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    Default What size snow blower?

    I have a JD 855 and after this last storm thinking of a snowblower for the 3 point. What size would be best? Thinking 60 inch.

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    Default Re: What size snow blower?

    For my 855 I have FEL, (60" bucket) and a JD 59" front blower. Teamed with a 5' back blade. Works well.

    Before I found this blower I was looking into 60" 3pt blowers.
    Glad I found the front mount. Lot less trouble than looking over my shoulder all the time.

    Deep, wet, heavy snow will be slow going. But it would be with any equipment.

    Good luck

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    Default Re: What size snow blower?

    the snow blower has to be a bit wider than your rear tire spacing to keep the path clear while driving backwards


    but dont go too big, the tractors HP wont power it
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    2011 Kioti DK45SE HST CAB tractor/loader, Jimna 6" - 3 point wood chipper, 60" JD Brush Hog, JD 60" Rototiller, 3 point post hole digger with hydraulic assist, 3 point spring tooth rake, Fimco 55 gallon weed sprayer with 12 foot boom, 3 point hydraulic wood splitter (home built)
    Quick Attach 79" loader mount snowblower & rear powerpack
    Quick Attach 84" Snow Blade
    Quick Attach 42" pallet forks

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    Default Re: What size snow blower?

    DABSGT,

    I had a JD 750 with 60" rear blower that served me well for many years. The PTO HP on this tractor is 18 versus 19 for the 855. With the 855 hydrostatic drive you'll be better off than with manual I had. Deep snow wasn't a problem!

    Just make certain it is wider than your rear tires.

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    Thank to all, good info.

    I have a front snow blade so I will more than likely get the rear. 60 inch should do it thanks again

    David

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    Blower on the back and bucket on the front is my preferred combo.... Turn your body sideways in the seat and use your left foot for the hydrostatics.... It's a piece of cake....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DABSGT View Post
    I have a JD 855 and after this last storm thinking of a snowblower for the 3 point. What size would be best? Thinking 60 inch.

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    Default Re: What size snow blower?

    I have a 2320 and have the SB 1154 and with the first snowfall (10 cm) I wished I had gone with the 64". Fast forward to the next snowfall, (35 cm) and I was glad I had the 54" as I think the 64 is too big for the tractor under the circumstances. With snow that can fully feed the blower, you need to go very slow with the 54" so I would think the 64 would be pushing it.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    Default Re: What size snow blower?

    At least 4" wider than the tractor.
    Once you use a blower you will wonder why anybody fools around pushing snow.

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    Default Re: What size snow blower?

    Quote Originally Posted by buickanddeere View Post
    At least 4" wider than the tractor.
    Once you use a blower you will wonder why anybody fools around pushing snow.
    until the snow begins to turn to slush...then youll remember why you push hehe
    currently own
    2011 Kioti DK45SE HST CAB tractor/loader, Jimna 6" - 3 point wood chipper, 60" JD Brush Hog, JD 60" Rototiller, 3 point post hole digger with hydraulic assist, 3 point spring tooth rake, Fimco 55 gallon weed sprayer with 12 foot boom, 3 point hydraulic wood splitter (home built)
    Quick Attach 79" loader mount snowblower & rear powerpack
    Quick Attach 84" Snow Blade
    Quick Attach 42" pallet forks

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