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Well i went ahead and got the 24571 Haban made snow blower. Owner says it comes with several different sets of mounting brackets. So maybe i won't have too much trouble getting it to work. Seller says unit was only used two or three times, and pictures support that. Will pick it up tomorrow for $250.
 

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Sounds like a good deal. I don't know much about the blowers except for what I have in the Murray Attachment Guide sticky at the top of the Murray Forum. You may be able to get more information from the Yahoo Haban Group.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Haban/

I have two Haban Manuals in my collection, for a model #24577 and #24579. If you think either one or both would help, I would be happy to email you a pdf copy.

Send an email to bby [at] murrayownersworld [dot] com and remind me what you are asking for.

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Thanks for the offer!. I am going to look this over and see if i can figure out what info i will need. I still have to unload it from my truck
 

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Is there anyway to get pics of blower and brackets you got posted, I might be able to help you out.
Also need pics of tractor frame ( in front of rear wheel under foot rest) (frame rail just behind front axle to mid tractor)
Check out the thread Brackets for Fins59 Haban snow blower here in the Murray forum.
 

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Pictures were very helpful. Looks like the brackets that came with the blower will work after if drill some new holes in the frame. Not sure about interference with the mower deck lift mechanism. I will know a lilttle more tomorrow. Have the blower on a moving pallet and will move it under the tractor tomorrow. thanks for the info.
 

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Still working on the mounting. Brackets on the blower frame were narrower that the tractor frame. Also a crossmember on the tractor that supports the floorboards has to be modified as the blower clutch pulley mount hits it. I have removed for now, but looks like i will have to cut and weld a new support. Tough to work on this thing, it is heavy.
 

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Was wondering how you were making out.
1. how much difference in blower frame width and mounts once they are bolted in.
2.Are your brackets straight down or do they have an offset bend ( similiar to the ones pics)
http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?p=1953411
3. Possible fix: split the difference , space the bracket inward with washers or plate.
Now for the fun part,:banghead3:banghead3:banghead3
When you tried getting the clutch pulley pass the cross member, was the clutch unit adjusted all the way back ( 3 9/16ths or 5/8ths bolts on bottom,1 lock-nut and adjuster bolt on bottom towards the front of unit. It will still be tight squeeze. Changing belts can be more challenging, sliding that unit back in forth.
My GT, which is what I'm using now for snow removal has that cross-member cut, easier mounting unit and belt changing. My LT has cross-member intact has been delegated to grass duty's.
YEP its a wee bit of a bear to wiggle on (note that it will gain weight over summer months)
 

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The brackets were very similar to the ones pictured, but they didn't have and offset bend. I did just what you suggested. I spaced out the rear bracket on the blower frame, and spaced in the front brackets on the tractor frame. The blower clutch pulley was another matter. The crossmember that holds the braces for the front of the floorboards drops down and hits the the top of the clutch pulley frame. I was able to make a change to get the clutch mechanism to work because the blower came with two styles of bell cranks allowing me to install the one which would work. Changing belts will be a challenge, and i am lucky that they are both in good condition, having only been used a few times. Big problem now is getting the tractor started. It has been sitting for several years due to a bad ignition switch and my use of my Ford 601 loader tractor for snow removal the last few years. Last year the blowing snow created such a huge drift that i spent many hours just getting the tractor out of the quonset building and up to the driveway. A lot of loading backing and dumping. Not fun. Even when i got to the driveway it was tough trying to push that much snow uphill. That convinced me that a snowblower was the way to go.
 
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