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3 years ago someone on craigslist had a simplicity snow cab for sale for $150. I didn't really pursue it. Years later I realize in the northeast ..This is the hardest attachment to find in the Northeast. I think the look cool and I'm pretty sure I could wire a 12 v heater in I one. Har anyone ever used one? I'm wondering if they are actually worth it

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Me in mine a few years ago, 917 with 18hp magnum replacement, hydro lift 42"blower.

Rubber chains, and two heavy Wheelhorse tombstone weights on a modified vacblower frame.

+1 on Sam's comment, been there done that, not again unless there is no other way..........

 

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Also agree, once you use one you will NEVER go back unless there is really no other way.  Here in Iowa a 20 MPH wind is a light breeze, and direction seems to change by the minute, so my cab is my best friend.  I have even thought about a second one for the tractor with the blade, but haven't gone that far yet.

$150 would have been a great price if it is in any kind of shape, I think I gave $250 for mine from a member here and thought that was a decent price.

Steve

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Ditto.

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The cab above has been transferred to my 75th,.  No heat required for me.  There's enough engine heat to keep me warm inside the cab in usual Phila winter weather.

For my plow tractor, I don't have a cab and it's fine, I just have to dress warmer.  No blowing snow to contend with - I never plow when snowing.  

 

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After today snow removal I would love to at least have a windshield with wings on my Sovereign. Not sure if the ones you see online would work or not.

 

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I would say a majority of the time here, our snow comes from "clipper systems" which means wind from the northeast or northwest. Not only does that mess with me blowing snow that's on my north/south running driveway, it assures that I'd be covered in snow without a cab. 

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If you can find a cab in good condition for a reasonable price, snap it up quick if you can.  As everyone said above, once you have blow with, and without one, you will never want to be without one again.

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Have a dedicated 6216 snow tractor, and when purchased came with cab and blower.  Cab warmth is good, and SE WI temps are not that bad when it snows.  Owned for 5+ years, and would not go back.  Added a computer fan to the front window to keep from frosting up.

My now sold 5216 had modified walk behind cab, which did help a lot.  Snow from front and sides was mostly blocked, and still could get on/into tractor.   Only issue was when snow came over the top would like to fall down my neck.

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I built a cab, was worth all the work. Before that I'd wear my snowsuit, boots, mittens, and snowmobile helmet with shield. It was still a miserable job.

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No cab here. Driveway runs east/west. Prevailing winds when it is cold enough for snow are west or northwest and rarely from the southwest. I start at the shop at west end of driveway and blow snow east til I get past house and then can go north onto the lawn or south onto neighbors field. I wear insulated overalls and a heated motorcycle jacket under my coat. Toasty warm and usually not much blowing snow.

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So I had the blower and I worked well, except I didn't like not having the option to plow . I find that in dustings or after wind has blown snow back on the driveway the plow is priceless.. my older 2 stage blower is awesome in bigger storms , and easier to work with .. The simplicity blower is a beast 

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3 hours ago, PhanDad said:

Maybe @Bill725 got them from this tractor:

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I have that same poster from when I purchased mine.  I've always wondered where that prototype is located.  Obviously a Command engine.  If only Zach Kerber would have machined sets of those cam covers for the Triad.  I'd probably buy a set today if he did.

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