I've watched all the videos showing how easy and quick it is to put the 47" snowblower on the X500 (or X580 in my case).
But when they delivered the snowblower, the mechanism to raise and lower the snowblower is completely different. Instead of a rod going to a pivot arm, there is a see-saw device that is attached to the bolts that would be used to raise the mower deck. Off of that are two heavy duty chrome rods that go to the front snowblower mount. So raising one side of the see-saw part, pulls down on the 2 chrome bars, which pull back on the front snowblower mount, which raises the snowblower.
One feature of this is the snowblower is floating because the 2 chrome bars slide into sockets in the see-saw part. I'm
not sure if this is a good thing or not, because there is no way to push/keep the blower down against the ground. To those
that have the pre 2016 design, were there problems that would justify this new design ? I've attached pictures of
the see-saw part. Thanks for any info.