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Well I finally did it, got my self a 2 stage snowblower. It went on pretty easy too. Only had to remove all the belt stuff and mount it to my existing snowthrower frame that has hydraulic lift. Also had to change the pivot points of the upper links so the blower would tip back when lifted to ease the angle of the driveshaft. Works nice, just need to build the correct length shaft, the one I tested it with is a touch too long so at full up it rattles . I need to load a few pics ,stay tuned ...


 

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Cool! But could you get the video so I don't have to turn the monitor on it's side? Looks like it's doing a fine job, nice setup. Like your cab also, just needs a big Ford decal over the Craftsman logo.
 

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I always forget to turn the camera on its side LOL. It should be ok, its better than the single stage , as it wiped out the auger sprocket .
 

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Nice job on the snow blower. Looks like you ought to be able to pitch rocks through the upstairs windows with that puppy. Bet your looking forward to the next good snow storm.
 

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That looks great.Looks like it belongs with the Ford.
 

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It went pretty well, it took about 3 hours total to get it on and running, and another 3 to get the cab on. Cab comes off in seconds, pull 4 hair pins and its off. The blower also comes off fast, 1 hair pin ,pull the ling pin with handle out and disconnect quick connect hose ends and drive away.
As for waiting for more snow..... I'm glad I'm ready...... Just in case.:thumbs:
 

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Well driveshaft is starting to come together real nice, all I need to do is install the yoke on the box and then assemble the cross and shaft to it.
Here are a few shots of the afore mentioned parts..


 

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I like how you adapted it to your Ford. Nice video, but now I have a neck ache, lol. Thanks for posting the pics and vid.
 

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Well got it all assembled last night, works great with out any binding at full lift.

And the connection at the tractor, hard place to get picture of...

It's ready to go now, I wd'd everything up on the shute so it should be good to go.
 

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Looking good and glad the binding is gone. Have fun with it. Need some vids of it in action, hopefully upright this time.:bigrofl: Glad I'm taking Osteo Bi-Flex to help with the binding in my neck.
 

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you make everything seem so easy. great job on the blower.
 

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Well , all this heavy wet snow has been no trouble for the new blower, but it has been hard on the diesel , so I went back and sharpened me pencil and found that 2550 rpm at the front pto shaft was just too fast ! So a larger pulley on the pto drive was in order , found a 8" one at TSC and just now opened up the center hole, then I am going to drill and bolt the pullies together , this way I will habe options for different pto speeds.



This should lessen the load a bit better too.
 

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Nice pulley set up. Always good to have options.
 

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That's all looking awesome ,Keith.
 
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