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Tractor mounted snow blower advice

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by DCS MN, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    I have a 6430 JD with a Allied pto blower on the rear. This was a last minute addition to the fleet in the fall so I did not have a lot of time to research blowers.
    I bought a 8', double auger Allied pto snow blower.
    In my opinion this was not the right choice for my application.
    We plow 4.5 acres into one area and blow it into a retaining pond. I also fabricated a 10' Leo big roll to fit the front so the tractor does double duty.
    This year the tractor has 100hrs of just blowing snow!!!

    What I witnessed was the augers would over load the impeller and boom - shear pins broken.
    For such a larger blower you can only take about 12" swipes of the pile that is 18"-24" tall.

    I need the suggestions on a better blower, after this season this thing will be junk.
    The dealer suggest Loftness??

    Thanks
    Brad
     
  2. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,262

    Pronovost and Normand to name a few. Those Allied blowers are cheap tin.
     
  3. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I agree with blowerman. Do a search on youtube and you can see for yourself what these blowers are capable of.
     
  4. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,198

    Like Blowerman already mentioned, and you can add SHoule to the equation. You should look for one with a rotating drum, and I would highly recommend a 5 pallet fan in the drum. The more pallets the wider the drum and the more snow it will blow away. You have an awesome tractor, that you paid good money for, now you need to get the appropriate blower that can handle the power of your tractor. These companies offer commercial and industrial models. I think you will be fine with the commercial models.
     
  5. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 196

  6. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Never heard of those before.....I like the name thoughThumbs Up
     
  7. StuveCorp

    StuveCorp Senior Member
    Messages: 341

    Growing up on the cranberry marsh they had a 9' Fair on a 276 Versatile that cleared the beds for sanding. It just ate snow, wish I had pictures of it.
     
  8. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    Lets talk about Normand :) I think I know a guy that can hook you up....
     
  9. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    The Fair Mfg. plant is about 50 miles from me, got some pretty cool stuff over there. Nothing is built cheesy with them. Plus they can custom build anything for you as well, within reason I suppose.
     
  10. Upper5percent

    Upper5percent Member
    from USofA
    Messages: 61

  11. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Those blowers are not the same quality as Normand, Pronovost or Shoule. You can tell by the weight alone.
     
  12. bi-directional

    bi-directional Member
    Messages: 68

    Those blowers are well made when you see them in person. I checked the specs and some of the bervac blowers ars heavier some are lighter than pronovost.
     
  13. Upper5percent

    Upper5percent Member
    from USofA
    Messages: 61

    How heavy do they need to be?

    Model Approx. weight (lb)

    SA-92 1935

    SA-92TRC 2085

    SA-98 1955
     
  14. Upper5percent

    Upper5percent Member
    from USofA
    Messages: 61

    Schulte RDX 110 is also an excellent product, but you need lots of HP...140-200 HP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXZ0k2G8f7g
     
  15. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    Are you still looking for a good blower? Take a look at the Normand N92-312. I think it's the right blower for your tractor and application. It is the double auger model, 92" wide, with a 42.5" intake height, and a 31" balanced impeller to move a lot of snow quickly. If your just blowing into a retaining pond you would be fine with the standard chute, but if you want to load trucks we can get an extended chute for you also.

    Take a look at it here, and let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks, Steve
    http://www.fargosnow.com/ForSale.aspx

    commercial_Normand1.jpg

    commercial_Normand1.jpg
     
  16. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Thanks for all the advice. I am looking into which one to buy now.
     
  17. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    Thanks DCS, let me know if I can be of any help.

    This vid shows the Normand I am talking about in action. (although its front mounted in this application)
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011
  18. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Here is what I eneded up with....Normand 92-312 with drum rotation.

    snowblower.jpg

    blower2.jpg
     
  19. StratfordPusher

    StratfordPusher Senior Member
    Messages: 951

    Nice

    You will very happy with that set-up and glad you moved up.... worth it's wait in shear bolts and labour and downtime...

    Good luck and report back after some snow testing :)
     
  20. StratfordPusher

    StratfordPusher Senior Member
    Messages: 951

    Price

    Mind sharing the price you paid for the blower ? In the market to replace my old blower..

    Thanks