Snow Attachments Ride behind snow blower

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WilliamTO-35

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I used my Ferguson TO-35 , with a 5 foot scraper blade on the back, to clear snow from my 400 foot long dirt and gravel driveway for about 35 years. Then a few years ago, I bought a walk behind snow blower , and I like the facts that it fits into narrow places and throws the snow where I want it to.
( Our snow accumulations here are rarely more than 7 to 9 inches.) However, the years have taken their toll on me and my back , and I don't think I can do the walking in back of the snow blower this year. My current snow blower has tires, about 16 inch in diameter. I see that more and more snowblowers are available with track type drive, which I assume would pull harder than my tires. I wonder if I could rig up a sled of some sort behind a track type snow blower so that I could just stand on the sled , instead of trying to walk. I would appreciate any thoughts or ideas you might have that would guide me in a suitable design. Thanks !
 
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leonz

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I used my Ferguson TO-35 , with a 5 foot scraper blade on the back, to clear snow from my 400 foot long dirt and gravel driveway for about 35 years. Then a few years ago, I bought a walk behind snow blower , and I like the facts that it fits into narrow places and throws the snow where I want it to.
( Our snow accumulations here are rarely more than 7 to 9 inches.) However, the years have taken their toll on me and my back , and I don't think I can do the walking in back of the snow blower this year. My current snow blower has tires, about 16 inch in diameter. I see that more and more snowblowers are available with track type drive, which I assume would pull harder than my tires. I wonder if I could rig up a sled of some sort behind a track type snow blower so that I could just stand on the sled , instead of trying to walk. I would appreciate any thoughts or ideas you might have that would guide me in a suitable design. Thanks !

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Hello and good evening William,

Hooking up a sulky to a standard snow blower will require some welding and patience as you have to have the mounting hitch in the right place to have the proper balance. The main worry is how much sooner the rubber drive wheel will wear out on you when adding that extra demand on the drive system.

You can purchase a riding sulky and mounting hitch from a BCS 2 wheel tractor dealer and then have a welding shop make and mount a hitch on the snow blower for you. The riding sulky for the BCS 2 wheel tractors is low to the ground and the hitch pole is long to allow the operator rest their feet on it like the old Gravely two wheel tractors to mow and make wide turns with the 2 wheel tractor.

Decide on which snow blower you want to invest in and then go from there as some welding will have to be done to match up the sulky hitch to the rear of the snow blower. what will probably need to be done is have a plate bolted to the bottom of the snow blowers base plate and a hitch mount welded to the plate or attached with removable pins to reduce the room it takes up in the off season or in the garage during the winter.

If you visit a BCS dealer you can see their 2 wheel tractors which are all gear driven and also see the gear driven BERTA 2 stage snow blowers that mount on them.

The BERTA 2 stage snow blowers were designed for heavy alpine snows and they are made from thick steel plate and they are very heavy so getting rid of the END OF DRIVEWAY MONSTER is no problem for them.




Decide on which snow blower you want and then go from there.
 
 
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