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 11-25-2005, 06:26 Post: 119806
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I am new to the world of tractors and this summer I a used Kubota B2410 with a B/L2563 rear mounted snowblower. I had been told by people owning compacts with front mounted snowblowers how great it was and that the blower would throw the snow 30 feet or better. After using the blower yesterday I was a bit disappointed. It was throwing what was a pretty light snow about 15 feet. It also seemed to build up quite a bit of snow in front of the blower despite it being only about a 4 inch snowfall. Is there likely to be a problem with either the tractor or the blower? Or is this simply a difference between front mounted and rear mounted?






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 11-25-2005, 07:15 Post: 119808
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Whether rear or front mount there can be a lot of differences in snowblowers. Perhaps one model is a single stage and the other a two stage. My experienc has been that light fluffy snow tends to "Die in the Stream" so to speak, I think because there isn't enough weight in it to maintain velocity, while heavier drifted snow is heavier and tends to have enough inertia to carry its self farther. Yes, sometimes the light fluffy snow tends to push ahead of the auger a bit before it goes in. Just a couple tips from the school of hard knocks. 1) Allways keep your nose to the wind. 2) Don't let the chute be aimed at buildings, cars, and especially windows. Enjoy your day. Frank.






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 11-25-2005, 08:50 Post: 119813
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 Kubota B L2563 rear mounted snowblower

Frank had some excellent points, but since you started your post with " am new to the world of tractors..." I'm going to go back to square one, sometimes things get overlooked.

If this is overly basic excuse me, but I have seen people running tractors a long time, the WRONG way, because that was "how I always did it".

First things first, you should always run a blower at full PTO speed, anything less will certainly cause the symptoms you described.

The second key is speed. Behind PTO speed nothing has a bigger impact on blower performance. The blower should be travelling at a speed where neither snow is building up in front of it, nor is it clearing it's path and waiting for more. Generally, a blower will not like moving at anything but the slowest reverse available. If the snow is very light, or very dry you may be able to get away with a little faster speed, experience will tell you.

Thirdly, don't be in a rush, that's when mistakes happen. Be sure to stop the tractor BEFORE the PTO and wait until the snow stops coming out the hood before stopping the PTO, not following this simple step can result in a clogged chute, and or a snapped shear pin from starting back up under load. In wet slushy conditions, and if parked that way, you could have a snowblower-cicle, a frozen solid useless piece of ballast hanging off your 3pth.

Fourthly, NEVER, under any circumstances put any part of your body into the blower to clear it if it clogs. There are many other convenient things to use. Things that won't hurt so much if they get pinched by the mechanism. We have found a broken hockey stick works great, put a small bulb of duct tape on one end, and a larger one on the other end, and keep it with the blower at all times, if it's not handy you won't use it. Use it as you would a toilet plunger to push through any blockage.

If you ever have to get a piece of debris tangled in the works and have to unwind it, like a rope, or a newspaper, or have to change a shear pin, ALWAYS, lower the 3pth, turn off the tractor, set the parking brake and POCKET THE KEY!!! Parked in this manner the tractor is immobile, nobody can lower the blower on you, or worse, start it up.

Most of all, be careful, if not handled carefully a snow blower will bite! It is not a toy, and always be very mindful of where the discharge is pointed. A blower can lob a frozen block with surprising force. Spectators and vehicles should be kept well back of a working blower.

Best of luck.






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Thanks for all the input. The snowblower is a 2-stage blower. Great point regarding use of the snowblower. I did use a snowblower previously but it was a normal Ariens blower. I have actually used the blower twice thus far, once when it was pretty wet so I was not terrribly surprised when the snow did not go far but I was surprised with the lighter snow.






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One other point. The PTO was at maximum speed






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I stopped by at a Kubota dealership yesterday. I was advised that this B/L2563 was a very old blower and probably could not be expected to throw the snow as far as the newer blowers. Thanks again for all the advice. I will be making up a de-clogging stick later today






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There are blowers out there that are new that throw it no further then that model. That model is of old design and built for heavy wet snow which is why you are pushing it some instead of the front auger aggressively bringing in the snow.






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Thanks again for all of your help. Hearing that about the blower helps me in that I understand that there is nothing wrong with either the blower or the tractor.

Now if I can find a used soft sided cab I should be in great shape for the winter.






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