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Snowblower build up

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dentwizz
Here is the much belated pix of the install of a 42" RBT blower on a 64LL. The engine is a 12hp briggs, so the power is within the range of what was designated to run it. In order to make the single-belt hitch work with a non articulated idler, I had to make an electric PTO clutch work from a John Deere STX38 mower. $50 on ebay and slid right on. This process was done with almost no cutting or drilling of the stock items, only adding bolt-in accessories. [IMG]http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz291/sedonaatx/Snowblower1/Image0024.jpg[/IMG] A closer up of the clutch and extended idler mounts. They had to have extension plates bolted on to move the idlers away from the axle to clear the deeper electric pulley. The only cutting was to clear the tunnel corner when the blower was raised since it was hitting the left pulley. The belt coincidentally is now one pulled from a single belt FDT blower:D [IMG]http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz291/sedonaatx/Snowblower1/Image0050.jpg[/IMG] The truly different piece is the control/power unit. It is a home/outdoor switch that is water rated for 120v from Home depot. Cable is 12ga SJO and the connectors are Deans Ultra-T. The power is taken directly from the battery on it's own lead. [IMG]http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz291/sedonaatx/Snowblower1/Image0052.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz291/sedonaatx/Snowblower1/Image0051.jpg[/IMG] To avoid the possibility of killing the battery by leaving the unit running, there is a high intensity LED mounted on the box to denote the on-position. Since the control rod was missing when I bought the unit, I made my own design. The stock T handle always disappointed me, so I made a crank. A lot easier with a glove and faster. [IMG]http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz291/sedonaatx/Snowblower1/Image0053.jpg[/IMG] Hopefully I won't have to put this beasty to use very soon, but we shall see...

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Talntedmrgreen
Looks great! I had done the same thing with an old electric clutch last year on a 101/16hp. That is a snow throwin' sonofagun! I had a buddy beg it off me midway through last winter, and I've regretted it since...

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dentwizz
Oh I forgot to say the total price was only $200 ready to run.:D and the control box is mounted with an old antenna magnet, so it's fully positionable. 101/16hp, that's quite a jump! I thought 9hp to 12 was big;)

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