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I'm working on my RAD blower. It came off a troybilt so it had the pulley and belt system. I have since removed that piece. This blower has the stub shaft on the upper sprocket. I believe that it needs to be on the lower sprocket. Would anyone have some pictures of the blower as it is connected to a GT 1800/2000 or DGT 1700? I am going to use this one on my DGT 1700. I have the quick attach pieces that I think I can use. I'll be using the frame from my single stage blower. Thank you for any help.
 

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I've seen these with the PTO shaft going up to the top sprocket and also down to the bottom sprocket based on how they matched up with the tractor stub. You might want to mount this on your GT first to test fit the shaft in up/down positions and then decide whether or not to change the chain/sprocket configuration.
 
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I've seen these with the PTO shaft going up to the top sprocket and also down to the bottom sprocket based on how they matched up with the tractor stub. You might want to mount this on your GT first to test fit the shaft in up/down positions and then decide whether or not to change the chain/sprocket configuration.
Thank you for that idea. I will be putting the frame onto the tractor as part of this effort. I want it to be connected the way that Bolens designed it to be connected to avoid any issues. I'm hoping that the upper position is the correct one. It will save me some work.
 
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Make sure your U-joint angle is good in both the raised and lowered positions. Good luck and keep us posted!
 
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Make sure your U-joint angle is good in both the raised and lowered positions. Good luck and keep us posted!
Ahh good point. I'm sure things will be a lot clearer once I get it mounted in place on the tractor. I'm just trying to plan ahead, maybe that's my curse :wallbanging: I should just go in and get it done.
 

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You probably already thought of this but make sure when you check the u joint in the lowered position that the blower is at the lowest position it can go - depending on how you set up the way it attaches you may want the blower to go a little lower than ground level if you have any little dips or rises in your driveway. You can end up with snow build up if the blower can't go low enough to keep the snow scraped down with the cutting edge of the blower - I think went I built my two stage I made it so it could go about 2" lower than the front wheels - you can set the front wheels up on a couple of pieces of wood when you make the attaching frame - just a suggestion. Look forward to seeing this project progress.
 
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