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Langlois Enterprise
02-21-2009, 03:19 PM
I am looking for any information on how to put a front mount PTO driven 6 Ft Snow blower on a 1 ton truck. The big problem is the connection of the PTO on the truck and how you lift it up with a plow frame without messing up the PTO drive assembly.

A friend of mine uses a Hydraulic snow blower on a truck, 8 ft cut, has it on 3/4 ton to carry a 350 engine a 50 Gal fluid tank.

The snow blower is off a tractor, made by Erskine. The tractor works, trying to go faster between stops and longer distance.

This will be a summer project.

flatlander42
02-21-2009, 06:19 PM
use a high angle u-joint where the plow mounts hinge point would be?

wouldn't the shaft be kinda close to the ground?

if you get to this project, you better show off progress!

look forward to seein it in action!

Nathan

creativedesigns
02-21-2009, 06:32 PM
What about considering engine driven blowers! Hooked up using a unimount system.

http://www.allwebdiscounts.com/snowblower_01.php

mreamer
02-21-2009, 07:35 PM
What about driving a hydraulic pump from the PTO? Then having a hydraulic motor running a gear box. Then attach the gear box to the impeller (2nd stage of the blower). By using a gear box you can use a standard rate pump and motor. The gear box will take the relatively slow RPM motor and increase the speed needed for the impeller to work properly. This way you wouldn't have to worry about a 10ft. drive shaft.

Langlois Enterprise
02-22-2009, 09:58 AM
Thank for the ideals !!! Let everybody know when I decide on which way to go.

Milt

cretebaby
02-22-2009, 10:19 AM
It is pretty much necessary to have a seperate power unit

Its tough to get the hp out of your truck engine at low rpm and tough to creep in gear with a high rpm;)

cretebaby
02-22-2009, 10:27 AM
I am looking for any information on how to put a front mount PTO driven 6 Ft Snow blower on a 1 ton truck. The big problem is the connection of the PTO on the truck and how you lift it up with a plow frame without messing up the PTO drive assembly.

A friend of mine uses a Hydraulic snow blower on a truck, 8 ft cut, has it on 3/4 ton to carry a 350 engine a 50 Gal fluid tank.

The snow blower is off a tractor, made by Erskine. The tractor works, trying to go faster between stops and longer distance.

This will be a summer project.

What about putting the blower on the back?

It would make things a lot easier

unimogr
02-22-2009, 04:49 PM
Just buy this one it's all done:

http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=79218

It's a convertible so you can go to cruise nights too.

dellwas
02-22-2009, 05:50 PM
Or this one up here in Canada. Personally, I think it's overpriced though. Still, it only has 3400k on it:

http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=79563&highlight=unimog


Just buy this one it's all done:

http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=79218

It's a convertible so you can go to cruise nights too.

unimogr
01-08-2010, 07:49 PM
There's a number of them here:

http://unimog.net/exchange/