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    Veteran Member ericher69's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rasorbackq View Post
    Seen a graet deal on a 5 ' but thoght it was too small.
    Thanks.
    Get the great deal on 60" and add "wings" to each side!

    I added them to my 51" to a total width of 63" and it works great (dare I say even better than stock?)
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    Default Re: Snow blower width

    Add wings meaning cut off the ends and lengthen?

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    Default Re: Snow blower width

    Quote Originally Posted by rasorbackq View Post
    Add wings meaning cut off the ends and lengthen?
    No, but fit as shown in the picture of my old blower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uglyboywith11fingers View Post
    that may be a 'qualified' myth, Will... years ago I had a Bolens 1050 with a 36" single stage blower on the front. Even in 1st gear low range, I was riding the clutch a lot in heavy snow... HST would have been nice.
    You could argue a Bolens 1050 is not a real tractor, I suppose... but it did a lot of work for me the 28 years I had it.

    Pete
    I love tjose older garden tractors. I wish they were stillbuilt like that. Dad had an MF 12, then a Ford LGT165.
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    Default Re: Snow blower width

    Quote Originally Posted by doxford jim View Post
    No, but fit as shown in the picture of my old blower.

    We did the same, went from 50-64". Works better now.
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    Here is a video of how it now funnels the snow in instead of spilling out

    http://youtu.be/pxp6TQ64QNw
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    Default Re: Snow blower width

    Quote Originally Posted by MF 1532 View Post
    What would be a guess for h.p. needed per foot ?
    I've heard 5hp/ft, but I needed 50" to cover my tracks and I get by on 13 PTO HP and HST.
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    Default Re: Snow blower width

    It is no Myth!
    A Hydro transmission has infinite speeds so you can feed the snow blower into the snow as fast or slow as the engine HP allows. Gear transmissions do not allow this so when you encounter extreme conditions (heavy deep snow) excessive use of the clutch is needed to avoid stalling.
    I live in New England and my 28hp (24 PTO) 1720 Ford SSS with 12 forward & reverse gears would frequently run out of power even in 1st gear using a 64” snow blower. Constant use of the clutch was necessary to prevent stalling the engine. I would consider this abuse of the clutch.
    Just to clarify my tractor is not running poorly. I eventually I installed a turbo and the increased HP which solved my problems.
    A smaller Hydrostatic Ford tractor using the same snow blower handled it with no problems. Ground speed is the key to proper operation.
    Correct me if I’m wrong but a power shuttle still uses forward & reverse clutches and are still wear prone.
    Based on my personal experience with up to 12~18 inches per storm and snow banks that are 24~36 inches high I would agree that a (minimum) of 5 preferably more are required per foot of width.
    As for width 4 to 6" wider than the tractor is the minimum.
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    Default Re: Snow blower width

    Quote Originally Posted by doxford jim View Post
    No, but fit as shown in the picture of my old blower.
    Ok I see now how you did it. Might have to beef it up for a frozen driveway end from the road plow.

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    Default Re: Snow blower width

    Not to hi-jack this thread but "Doxford Jim" where can one buy the "extension wings" like you have.................. the yellow ones look like perfect size to expand my 30 + year old J.D. 666 snow blower (looks similar to yours).

    Carl (Thanks so much)!
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