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Old 04-11-2012, 04:41 PM   post #1 of 5
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So, now that I'm well on the way to resurecting my Suburban 12 I have a question. Would a newer 2-stage sears snowthrower attachment mount onto it and be able to be powered via the mule drive on the front? The snowthrower ia model # 842 240729 serial # 457451. Suburban is model 917.99420. I know we're comin up on summer, but the way life is it'll be January and the middle of a blizzard before I know it and I'm tired of clearing a 1/4 mile driveway with a walk-behind.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:44 PM   post #2 of 5
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say likely not, because the newer sears snow blowers mount to the underside of the frame on the 80's Craftsman II GT's. I do know that Haban made an aftermarket snowblower that was compatible with the Sears Suburbans.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:05 PM   post #3 of 5
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I had a newer Craftsman blower on a Suburban, I don't have the model number but it was gray and from the 80's. The blower had a long frame that went under the tractor and mounted to the deck hangers. The pulley was on that frame and was about were your mower pulley would be. I did run it off the mule drive just like a mowing deck.
I still have it in the barn but it's barried. The one I have lined right up, no mods were needed. I put a peice off round stock threw the rear deck hangers. The ears on the blower frame slipped on to that rod, then the frame mounted to the front deck hangers.
It was hard on the belt, but the blower pulleys were pitted from rust when I got it. Im not sure if it was the pitting or the angle of the belt. I gave up because 12 hp was not really enough power for the size of the blower.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:30 PM   post #4 of 5
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Good to know it CAN be done, the power was the next question, I believe this is a 40" or 42" blower which will eat alot of snow, however if I go in 1st gear Low it might just do it
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:08 PM   post #5 of 5
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I've been looking for a two stage blower to adapt also, the ones I looked at were the models that have an idler pulley on the frame, like the MTD models. A belt runs from the idler to the blower and one from it to the engine.
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