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I am sure this has been discussed but searching didnt turn anything up.

My 54" blower came today for the 2305. Glad we havent had any snow to speak of as my "7-10" day delivery was about 35 days !

Anyway, I don't think I really need drift cutters as my 345 with blower did fine in my application but wondering what JDs reasoning is for only installing one on my blower. I guess you can buy the second one for around $40.00 but if you really needed two you would think they would include one when you buy a $3500 blower.

Anyone know why?
 

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I think it's because except for the original pass you always have an edge in an area already blown. I have had times when two would have been helpful but not many!
 

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Sweet setup and I'm sure it has to do with the Benjamin's. Is your angle control on the chute cap manual, electric or hydraulic? I've been looking at some used blowers and it seems they hold their value very well. They are either beat up and priced at about half of a new one or in really good condition and they want almost new prices for them. slkpk
 

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Thanks guys.

Bob, right now the chute cap has nothing except a manual knob you turn to loosen and adjust. When I picked the blower up I asked him how much it cost for the spout option and it was a little over $90. So I ordered it but wont be here for 7-10 says so I expect it in about 5 weeks. LOL.

Its a cable setup with T handle. Turn the T handle to unlock it and push/pull. Appears to be just like the one my 345 blower had.

I dont blow very far so usually keep the cap rotated down do keep the snow from blowing back towards me. But figured for $90 it would be nice to have.
 

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Nice setup rrmccabe, :thanku: for the pic. Keep us posted on your thoughts about the 2305/54" blower setup, if you ever get any snow.:D
 

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When you have two drift cutters, you can double your chance of hitting your leg/chin when parked.:banghead3
 

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I think your dealer forgot to add the second. Mine came with two.
 

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Love the Trailblazer SS
 

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I think your dealer forgot to add the second. Mine came with two.
Mine came in a box :) So did my own install and there was only one. I asked the dealer about it and they said #2 is optional. So you got lucky.

Love the Trailblazer SS
Me too. This one has been "messed with" and runs a little faster than stock :fing32:
 

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Thanks guys.

Bob, right now the chute cap has nothing except a manual knob you turn to loosen and adjust. When I picked the blower up I asked him how much it cost for the spout option and it was a little over $90. So I ordered it but wont be here for 7-10 says so I expect it in about 5 weeks. LOL.

Its a cable setup with T handle. Turn the T handle to unlock it and push/pull. Appears to be just like the one my 345 blower had.

I dont blow very far so usually keep the cap rotated down do keep the snow from blowing back towards me. But figured for $90 it would be nice to have.
What's the part # on the spout control?
 

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What's the part # on the spout control?
Not sure I can help you because the number on my receipt says bm20930. But when you look that number up it shows as other things.

But bm20930 I bought is just the cable with locking nut on control end and the actuator with bolts on other end.

The rest of the items to attach it must be ordered from the parts department. Bracket, couple longer bolts, spacers, hooks to guide cable, etc.
 

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Having spent a number of years in manufacturing implements.
It could be something as simple as more $.

If it costs $1.50 to make, paint, and catalog a drift cutter, that is a $10.oo accessory that can be sold later, and $8.oo off the total selling price of the parent attachment.

Such thinking is how the "bean counters" run a lot of businesses. Regardless of what is practical in a given situation. More than once I have been in meetings about new prototype equipment, heard this kind of thinking voiced. And when I said something like "you got to be kidding" you get this look like you suddenly grew a second nose on your forehead............. :banghead3

Good luck
 

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Yea what is even more amazing is that piece of metal and two bolts/nuts is a $40.00 "add-on" from Deere.

I really dont think I need them as my snow doesnt get deep because it blows in stream that runs though my land. Never the less it just seemed odd that they wouldn't add what cost them a couple bucks to a $3500 attachment.

The only other beef I have and I know its because they make it for several models.... They make you take the hydraulic hose couplers and extend the hose a few inches on the 2305 and put the couplers back on. Be nice if they could have sent you the right hoses to start with !
 

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The 47" blower comes with 2 drift blades.
The 54" blower comes with 1 drift blade if installed on a 2210 or 2305 and two drift blades if installed on the 2320, 2520 or the 2720. That is according to the instructions that came with my 54" blower installed on my 2305.
I bought another blade for mine since I use my blower to cut back some plow pushed banks at my apartment buildings and needed to be able to cut tall snow banks from both sides. Even though I only use one at a time, it is not time efficient to cut banks and blow only in one direction.
 

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Also wondered that too. JD has done it for many years on many models it seems. I made two taller ones for my #49. My old 47 only had one too.
 

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My 47" blower came with only one drift cutter and when I asked the dealer they said that they all come with one and that #2 is optional
 

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I think JD knows that with one, it will always seem to be on the wrong side: so you will go back and buy another overpriced one!:banghead3
 
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