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John Deere tractor PTO question

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by cj7plowing, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    I have a 4310 John Deere tractor with 27 hp out the PTO. I found a frontier snow blower that minimum pto hp is 34. Can I use this blower and take it easy meaning not push it really hard into piles?

    How strict are they on the hp rating? Just wondering if its like the plow to truck rating. such as putting a 900 plow on a truck rated for 800 pounds.
  2. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    anyone ? or anyone know a tractor site that I could go ask on?
  3. Marek

    Marek Senior Member
    Messages: 270

  4. pmorrissette

    pmorrissette Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    it will work. the width of the blower is the important equation here I think. if the blower is 8' wide, it will not work well on that small tractor. typically (up here anyway) for a small tractor like that the blower will be about 5' wide. the size of the augers is also important, bigger augers mean more snow packed into the impeller meaning more hp needed to throw it out effectively.

    this might be helpful: http://www.deere.com/en_US/ag/media/pdf/frontier/snow_removal/DSFE41080_Snowblwr_3pt.pdf
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011
  5. Jacobsmovinsnow

    Jacobsmovinsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    Should be no problem as long a use feed the snow into the blower according to accumulation and if its wet. We just take a narrower width. And if its hydrostatic, we take the full width and give it less pedal,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Send it Airmail , thats what I say
  6. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369