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Old 08-24-2011, 05:27 PM   #1
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I've attached a couple of pictures of a snowblower I picked up. It measures 51.5" across the mouth. While it looks like a rear mount, I discovered that my Kubota B7500's rear PTO turns in the wrong direction. This makes me think its really a front mount, but I can not find any model number on it. I'd like to know the specs for this. Thanks
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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Interesting unit. That looks like a 3PH mount of some sort, but it also looks like a home made adapter/mount. I would think it'd be difficult to swap a rear mount to the front or vice versa, due to gearbox/pto rpm issues.

Anyway, here is some info about Kubota blowers, including some non-current models: http://www.toplinetrailers.com/docum...NOWBLOWERS.PDF

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Old 08-29-2011, 10:01 AM   #3
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I going to guess its a kubota sb-45 for a f- series tractor
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:06 PM   #4
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That sure looks like it. Thanks. Now I need the specs.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:35 PM   #5
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With this new info and a little searching I think the unit is a F80/F5220. This should be a front mount to a F series mower and runs off the mid PTO at 2500 rpm. Seems I just might be able to rig it up after all. Thanks again for helping me figure this one out.
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Interesting unit. That looks like a 3PH mount of some sort, but it also looks like a home made adapter/mount. I would think it'd be difficult to swap a rear mount to the front or vice versa, due to gearbox/pto rpm issues.

Anyway, here is some info about Kubota blowers, including some non-current models: http://www.toplinetrailers.com/docum...NOWBLOWERS.PDF

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Difficult, but not impossible. Years ago, the local dealer did a conversion of a used rear mount to a front mount for my dad's B8200. It works pretty well, with hydraulic lift and the drive adapted to the front mower PTO. This eliminates the problem of having to face backwards to try to blow snow, which on a long driveway is a big deal.

Tom, best of luck with your project!
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:46 PM   #7
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Right now I'm trying to figure out how to convert the 10 tooth mid PTO to the 6 tooth input shaft to the blower.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:26 PM   #8
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Right now I'm trying to figure out how to convert the 10 tooth mid PTO to the 6 tooth input shaft to the blower.
Try surpluscenter.com they have all sorts of splined couplings, adapters, and a few driveshafts. You might be able to cobble something together.

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Old 10-29-2011, 01:59 PM   #9
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I'm pretty sure it's an SB52F and yes it fits the F series front mounts. From what I saw of the pic you don't have all the hitch for the F series. The SB45F is 45" and the SB52F is 52". I am looking for an SB45F that I could buy. They haven't been made for some time now but, there should be some still out there working or repairable. If you or anyone that reads this has knowledge of the whereabouts of one of these that is for sale please let me know.
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:46 PM   #10
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Wish I'd know you were looking for one sooner. I would have sold you this one, but now I've got too much invested in getting it to work. Make me an offer I can't refuse.
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:26 PM   #11
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I'm really wanting the 45" for sidewalks. Most older walks ar 48". I have considered cutting down a 52" to make a 47" or 48". Much easier than adding to the 45". What type spout rotation does yours have? Electric or hydraulic? Or is it hand crank? If we weren't such a long distance away I would probably have more interest but, shipping would be expensive. They rate these in a pretty expensive category. I had a 47" front mount blower for a Deere 1445 sent from Ohio to Iowa and I think it was $275.00 dock to dock. location delivery would have been $85.00 more. Your in Vermont aren't you?
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:11 AM   #12
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Yes, southern Vt with 14" of snow this morning. Unfortunately, I haven't got the blower ready yet. i'm waiting on an adapter to be fabricated. I'd say you're pretty close on the shipping. My spout is electric, but the switch is missing. I hot wired it to see if it works and it does, I just need to get a switch rigged up.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:55 AM   #13
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My F2400's use a 3 way, 3 pole self centering switch I don't know Kubota # off hand but # on switch is ET115G. I'm looking for a replacement now when I find one I'll let you know # and where I got it. Some Kubota parts are not available anymore from Kubota.
I paid 350.00 for the last SB52F I bought+$125.00 fuel and day trip. It was ready to go including wiring and in good shape.
Could you use a conversion box on the tractor or the blower to make splines alike? This could cause a shaft length problem but, I think you could easily remove box if you needed to use other attachments or power sources. It's a thought. if you decide to sell it let me know.
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:25 PM   #14
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I figured I could get a universal switch at radio shack, but if you can get me a part number that would be great. I ended up getting a gearbox from a 3pt hitch generator. It increases speed 3 to 1 and also reverses the rotation. Just got to mount it to the blower.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:33 PM   #15
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The switch I have that is bad is pretty heavy duty. i want one as good or better. Grainger might have it. Auto parts store stuff is too flimsy. There is a electronic supply store here that has high end stuff that could have it also.
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