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 11-24-2007, 13:53 Post: 148690
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Dreaming a bit about a 3pt. rear mount snowblower for the 4310. Stopped by the Deere dealer today, he sells Red Devil and Buhler. A 60 inch wide cut seems about right according to the literature from both company's. He had none in stock but has sold several Red Devil in larger sizes, but has never had a Buhler in stock. I did notice in the literature that the Rec Devil weighs 536 lbs. compared to 450 lbs. for the Buhler if that means anything. Anyone here have either brand? Frank.






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 11-24-2007, 14:27 Post: 148692
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Hardwood,

Those Red Devil blowers are hard to beat. They use a heavy fan (flywheel material), and rarely ever plug up with snow, or bog down the tractor.

My neighbor has an 8' model on his big Deere. It blows snow about 40 yards, even with no wind. I don't know exactly how big that fan is, but it's HUGE. I'm guessing that it's about 45" in diameter. I've never seen anything like it.

Buhler makes a very good blower too though. It's rather hard to mess up such a simple tool, but I've seen some that I would never buy.

Stay away from the blowers that use small diameter (less than 18 inch) fans with only three blades. I can spit further than those things will blow snow.

If you can find a blower with a 20-24 inch fan with four blades, you've got yourself a real blower.

I'm not sure why there is so much difference in weight between the Red Devil and the Buhler. Were you comparing the same size machines? I find that rather odd. I know there would be some difference in the weight of the fans, but that much?

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 11-24-2007, 15:54 Post: 148695
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Joel; Both 60 inch models. Red Devil, 4 blade 20in. fan, single 14in. auger
Buhler 3 blade,(4 blade optional) 22in. fan, single 15in. auger.
Don't know any prices yet, dealer to find out Monday.
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 11-26-2007, 09:25 Post: 148738
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Frank, don't know Jack about the Red Devil, but Buhler is a pretty big Canadian Ag company out of the Winnipeg area, they make decent stuff, sort of middle of the road for quality, there's better, but not many better ones for the same money.

As for weight, it depends on where the difference is located, if it's in the frame it doesn't do much good, it's a blower after all, not a plow.

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 11-26-2007, 12:14 Post: 148740
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Hardwood,

I've been babysitting my neighbor's dog and chickens while they were away for the Holiday. He came to pick up his dog this morning, so I asked him about his Red Devil blower.

He seems to think, going from memory, that his blower has a cutting edge on the bottom, much like a loader's bucket. Most blowers have a thin sheet metal across the bottom, with skid shoes to prevent wear. Apparently, Red Devil doesn't use skid shoes.....but have opted for a steel cutting edge, like grader blade, instead.

If this is also the case on the smaller Red Devil blowers, that would explain away most of the weight differences.

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 11-26-2007, 12:26 Post: 148741
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Generally speaking, a replaceable cutting edge is not even an option until you get into a bigger blower, 8+ feet or more in width, we're talking about a 5 footer here.

Bedsides which, if the cutting edge accounted for a 86 pound difference in a pair of 5 foot blowers that would mean the cutting edge weighed 17.2 pounds per foot.

What do they use for a cutting edge, a 8" I-beam?

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 11-26-2007, 14:42 Post: 148743
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hardwood- what kind of price range for this snowblower, and is there a hp requirement?






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 11-26-2007, 15:42 Post: 148749
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Gotta add my $.02. I have a Pronovost 68" that I scrounged from Art a few years ago. It is commercial quality.

Big 4 blade fan, bolt on cutter, adjustable shoes... a very quality well built heavy duty machine.

I was hoping Art would weigh in on this discussion, me thinks he's probably sitting in the sun somewhere sipping on some kinda fruity drink...

Frank you can not go wrong with this Brand it is a tad pricey and they have a lighter brand called the Puma I think. Wait for Art to weigh in.

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 11-26-2007, 15:49 Post: 148750
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I have a Farm King 740 (74"Wink yeah right which is the sister of the Buehler. My Father in Law has the 96" double auger and has used different brands before he bought this one. He says his Farm King is far and away the best he's had. I'm not familiar with the Red Devil but I use mine on a 50 pto hp tractor and it does a great job. The hydro really stands out when blowing snow as you can go as slow as you want under full power. I paid $2,000 a little over a year ago but the dealer didn't check the then current price as he should have charged more he later told me.






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 11-26-2007, 18:57 Post: 148756
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The 4310 is about 32-34 HP. I didn't get time to get back to the dealer today far as prices, so don't know. The 6 ft. box blade is on the tractor now, it sticks out about 10 inches past the rear wheels, that might be a better width for a blower than the five footer, just go slower. I used to have an International Harvester model 80 eight foot double auger on a 100 HP 1070 Case farm tractor till we sold the farm equipment, so I'm kinda spoiled by what a big blower can do. Thanks for all the input. Frank.






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