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    3 point snowblower auger choice

    Does anyone have experience with a 3 point snowblower that has dual augers vs the single style auger? Is there a noticeable difference between the two? Do they chew through the snow better? Do they shoot the snow farther? Is there an advantage to the dual augers? Disadvantage?
    - Mike - 2012 John Deere 3320 eHydro with cab, 300cx loader

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    I've been considering selling my single auger schulte bx-74 and going to a 84" farm king dually. Main reason being the snow the last 2 winters is deep enough that it falls over the top of the blower and then I need to make 2 passes.

    Ive been told lately that the schulte is the best in terms of quality, so I should just hang onto it and make a second pass when needed...... I'm torn, but will likely just stay put. A dual FK is 3900 with hydro chute rotate and angle. An equivalent schulte will likely be 7000$.

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    Having 2 augers wont help with distance. Size of 2nd stage fan will. a larger fan should throw farther than a smaller one. A blower with 2 or more augers will likely have a higher cutting height than a single . As far as what works better it comes down to how well made the unit is.
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    I'm told that my schulte kills the others on snow throwing distance.....I've never actually seen it, cause I'm always the one in the blizzard running it!!! My neighbor says that my schulte out-throws his FK by a lot.

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    I saw there is a height difference which would be nice at times. Would that require more HP to run it? Will the dual augers chew into a snow bank a bit better than a single auger?
    - Mike - 2012 John Deere 3320 eHydro with cab, 300cx loader

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    Yes, they will require more HP.

    From asking around it seems that what you actually need for HP is less than what the brochures will tell you. If you get into a 4' hard packed bank you'll just have to put it in A range and creep.

    I was looking for an 84" dual auger to run on my 4720, just as a reference point.

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    I use my plow most of the time for snow removal. Sometimes it's nice to blow my snow banks bank once in a while. We do get some pretty heavy snow at times. Currently I have a 78" 2 stage Deere blower on my 3320. I've been contemplating a dual auger thinking the added height would be nice. I am guessing that the 2 augers would chew up a hardened snow bank a little better than a single auger.
    - Mike - 2012 John Deere 3320 eHydro with cab, 300cx loader

    John Deere 6' 6" 3 point snow blower, Frontier 48" pallet forks, King Kutter 5' box blade, 6' back blade, 5' rake, 5' tiller, and 5' brush hog, Northstar log splitter, Chief 22 gpm PTO pump, 8'6" hydraulic V-Plow, BXpanded 72" Piranha toothbar.

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    A dual auger on a 3320 might be pushing it.... They start at 84" wide as far as I can tell, and I bet you're machine would be working pretty hard with that. It likely would chew up a bank better, if you have the HP to do it. I find I have to make multiple passes, using the 3pt to raise the blower as I get into the snow bank.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jer View Post
    I've been considering selling my single auger schulte bx-74 and going to a 84" farm king dually. Main reason being the snow the last 2 winters is deep enough that it falls over the top of the blower and then I need to make 2 passes.

    Ive been told lately that the schulte is the best in terms of quality, so I should just hang onto it and make a second pass when needed...... I'm torn, but will likely just stay put. A dual FK is 3900 with hydro chute rotate and angle. An equivalent schulte will likely be 7000$.

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    A Schulte is a much better snow blower than a Farm King. However I wouldn't say they are the best. Look into Normand snow blowers if you want the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by herbertperform View Post
    I use my plow most of the time for snow removal. Sometimes it's nice to blow my snow banks bank once in a while. We do get some pretty heavy snow at times. Currently I have a 78" 2 stage Deere blower on my 3320. I've been contemplating a dual auger thinking the added height would be nice. I am guessing that the 2 augers would chew up a hardened snow bank a little better than a single auger.

    Just checked the brochure for you. Normand makes a commercial quality dual auger snow blower in 50", 54", and 60". The 54" would be a nice pairing with a 3000 series, your tractor should be 52" wide if I remember right.

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