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    Default Frontier Snowblowers...

    I have a JD770 tractor that is 24hp, 20hp@pto.

    The local JD dealer has a new Frontier 54" snowblower for $2,000 which I thought was a great price. I haven't looked at the unit, yet. I have about
    300ft. of driveway to clear.

    Questions....

    Is the chain that runs the auger protected with a box.??

    Tractor is 54" wide at the tracks....Is a 54" blower a sufficient width.??

    Is the Frontier 3pt. hitch snowblower a quality unit.??

    Do you like your 3pt. snowblower.?? (whatever brand)

    Any comments are welcomed.
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    64" Frontier Snowblower

    Favorite Color....Green

    The sky was yellow and the sun was blue.

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    Default Re: Frontier Snowblowers...

    Look at the Pronovost Puma P620 model snow blower for your use-62 inches wide with a lot of standard equipment-

    Its rated for tractors from 20 to 30 horsepower.

    The Pronovost family builds a lot of farm machinery and the snow blowers are built very well with full length welds.


    Their Hardy equipment division builds front mounted PTO three point hitches with gear boxes for smaller tractors with 20 -50 horse power also.


    leonz

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    Default Re: Frontier Snowblowers...

    The Frontier rear mount snowblowers that I looked at in that size range looke like they are made by the same company that makes the "Blizzard" snowblowers. I bought the Blizzard version for no particular reason except the JD dealer I got it from had the 54" size I wanted in stock. I didn't get the chance to use it a lot last winter, but it seemed to work fine. The manual chute rotation worked very smoothly in all kinds of weather, and that was one of the reasons I chose that brand. Though I did use the loader a couple of times while I had the blower mounted, I'm not sure I'm really happy with the rear mount set up yet.
    B2620,Loaded R-4's , Wallenstein BX42 chipper, Bush Hog SQ148 RC, 4' x 8' chain harrow, Blizzard 54" 3PT snowblower, Tirechains. com v-bar duo grip chains (hate them), Simplicity Legacy with 48"mmm, turbo collector, Country Line carry all, Countryline Middlebuster, Woods 48" BB, Kubota QA for loader, Kubota forks, Kuhn EL23 rototiller, and more to come...

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    Default Re: Frontier Snowblowers...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckinNH View Post
    The Frontier rear mount snowblowers that I looked at in that size range looke like they are made by the same company that makes the "Blizzard" snowblowers. I bought the Blizzard version for no particular reason except the JD dealer I got it from had the 54" size I wanted in stock. I didn't get the chance to use it a lot last winter, but it seemed to work fine. The manual chute rotation worked very smoothly in all kinds of weather, and that was one of the reasons I chose that brand. Though I did use the loader a couple of times while I had the blower mounted, I'm not sure I'm really happy with the rear mount set up yet.
    Chuck, interested to know how wide your tracks are on your tractor.??

    I like the idea with the rear blower that the loader stays in place. I also think the 54" would be less bulk off the back as opposed to say a 64" blower.

    The Frontier looks to be a rugged build. Hope to look at one soon.
    JD770 '92 4x4 SMC FEL JD Ballast Box 6' CountyLine Back Blade 6' CountyLine Rake CountyLine CarryAll
    64" Frontier Snowblower

    Favorite Color....Green

    The sky was yellow and the sun was blue.

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    Default Re: Frontier Snowblowers...

    The owner's manual for that exact snowblower should tell you which company made it. It is possible and even likely that JD has had different companies make snowblowers for Frontier within a short period of time, so knowing which company made someone else's Frontier won't necessarily tell you who made that exact one.

    My one Frontier implement has been a serious disappointment and was made by a Mexican company that no one seems to have ever heard of (Tecnomec Agricola). I could have bought equal quality for less $$ or a much nicer Woods for very little more money. Frontier, and frankly most other manufacturer's "house lines," are simply a way to get money from people who don't do research or just have to have matching paint.

    All that said, if the Frontier snowblower is made by a good company, I would simply comapre its price and availability to that company's own-branded model.

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    Default Re: Frontier Snowblowers...

    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Michigan View Post
    The owner's manual for that exact snowblower should tell you which company made it. It is possible and even likely that JD has had different companies make snowblowers for Frontier within a short period of time, so knowing which company made someone else's Frontier won't necessarily tell you who made that exact one.

    My one Frontier implement has been a serious disappointment and was made by a Mexican company that no one seems to have ever heard of (Tecnomec Agricola). I could have bought equal quality for less $$ or a much nicer Woods for very little more money. Frontier, and frankly most other manufacturer's "house lines," are simply a way to get money from people who don't do research or just have to have matching paint.

    All that said, if the Frontier snowblower is made by a good company, I would simply comapre its price and availability to that company's own-branded model.
    Good post. Thanks.
    JD770 '92 4x4 SMC FEL JD Ballast Box 6' CountyLine Back Blade 6' CountyLine Rake CountyLine CarryAll
    64" Frontier Snowblower

    Favorite Color....Green

    The sky was yellow and the sun was blue.

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    Default Re: Frontier Snowblowers...

    I think my overall width is around 50" plus a bit maybe. The 54" worked fine, but of course the front of the tractor would go in the unblown snow on really sharp corners. I think the company that makes the Frontier blowers is RAD out of Canada.
    B2620,Loaded R-4's , Wallenstein BX42 chipper, Bush Hog SQ148 RC, 4' x 8' chain harrow, Blizzard 54" 3PT snowblower, Tirechains. com v-bar duo grip chains (hate them), Simplicity Legacy with 48"mmm, turbo collector, Country Line carry all, Countryline Middlebuster, Woods 48" BB, Kubota QA for loader, Kubota forks, Kuhn EL23 rototiller, and more to come...

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    Default Re: Frontier Snowblowers...

    I walked the lot (after hours) of the dealer selling the Frontier 54" blower for $2,000.

    I think I saw the unit for sale though it didn't have the Frontier logo, it was decaled John Deere. It was yellow, not green and had a 3 blade impeller, not 4 and the auger is not run by a chain. It appeared that the pto shaft was attached directly to the center of the auger with an enclosed gear box.

    If indeed that is the unit I will probably pass. I really want a 4 blade impeller and I am going to try and find a 5' unit as opposed to the 54".

    I have found some good reads using the search function here on TBN, though while searching the net I am not having great luck with finding manufacturers or dealers that sell the brands, such as Pronovost.

    Thanks for the replies. The search goes on.
    JD770 '92 4x4 SMC FEL JD Ballast Box 6' CountyLine Back Blade 6' CountyLine Rake CountyLine CarryAll
    64" Frontier Snowblower

    Favorite Color....Green

    The sky was yellow and the sun was blue.

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    Default Re: Frontier Snowblowers...

    Call Larry Webb who is the Pronovost representative for The State of Maine @

    1-802-472-5035

    He will help you quickly

    Pronovost Puma 620

    62 inch working width
    28 inch cutting hieght
    22 inch impeller diameter
    depth of drum 9"
    4 impellers
    540 rpm
    auger diameter 19 inches


    The chute deflector and spout can be orderd with either manual or hydraulic power optional

    requires single or dual remotes if ordered with hydraulic(s) for spout and rotation


    Oh my, Fluffy will never recover from this!!!!


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    Default Re: Frontier Snowblowers...

    I decided on and purchased the 64" Frontier snowblower. I'll pick it up late next week. Pictures will be added then.

    I would say it is the best built blower in it's price range. I paid $2100 out the door. For example...A Martin Meteor 60" blower was offered to me for $2200.....So, I think I got a great deal.

    I love the snow....Let it fly.!!

    Thanks to Sudland Dave and Roy Jackson for their input.
    JD770 '92 4x4 SMC FEL JD Ballast Box 6' CountyLine Back Blade 6' CountyLine Rake CountyLine CarryAll
    64" Frontier Snowblower

    Favorite Color....Green

    The sky was yellow and the sun was blue.

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