John Deere 42" Snow Blower with Flapper Mod - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 01-07-2017, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 45
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 3
Thanks (Received): 4
Likes (Given): 2
Likes (Received): 10
John Deere 42" Snow Blower with Flapper Mod

I have a GT225, just rebuilt the blower, new bearings and paint job. Added linear actuator for head tilt, and rotation kit for the chute which is hard to find. The kohler engine has been rebuilt, new head gasket, valve stem seals, and a thorough internal cleaning. New transaxle oil and filters changed. The rubber flapper mod makes this machine throw snow magnitudes farther! Well worth the mod!

Got my machine up and running today. 2nd time use for this season. Videos are with about 7" of fluffy powder snow!







Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk

Last edited by Bassguitarist1985; 01-07-2017 at 11:55 PM.
Bassguitarist1985 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 01-08-2017, 09:17 AM
Senior Member
 
Duff Daddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Boston
Posts: 261
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 80
Thanks (Received): 17
Likes (Given): 2
Likes (Received): 15
What did you use for the impeller kit? I have seen bailer belt used in the past.

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk

96 Mustang - Race car
2005 Mustang - Daily Driver
15 Grand Cherokee Altitude - Mall Crawler
2007 Anderson Open Deck 19ft Trailer
1998 828D John Deere
1996 828D John Deere
2015 D110 John deere
ST724 Ariens not sure of year
1978 Ariens 924000
1964 10ML60D
Duff Daddy is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 01-08-2017, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 45
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 3
Thanks (Received): 4
Likes (Given): 2
Likes (Received): 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duff Daddy View Post
What did you use for the impeller kit? I have seen bailer belt used in the past.

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
I used TSC bailer belting. I'd refer you to my rebuild series on youtube. Here is part 3 where I go over the flapper mod. Starts around 5:45 in.




Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
Bassguitarist1985 is online now  
post #4 of 5 Old 01-08-2017, 09:27 AM
Senior Member
 
Duff Daddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Boston
Posts: 261
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 80
Thanks (Received): 17
Likes (Given): 2
Likes (Received): 15
I actually saw a link to your stuff on MTF lastnigjt.... I watched alot of your videos at 2am haha. I'm looking into buying a 318 possibly

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk

96 Mustang - Race car
2005 Mustang - Daily Driver
15 Grand Cherokee Altitude - Mall Crawler
2007 Anderson Open Deck 19ft Trailer
1998 828D John Deere
1996 828D John Deere
2015 D110 John deere
ST724 Ariens not sure of year
1978 Ariens 924000
1964 10ML60D
Duff Daddy is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Thanks Bassguitarist1985 thanked for this post
Likes Bassguitarist1985 liked this post
post #5 of 5 Old 01-08-2017, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 45
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 3
Thanks (Received): 4
Likes (Given): 2
Likes (Received): 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duff Daddy View Post
I actually saw a link to your stuff on MTF lastnigjt.... I watched alot of your videos at 2am haha. I'm looking into buying a 318 possibly

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
Nice! Appreciate it! Yeah spent a lot of time on this machine. Learned a lot too!

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
Bassguitarist1985 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome