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    One of the idler sprockets on the to is mounted on a slot to allow it to tighten up the chain.

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    One of the sprockets on top is adjustable to keep the chain tight.

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    Default Re: Small snowbloer project

    Sounds like reinventing the wheel. There are so many used snowblowers for sale at very reasonable prices one cannot build one cheaper. Setting up two stage mechanical moving parts is not cheap. Bearings, gears sets, pto shafts, steel for a housing is better left to mass production.
    If your like me the task over rides the cost and time spent is for the most part enjoyable. Pictures of the actual build is so much better than some animation of how it should go together. Keep a camera handy !! Remember the more projects you get into the better tools / machines you can talk yourself into buying. Ask how I know !

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    You are totally right Agent Blue. But hobby is not about saving money. My small project will properly cost more than then a new snowblower would cost. I have built steam and ic engines, tool and cutter grinder and a lot of other tools. My mother in law asks me, what are you going to do with it? This is just waste of time and money. Yes it is but I知 having a heck of a good time. First drawing it than getting the material and building it. No rush. It may take a week, month or a year. Spend a few hours now and then. Getting my mind of the daily rush, meeting, schedules, flying long haul flights at least ones a month. Doing something else is therapy.
    Reinventing the wheel is not what I知 doing, more copying and figuring out how to make it. And giving me the opportunity to buy more machines and tools.
    Another thing is, why do I need a snowblower in Sola, Stavanger Norway? Max a foot of snow one or two days every second year. I have a Kobota BX 1860 with FEL, why not use the FEL or just drive the snow down? Good question. And what do I do with this tractor when I only have 0.6 acre of land and a kubota K008 digger and JD LT180 mower. I like toys. Just bought a wood chipper and box blade to fit the tractor. Nice to have. I was planning to build the chipper but went for the snowblower instead.
    My mother in law think I知 crazy but my wife don稚 mind and I enjoy it very much.
    But again, Agent Blue your comments are sensible.

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    Default Re: Small snowbloer project

    Just cuffing you as I get the same comments from others.. Kind of like passing it on if you know what I mean. Recently retired I no longer have to deal with the public so the shop ( and my dog Winston )is the place to hang out, have fun, and build objects of iron. Just completed a 12' dump trailer, lawn vacuum, pto powered, hydraulic tractor loader, park bench, two flat trailers, and a 30" doorbell made of a well casing with expanded metal in the form of a lady. Next up for crafting is a stump grinder after I finish a 59" front mounted snow blower mounting system.
    Who has more fun ???????

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    Default Re: Small snowbloer project

    Sure arent any "cheap" 3-pt snowblowers for sale around here. They are thousand(s) of dollars.
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    Did some welding to day. I will not win a welding contest :-)
    Have most of the front lift parts.
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    Boring after welding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 600rider
    here is the pic of what I was talking about. <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=287639"/>
    What type of bearings did you use?
    Do you have some details?

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    Default Re: Small snowbloer project

    Quote Originally Posted by duwem View Post
    Sure arent any "cheap" 3-pt snowblowers for sale around here. They are thousand(s) of dollars.
    Used three point blowers are plentiful in this area. Most are between 12-16 hundred dollars used. I just sold a nice 50" front mount kubota snow blower with mount and cylinder for $350.00. Was going to modify it to fit my John Deere but found a 59" JD blower reasonably priced.

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