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 02-21-2006, 12:50 Post: 124900
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 Front End Snowblower vs. 3 PH Rear Mounted Snowblower

I have a JD 4600 with FEL. I just bought a house in NE Pennsylvania with a 2,200' driveway. I'm considering buying a used commercial Loftness 66" 3PH mounted blower for $1,600 that is in excellent condition. Having looked through all the discussion threads, I'm starting to think I should consider a front mounted snowblower. Which snow blower (front or rear) would be best for my use? Also, should I just wait to find a used non-commercial blower instead of the heavier duty commercial one I found? I don't plan on moving for a long time(hopefully).






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 02-21-2006, 16:43 Post: 124917
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 Front End Snowblower vs. 3 PH Rear Mounted Snowblower

If you don't mind have a crick in your neck, get the rear mount. Seriously, I would get the front mount if I was in the market for a snow blower. I don't know what material your drive way is made of but have you considered an older pick-up with a plow. I think you could pick one up for less than the price of a blower and stay warm while plowing.

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 02-21-2006, 17:16 Post: 124918
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 Front End Snowblower vs. 3 PH Rear Mounted Snowblower

I have the front blower to me the rear blower on a 1000 foot drive is out of the question. I think you would be making a big misstake getting the rear mount, hey but maybe the $$ are the most important factor. Its your neck and it is a pain.






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 02-21-2006, 17:31 Post: 124919
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 Front End Snowblower vs. 3 PH Rear Mounted Snowblower

I used to have an 8 ft. blower on the rear of a 100 HP tractor. It got rid of lots of snow in a little time, but my longest driveway was only 75 ft. long. I sold it when I got the plow for the pickup, but if I were to get another blower especially for that long of a drive it would be a front mount. I'm afraid you will spend the money difference at the chiropractor doing a drive that long with a rear mount. Frank.






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 02-21-2006, 20:28 Post: 124926
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I would look at the system Murf uses for his commercial business, a front mounted plow on the FEL (Murf picture 15). Unless you get a lot of snow and no where to move it, it is a lot faster and cheaper. Then again I have not lived with snow in 7 years so what do I know.






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 02-21-2006, 20:32 Post: 124927
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It is hard to beat a front snowblower and with 2200 feet to blow out, I would consider it. That is over 4/10ths of a mile and I get a sore neck even thinking of it. Also a front blower allows you to get just about anywhere you want near your buildings. Had a rear one once and after I got the front one, I thought I had gone to heaven!
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 02-21-2006, 20:37 Post: 124928
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A FEL with a blade is fine if you get no drifting. I would make sure he knows his prevailing winds and then determine. On my driveway (about 1500 feet)- it runs north-south and with NW and W winds prevailing up here in N. Central Wisconsin - all I ended up with, while using a blade was a nice place for snow to drift in. I have used a front-snow blower for the last 3 years and have not once had to get my bulldozer out to get thru it. Otherwise, it was 2-3 or more times per year with heavy snows and drifting. Many things to consider. No one answer, but for me the blower saves me alot of work.
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 02-21-2006, 20:39 Post: 124929
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I am sorry - my driveway runs east-west. A little tired, just got done cleaning out the last snow we had here.
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 02-21-2006, 22:10 Post: 124935
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You are right wind drifted snow on the prairies can be very difficult to move. I don't believe he will get this type of snow in PA much.






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 02-22-2006, 07:18 Post: 124941
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Thanks for the feedback! The driveway flows West-East with the wind blowing West to East. A third of the driveway is gravel with a slight to moderate incline up. The other two thirds is dirt/grass and is relatively flat. Various parts of it have hills rising up from one of the sides which could make it a little difficult to push snow to the side. Also, the third with gravel cuts through evergreens on either side.






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