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post #1 of 17 Old 10-02-2019, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Snowblower storage thoughts

I've seen various folks over the years show off their snowblower storage strategies. When it's time to change seasons, usually wind up raising mine up off the garage concrete floor with a few pieces of wood. I've seen folks use pallets. I'm looking for a better solution for the 47" blower on my x534. Thanks!

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I do mmy 42" SS on pallets in the backyard inside one of those Shelterlogic sheds. Keeps the water off it and works well. Sadly I dont have enough room in the two bay garage to keep it stored. I spray it down with lithium grease to prevent rusting, its been good to me for the 5 years I have had it.

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Re: Snowblower storage thoughts

Easy keep mine on a harbor freight dolly. Keep it in my shed in summer, I have to get something and snowblower in the way, just roll it out of the way ( in fact even wife can move it) when it comes time to put snow blower on, just roll it into position, drive tractor up to it and snap it on snowblower front bracket-- takes all of 5 min for me to put snowblower on my X590

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Re: Snowblower storage thoughts

I use the harbor freight dolly approach too. Cheap, effective, and it's so much easier to get it back in the corner of the shed for the summer
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I use the harbor freight dolly approach too. Cheap, effective, and it's so much easier to get it back in the corner of the shed for the summer
Does the HF dolly slide under the blower when it's lifted all the way up? I know the height of the blower isn't amazingly high in it's fullest height position?

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Re: Snowblower storage thoughts

My blower will clear the dolly. I have a 116, w/ a single stage blower.

I guess worst case scenario, you could always drive the front wheels up on a 2x4 or something to get a bit more clearance.
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Mine is on a pallet. Could add wheels I guess, but I have a pallet jack that works. I touch up any areas where paint is gone... paint is NOT pristine after probably 30 years. Iíve only had it for one year now though. Lite or sili spray contacting surfaces (chute rotation). Grease all fittings. Store inside.
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Does the HF dolly slide under the blower when it's lifted all the way up? I know the height of the blower isn't amazingly high in it's fullest height position?
https://www.harborfreight.com/materi...ly-69566.html: says its 5 1/4" high. The other ones HF sells are similar. Isn't the lift height of the 47 snowblower only 4"? You would probably need to drive up on blocks then.

They sell smaller casters, https://www.harborfreight.com/materi...ter-41519.html, you could replace the 3" ones on that dolly and that might get you to the right height?

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Check this out. Superior Tech recently came out with a pair of dollies for the 47" and 54" JD blowers. I bought a set for my 54" blower and they work great. They take up a lot less room compared with the wood platform with casters I was using.

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Re: Snowblower storage thoughts

My situation is a little bit different since I have an LA-series so the blower has arms that attach about mid-tractor. I also built a dolly from scrap 2x4's and some casters I had laying around but I have to block up the blower about 5" once it's off the tractor and then tilt it 90* up on to the dolly so the arms stand straight up. Easy to move into a corner of the garage.

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I take the chute off the 44" and strap it standing up on a 2 wheel dolly, can move it anytime easily!
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Check this out. Superior Tech recently came out with a pair of dollies for the 47" and 54" JD blowers. I bought a set for my 54" blower and they work great. They take up a lot less room compared with the wood platform with casters I was using.

These look perfect, but $100?!?!?!

https://www.greenpartstore.com/John-...s-LP70692.html

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25 gallon tractor mounted sprayer
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I use the wooden harbor freight dolly too, just fits under the 47 blower while still attached to my 318. Lines right up, it’s perfect<img src="https://www.mytractorforum.com/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
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Re: Snowblower storage thoughts

I made a dolly for my for my 54". Not a big deal. Makes it easy to store and re-connect when you need it.

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I made a dolly for my for my 54". Not a big deal. Makes it easy to store and re-connect when you need it.
Me too.

Buy some decent casters and make a dolly. Easy to put on and off and roll into the corner for storage.

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