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Hi,

In this thread http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=150158 you helped me decide to get a 54" JD snow blower for my X748. After an unexpectedly long stay at the dealer for installation (they ordered a 2wd shaft and I have a 4wd tractor) it is finally home.

I owe some pictures so here are a few from a bright afternoon (well it was dank weather but getting my tractor back w/ the blower brightened my day).

First posted pic with X748 and Deere emblem! Note it is a 2007 and has the 2wd/4wd lever by the cup holder.


The blower at rest.


Up and ready to travel.


Down pressure is a bit better than the gravity on the ATV plow.


A view from the seat.


One of the reasons for the 54" vs the 47" was to have some extra width past the tires going straight or especially in turns.




I'll post a few more but thought this would be a good start.
 

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Excellent pics that show the extra width advantage. Nice setup, enjoy it!
 

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:congrats: You gotta admit there is a nice feeling when you look at the emblems ( front and back) and know it's YOURS !
 

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Thats a fine looking machine and should handle your snow removal with ease :fing32:.

:thanku: for the pics !.
 

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Below are some pictures related to conversations in my earlier thread.

The 54" blower has a plastic impeller. I will let you and the dealer know if it does not blow (based on your view this is the same as if the word "not" was removed and as "s" was added to "blow").


I don't have a photo of a 47" blower's sides but these look thicker to me.


A little closer and it looks close to 3/16" to me.


Here are shots of my wheel weights.



No, I did not post the wrong picture. The Rim Guard is inside.
 

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Thanks for the photos. Tractor and blower Looks Great. I see You are from Buffalo area. You have to have a snow blower up there. With all that snow in that area,I see You have a drift cutter should come in handy !:fing32:
 

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Thanks for the photos. Tractor and blower Looks Great. I see You are from Buffalo area. You have to have a snow blower up there. With all that snow in that area,I see You have a drift cutter should come in handy !:fing32:
Thanks all!

I think the drift cutter looks lonely and have seen posts about it before. The guy that delivered it could not and most posts I have seen did not explain why JD feels one is the correct # for drift cutters. There are holes on the other side to mount a 2nd one... I may need a 2nd one to maintain a balanced universe (or at least blower).
 

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Thanks for the pics, everything looks great. You going to leave it on in hopes of use soon? I am usually in the barn, in the dark, putting mine on the night before the first accumulating snow is predicted! BTW tonight's, snow doesn't count:fing32:
 

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One photo I forgot shows the hours on Herman. Not many considering his age. The decimal point is hard to see but that is 5.8 hours, 5.4 more than when I bought it in late August this year.



Herman is replacing an ATV for plowing and yard work duties. While somewhat tired looking it kept the driveway clear for quit a few years and back in the day was fun to explore the woods on with my daughter along for the ride. They grow up too fast (daughters).
 

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Thanks for the pics, everything looks great. You going to leave it on in hopes of use soon? I am usually in the barn, in the dark, putting mine on the night before the first accumulating snow is predicted! BTW tonight's, snow doesn't count:fing32:
I heard from my sales guy (lives in near Jamestown) that he went through some snow this morning heading to North Collins. Just wet here now.
 

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WOW that blower is freaking HUGE :) That plastic impeller looks pretty darn solid to me. I'm sure it's purposely a weak link, like a shear pin.. to stop further damage to the system. But if using it properly (not throwing stones) I doubt it will ever give you problems.

Herman sure is a beast! Congrats and thanks for sharing pics with us!
 

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I'm suspecting that you're going to get a lot of use from it this year! We had a little white stuff mixed with rain earlier today! Didn't realize they allowed for down pressure on those.
 

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Congrats, that is one sweet set up you have there!!!!
 

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Thanks all!

I think the drift cutter looks lonely and have seen posts about it before. The guy that delivered it could not and most posts I have seen did not explain why JD feels one is the correct # for drift cutters. There are holes on the other side to mount a 2nd one... I may need a 2nd one to maintain a balanced universe (or at least blower).
I agree the drift cutter does look lonely , If it was me I would get it a mate. In my John Deere attachments & accessories catalog it shows a snow blower with two drift cutters and looks better and makes more sense to me. They look like they should come as a set .You should be able to get one from the dealer with hardware for around 25.00

THINK SNOW !::fing32:
 

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I heard from my sales guy (lives in near Jamestown) that he went through some snow this morning heading to North Collins. Just wet here now.
Ditto on the wet here too. I must concur that the one drift knife is lonely (why only one for what we pay for this stuff?) :fing20: I got two on my 47 for the 2320.
 

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One thing I noticed (after delivery) that I was not thirlled with is the following picture from the left side.



The paint looks wrong. I can't tell what it is from. No rust, it doesn't look or feel like it was scratched/sc***** but it does not look right.

Is this something to be worried about? I doubt it. Should they give me a rattle can of JD yellow? Probably. Should they give me a left drift cutter for the blemish? I'll be harassing them about it.

Any other thoughts?

Thanks for all of the feedback and positive comments!:thThumbsU
 

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looks like it rubbed the side of the box in shipping
 
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