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 12-05-2004, 12:54 Post: 101631
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For those of you with front mount snowblowers on John Deere or Kubota, how much time does it take for removal and then re-installation of the unit? Do they make them that mount in place of the QD buckets? I am considering a purchase of a Deere or Kubota in the coming months and am curious as to how much time it will take to switch back and forth from the QD loader bucket to the blower if need be. I have a 1700' dirt/gravel slightly inclined drive in Pa which has a drifting problem. Any comments on snowblowers, even 3ph mounted, would be appreciated. Thanks






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 12-05-2004, 13:43 Post: 101634
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 Front Mount Snowblower QD or Not?

The units that are mounted on the laoder are hydraulic drive and have a loss of horsepower over a shaft drive unit.






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 12-05-2004, 16:02 Post: 101642
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 Front Mount Snowblower QD or Not?

On my BX2230 to exchange the snowblower for the FEL would take about 15 minutes. (Remove blower, quick mount, attach FEL) I think the FEL will fit over the quick-mount for the blower, but I have never tried it.






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 12-06-2004, 21:58 Post: 101736
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Art, does the shaft drive units involve taking the complete loader off (arms and bucket). I also assume the hydraulic driven units are mounted in place of the bucket and would be able to be lifted up and down as need be? Is there any raising/lowering that can be done to the shaft drive units?
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 12-06-2004, 22:27 Post: 101737
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Look at my pictures for how the FEL and Snowblower work on my BX2230. Link below.






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 12-07-2004, 06:22 Post: 101740
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On the B Series the Front Mount Blower requires a Sub Frame to be installed to use the blower. The manual states that under no circumstances should you have the loader and blower subframe installed at the same time.

The front blower manual also states that you should never be running the front blower drive shaft while at the same time raising or lowering the blower.

In the operating instructions however it states that if the snow is very deep raise the blower to make two passes instead of one, so I guess they are saying you can operate the blower in a raised position, you just need to disenagage the front PTO to move it there. Hopefully Art can clarify if that is correct?

After the subframe is initially installed removal and reinstall should be fairly straight forward. Although the subframe seems to weigh well over 100+ pounds and is best mved by one person with one end on a dolly. The BX blower is consumer grade and can be moved around by one person and attaches very easily to the Kubota front Quick Attach. Nonetheless I am happy to do it only once per season.

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 12-07-2004, 07:00 Post: 101742
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Shooter, it is nothing to remove a loader in less then 5 minutes leaving the tractor open for the blower as they both will use the same hydraulic valve to raise and lower and for some to turn or rotate the spout. There are many of the newer blowers that use a quick attach frame so you could also go to a broom or blade with just connecting the hoses and a drop of a lever. The subframes for many of the blowers may be left on the tractor and still operate the loader. The hydraulic drives for boom mounts require a pto drive hydraulic pump from the rear of the tractor that also includes a oil tank that normally is limited by the horsepower of the pump to tractor horsepower. I don't see the need for a tractor and loader when a front mount blower is in use. The blower makes less banks for the snow to fill in when the wind blows and can walk through what the plows have left. If you do have old snow that youare talking about that is hard banks then just be sure you are buying a true two stage blower and not a want to be look alike.






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 12-07-2004, 10:59 Post: 101760
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Art,

I hope you consider the Kubota BX2750 two stage blower a true two stage blower and not a wannabe look alike?

Also Art can you clarify my question from above:


"The manual for Kubota BX2750 blower on a B series tells you to not raise or lower the blower while the drive shaft is engaged. In the operating instructions however it states that if the snow is very deep raise the blower to make two passes instead of one, so I guess they are saying you can operate the blower in a raised position, you just need to disenagage the front PTO to move it there. Hopefully Art can clarify if that is correct?"






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 12-07-2004, 15:35 Post: 101771
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I appreciate all your responses. I have learned a lot on this and other tractor sites. I am narrowing my purchase options and want to attempt to get it right the first time. So far I believe I have my choices narrowed to either JD or Kubota (4310 or 3130 but waiting to read more about the new John Deeres) with loader and MMM. When I order I either am going to also order a back hoe or snowblower (can't afford both right now) just can't make up my mind yet and am trying to gain some knowledge first. I think I have a good understanding about the blowers now even though I am still weighing front mount and 3ph. Again- Gracias for your help.






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 12-07-2004, 23:01 Post: 101815
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Dennis I often think that there are translation problems when they write these books. You have to be able to raise and lower while the blowers on. Different blowers require different sub-frames and some you can have the laoder as well as the blower sub-frames attached. Dennis the BX2750 is a very well built blower and will handle a lot of snow.






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