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I only see Kubota snow blowers advertised for sale in Ontario a few times a year.
This one is especially interesting, as it appears you are able to operate it with wheels or tracks.
Has anyone seen/owned one of these wheel/track Kubotas? Is the track installation as simple as it appears?
How difficult is it to operate with the tracks installed?
The bucket and frame look to be older MTD, or at least resemble them.

Ad states: "Works great, use it with wheels or the tracks, 450 or B.O."
$450.00 is over priced IMHO, but pretty cool concept

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i doubt it is too hard to put the tracks on but i am still confused weather it started out as a tracked machine or wheeled. it has quite a slope for a wheeled machine but it is missing quite a bit of the stuff that is normally on them. it does at least look like the machine may not get maintained as good as it should based off the skids be worn pretty good and not properly adjusted.
 

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My thinking is it may have originally been a tracked machine, which gives it that unusual rake/slope as well as the tires look a little taller than normal .
 

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The bucket and frame look to be older MTD, or at least resemble them.
My thoughts exactly. Kubota probably had it contract manufactured by AgriFab, BOP or MTD with either their engine or one built to their specifications. Beats reinventing the wheel and undoubtedly kept the bean counters happy.
 

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after doing a bit more searching almost looks like it may have originally started as a wheeled machine but that slope is from either taller tires or all the wear done to the bucket from not keeping on top of adjusting the skid. i was also disapointed to find out that it is a gas engine. i was expecting it to be a diesel engine considering it looks different and that is what kubota is known for. if it had been diesel i think $450 might not have been too far off but since it is gas it is definitely overpriced especially since these machines are usually a pain to find parts for if you ever do need them.
 
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