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pickup snowblower...

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by 91AK250, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    i've seen this truck alot this winter. i have not seen a brand name or anything on it. anybody know about these? seems like a neat idea for the right app.

  2. 350-CHEVY

    350-CHEVY Member
    Messages: 81

    no idea what the name is on them but neighbour used on once said it was awsome for big snowfalls but was really heavy. i think it would wear out a truck pretty quick just from the weight. he alsoe said it was very slow, had to run it in four low just to keep it from plugging up (couldnt drive slow enough in high, or at least not steady)

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    The Idea is there, but I think it would save a ton of weight if it was run off hydros via a pony motor in the bed of the truck. Nothing would beat running it off a shaft like a tractor though. The guy def needs some balast in his truck.
  4. Mabepossibly

    Mabepossibly Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    A rear mount with a motor mounted in the bed would be the way to go. Maybe something mounted on a removable frame similar to slide in dump beds.

    The ability to plow snow into larger piles or lanes w/ a blower on the rear to throw it would be cool. But not sure if it would be worth the thousands of dollars to make that work.
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Looks like a hanson blower....guy that lives near me has one of them on Fisher headgear and an Xblade on its own headgear for light storms, all of that on a 7.3l diesel powered excursion! Pretty slick setup. If i recall correctly Hanson company is now closed due to the owner dying.
  6. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    Ive got a buddy that has a combine motor in the back of a K30 running a hydraulic pump running a 2 stage blower. Pretty badass
  7. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    it has not snowed in over a month...yet saw him again today..he found some ballest!

  8. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    Apparently he doesn't know what quality wheel bearings/hub assemblies cost for these trucks or other front end parts. :eek:
  9. Bigfoot Brent

    Bigfoot Brent Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    I think he will find out what those parts cost real soon!:D
  10. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 595

    I agree. It looks like a Hanson. Had one once on the front of a skidsteer.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    seems like it would be good for blowing back piles but too slow for drives/lots
  12. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Would be great for opening up roads that had 3' or 4' on them
  13. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Wow the guy is either a complete fool or leaves it on hoping to pick up business due to its unusualness.
  14. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    Next thing you know he'll be on here complaining about his junk cracked frame and parking it in front of his GM dealer with a lemon sign on it when they refuse to pay for it... :rolleyes:
  15. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    its an older guy and from what i've seen i think its just for personal use. i dont understand why he doesnt take it off though. i mean i leave my plow on all winter but thats because the truck is only driven to plow with.
  16. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 889

    Company by the name Snow Vac makes an 84" blower. They have a pic of one on a 2011 gm hd.


    They seem to have similarity to the Hanson blowers, but I may be wrong. Hanson used to have a site, but it appears to be no longer. They are designed for Arctic truck mounts.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011
  17. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    I've seen those before...I dont know why anyone would want a 5ft blower on a truck that is about 8ft wide like they did with the 2011 chevy they took pics of. Its funny too how they put one on a JD 244J loader...it has its own hydrualic circuit that they could run a skid steer blower off of.
  18. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Agree 100%
  19. mikes-plow

    mikes-plow Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I also agree i like how they didn't have the wieghts on there site either