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How to put PTO Snowblower on Truck ?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Langlois Enterprise, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Langlois Enterprise

    Langlois Enterprise Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    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.
  2. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    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!

  3. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

  4. mreamer

    mreamer Member
    Messages: 85

    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.
  5. Langlois Enterprise

    Langlois Enterprise Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Snowblower on truck

    Thank for the ideals !!! Let everybody know when I decide on which way to go.

  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    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;)
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    What about putting the blower on the back?

    It would make things a lot easier
  8. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

  9. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

  10. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234