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Well, the snow is flying somewhere;

I have been looking at my options and even shudder/groan/ugh looked at a replacement 2 stage snow caster for the 44 inch RAD/JD snow blower that came with the JD LA115 lawn tractor and seeing the construction of the Bercomac 40 and 44 inch snowblowers made quick work of the thought that a new replacement would be better HAAA!!!!!!!!

Yes I know snow blowers do not belong on lawn tractors! The money I have spent to just appease this snow blower eh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But at the time I needed to buy a 2 ton dump trailer 6 years ago to haul 33 full cords of free firewood and bagged and bulk coal to heat the homestead on my mountain.

To the root of my toothache haha;

Has anyone put an atv snow blower on the front or back of a lawntractor?

I know of one unit made in Finland that is a single stage with a direct chain drive to the rotor and it has a 13 horsepower single cylinder Briggs and Stratton engine.

My thinking is the single stage unit weighs much less than the rtv/atv2 stage units with less to go wrong mechanically simply because its a single stage unit with common readily available parts-roller chain, rotor bearings, engine parts etc.


It has a remote control cable to control the chute, spout, throttle etc. with an on off switch that can operated from the seat.
SO one could operate the snowblower side saddle with the left foot for the forward and reverse pedals of the lawn tractor.

The LA115 is 2 wheel drive has loaded rears and 82 pounds(2-41 lb of suitcase weights) plus my dead weight haha.

An atv/rtv winch is used to lift the snow blower when transporting it.

So mounting it up front would require some work with the ATV mounting frame and perhaps fixing it so the side frame connects with a hitch ball on the rear of the LA115.

Lifting it would be an issue BUUUUTTTT my brain tells me I could do this with a servo motor trailer jack with a wheel set but traction would be and issue and adding 2 bags of tube sand and laying them across the suitcase weights would work but the issue
of 2.5 horse power to the drive wheel is an issue in any case.

I will be using the V bar chains from the old tractor this year instead of the 2 link ladder chains I ended up using due to the odd tire size of the LA115.



I guess option 2 would be to purchase a used ATV/RTV to use to remove snow but $$$$$$$$$$$$$ is an issue.

Option three is to invest in a Yamaha YS1028EJ and just saying the he// with it. The YT624EJ is to small for what I need most years with the crap they bury me with every winter and I can then PIMP out the snow blower with my 4 existing magnet mount flashers and a small LED lightbar haha.

At least I know I can depend on my 4th TORO-a CCR3000 power paddle single stage snowblower- It barely used half a tank of mixed gas cleaning up after the LA115 broke down during winter storm Stella as the LA115's snow blower crapped out after clearing less than half of a single pass of an 80 foot length of 2 car driveway.

I still have the 3rd Toro 20 inch unit I bought in 1986 and it still runs very well. I would still have the two previous snow pups but the main bearing frame crapped out on both of them requiring a new snow pup to replace it.

I wish I still had the 1967 model 12-HP IHC hydro cub cadet with the Kohler engine with the single stage snowblower I grew up with.
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Did I give too much detail at this late hour????

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Did I give too much detail at this late hour????
That is too much for ANY hour. LOL
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Leonz,

What if you look for a good used Honda HS828TA/S, HS928TA/S, HS1132TA/S or HS1332TA/S.
If you feel the GX240 or GX270 engines are too under powered for the 28" auger housing I'll help you upgrade the engine to a GX340 or a GX390 engine (you can get some good used one reasonably priced).
Or if you get a 32" unit and you feel it is too wide for your needs I'll help you modify the auger housing to 28"

How about this forth option.....???

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Well,


Option 5 just jumped into my mailbox. I am in heaven now with a track drive Zaugg Snow Bear I found that is for sale.

Small enough to trailer on a 2 ton flat bed with beaver tail ramps and make money.


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