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JD vs WH Single Stage Blower?

1698 Views 7 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  rhenning
Not having used either the JD or WH single stage snowblower attachment, I thought I'd ask the opinions of those who have used them. I only have room to park one tractor with a mounted blower up in the garage near where it would be used. I really don't want to mount both blowers only to take the one back off and then rearrange storage. Whichever ones I don't use will be in storage until spring. I want to get set up before the snow blows. So do you have an opinion on which is the better to use?

JD...42 inch single stage in VG condition to be mounted on a 325 with 17 HP Kawasaki single. Hydro drive and lift. Ag' tires. Could mount chains if needed.

WH...42 inch counting "wings" in nice condition to be mounted on either a 416-H with 16 HP Onan, or on a 312-8 12 HP Kohler. Both tractors have power lift, the 312 is electric and I think the 416 is hydraulic. Turf tires with chains.

The tractors are equal in dependability, so that is not a factor.
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I've got the 42"SS on a JD GX335 and I love it! It will blow anything from powder to gray slush and ponded water without clogging. "Wings"? They wouldn't cut it for me as I sometimes overlap with wet snow and don't need the front wheels being pulled sideways. With front mounted snow equipment, front wheel traction is always at a premium and not always available. A traction locking differential is a big help, but not always enough in deep wet snow.
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