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    Looking at 3 pt snowblowers...

    Hey all,

    After spending some quality time on the 870 pushing snow and pulling snow, I have decided to get a snowblower for the rear of the tractor for next year.

    Trouble is, I don’t know a good brand from a bad one. Guessing I should stick with a 5 or 6’ blower, wheels are 5’ apart. I looked at one that I could drive forward through the snow, but don’t figure 5 grand is in the books right now.

    What are folks preference in snowblowers?

    Thanks for any help!
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    Buhler/Allied/Farm King are the same blower with different paint and decals. I have owned two, one a 50" and one a 74" and I think they are very well built. I looked at a Frontier before I bought my 74" and it seemed much lighter constructed and shallower front to back where the snow goes in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plug Ugly View Post
    Buhler/Allied/Farm King are the same blower with different paint and decals. I have owned two, one a 50" and one a 74" and I think they are very well built. I looked at a Frontier before I bought my 74" and it seemed much lighter constructed and shallower front to back where the snow goes in.
    I have heard good things about meteor, think I spelled it right but have never used one.
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    Hiya,

    I'll second a Meteor blower, simple and well built. I had a 60" behind a 2520, worked well. They are i-Match compatible as well.

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    I'm rather partial to my 82" Normand. Well built and easily replaceable parts. I also have a 74" Provonost Puma. Lighter unit and the cutting edge was welded. I sent it out for some stiffening with a few pounds of AR500 plate.
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    Thanks for the suggestions so far! I notice that MK Martin (makers of the Meteor) have a couple different models. They have the traditional back up to use, but they also have a drive forward model. I like the idea of driving forward, but question how well it picks up the area that you drove over? In very deep snow (not that we get that anymore in MN), I would question if they are more prone to getting stuck?
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    I have the Frontier SB1154, while I don't have lots of comparisons with different models, it appears to be a well built machine and I would purchase it again with out question. I bought it 3 years ago and this is the first winter I could actually use it. It lived up to my hopes and expectations.

    You didn't mention whether you were looking at new or not, but set up some searches like this: "snow blower site:tractorhouse.com" (changing the site) that you can copy/paste every now and again (or bookmark). I found mine on Tractor House for about 1/3rd new, and it had hardly been used and it included the hydraulic rotation. It was located at a dealer about 3 hours from me, so we made a small family weekend getaway out of the trip and the best part was they knocked additional money off when negotiating.

    Good luck to ya!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 56Nine View Post
    I have the Frontier SB1154, while I don't have lots of comparisons with different models, it appears to be a well built machine and I would purchase it again with out question. I bought it 3 years ago and this is the first winter I could actually use it. It lived up to my hopes and expectations.
    The Frontiers aren't bad but I'm a little disappointed they don't have a replaceable cutting edge. As it is they just use the edge of the auger housing.
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    Thanks everyone! Used is certainly a good option for me. Plan to look for it during the summer.
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