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: Berco Snow Cab Installed on a Husqvarna


pfrenet
12-23-2008, 10:47 AM
I finally received the snow cab I ordered 6 weeks ago, just in time as we were going to have a major snow storm.

I won't go into too many details as there was already a post on a similar installation, however there were some differences.

Since I had already had the snow blower attachment, the support bracket kit came with the front cab supports.

http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/pfrenet/tractor1002.jpg

When I went to install the back supports, I found that my weight brackets were in the way, when I was trying to figure a way, I happen to notice on the weight brackets that there were two round sleeves on the inside of the supports.. I fitted the rods supports into the sleeves and they fitted, even the openings for the hex screws were there..Guess Berco had some thought when the made the weight brackets..
http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/pfrenet/Snowcab002.jpg

I went to position the cab on the supports..pefect fit
http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/pfrenet/Snowcab004.jpg

Installed the enclosure
http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/pfrenet/snowcab2005.jpg

Then placed the rod to the snowblower thru the opening in the cab..To open you just open up the velcro to slide rod thru, no need to cut open a hole.
http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/pfrenet/Control001.jpg

These are the parts I didn'e need to use. Saved some time in the installation
http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/pfrenet/Snowcab005.jpg

Anyways, we had the major storm come thru yesterday so got a chance to see how this was going to hold up. We had very strong winds, blowing snow, etc.. I had a small ceramic heater to keep warm (plugged into the 12V adaptor on the tractor).

Quite happy on how it stood up in the wind..very easy to see out of, even though I felt like I was sitting in a bubble:ROF It was a lot better than last week with snow flying in my face.

pfrenet
12-23-2008, 01:28 PM
Here's a picture from inside the cab.
http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/pfrenet/Insideview001.jpg

oldtimer
12-23-2008, 01:52 PM
Nice looking setup !

Chuck_050382
12-23-2008, 01:55 PM
nice looking cab, thanks for the pictures.

TundraBoy
12-23-2008, 02:46 PM
Nice setup! I see you have the electric lift on your model. How do you like it?

markwb
12-24-2008, 08:14 AM
That's an awesome enclosure, nice machine too. Have fun with it.

smfcpacfp
01-05-2009, 02:21 AM
I am curious, does the snow stick to the plastic winshield? It did on mine and I would have to get out periodically and wipe it off.

pfrenet
01-05-2009, 10:26 AM
I am curious, does the snow stick to the plastic winshield? It did on mine and I would have to get out periodically and wipe it off.

I havn't had any problems yet with snow sticking to the plastic. I was out 3 times so far. I recall in the instructions that the plastic was coated with something and it advised not to clean off with any cleaners only dry wipe. I'm sure it will eventually wear off.

lx176mainer
01-05-2009, 11:50 AM
The little that little that has stuck to mine falls off after a simple tap from me on the inside.

Adam

gt275
01-05-2009, 01:01 PM
How does that ceramic heater work for you? Does the battery charging light come on when you are using that. I was thinking of getting one for myself. Just wondering, it seems like a heater like that would draw too much.

Thanks

smfcpacfp
01-05-2009, 03:40 PM
With my old Yamaha/Kimpex blower I would get enogh heat from the engine to keep me modestly warm, but your engine is foward, mine was between my legs:

http://faculty.nmu.edu/sfoulks/images/Winter/Yamaha%20snowblower%20Kimpex%20snowblower.gif

ggsteve
01-05-2009, 06:20 PM
Nice rig! I see you have the Berco blade too. How long does it take to swap back and forth?

pfrenet
01-05-2009, 06:50 PM
How does that ceramic heater work for you? Does the battery charging light come on when you are using that. I was thinking of getting one for myself. Just wondering, it seems like a heater like that would draw too much.

Heater doesn't draw that much power, when I plug it in, the lights don't even dim.

pfrenet
01-05-2009, 06:53 PM
Nice rig! I see you have the Berco blade too. How long does it take to swap back and forth?

Takes less than 4 minutes to swap back and forth..very easy.

slkpk
01-05-2009, 07:07 PM
Very nice setup. slkpk

slkpk
01-16-2009, 09:16 AM
Now that you've had this a while how do you like it? What are the pro's & con's of it? slkpk

pfrenet
01-16-2009, 09:33 AM
So far, I've been very please with it. Its very roomy, easy to get in and out, very clear to see thru at all angles, blocks the wind out well. havn't had any snow sticking to it.

Just had the tractor out the other day plowing during the deep freeze here and was worried it may crack, but didn't.

No cons, for an easy setup type cab I have no complaints about it.:thThumbsU

slkpk
01-25-2009, 09:32 AM
Can you give me measurement how far your chute control rod is from the inside of your cab frame? Thanks, slkpk

pfrenet
01-26-2009, 11:16 AM
Can you give me measurement how far your chute control rod is from the inside of your cab frame?

12 inches

slkpk
01-26-2009, 11:23 AM
:thanku: I appreciate it. slkpk

Rick ND
01-26-2009, 11:44 PM
Hey Folks,
Figured I'd share a bit. I bought the bercomac cab just recently for my JD 425. Had it out today in -14 weather and was quite happy with its performance. Keeps the wind and snow off me, which is what Id hoped for. All in all Im mighty happy with it.

This is more than likely info for another thread but Im also mighty happy with the Bercomac 48in PTO snow blower I bought. I jokingly told someone that it can throw snow into the next county. Really works well I think.

Anyway ... hope you all stay warm.

slkpk
01-27-2009, 05:30 AM
Thanks for the info and do you have any pics of it? slkpk

Tom White
01-27-2009, 11:02 AM
There ought to be something that simple (and inexpensive) for compact tractors the size of say the Deere 3000 series. The closest I've seen is the guy that put a golf cart cover (with windows and zipper doors) over his ROPS canopy.

slkpk
01-27-2009, 07:08 PM
There ought to be something that simple (and inexpensive) for compact tractors the size of say the Deere 3000 series. The closest I've seen is the guy that put a golf cart cover (with windows and zipper doors) over his ROPS canopy.

http://www.jimsrepairjimstractors.com/tractor-cab.htm
They show pics of a BX1850 and a JD 855 with them on. slkpk