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 11-22-2007, 21:58 Post: 148631
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Has anyone ever converted their 3 point hitch snow blower to a front mount?






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 11-23-2007, 05:15 Post: 148636
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Garydc; I've saw pictures of conversions but not a real live in person one. One I remember hung the blower on the FEL frame and drove it with a hydraulic motor from a pump on the PTO. The others used a home made three point on the front of the tractor to mount it. If your tractor has a mid PTO it likely runs too fast and in the wrong direction to power it directly with a shaft under the tractor. I've thought about one too but haven't gotten up enough courage to ask the price of a new one for the 4310, but likely by the time you are done converting you may end up spending about the same as trading yours for a front mouint. You may decide to do it just for the challenge of it all, if so "More Power To Ya", we all have a bit of that in us. Frank.






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 11-23-2007, 08:55 Post: 148643
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I've both mounted them on the front of a tractor and a pickup truck.

On the pickup truck-mounted units (plural) they've been both self-propelled and shaft driven. The shaft driven ones are by far the easiest to do and work the best, there's more work involved, but it's not nearly as fussy work as it is to put the engine directly on the blower.

What kind of information are you looking for Gary?

BTW, your profile puts you about 30 minutes south east of me, small world huh?

Best of luck.






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 11-23-2007, 20:16 Post: 148669
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thanks for your responses. I am thinking about updating to a b2630 or b3030 but presently have b6200 and a 5ft meteor blower and am thinking about coverting it to a frontmount and was wondering what was the best way to get the drive connected? Gary
p.s. where do you live Murf.






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 11-26-2007, 09:36 Post: 148739
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Gary, without making too much available to the whole 'net, but in terms you will definitely know.....

About 5 minutes north of 9, just off 48.....

BTW, if horsepower on your little 'Bota is an issue, there's another way to do it, and will make a REAL snow machine!!

Make a skid mount up and put a small car engine on the 3pth and run a shaft underneath the tractor to drive the blower which is then front mounted.

Best of luck.






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 11-26-2007, 20:01 Post: 148757
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Murf I know the area you are in very well, have a few freinds and acquaintance's in the general area.

Interesting idea for the blower ,so far I have not had a horsepower problem with my little bota but I imagine the extra gearbox and pto shaft will have a little more draw, but I'm not going to convert until I can purchase my new tractor which I hope to have for this spring. So the coversion will likely be a project for next summer.
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 11-27-2007, 07:25 Post: 148762
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Better yet, a "Bota" diesel from Surplus center.
Great idea Murf!






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 11-27-2007, 08:22 Post: 148763
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Murf,

I have my eye on a pickup transmission that has a PTO shaft output on the side of it. This is an option for most heavier trucks, which most people don't need.

So the question is........would it be possible to power a snowblower with this shaft? Is this a continuous live shaft? If so, at what RPM?

I don't know how it works. Maybe the shaft only rotates when the truck is in neutral? Somebody help me out here.

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 11-27-2007, 09:06 Post: 148764
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The transmission drives off a transmission are quite limited as far as the horsepower they can transmit. I'd be concerned over this problem as if you look at the joints that are used to drive an attachment that often will tell you the limits of this drive.

I have seen a couple of people convert to a front blower from the rear. For one operator that has the time to make it and respect it's limitations they have worked. Otherwise I would not recommend doing it from a value stand point.






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 11-27-2007, 09:08 Post: 148765
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Joel, the PTO on a truck transmission is geared directly to the main cluster, its speed is based strictly on the engine RPM's so it will spin any time it is engaged, regardless of gear, including neutral or reverse. Unless you had a HST-equipped truck you couldn't control the RPM's independent of vehicle speed.

It is however meant only to run very low power items such as (primarily) a hydraulic pump or a gear reduction winch. I doubt it could safely make anything more than about 10 or 15 horsepower, past that you would start getting into bearing problems from the increased side-loading of the drive and driven gears.

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