who? hehehe.

I don't know if this patent is still protected. After 7 years have passed, anyone can build a copy. Patents are good for only 7 years, after which time the patent expires.

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 09-09-2007, 11:27 Post: 145549
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 790 mid/front pto kit

A patent is granted for a term of 20 years. This term begins on the issue date and generally ends 20 years from the date on which the original U.S. application was filed.






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 09-09-2007, 14:17 Post: 145553
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Kwschumm,

You're right......20 years. I fouled up there.

At any rate, there is little doubt that such a system was invented many, many years ago.

From the U.S. Patent Office.........

"After the patent has expired anyone may make, use, offer for sale or sell or import the invention without permission of the patentee, provided that matter covered by other unexpired patents is not used. The terms may be extended for certain pharmaceuticals and for certain circumstances as provided by law."

So now I'm wondering who invented this, and in what year? Oh, well.....that's for another discussion.

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 09-10-2007, 08:49 Post: 145591
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i have a service manual on cd I,ll look if you need info on torque values I know that erskine makes one to fit because i have one, and if I new that I would have not bothered to by the mid pto option ,in any event these two units are still tougher than the jd version.






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 09-10-2007, 13:20 Post: 145600
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 790 mid/front pto kit

I'm not sure if "invent" is the right word.

People around here have been running front-mounted blowers from rear PTO's, or from engines mounted in the back of pickups since at least the early 30's.....

It used to be real common I'm told out on the prairies. Nobody wants to back down and back up a 3000' driveway even once let alone every time it snows or the wind comes up and it drifts back in.

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