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I had my wife take a few videos of me using the snow blower attached to my 1986 180 last year. Found them while digging up pictures for another post while trying to trouble shoot the same tractor after a belt blew and the tractor had a bit of a mishap while backing off of a trailer.
Anyhow, hopefully soon I will be back on the seat moving some snow like last year.


http://youtu.be/OwJDmFyIIF0

http://youtu.be/NOx7X_8JD-E

Enjoy the video's

---Dave
 

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always amazed at how well the SS blowers work!

the two stagers look like they work well, the SSs are so small I had my doubts, I was 100% wrong, it is one useful attachment...


nice job-

:fing32:-back-at-ya!




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Nice videos. What is that white stuff your tractor is blowing around? In our part of Minnesota we are unfamiliar with that stuff this season.
 

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Hey Dave that looks good. My old 170 would throw snow just like that too... :thThumbsU

How are the repairs going? :trink40:
 

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Thanks for sharing and did those lights work out for you? slkpk
 

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Nice videos. The little LT will certainly move the snow.

This winter has been a bummer. Watching Youtube videos has been my only salvation.
 

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So that's what a GT throwing snow looks like... I like many others purchased a thrower for mine after the snow we had last year and have used it for nothing but snow prevention apparently.

I have to say that little 180 with a thrower does a lot better job than I would have expected.
 

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So that's what a GT throwing snow looks like... I like many others purchased a thrower for mine after the snow we had last year and have used it for nothing but snow prevention apparently.

I have to say that little 180 with a thrower does a lot better job than I would have expected.
It is surprising how well it does. I also have a 180 with the ss and as long as you can get good traction, it's great. We had around 100" here last year and some weeks I was out 3 times. All I had to do was put on a taller drift knife, lol. I was throwing up banks over 9 feet high.
 

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WOW! Lots of reply posts overnight. The little guy let us sleep till nine this morning, so I wasn't going to move a muscle! :thanku:

Yes, the snow blower works awesome. I really had my doubts, and my dad, always being a 2 stage walk behind guy said I was waiting my time with it. But with 18 hp backing it up, I was pleased to prove him wrong. I love to hear him say, well, I Guess you were right.

Even weirder, unlike with a two stage, where I was always taught to only take half the blowers width of snow at at time to prevent a clog up, this wants to take the entire amount, and the more snow you cram in, the further it throws it.

As for drift cutters, I have a pair of stainless drift cutters that my neighbor scored for me at the town dump that I am going to mount on later today so it will do better in the deep snow I hope we get sometime this year.

The lights: They work AWESOME! I think everybody should get a pair. They cost 20 bucks for the pair at Walt-mart and were worth every penny. I had to weld up a goal post looking light bracket to hold them up high which is bolted onto the front pulley cover. I basically wired them to mimic the wiring of the actual head lights, but with their own switch and a fuse, and just use the new ones when the blower is hooked up so that the battery still gets a charge. Read in another post that there only so much extra juice available and these lights use just that amount. I have to replace the fuse for them, but once I do, I'll post a picture of just how much light they put out. They are seriously as bright as my truck with the high beams on. Which is great, since I am only able to take care of the snow once I am home from work, dinner has been eaten and the kid put to sleep.

And as for what the heck that white stuff is, its white stuff from last year when we had plenty of it. All we have had this year in Maine is two storms, one at Halloween, and one at Thanksgiving. Which is extremely depressing and I hope changes soon. But only after I get the blower running smoothly again.

And as for traction, it only works with traction. Without the weight on the back, I would spin the tires in the chains. Once I got the chains wired down tight enough, I was grinding the chains down on the pavement, and slowed down to a crawl with every foot I went forward until the wheels just spun. Which was really aggravating. Everybody says that they have a bad/weak transmission and that any extra weight will kill it. No weight is not an option for me. I have a 125 pound anvil on there as extra weight, and I figure me and the extra weight have a combined total of about 275 lbs. I figure these are meant to hold people close to that weight so its gotta be OK.

Well, that should just address the current questions and comments.

Catch you all later

---Dave
 
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