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Old 04-21-2015, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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I am new to the forum. I want to purchase a two stage snowblower to fit a John Deere F 687 . I am told that AGRO-TEC /RAD or Florian made one to fit.

Am I choosing to buy a snowblower that is dated or still very good?

Just want to be sure that purchasing say a separate unit such as a Honda or ? would be better for snow removal.

Thanks very much..
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IS that FOR A JD Tractor.

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Welcome to the forum

JD F687



Couldn't find any info on the manufacturer of the blower


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This forum is more for walk behind snow blowers. You might want to try:

Tractor Forum : MyTractorForum.Com Tractor Forums

http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=69089

The big factor in choosing a snow blower is what do you have to blow ?? How big an area, what is the surface, where you are located as far as how much snow you get and how often.

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Kiss for a frog has it right. Same as mine . I would love to have a snowblower attachment for the JD . I have a very long driveway , approx. one city block , and an enclosed u-shaped area that requires me to throw the snow at least 35 feet

I listed the manufacturer . Maybe others will fit.
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Kiss4afrog......that is a 50 inch RAD made in Canada. They say they work well. Do you use yours?
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Sorry . . . I stole the photos just to show what you were talking about. I don't have one myself. I just have a JD 185 17 horse rider with a single stage. It works great but due to the unpaved turnaround area it usually gets stuck a lot due to it not being properly counter weighted. Hope to cure that this summer. It's been easier to just take one of the walk behinds out there but I miss the speed and ease of the rider.

Your unit with a two stage would be wonderful if you can find one.

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The unit I am asking about , has been questioned as to whether or not it is the right choice.

I am being steered to a separate unit that is easier to handle and care for.

I know we are on a JD forum, but the local dealers (2) are recommending a Honda or Ariens walk behind. I thought that by getting a 50 inch or larger unit, tagging it on the 687, I could sell off the plow and Jeep.

The smaller units may be OK but would need to be able to cope with the large driveway and courtyard driveway that needs a blower to clear properly.

The ideal snowblower would be one that is very easy to maneuver and maybe I can sit on
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I have a similar driveway, gravel and almost 400'. The JD185 works great for it until I try to do the turnaround area. It's uneven and it's just not weighted properly so I end up getting off and having to help it frequently.
The Walk behind 32" do a pretty quick job of it but I have to say sitting is so much easier and seems faster.
I understand your desire to have the attachment as selling the jeep and plow would reduce storage space and maintenance.

Have you tried posting in the forums I had links for ??

Isn't the dealer able to tell you exactly what will fit on it or do they only give info on their own JD branded stuff ??

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The ideal snowblower would be one that is very easy to maneuver and maybe I can sit on
Being this the case there is no doubt that you will be better off getting an atachment for the zero turn, you have the sit on capability already there and being a ZTR you'll have excellent maneuverability compared to a regular tractor.

I know Walker makes a snowblower attachment for their zero turn mowers (wich has a close design to the JD).
I was at a forum where if I remember right one member was stating that he is being servicing about 40 to 50 miles of walkways with one of this Walker ZTRs with blower attachment for years and was very happy with its performance.


You may have to counter weight the ZTR and perhaps either get true snow tires or add chains to the existing tires.

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