It seems maybe a year ago I noticed on Craigslist and Ebay someone in Wisconson selling Bercomac 2 stage blowers for Sovereign type tractors for $650.00. I have a Deutz Allis 916 and have a 36" blower for it. Does anyone recall who the dealer was or maybe suggest where a guy who has been looking could find one of those?
He had some family issues that he is dealing with. Check simpletractors. He posted a bunch there. I believe he just used a single pulley hitch and adjusted belt length accordingly. The berco throws snow well, but its only 40 inchs, They are also prone to bearing and chain failure as it is exposed to the throat of the blower. When they work they work well, but it will require maintenance.
Yeah, I do see that ad now, maybe I should just get a 42" single stage. I am all for fiddling with things but, if its not a situation that would rewrite the time space continuum of moving snow I would just rather stick to what was engineered to work on these rigs. Is the 2 stage for Sunstars a Simplicity made unit or a Berco? I have a 16hp Sunstar that I plowed with last winter and I would not mind just mowing with my Deutz 916. I h
I was told that Berco makes both John Deere and Simplicity two-stage units. We had a two stage on our Sunstar and the bottom was rusting out. Had to have a whole new plate welded on. Other than that it worked real well.
Not sure if the unit on E-Bay is being sold by the same person as last year. Says he has 4 units.:goodl:
Yeah, I do see that ad now, maybe I should just get a 42" single stage. I am all for fiddling with things but, if its not a situation that would rewrite the time space continuum of moving snow I would just rather stick to what was engineered to work on these rigs. Is the 2 stage for Sunstars a Simplicity made unit or a Berco? I have Simplicity Sunstar 16hp that I weighted down with just a blade and that kept my road open last winter just fine. The snow banks were getting pretty high by the end of winter and now that I have a Deutz 916 to play with too, this season I want to be more efficient. Thinking that maybe I could have my son follow behind me on the Deutz 916 with the 36" blower and chuck the snow up past where I can push with the Sunstar.
They seem to be few and far between for the Sunstars. If I do see any they are usually the 42" single which I would have no problem with, just would like to try for a 2 stage to really toss the snow far.
I just bought one and mounted it on my legacy. I've found more around here for the SS than for the older legacys. I've used a 42" single stage blower for years with no problems on the 900 series tractors. If you find a blower for a older legacy, it'll work on a SS with a few mods to the lifting rods. I couldn't find one for a legacy around here.