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Snapper YT400 Delivered Today!

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hcalmar
Made the plundge and purchased the YT400, traded in the 1976 7016h with the blown B&S 16hp engine. It served me well since 1992 mowing and plowing. Hate to let a garden tractor go but space and time prevent repowering and what would go next? no safety features ect. The YT 400 is the (former) Simplicity Conquest 21hp with the 44" deck, still on the brochure but trancfered to the Snapper side. With the $500 rebate and the $500 trade $3,500 out the door doesn't seem bad. Saw some nice used garden machines for $3,500 - '92Wheel horse, 2000 Cub, and the Legacy that went for $2,900 on ebay but my wife would have killed me if any of them had a major problem. As you can see I am second quessing myself. I am sure I'll feel better when I drive up my driveway this pm. Hal

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hcalmar
Well I'm home and it's a nice machine. Do not need power steering, fast and smooth. Unfortunately my neighbor was nice enough to cut my lawn while my 7016h tractor was down. I have to wait to see how it cuts. Hopefully the old dozer blade will work on this somehow.

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RayS
You will need a subframe then the blade should work. You will really like the the new tractor I have a Prestige and it does a excellent job. Alot of the Sovereign attachments will work with the right subframes and hitches. Here is a link that you will enjoy that shows what you will need to make them work. And Sam should have any advise that will help you out as well. http://simpletractors.com/club2/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=35635&SearchTerms=snow,blower

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SmilinSam
4 years ago when I bought the ConQuest to mount the older blower I had to buy two things. 1) Landlord style subframe $ 265.00 mfg#1693500 2) Adaptor Kit to fit subframe to ConQuest $ 158.00 mfg#1686886 Total : $ 423.00 Then add tax This is the same setup you will need to mount a snow blade to your ConQuest. I doubt you will be able to mount the blade if its a 46" heavy duty adjustable from the seat blade. I suppose anything is possible with alot of cutting and welding, but the big problem would be getting the angle control rod to line up and work with the mechanism on the blade. The ConQuest uses a 42" spring loaded manual adjust blade, which is about the same sort of thing as the standard 42" blades common to the older Soverign types, only the older ones dont have the spring trip setup. The hitch for that blade is a short hitch that has the lift arm sticking way out the side to clear the hood. The part on the blade hitch that hitches to the subframe is built like the 90's broadmoor blade hitches and has a long pin that slides through and locks over the reciever on the tractor. Only you dont install it directly to the tractor hitch on the ConQuest, you have to put it on the subframe. I suppose they didnt consider the axled hitch to be tough enough to handle the blade or blower on the ConQuest.Not to mention clearing the hood out in front. Then you will have to buy the lift rod kit as well. No telling what that would cost piece by piece. It consists of the rod, collars, spring, and bracket to mount to lift shaft, but that might come with the one adaptor kit above. I cant remember.

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hcalmar
I acknowledge the blade I have does not have the spring trip, when I hit some curbing on the 7016H the whole tractor stopped but then it was a tank, do you think it would be an issue to put a non-tripping plow on a conquest even if all else matched up? The blade is $200 of a $600 package. Hal

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SmilinSam
I'd personally rather have the trip blade rather than the solid one. Its alot easier on the tractor and the operator. What you have to consider is that when you hit something with the solid blade the tractor lift shaft and the mount on the front for the deck are the two points that are going to take the beating, as thats where the subframe attaches. You would have to get under the tractor and see how those two points are built into the tractor to see just how tough they are and then make your own assessment.

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