/ Couple of short Blowing Videos with an Inverted Blower #51
- Nov 14, 2013
- Northeast Wyoming
- Kubota L4060 HSTC
Thank You Citydude.
That is the kind of info i need. I would prefer to give the local guys the business but things could have gone better yesterday when I jumped on my motorcycle and drove 30 miles to look at the smaller Erskine to check out the build quality.
No one available to point me to the blower they said was still in stock 2 days prior.
It is haying season and most tractor shops are busy, but they were definitely understaffed, another customer about left he got so ticked off and literally said these guys don't care about customer service in front of 3 employees and they didn't even look up from what they were doing for about 5 minutes while we stood there.
Eventually was able to talk with two employees but they had no idea of their stock...They told me to and I did just walk their lot "twice" looking for the in stock blower, Never found it.
On the round puck shoes, thought the same thing when looking at them in the product description, had a Western plow that had that style and eventually built my own longer shoes to replace them with because of the same problem you mentioned.
I was able to get more definitive info on my tractor running an 84 inch in the past, I did some blowing with it way back, but my nephew did a "whole lot" and he thinks I should get the larger unit. The 84" Farm King/Bueller it had was a 24 inch impellor and 15 inch auger but he was able to run much of the time in high reverse gear.
So the L4060 is ~ 34 PTO HP? and the 74" Erskine is very similar to the 78"inch- same Impellor and auger, just 4 inches narrower? or different? The weight you quoted is within a few pounds of the 78"
Reason I ask is I can't find a 74" Erskine in anything but a hydraulic driven one for a skid steer Maybe it is the 78 with just the wings removed/shortened?
Guess I will mull this over some more, if just keeping the one tractor a bigger blower is the way to go, but A Hydro Cabbed tractor would sure be Nice if not this coming winter, the next one and don't want to buy a blower that is to much for a proposed new machine, Plus It needs to be able to use all of the other existing implements as well. Guess that is another reason to get a hydro tractor with infinite speed control a lot of the size/HP can be compensated for by just slowing down.
Sorry for the long winded post.
Well, your correct. I looked up my unit and its the 725RP. 78" cut width. Sorry for the confusion. It's very heavy duty built. 72" wide but with the wings, it cuts 78".
Yes, my tractor is 34hp at the PTO and a hydro.
Like I mentioned before, it's loud. I mean really loud. If I didn't have a cab, I would have to have ear muffs loud. I'm hoping the gearing that is roaring will wear it's self in and get quieter?
The operators manual said to wear hearing protection. I can understand that now.
If the dealer ever finds one, see if they could hook it up on a tractor and listen to it.
I wanted the Provinost but they ( the distribution center told my dealer) said my PTO wasn't sufficient to run one. Smh.....The dealer suggested the Erskine.
Anyway, good luck with your search. The Erskine does the job, is well built for sturdy and the paint on them is very heavy duty paint.