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John Deere 3520 Cab Front Blower Vid

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by KarlG, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. KarlG

    KarlG Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    We had about 12-14 inches to clean up yesterday and with winds and more snow coming I wanted to blow the stuff away from the drive to keep the banks from creeping in. We get about 110-120" seasonal fall and I frequently plow with a Boss V-XT 9'2" and a Chevy 25000 HD. I have about 2000 feet of paved drives and roads to clear and a big open parking area near the horse stable and arena.

    After years of open station tractors, the cab tractor is just a joy to work in. Yesterday it was 4 degrees F out and T shirt warm in the cab after it warmed up. I haven't seen many videos of the John Deere 3 series cab tractors with the front mount blowers so made one.

    Great little utility tractor.

    John Deere 3520 Cab Blowing
  2. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    That's an awesome video, I really like how you edited it together.

    BETHELSKIER Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    Really cool video. Looks like a nice long driveway to clear.
  4. ff1221

    ff1221 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,374

    That was awesome, you should sell it to John deere. Well done
  5. MN_BR

    MN_BR Member
    Messages: 57

    Awesome video. Very professionally done.
  6. Case580M

    Case580M Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Very Very well done!

    How about posting some pics of your setup and also what blower you used etc. Need one just like it for my hard to plow drive. Just no place to push but a blower would be great.
  7. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    get job with the video nice little machine :Di've been toying with the idea of having a tractor as a backup plower .
  8. greenred

    greenred Member
    Messages: 30

    Sweet video and sweet tractor.
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I agree, that was sweet!!!!
  10. Seabugs

    Seabugs Junior Member
    from ne
    Messages: 1

    About your credits. I might be wrong but I think the version of Bittersweet Symphony you're using was performed by The Verve. The Verve, incidentally, were sued by The Rolling Stones over that song because of its likeness to the Stones' song from the 60's entitled "The Last Time"

    The song fits that video very nicely, not sure why but an excellent match.
  11. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    That's a great Video. I think I could sit in there for a few hours. Nice and open.
  12. Humvee27

    Humvee27 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    Nice little machine....I'm updating my tractors....how your's been? Any problems?
  13. KarlG

    KarlG Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Thanks everyone. LIke I said, I have a pretty big job for a "residential" and need the equipment "to get her done" in the type of weather we get. The Boss V is quicker but I end up with no place to put the snow by end of Jan or Feb. We got about another 6-8 inches between yesterday and today. The tractor does double duty for pasture mowing, front end work with a 4 in 1 bucket , fence line maintenance, etc.

    The set up is there, a John Deere 3520 Cab Tractor and a front mount 59 inch John Deere 2 Stage Blower. I have real long runs and some steep hills (all paved) and prefer a front mount blower.The weight box balances the rig and adds traction over the rear wheels but I still occasionally need to pull the blower out of float to gain back steering sometimes. I salt the steep parts when they get icy with a tailgate spreader on the Chevy 2500 HD.

    I would plow all the time as the heavy Boss V-XT gives a cleaner scrape but there gets to be no place to put the snow as the banks build in and when it's drifting, it just blows back in.

    Damn, you are absolutely right! I pulled it from my iTunes lib and got it from a friend and in lots of places it is listed as by "Oasis" and is the three minute version of the song from the movie "Cruel Intentions". It is actually a cut down version of the 5 min album version by "The Verve". See, that's what you get from sharing music clips with friends .:rolleyes:

    Only had it about a year and after 20 plus years on open station tractors, being in the cab is the shiznit. You can get an extended warranty if you are commercial and normal warranty is about 3 years. These modern tractors have hydrostatic transmissions, cruise controls, load match, safety lock outs and electronics up the yin yang and I'm not sure how it will hold up over time compared to the 10 year old John Deere 1070 it replaced which was dirt simple. John Deere is also coming out with some less complicated and cheaper tradditional geared tractors this year.So far, I have had about 100 hours on the 3520 and it's been problem free and is easy to work on as far as routine maintenance chores like oil and filter, lube, etc. Also, there is lots of plastic compared to tractors of 10 years ago. Cab is wonderful, really air tight with an HVAC system that cools and heats fantastically. JD has the best cab going right now as far as open visibility (it bows out to the sides and you can see the bucket at the top of it's travel) and quietness.
  14. sjosephlawncare

    sjosephlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    That some sweet stuff right there.
  15. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Sweet tractor
  16. Humvee27

    Humvee27 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    Thanks for answering up on the questions......I'm thinking about waiting until they come out with the gears.....I really like the ones I'm seeing out being used though....everyone that I talk to is saying their the schitt for using though.....:)
  17. ALarsh

    ALarsh Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    We have two of those tractors at work, might be the 4000 series though, not sure but they are freakin nice. Boy are the cabs sweet! Nicest tractor I have ran!