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Sno-Packer snow blower for BIG Loader, what's it worth?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by TheEquineFencer, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. TheEquineFencer

    TheEquineFencer Member
    Messages: 88

    Sno-Packer snow blower for Loader, what's it worth? I have a buddy that bought one and does not have a use for it. It was bought at an auction. It's never been used, still has the shipping blocks on the blade edge. I did a Google search and cannot find the builders info. What's it worth? Does anyone want it? I told him I'd ask around and see what offers I could get for it. It's about 12-14 feet wide. Here's a link to a picture of it.

    http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu145/TheEquineFencer/Allensstuff018.jpg
     
  2. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    not sure what it would be worth, too bad it doesnt have a singel shute, or else i may have been interested,
     
  3. KCAPXIS

    KCAPXIS Senior Member
    from NE PA.
    Messages: 143

    Could you post a pic or the back of it ?? or send me some more pics?? what is the power sourse ? Hydro or PTO. Thanks Karl KCAPXIS@PTD.net
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    That's a monster. Usually something that big is self powered. Why is there a gap between the blower and the chute?
     
  5. TheEquineFencer

    TheEquineFencer Member
    Messages: 88

    It's made to be used on something like a rubber tired loader. I'll try to post some pics later tonight.
     
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I'm guessing that is designed for use at an airport or something like that. Rigs for loading dumps would have a longer chute. The twin chutes would make it faster. Snow only has to travel half the distance to reach the impellers. Two impellers mean twice the capacity to exhaust the snow.

    Maybe mountain roads too. Would be cool to see it in action.
     
  7. TheEquineFencer

    TheEquineFencer Member
    Messages: 88

    You're a guy that knows his snow blowers, it was bought for an airport and was suppose to be able to blow it 30-40 feet out each side while traveling at a reasonable ground speed for quick snow removal, chutes are adjustable. It's never been used, we're in Eastern,NC..
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    A little deductive reasoning I guess, LOL.

    My father plowed snow at our regional airport back in the 60s. Make a pass or two with the dumptruck and wing, then run the snowblower down through. They didn't have anything like this though. It would take a couple hours to clean a runway less than a mile long.
     
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Looked on YouTube but couldn't find any twin chute blowers. Some pretty cool stuff. 600 HP loader mounted job. 8 foot swath through 4 feet of packed snow like nothing.
     
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Tim the tool man will buy that blower. Wow never seen anything like it before,
     
  11. TheEquineFencer

    TheEquineFencer Member
    Messages: 88

    Here's a picture of the blower from the backside. He said a standard 555 type loader will run it. It's all hydraulic, powered from the loader running it. He also has a snorkle fire truck from the airport too. It'd be good for "parts", it has two engines, a 8V-71 Detroit with a 6 speed Allison and a 6V-53 Detroit that runs a Water/Foam pump, both engines are really low miles/hours. It's in an OshKosh 4 wheel drive pusher type chassis with gear reduction axles.

    http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu145/TheEquineFencer/Allensstuff011.jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2009
  12. TheEquineFencer

    TheEquineFencer Member
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    Last edited: Dec 25, 2009
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Does anyone know if there is a rule of thumb about how much horsepower you can transfer through a given size hydraulic hose? Say a 1 inch hose? Obviously the higher PSI and GPM, the more power.
     
  14. DGODGR

    DGODGR Senior Member
    from s/w co
    Messages: 639

    I don't know what a 555 type loader is (Ford 555 TLB?) but I don't think that the loader auxilary hydraulics could power that well enough. I was told that I can't power a 10 footer with my 3 yard loader hydraulics. You say it's a 16 footer. That will take huge amounts of horsepower to run. Here in CO the DOT has 10' blowers for blowing back the edges of the roads. They have them mounted to dedicated trucks. The truck has an engine that serves to drive the truck (like all trucks) and it has another engine mounted on the bed. The bed is completely covered with the engine and the related support equipment (hyd. tank, coolers, fuel tank, etc). From the size of it, I would guess that it has several hundred horsepower. You can't get that much from a loader (unless it carries a piggyback power source). The hydraulic supply lines look small to me also. Can't transfer big HP unless you are using big lines with large amounts of flow.
     
  15. TheEquineFencer

    TheEquineFencer Member
    Messages: 88

    Please don't start picking me apart, I have no idea what you're talking about 16 foot wide, I guess it's growing like this thread. All I'm doing is telling you guys what he has, if you know the equipment so be it. You now know about as much as me if not more. If you want it let me know, if you want me to find out more I'll try, but what you see is what it is. I'm just passing along what I was told. I'll look over at his place the next time I'm over that way and see what loader he has. I know he said his loader could run it, he has a BIG rubber tired loader,with a lot of Hydraulic horsepower, 555 came to mind as a style of loader, not an exact size.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2009
  16. TheEquineFencer

    TheEquineFencer Member
    Messages: 88

    Here's a picture of the blower from the rear. My guess is the motors are not that big because it uses two and not one of them. It looks like you can swivel the nozzles from remotes to change directions. The blower drive also powers the augers from the same gear box from the way the pictures look.

    http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu145/TheEquineFencer/Allensstuff010.jpg
     
  17. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    The gap is there because each of the impeller bodies can rotate to throw the snow 90 degrees to the left or right without using the two chutes. Two of the cylinders do the rotating of the impeller bodies.
     
  18. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Yeah, I kinda figured that out after looking at the close ups. Looks to be quite a unit, but I can't find anything on the manufacturer...