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The old Exmark catalog used to hove plows and snowblowers on the last page or so, its not in the new one, these were aftermarket manufacturers, listed with the vacum system, made by Bluebird, I don't know who made the plows.
My main problem is that this is a 72" machine and is physically wider than most side walks. Got thinking today about putting a back drag blade on the front,oh well got plenty of time to goof around.
Storm you wouldn't want this old thing after it's been used as a plow,by the way got the thrower on my walk behind yesterday,what an awsome machine.
Dave we blew the first stand,just wasn't set up for the power of the Boss plow pumps.Were ready now though,we have a diesel powered generator set up as a comparison unit,hard to have good results with out a comparable unit to use as a control.
We are currently making a small plow for a walk behind mower, maybe a v or a straight havent decided yet. But look into a used plow for a lawn tractor and just design mounting hardware for it, if you have the time. I have found that product exclusive accesories are very$$$$$.
Ever price a broom for a grasshopper? Its like 4 grand, way to much money IMO
Dino yes I have, and thats why I modified a wheel horse thrower to fit my 21hp toro hydro walk behind,when you hit the engage swith it sounds like an f16 taking of and it will throw snow as fast as you can go.I think the thrower was a hundred bucks.
As for the great dane how easily removable are the deck and front wheels?
The surfer is a tough design,but I got wondering if you could mount a blower with some castors on the back side of the housing,make them adjusttable for cutting edge ware.Also you can always just mount a V plow on the front and go to work.
Green guy the easiest way I've found the construct a V plow is go to the local Scrap yard and get a charge tank for a building heating system or any kind of heavier steel tank and cut out the side then notch the top and bottom heat fold and fill in the gap and wala.Weld some bracing along the back get a heavy wall tube 4x6 and weld on for the pusher assembly,then you have to figure out the best attachment points.If you like stainless find a old stainless milk tank or like. Apply one modified cutting edge,one coat primmer two coats paint and bake for one hour.
Thanks for the ideas guys, but I don't think the great dane is going to work. It would be nice though because of the desisgn of the surfer, it's real menuverable, fast and you can see right in front of you. We need it for sidewalks at some schools and a straight blade would be better than a v.