I am in the planning stages of setting up my 870 to accept a 5í4Ē Landpride snowblower that has a hydraulic chute control.
Problem is, my 870 is mostly stock, and does not have any other hydraulic outlets out back. KennyD suggested that I go with a diverter from the dump/curl function of the loader, as it would be cheaper than adding true hydraulic outlets in the rear. It was also said that this would be a low use function, so a dedicated output isnít required.
The question of electric vs manual has been brought up, as well as if it was manual, where would you mount it?
The loader hydraulics attach below the left foot rest. I havenít pulled the tin off to see where those pipes lead to, but feel it must be under the floor boards.
Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions as to the best way for me to add a couple outlets to the tractor to run this device?
I donít really see the need to add a dedicated system out back, as I donít feel I am going to add any other attachment to the tractor that would need it.
Down the road, I figure I will sell the B, and get a JD 620 to do the big work around our property.
Thanks for any help!