Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    24
    Location
    South Windsor,CT 06074
    Tractor
    Kubota B21

    Default Is a 60"wide rear mount PTO SB too big?

    I have owned my 1997 kubota B21 since new. Equipped with a factory TL421 FEL and a BT751 hoe-585 hrs. It has been a qreat machine for its size. I intend to drop the hoe and mount a quality 60" blower with hydraulic chute rotator and deflector. The pto specs 13,5 hp, but I heard that was a tad underrated. Some type of cab enclosure is almost a must. I would also mount chains and ballast as the B21 becomes a totally different machine after you drop the hoe. I want to select the right SB for my B21 and try to eliminate the problems I see and read about.If anyone has a similar setup and/or practical advice/experience,kindly respond. Regards--Tinman236

  2. #2
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    2,409
    Location
    Kansas, Butler county, Just east of DooDah
    Tractor
    Kubota L4200 GSTCA

    Default Re: Is a 60"wide rear mount PTO SB too big?

    You will need nearly twice your HP to run a 60 inch blower. KennyV

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    24
    Location
    South Windsor,CT 06074
    Tractor
    Kubota B21

    Default Re: Is a 60"wide rear mount PTO SB too big?

    KennyV-Thanx for your response--that was disappointing to hear, Regards-Tinman236

  4. #4
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    483
    Location
    PA
    Tractor
    Kubota L3130 HST 4x4

    Default Re: Is a 60"wide rear mount PTO SB too big?

    Tinman236,

    For reference I had a JD 750 with manual transmission that put out 18 hp to the PTO and I used a 60" snowblower with success. Your tractor puts out considerable less at the PTO, but then you have to consider how much snow you get and if you have HST or manual. HST allows more control of the ground speed.
    How wide is your tractor?.. If 48" covers it, that would be my choice.

    -dsc_0420-jpg
    Kubota L3130 HST 4x4, FEL LA723 w/QA, Backhoe BH90, Snow Blower: L2185 72" front mount, 7' back blade, carry all, 48" Pallet Forks w/QA, Sun Shade, Turf tires & Rubber Chains for the winter, Extra forward and rear lighting. BearCat 73454 Wood Chipper. LandPride RCR2672 Rotary Cutter. Approximately 290 hours

  5. #5
    Elite Member Don87's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    4,226
    Location
    SW Pa.
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson GC2400

    Default Re: Is a 60"wide rear mount PTO SB too big?

    He has a 3 range hydro. He could go with a 48" blower, add wings to each side to gather the snow, and he would be fine.(I couldn't get the width of his B21 from Tractordata.com)
    Don

    MF GC2400, FEL, 60in.MMM, 5ft. Cultivator, Single Bottom Plow, Bush Hog RTC48 tiller, MF 2360 front mount snowblower, 5ft backblade. BXpanded Piranha toothbar.

  6. #6
    Elite Member Ductape's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,855
    Location
    Central New Hampshire
    Tractor
    Kubota B3030HSDC

    Default Re: Is a 60"wide rear mount PTO SB too big?

    I don't know how wide your tractor is @ the rear tires, but how about a 54 " blower? I would go a little wider than the rear of your tires. With a hydro tractor, you can get your ground speed as low as you want, so you can compensate alot for snow depth. Also, after your first pass, you can take smaller bites, so your tractor won't be laboring so much.

  7. #7
    New Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    4
    Location
    Door County, Wisconsin
    Tractor
    7264 Cub Cadet

    Default Re: Is a 60"wide rear mount PTO SB too big?

    I have a 2004 Cub Cadet 7264 and have had a 60" rear snow blower on it since it was new. Absolutely blows snow like a dream!!! Only the very wettest, slushy snow ever slows it down. My tractor is 26 HP, not sure what the PTO HP is but I love mine. I am getting older and it is harder to always be going backwards but it works for me. I keep the loader on in the front. Nice rig.

  8. #8
    Super Member Gary Fowler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    7,881
    Location
    Bismarck Arkansas
    Tractor
    2009 Kubota RTV 900, 2009 Kubota B26 TLB & 2010 model LS P7010

    Default Re: Is a 60"wide rear mount PTO SB too big?

    I think the wheelbase is 60" hence his need for a 60" blower. If you go slow enough and don't let it pile up to 6 foot high drifts you should be able to handle it and as stated, after the first pass, you can take narrower strips if it doesn't handle it. I have a B26 but it has 19PTO HP. The previous owner used a 5 foot bush hog with it and cut some high grass and said it handled it ok with my point being that the rule of thumb is 5 HP or more per foot but 3.8 seemed to work also. Only way to be sure is try it.
    You sure as heck don't need a 400HP V8 on a snowblower like in a video that was posted here recently that throws snow 126 feet in order to do an adequate job in 99.9999 % of the time.
    2010 LS P-7010C 20F/20R gear tractor & FEL, 2009 Kubota B 26 TLB, RTV 900 Kubota,17 foot Lund boat with 70HP motor, 2012-20 ft 12k GVW trailer, 2011- 52" Craftsman ZTR mower, 2013 Ferris Zero Turn, 3 weed whackers, pressure washer, leaf blowers, 7 foot bush hog, 8 foot landscape rake , 8 foot 3 PH disc, 2 row cultivator, 350 amp Miller AC/DC welding machine and all the tools needed to keep them all repaired and running.

  9. #9
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    2,409
    Location
    Kansas, Butler county, Just east of DooDah
    Tractor
    Kubota L4200 GSTCA

    Default Re: Is a 60"wide rear mount PTO SB too big?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Fowler View Post
    I think the wheelbase is 60" hence his need for a 60" blower....
    ...
    Wheelbase is never a problem, except maybe for turning...
    For doing snow the wheelbase, length will not be a consideration... The Track, Width, will be more important and on that small tractor should be around 40"... Get a 48 inch blower and love it. There will be times, (Wet or Deep snow) will even overload a 48"... KennyV

  10. #10
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    24
    Location
    South Windsor,CT 06074
    Tractor
    Kubota B21

    Default Re: Is a 60"wide rear mount PTO SB too big?

    Thanx Ductape- A 54" would probably be best.In all my manuals. kubota does not give me the width,so I will measure the width tomorrow. Regards--Tinman236

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Mowing NH 930B 72" Rear Mount Finish Mower
    By Welshman in forum New Holland Owning/Operating
    Replies: 72
    Last Post: 07-12-2013, 10:40 AM
  2. 96" rear blade too big for a 4310?
    By Tim640 in forum John Deere Owning/Operating
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-30-2011, 11:28 PM
  3. Price Check JD rear mount snowblower 66 inch PTO driven
    By wisconsin57 in forum John Deere Buying/Pricing
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 08-31-2010, 12:45 AM
  4. Rear Finish Mower Need a rear mount side discharge 48" mower
    By sharkieja in forum Attachments
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-22-2010, 12:35 AM
  5. Ideas, 84" wide bucket, 83" wide trailer...
    By Chuck K. in forum Trailers & Transportation
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 05-28-2009, 02:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.