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Location: Bridgton, Maine
Converting snowblower to shaft or hydraulic drive
I have a model 834009 Ariens snowblower and wonder if I might make it something I could use on my Ariens GT18. That tractor has a 3600 rpm front PTO, which I'm quite sure is too fast for that blower, so I'm wondering if it would be possible to make it hydraulic drive simply adding a motor to it and a valve to the tractor, or if I should look at gear reduction and use the shaft drive. I'll still have to make up the mounting and all that of course...and some wings, the tractor is a bit wider than the blower is.
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