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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:46 am    Post subject: snow thrower attachment question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've been putting together yard equipment for a house I'm building in central Michigan. I bought a 18 hp twin (MTD built) on Ebay and after a whole lot of TLC I have about $200 total into it and it has been fantastic for the 4 acres of grass I've been cutting. I picked up a slightly used 40" thrower attachment for it that was missing the pully to engine drive. Got some used drive parts and adapted it to the deck mechanism so the thrower engages and drops to surface level using the mower deck lever and only have $100 total into it. I know I still have to get chains and wheel or some other weights. I have never used a tractor/thrower combination so my question is this;
The helper springs lifting the thrower are balanced so that any less and I wouldn't be able to lift (and disengage) the thrower with the deck lever. Any more and the thrower won't drop flat onto the ground. Can these springs be TOO strong so the thrower rides up over the snow rather than cut through it? Also do you think there will be issues with the thrower pushing against the deck mechanism rather than it pivoting directly on the frame? Thanks for any thoughts.

Jim

 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: snow thrower attachment question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't know about your questions but I think your ranch king will have its hands full, that looks like a big blower, but will be a lot nicer than any self propelled, and when you pick it up is it manual, electic, hydraulic or what, because my allis doesn't have any springs to help pick it up
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: snow thrower attachment question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Picking it up is manual. Almost everything on it is the same as what is listed in the tractor operating manual as being the correct factory optional snow thrower for this particular tractor except size. This is a 40" and the manual lists a 36". I'm thinking 4" isn't going to be a "make or break". The manual also shows the correct one being mounted off frame pickup points where I have this one mounted completely off the mower deck hardware, hence my questions.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:57 pm    Post subject: Re: snow thrower attachment question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well if your springs are threaded you should be able to make them pick up more or less, unless there not threaded, can't help much without pictures
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:34 pm    Post subject: Re: snow thrower attachment question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Set it light on the springs, you want it to skim, and leave the last inch or 2 of snow on the ground, the last inch or 2 is always wetter, and jams up blowers easily.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: snow thrower attachment question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Set it light on the springs, you want it to skim, and leave the last inch or 2 of snow on the ground, the last inch or 2 is always wetter, and jams up blowers easily.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: snow thrower attachment question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You better hope you don't get much snow or it'll be a very long Winter with that rig.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:34 am    Post subject: Re: snow thrower attachment question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That's what I thought lol, good luck though
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:00 am    Post subject: Re: snow thrower attachment question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My guess is that the thrower should pivot on a bracket that attaches to the frame so the lift mechanism is not so touchy. You should be able to find a manual for that tractor and that thrower online at MTD.
 
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