3 PT Snow Blowers Which One : Snowblowers / Snow Plows / Removal  -- Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph Discussion Forum and Review 3 PT Snow Blowers Which One : Snowblowers / Snow Plows / Removal -- Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index

Kubota Tractors
  Kubota News
  Kubota Price
  Kubota Review
John Deere Tractors
  John Deere News
  John Deere Price
  John Deere Review
New Holland Tractors
  New Holland Tractor Price
  New Holland Tractor Revie
Other Tractor Brands
  Articulated Tractors
  Belarus
  Bobcat Tractors
  Case
  Cub Cadet
  Hinomoto
  Kioti Tractor
  Long
  Massey Ferguson
  Mitsubishi
  Other Tractor Brands
  Other Tractor News
  Shibaura
  Yanmar Tractors
Lawn and Garden Tractors
  Craftsman
  Cub Cadet Garden
  John Deere Garden
  Kubota Lawn Garden
  Other Garden Tractors
  Simplicity
  Toro Wheelhorse
  Ventrac Lawn Tractors
Antique Tractors
  Allis Chalmers
  Case David Brown
  Farmall IHC
  Ford
  Ford 9N 2N 8N
  Fordson
  Harry Ferguson
  John Deere Older
  Massey-Harris Ferguson
  Minneapolis Moline
  Oliver Cletrac Cockshutt
  Restoration
  Tractor Pulling
Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph
  Back Hoe
  Field Mowers Brush Cutter
  Grooming Mowers Finish Mo
  Loaders
  Snowblowers / Snow Plows
  Tillers and Ploughs
  Tractor Implements
  Trenchers
  Wood Chippers 3PH
Tractor Maintenance
  Diesel Fuel Lubrication E
  Tractor Engine Repair Reb
  Tractor Tires
Utility ATV
  All Terrain Vehicles
  John Deere Gator
  Mule Utility Vehicles
General Tractor
  Farming Ranching Agricult
  Photo Contest
  Size Tractor Needed
  Tractor Projects
  Tractor Safety
  Welding
Chinese Tractors
  Jinma Farmpro Agracat
  NorTrac Tractors
  Other Chinese Tractors
Cars
  All Brands
  Audi VW
  BMW
  Car Tires and Maintenance
  Chrysler
  Exotic, Sports, Racing
  Ford Cars
  General Motors
  Honda
  Hyundai
  Mercedes
  News
  Nissan
  Subaru
  SUV and Trucks
  Toyota Cars
Trucks Trailers
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
Home Building
  Alternate Electric Energy
  Barns Pole Barns
  Buying Ranch Farm Acreage
  Carpentry
  Contractors
  Electric
  Excavation
  Moldings Finish Trim
  Other Home Building
  Pellet Stoves
  Plumbing
  Wood Stoves
Tools
  Electirc Power Tools
  Gas Power Tools
  Generators
  Shop Tools
  Techniques Howto
Landscape
  Flowers Shrubs Garden
  Golf Course Maintenance
  Irrigation Systems
  Landscape Design
  Landscape Lighting
  Landscape Maintenance
  Lawn, Turf, and Grass
  Vegetable Gardening
Construction
  Caterpillar
  Komatsu
  Wheel Loaders
Current Events Health Happiness
  Current Events
  Dogs and other Pets
  Electronics And Computers
  Food
  Health
  Just For Fun Off Topic
  Movies Music Games
  Personal Finance Investme
  Sports Outdoors
Tractorpoint Site
  Member Photos
  Site Members
  Website Operations Howto


New As Posted | Active Subjects



Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Snowblowers / Snow Plows / Removal Forum

Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 04-07-2002, 14:52 Post: 37150
Need INfo
2002-04-07 14:52:32
Post: 37150
 3 PT Snow Blowers Which One

Hi Folks,

I am looking for a 3 pt snow blower for next year, all units I am looking at are 54 inch and I will be putting it on a Kubota BX2200. So far I have come up with the following: JRW- $1100, Farm King $1200, and Pronovost Puma 54- $1130. I have very little info on the JRW, the other two units have web sites which gives some good info. I would like to know if you have any of these units and IF you had to do it again would by but the same unit? Which one is the best unit for my 250 foot long blacktop driveway? Only the Puma had skid shoes, do you think the other units will scratch the driveway? If you know of any units that are better let me know, also anyone in NY, CT, VT, NH that know of units that may be cheaper, end of season sale, at your local dealer, let me know. Twlc@hotmail.com

Thanks

Tom






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 04-08-2002, 14:34 Post: 37182
TomG

TP Contributor

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Upper Ottawa Valley
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5406

5
Filter by User
 3 PT Snow Blowers Which One

I could be surprised, but I thought all blowers have skid shoes of some type. The ones on my 5' Meteor are simply strapping on either side of the auger box. They aren't adequate to keep the blower from sinking to its blade in unfrozen gravel.

Pronovost is a well regarded blower, but I'm used to seeing them priced considerable higher than brands such as Farm King and Meteor. Puma could be an economy line for them, but Pronovost and Meteor are Canadian made so perhaps the current exchange rate prices them lower than a few years ago.

I can't say if a blower will mar blacktop. I have gravel, but I also do my neighbour's blacktop drive. I keep the top link fairly short so the blower tilts back and doesn't pick up gravel etc. I've never tried to angle the blade down and scrape dowb to the drive surface. I just try to keep a bit of snow pack on top of both drives.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 04-11-2002, 15:57 Post: 37299
snowedin
2002-04-11 00:00:00
Post: 37299
 3 PT Snow Blowers Which One

Have you looked at the normand line. The Company that sells them up in Canada switched from JRW to Normand last year according to my dealer because of quality issues with the JRW line. You can see them at www.easternfarmmachinery.com






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 04-13-2002, 05:39 Post: 37366
DougP



Join Date: Jul 2003
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 3 PT Snow Blowers Which One

Tom, I use a Pronovost P-620 blower on my JD755. I have not seen a better built blower or one that works better. We get plenty of snow up here in northern Maine, and this unit handles it without a problem. I highly recommend the hydraulic chute controls, especially if you have a cab.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 04-13-2002, 06:57 Post: 37373
3 pt snowblower search
2002-04-13 00:00:00
Post: 37373
 3 PT Snow Blowers Which One

An update....

I was able to find a dealer that has a green, ( wrong color, for a Kubota) Puma 54 for a $1000. I am also looking at the Norman snowblower, if the USA supplier ever calls me back with a list of dealers in my area, ( NJ, NY, PA, MA, CT.). The unit is heavier 455 lbs compared with 362lbs for the Puma. Given they are the same size, I hope/guess this will mean a better unit?? I also found a snowblower mfg by Smyth, a 54 inch unit for $1400. Do not know much about the unit, anyone know anything about it?, I wonder if it is worth an extra $400 and a 5 hour drive?? Also found a Farm King 50 inch unit for $1100, shipped to me, no traveling. Trying to also find more info on the Meteor snowblower, but can not find much about the unit, can anyone help on that one too? Given the mild winter we had, I am hoping to find a good discount for a dealer not wanting to store it for a summer…

The search continues….....

Thanks
Tom






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 04-13-2002, 07:31 Post: 37376
TomG

TP Contributor

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Upper Ottawa Valley
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5406

5
Filter by User
 3 PT Snow Blowers Which One

You might check the eastern farm machinery site at http://www.easternfarmmachinery.com/ It's a Canadian operation, and I believe Meteor is made in southern Ontario. Most any dealer should be able to find out about the company, but an Ontario dealer certainly would know them. I deal with Rath Farm Equipment (NH) and Elliot Farm Equipment (AGCO). http://www.rathequipment.com/ and http://www.agdealer.com/elliott/. My Meteor came from Rath.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 04-13-2002, 11:09 Post: 37385
3 pt snowblower
2002-04-13 00:00:00
Post: 37385
 3 PT Snow Blowers Which One

Tom G,

Sent an e-mail to both companies, lets see what happens. Just wondering if the shipping cross the border will be a problem( $$$$$), guess we will see.

The quest continues......

Tom






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 04-14-2002, 08:06 Post: 37399
TomG

TP Contributor

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Upper Ottawa Valley
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5406

5
Filter by User
 3 PT Snow Blowers Which One

No experience with international shipping myself, but I import duties have become low to gone over the past 10 years. I believe that each of these dealers ship to the U.S. fairly often and probably can arrange all the details.

Most any dealer in Canada probably can do much the same. It would be good to find out if shipping costs are from the dealer to you or the factory to you. I like my dealers, but if costs were calculated from the dealer, then it would be good to choose a dealer closest to you. I think each web site of the major manufacturers have dealer locators. I haven't experienced any dealer who pushes factory implements exclusively. All should be aware of after-market manufacturers such as Meteor, Farm King etc.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 04-16-2002, 10:03 Post: 37498
3 pt snow
2002-04-16 00:00:00
Post: 37498
 3 PT Snow Blowers Which One

A further update….

I called the two Canada dealers, they did not have any Meteor in stock, would have to order if I wanted it, so no savings. So…. Here is my choice.. go with the Puma or the Normand, the Normand is $100 more. The units are the same except the Normand is 455 lbs vs. The Puma 362 lbs. Do you think the difference in weight pushes it to the Normand?? Interested in anyone’s input on this. FYI the Meteor was only 310 lbs.

Thanks

Tom






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 04-17-2002, 05:01 Post: 37525
TomG

TP Contributor

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Upper Ottawa Valley
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5406

5
Filter by User
 3 PT Snow Blowers Which One

I'm not sure weight affects how a blower operates much, but then I've never tried to use my blower blade to scrape down to a driveway surface. More weight does often means more ruggedness--especially if the extra weight comes from thicker gauge materials. The weight comparison is especially true for box scrapers that receive high shock loads and need very durable welded joints. Gross weight is a consideration but it may be less of a general quality measure for snow blowers than box scrapers.

I would compare the gauge of flat stock used, but I'd pay more attention to the auger (if they're 2-stage blowers). Augers do bend if the blower is backed into something. Replaceable blades also are good.

I'd compare the fan diameters, number of blades and rpm's. Higher rpm fans throw snow further and maybe a bit more of it as well. Larger diameter fans throw more snow. How much snow a blower throws is the main limitation of operating ground speed. If the fan doesn't clear snow off the auger, then the blower pushes snow ahead of it until it acts like a plow. The only alternative in heavy snows is to go slow. Larger fans take more HP, but if the tractor has the power, I'd go for one with a bigger fan.

There's probably not much to choose between if both have hydraulic chute rotation. They're pretty much the same and they're also very good to have. I use mine a lot and have to have fairly precise control over chute direction. Some mechanical chute rotation mechanisms may be much better than others. Electrically adjustable chute caps are available but I've never felt a need for one.









Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Snowblowers / Snow Plows / Removal Forum

Thread 37150 Filter by Poster:
3 pt snowblower 1 | 3 pt snow 1 | 3 pt snowblower search 1 | DougP 1 | J Bishop 1 | Need INfo 1 | snowedin 1 | TomG 5 |

 (advanced search)

Picture of the Day
videorov

Belarus - How do I get this part off the tractor so I can install a new one
How do I get this part off the tractor so I can install a new one


Unanswered Questions

Shibaura SD2203 rear axle oil
Mitsubishi MX55
Gator HPX ignition module
SL 1643
Removing LHS rear wheel beari
Gear Grinding 1200A - primary
Replacing a friction diskwashe
Bolens k1502 mitsubishi K3 ove


Active Subjects

Big country 4x2 utility vehicl
Operation
lift cylinder for 3pt hitch wo
Still have jerk in hydro
Flatulent gifts human and dog
front mount snowblower
Hydraulics Won t Work
4210 ehydro codes


Hot Topics

NorTrac Tractor Quality Review
Case 446 hydraulic pump
Long 460 hydraulic problem
Jinma Tractor w transmission p
Flatulent gifts human and dog
Generator set up ideas wanted
6X4 Gator Sometimes Shudders
Roof VP75 Brush Mower Manual


Featured Suppliers

Mountain Creek Labradoodles
      MountainCreekLabradoodles.com





New Forums on Gun Sport Shooting and Hunting -- BarrelPoint.com  New Forums on Horses ManePoint.com
Talk Horses at ManePoint
Hunting + Gun Sports at BarrelPoint



Most Viewed

+ How to build a Front End Loader Snow Blade
+ 3pt Snowblower Brands
+ 3 point snow blowers
+ McKee Snowblower Chute Operation
+ 3 pt to front mount
+ Woods SB72 Snowblower
+ Front End Snowblower vs 3 PH Rear Mounted Snowblo
+ Kubota B2782 snowblower 63 front mount
+ Garden tractor with snowblower
+ Front end loader snowblower

Most Discussion

+ How to build a Front End Loade
+ 3pt Snowblower Brands
+ Survey How long is your drivew
+ Garden tractor with snowblower
+ Snow Plow on Tractor
+ Snow plow
+ top qualitysnowblowers
+ hydraulic snowblowers
+ JD plow
+ JD 4300 snowblower attach

Newest Topics

+ front mount snowblower
+ Cat 1 Lift Arm Pins
+ Ready for Titan Snow with Loftness Rear Snow Blowe
+ 540 PTO speed too slow for snow blower
+ Survey How long is your driveway for snow removal
+ Kubota B7500 used snowblower cost
+ kubota B7800 front end snow blower Hose Attachmen
+ Kubota B7610 BX2750 Snowblower Video
+ Show Your Snow Removal Equipment
+ snowblower
















Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines