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07 deere with blower

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by unit28, May 30, 2007.

  1. unit28

    unit28 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,477

    Hope it works.
    I bought a 19 hp hydro riding mower with a 44" 2 stage blower.

    Any one else use a blower?

    It's my first rider that I've ever bought. Any advice or tips would be appreciated.
    Well, I guess snow is the next thing I need....LOL
  2. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I think we need some pics of your setup!wesport :D
  3. unit28

    unit28 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,477

    well, how do I put the blower on?
    doesn't it have to be like 22 degrees first before I mount it?
  4. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,709

    I just ordered a Deere X720 with a 47" SnowBlower so I can tell you about that when winter comes! The tractor is gigantic and has plenty of power behind it.
  5. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    My neighbor has a blower attachment for his GT235. Ne never uses it because his driveway is very steep. I offered him 500 but he been thinking of selling to me for 3 years now. He paid 1200 for it. I can't see spending more than that since it would only be a backup for me.
  6. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I'd accept pics of just the tractor lol.
  7. unit28

    unit28 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,477

    this is the twin....
  8. Tractor Plower

    Tractor Plower Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    The best advice i can offer is BUNDLE UP! Also, don't let the snow get that deep until you know the limits of your machine. Whatever you do, make sure you feed the snow in at a stady rate. Nothing burns belts more than someone who "rams" into snow, then stops to let the blower clear itself. This should be easy with a hydrostat.
    The only other thing i can think of is adding ballast to the rear of the machine, as well as a good set of chains.

  9. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I good set of chains and some weight in the back is a must. My Deere 160 has chains and about 100+ lbs. of weight bolted to the trailer hitch. It is unstoppable.
  10. unit28

    unit28 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,477

    it came with 80 pounds of siutcase weight.
    pluse myself that should be about 600# on the rear tires.


    I also have a snowmobile helmet...cool huh?LOL
  11. icebladez

    icebladez Member
    from sask
    Messages: 74

    What exactly you "pffffff'n" at?..
    chains= good thinking.
  12. vtzdriver

    vtzdriver Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 111

    +2 on chains and weight- especially chains

    If the snow gets too deep, be prepared to make half passes.
  13. Snowplowkid

    Snowplowkid Member
    Messages: 76

    Unit 28, hope you like your JD. I have it's cousin (Info Below). With my blade after about 7-8" inches I have to take half passes. So you should be good w/ a blower as long as you don't get it all choked up. Chains are a MUST!!!

    Good Luck
  14. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,067

    put chains on, you'll never go through another winter without them.


    weight wont matter when you have the tires on hard pack snow or Ice, Then the chains will be worth every penny and pain to buy and put on.

    trying to run a garden tractor without chains, for snow blowing.

    ha ha LOL.

    sublime out.
  15. orange79

    orange79 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I agree with needin chains, the turf tires dont like the snow at all
  16. Blunt

    Blunt Junior Member
    Messages: 9