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Old 11-28-2010, 03:33 PM   post #1 of 36
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Default Extension Wings for 47" Snowblower(any ideas?)

Well, I have a 47" blower for my 4110 that I will be putting on this week. Looking for ideas on what other folks have done to extend the width of this blower to match the rear tire width. Need probably 2.5 inches on each side. Other option is that I think I can just reverse the rear wheels.. Don't know how big of a deal it is to have the rear wheels running over a little snow but.. I am thinking of simply using a few pieces of flat stock and weld them together at an angle. Then maybe a piece of heavy rubber conveyor belt material to transition to the driveway. Like I said, looking for ideas/pictures.. Thanks..
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:14 PM   post #2 of 36
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I was lucky enough to get a thrown away store display with metal about 10 " w and guessing 15-18" long. Bent 2 different angles and gained overall 4". After taking those photos , Sat I moved the piece back to within a 1/2" of first nut on side of blower .Meaning I now have 2 1/2" extension to front of blower instead of ,guessing 6-8" ..Have not had the snow ,and not complaining ,yet to see how this will effect snow removal.. I'm guessing it should help. I still kept it about the distance off the ground
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:06 PM   post #3 of 36
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Default Re: Extension Wings for 47" Snowblower(any ideas?)

This is what I did. I ran this blower on my old 2320, and will use it on my new x728 this winter. I was going to take the wings off, but will try it with them on. Overall, the width is now 57".

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Old 11-29-2010, 05:58 AM   post #4 of 36
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ColonyPark,

That is a very professional-looking project! Do you have any trouble with the wing trying to pull the blower to the side when you're blowing a partial row? I mean if you're clearing to one side or the other, in heavy snow?

Thanks for the pictures. This looks like a great project for my blower.
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:07 AM   post #5 of 36
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Don't know how big of a deal it is to have the rear wheels running over a little snow but
The problem is you will keep knocking snow into where you just cleared. A real PITA IMHO. Eaven just one side with a ext would be nice. For cleaning up the edges.
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:25 AM   post #6 of 36
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Don't know how big of a deal it is to have the rear wheels running over a little snow but.. .
Do whatever you can to avoid this. Our farm used to have a 4010 with a 7' rear blower that was a foot too narrow, and it was more trouble than it was worth. I'd strongly suggest building some wings to make the blower width wider than your track width. IMHO

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Old 11-29-2010, 06:56 AM   post #7 of 36
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Here is some pics of wings off of my Ingersoll http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=71784
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:54 AM   post #8 of 36
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ColonyPark,

That is a very professional-looking project! Do you have any trouble with the wing trying to pull the blower to the side when you're blowing a partial row? I mean if you're clearing to one side or the other, in heavy snow?

Thanks for the pictures. This looks like a great project for my blower.
The only time the wings would "pull" the blower was if the leading front edges of the wings came into contact with the pavement. After a couple hits with the angle grinder, no more pulling. I don't have any pulling now anywhere I snow blow (my place and the neighbors). The bottoms of the wings sit up maybe 1/2" from the scraper on the blower, but I can live with 1/2" of snow left along the edges!
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ColonyPark,

Thanks for the info, your pictures are great, and if you don't mind one more question: are the bend angles about 45 degrees? They appear to be, in the photos, but pics can be deceiving sometimes.

I appreciate your time. I am going to have a local metal shop do the bends.

Thanks again.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:19 PM   post #10 of 36
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To be honest, I don't remember. I think it is. My grandfather is a retired sheet metal guy, and my uncle has his own sheet metal biz now. The wings were made from scrap laying around. I believe 45 is what we decided on, but gramps did the bending (I wasn't there) as he is always looking for something to do. It was one of those deals where I told him what I wanted, and told him it was no hurry. They were in my garage the next day. I did all the drilling, painting, installing, etc.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:04 PM   post #11 of 36
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I found a couple other pics



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ColonyPark,

Great. Thanks for the add'l pix. I am off to the metal fab shop today. I'll post pix of my version when completed.
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Looking forward to seeing it. slkpk
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I did the same thing as colonyparks did. Except mine is on a 3point blower. Mine don't go all the way to the ground. It is just to pull the deeper snow into the blower so the tires don't have to go through the deep snow. I added about six inches on each side of my blower. I got to good of a deal on the blower other wise i would have just bought a bigger blower. It seems to work pretty good. I just need to get out to the garage now and round the top corners paint them, and get some pictures.
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Mine don't go all the way to the ground. I just need to get out to the garage now and round the top corners paint them, and get some pictures.
Actually mine sit up off the ground, maybe 3/4". It pulled the blower too much otherwise. Pics...definitely
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