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Walk behind mower into snowblower?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by amars415, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. amars415

    amars415 Member
    Messages: 41

    Has anyone out there turned a commercial hydro walk behind into a snowblower? I think I'm gonna try it. I have a exmark hydro walk behind with a 19hp kawi. Eight bolts, undo the belt and the deck/deck carrier frame is off. I have a snowblower from a mtd or something laying around that I got for free. I guess I will post pics when I end up doing it. Anyone else done anything like this?
  2. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    By the time you get the parts........and figure out the geometry etc, I think you would be better off buying a blower......................but, you never know....Good luck.
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

  4. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Not something I would do but I bet it would be pretty neat.
  5. amars415

    amars415 Member
    Messages: 41

    I already have the snow blower, and the mower. All I need is some steel, an afternoon, a belt, and a welder. I do already have a big two stage snow blower but I thought... this stuff is just laying around doing nothing might as well put it to work!
  6. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    Go For It Then Put Some Pics Up Of The Beast Love To See It Good Luck
  7. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    ya i say go for it too, deffinetly post pics!
  8. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,475

    I am curious as to how the hydro will react to this set up. I have seen the setup on belt drives but not hydro. Post some pics up when done.
  9. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Sounds cool!

    Hey, why not?
    I have a Wright stander that would make one heck of a snowblower, maybe I will make one too!
    But seriously, don't let naysayers talk you out of doing something just because they wouldn't be up to it.:jester:
    Post pics if you do it!
  10. snowbankr

    snowbankr Member
    Messages: 49

    About 5-6 yrs ago, I walked into Greenlands in Concord, NH and saw one of the Exmarks set up with a snowblower. Give Josh a call and ask him about it. It was commercially produced, not by Exmark, however, it looked awesome. I don't know if anyone bought one, but from seeing this, I know it would work. I say go for it. I have made many things in my time that were built in the shop on a rainy day...what do you have to lose??
  11. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    I think it would really suck on a belt drive, considering the conditions, the belts would be SOAKED all the time.......the hydros however, it doesn't matter, RAD attachments only makes theirs for hydro WBs, i think it make sense!
  12. HoneyDooYrdWrk

    HoneyDooYrdWrk Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    i have an old mtd snow blower that converted to a mower the mower is shot due to wear and tear but the snowblower and motor are still going don't use it to much anymore (weighs about 2 or 300#) but it is belt driven and when the snow gets heavy she makes easy work of sidewalks, never slips. i think it would be a good rainy day project as well. cant wit to see how it turns out