/ Snow Blower Sizing - Opinions Wanted #11
- Oct 23, 2012
- North Idaho
- Rhino 554, Ford 550 TLB (JD X500, MTD, Gilson riding mowers) Ford 3000-Sold
Well I have the 84 inch pull behind WIFO on my 30 year old 55 HP Chinese Rhino tractor. Actually almost 87" to the outside edgesHi all, I'm hoping to get some opinions and input regarding which size of snow blower would be best for my application.
I'll be using my Mahindra 5155 which is rated at 55 horsepower engine/47 horsepower PTO. It's width is 78" at the rear tires. My bucket is 78" wide, but I'm considering purchasing and using an 84" snow pusher on the FEL.
I'm intending to purchase a WIFO Inverted PTO-driven snow blower, and am torn between the 78" model or the 84" model. The 78" model has a minimum required horsepower rating of 50 HP (unsure if this refers to engine or PTO power), and the 84" requires 60 HP.
I maintain about 1 mile of 16'-wide private road. Our storms range from 3" of light powder to 24"+ of wet, heavy, heart attack snow. Thus far, I've been using an 8' snow plow on the FEL and am tired of chasing windrows, fighting the keep the tractor straight with an angled blade, and pushing banks back.
-Would 47 PTO horsepower be enough to turn an 84" blower with decent efficiency?
-Being a pull-type blower, am I better off buying one that matches the width of the tractor (78"), or one slightly wider than the tractor (84")?
-Knowing that the blower may be used in combination with a 84" snow pusher, how would that affect your decision on which size blower?
Any thoughts or input would be appreciated!
I think either size would work for you.
So far Very impressed with the Quality . Nice welds heavy duty construction, Large auger and impeller. It Runs Smooth and quiet. It is hard to over stuff this blower.
Short vid of blowing 22 inches - 3 storms worth of unplowed driveway.
I would buy this blower again no question.
How many cubic inches is your Mahindra, my engine is a 203 Cubic inch and Only revs to a rated 1900 RPM so has a pretty Good torque back up reserve.
Some ads for this blower list a TYM 654 or 754 as a Good match. Obviously a bit less HP can run it.