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John Deer rider snow blowers

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by 32vld, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. 32vld

    32vld Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 622

    This will be my sixth season doing residential snow removal. Last year I go more work then my 24" and 28" two stage blowers could handle.

    I need to step up production.

    I can get a 38" WB snow blower or get a 44" snow blower attachment for the front of my JD LT 180.

    So has any one have experience using the snow blower attachment on the JD riding mowers? Please share your opinion on how well they work.
  2. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    have no experience with the JD blowers but since your Tractor is Hydro Drive Id go with the 44"

    just my thoughts.
  3. BossPlowMaster

    BossPlowMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    Just bought a brand new x758 john Deere with a 47 in blower..heated hard cab ... Haven't gotten to use it yet but it should work well.... As long as your tractor has enough hp...like 20+ I think you will be okay. Just keep in mind that the smaller blower you go with..the more hp to inch ratio you will have and that will give you the ability to
    Move faster .
  4. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,681

    Years ago had one of the single stage blowers for my 318, did ok in most snows. Did not like the wet heavy stuff. Believe it was a model 49. Chains and wheel weights were a must.
  5. BossPlowMaster

    BossPlowMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    No need if you have 4wd like me :)
  6. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    yes for your 180 you'll need both rear weight and tire chains.

    a two stage blower is better than the single stage one as well

    for a 4wd 758 you can get by with out tire chains.