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Tractor/blower set up for residential

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by ry_rock, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. ry_rock

    ry_rock Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Hi everyone,

    I want to thank everyone in advance for your time and expertise.
    Please no brand bashing or bashing others

    I realize that brand support close to home is important.

    I am looking to add another piece of equipment for residential snow, I have pretty much decided on another tractor with an inverted blower, but am always open to new ideas and suggestions.

    From your experience what size tractor HP, Make and Model, Transmission set up is ideal?

    Would you run an inverted blower? If so, what size, Make Model?

    What accessories are needed or what have you got and not needed on either tractor or blower?

    Would you get a loader for the tractor?

    Thank you again!!
     
  2. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    You should read/subscribe to the "Switching to Blowing Service" thread... LOADS of great info in there.

    For what it's worth, we are running a New Holland TL100A deluxe with a Normand 92-280 inverted and we just bought a John Deere 5101E with another Normand 92-280 inverted.
     
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

  4. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    How may hours do you have on your 5100E, how long have you owned it and what is your overall thoughts of this tractor.
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    I don't own one yet.....just a 5101e.
     
  6. GMC Driver

    GMC Driver Senior Member
    Messages: 710

  7. ry_rock

    ry_rock Senior Member
    Messages: 105

  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    Stupid phone, apparently my reply was lost in the ether.

    I'm glad there was no heavy breathing, but a bit disappointed that the camera guy didn't keep up with the tractor.

    Is that the same drive you videoed while you were plowing it with the 5500?
     
  9. GMC Driver

    GMC Driver Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Ya that's the same driveway. It always ends up being too much for a truck at some point through the season.

    I'll let Wendy know she needs to put a bit more effort into her directing skills next time.
     
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    How did I know it was going to be Wendy's fault?
     
  11. Rickysnow

    Rickysnow Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Mark, if you are looking for an operator for the tractor. I would be interested, and have experience.
    Rick
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    We absolutely are looking for operators.

    Give our office a call or you can email through our website.

    Thanks!