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New Sno-Go Blower on articulated tractor

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by neman, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. neman

    neman Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 57

  2. ff1221

    ff1221 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,328

    That's knarly as he!!, it's mounted on a Klass self propelled forage harvester. Great veiw from the cockpit.
     
  3. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    sweet. that's one heck of a machine
     
  4. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    stupid chute design, but other than that i bet its great, especially with the snow tires
     
  5. mmaddox

    mmaddox Member
    Messages: 57

    Not a forage chopper, but a relatively new Claas/Mercedes tractor. On some models the cab actually is movable from the front to the middle. And yes, it is very pricey. I have driven them, they are nice, but I still prefer my TV-140.
     
  6. ff1221

    ff1221 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,328

    I didn't't realize Klaas made a tractor, we most commonly see their forage harvesters here. That is definitely a neat setup though.
     
  7. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237

    Clauss tractor is pretty cool...bidirectional...cab turns to point in direction you wish to go.

    Very pricey but nice....

    Chute design is for truck loading....so very complicated and large.

    Tires on tractor are Nokian TRI-2's I have them on my Deere 5525....not a snow tire per se but a Ag tire for multi-usage (no tillage) in Europe....directional radials with high speed rating....ride great and are super in snow too!

    Dave
     
  8. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    I wish I had that chute. Mine is ridgid full height and kinda tall when running over the road. That one telescopes down for transport and has a deflector at the top for loading.
     
  9. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I don't see any hydraulics to lift it up for loading, and what I meant by a stupid looking design is that it looks like it just sprays it all over the ground next to where you are blowing, and it doesn't look like its throwing much if it, because its cut away starting at the bottom. if it does have a hydraulic adjustment thats fine i just can't see any cylinders or hoses
     
  10. mmaddox

    mmaddox Member
    Messages: 57

    Claas build a lot of stuff that doesn't make it to the N.A. market. Mercedes also builds stuff that we never see. There have been many joint ventures between the two. Ag equipment in Europe is a lot different in it's use that what we are used to. Just one of which it that a lot of equipment there will run 30-35 mph down the road. The tractor in the picture was designed with that in mind, to pull semi sized trailer on highways. Most of the power units are used as year round as possible.
     
  11. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    The MB Trac is one we don't see here either.

    MB Trac.jpg
     
  12. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Another example.

    36.jpg
     
  13. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    You can see the small cylinder up top for adjusting the top most section. On the center section it looks like you can see the base of the cylinder which works the linkage to drop the section down for transport.

    Not sure why all that powder is blowing out that way. I don't get it coming out of mine like that and neither does my neighbors blower.

    Either way that's a mighty nice Claas.