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Snow thrower for AC716H

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bsengrx2

Finished up the first season with my “new” 716H (1690211), 42” deck and 36”tillervand it exceeded all my expectations.

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I expected to have to spend more time fixing parts as they broke. Nothing serious really broke, I just had to replace small worn bits. I wanted a snow thrower for it but anything I could find last winter was really expensive and far away.This year I have found several 36” and 42” throwers but they are all for different models that use the front PTO or what looks like a PTO on the bottom center of the tractor. Nothing for my particular tractor. Here is one for a 7100 http://maine.craigslist.org/grd/4195012004.html, and here is one for a Regent http://newhaven.craigslist.org/grd/4245164799.html. My tractor does not have a front PTO nor one on the bottom center, I have the same PTO as on Herbs modification of the hitch using a mower deck pulley (http://simpletractors.com/do_it/snowthrower_hitch.htm). I am not likely to pull this off myself. In Herb’s write up, he discusses repositioning the idler pulley to a second ear. I have not been able to find any pictures of this or what it would take.Any advice on the best way to get a thrower on the front of my tractor would be appreciated. Ideally I could modify the one for the Regent so it fits on the second ear. This one is closest and comes with weights and chains. Until then I am using a 1963 Ariens 10M-L35. Quite the conversation piece but a little tired.

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RayS

If you can find a side plate from a 7100 - 900 series tractor and swap it out for the one that is on your 716H. I have the swing arm or idler bracket that has the extra ear on it that came from a 900 - 7100 series.

The 900 - 7100 series side plate has an angle bracket welded on it for an adjustable pulley. There is another member that fabricated the parts needed to bolt to his tractor. In the link below. The easiest route would be to find a front PTO or swap out the side plate.

http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=109177&SearchTerms=snowblower

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bsengrx2

First of all, this club is the BEST, helpful feedback in under 2 hours on a product 35 years old!

I could not find a number for the front PTO so did not have any luck finding one. I will look into the side plate and follow the link, then probably have more questions.

Tom

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PhanDad

See this post for some snowblower install info:

http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=121694&SearchTerms=snowblower

If you buy the Regent snowblower, you'll also need a hitch. The 7100 snowblower has the hitch.

This post has some opinions on running a 7100 series hitch on a 7000 series tractor:

http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=132520&SearchTerms=snowblower

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