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Snowblower Hitch (update more pics)

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BruceF
In an earlier post I showed a picture of my 917H with the 42" snowblower mounted but not operational due to needing the front clutch on the engine.

Ronald Hribar sent me a message asking why I was using the front clutch setup as his tractor used the center pto for the blower. My blower came with the front clutch hitch. Now with the help from Ronald Hribar I have a hitch to be able to use the center pto. Ron was kind enough to send me one of his hitches to copy. I took several pictures and measurements from his hitch and then sent it back to him asap in case he needed it. First 2 pictures are of the hitch Ron sent to me.

Here are some pictures of the hitch I made today. Took just a few hours. It's not pretty yet but will take care of that later. So far cost me about $12 for materials. Started with new flat iron.

Cutting notches.

Pieces cut and drilled.

Getting ready to weld.

Welded pieces.

And the new hitch.

Tomorrow I will try to get it on the tractor and blower and make what ever adjustments are needed and see how well it's gong to work. Bought a new belt to put on.:)New belt cost $61.50[:0]:( from Simplicity dealer. Once again I would like to say THANK YOU! to Ronald Hribar for his help. 1/3/06 Got blower mounted on tractor and running.8D Hitch mounted on tractor.

Had to put pulley on the other side of the bracket for the belt to line up.

Running pto and snowblower.

Testing blower.

Blowing snow, widening the driveway.

Very pleased with how this turned out. Next spring I can take it off and clean it up a bit and paint it. LET IT SNOW!!:D:D:D

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comet66
"Once again I would like to say THANK YOU! to Ronald Hribar for his help." Ain't it great?!! Sure don't take long to get $10.00 worth around here. Very nice work!! Thanks for the pic's

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BruceF
Your right Marty. My mistake, I did mean the hitch. I think you are right about the blower too. I bought it a couple years ago and haven't used it yet until now. The only wear on it looks to be from moving it around.

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IronPony
Great POST and PICS!! I will be picking up a blower for my AC712 in just a few days. Do you know if this hitch will work on my tractor? If this hitch will work on mine, would you be willing to make another one? Of course I will pay for materials and your time and effort plus shipping, in advance. Dan aka IronPony

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Ronald Hribar
I think that there is a new hole drilled in the snow blower hitch. And Maynard has a pin thru existing hole in tractor hitch and new hole . I know I am dangerous when I think

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MPH
I may be wrong, but if you look real close at the front pin in Maynards picture it looks like the pin comes through the hole up-hill slightly. My old hitches I had with the 36 inch blowers were off so much I could just barely get a 1/4 inch bolt through them. On the hitch I used on the 42 inch, which was in nice straight shape, was orange and I'm guessing came with some cut up pieces of a Landlord 101 and butchered orange 36 inch blower I got from Bruce in North pole last Aug. Mounted on the same tractor, B-112, I can get 5/16 bolts through it. Had planned on welding them shut and redilling them straight but forgot about it til I was mounting it. Never have understood them being drilled like they are.

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Ronald Hribar
My 7117 has 20 pony power Kohler magnum. Thought it would be noticeable difference over 17. AS you can see in Bruce's picture, the hitch does not have hole you hitch does. Going to drill hole and bolt to tractor hitch

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