Jacobsen B40 3pt debris/ leaf blower find
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Like Tree15Likes
  • 6 Post By Yamaguy
  • 1 Post By MadOx
  • 2 Post By Yamaguy
  • 1 Post By AlKozak
  • 1 Post By aclass
  • 2 Post By mark02tj
  • 1 Post By Oncebitten
  • 1 Post By johncanfield

Thread: Jacobsen B40 3pt debris/ leaf blower find

  1. Top | #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Last Online
    08-31-2019 @ 07:53 PM
    Location
    Southwestern Chicagoland
    Posts
    139
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts

    Jacobsen B40 3pt debris/ leaf blower find

    Sorry for the long read. As some of you know I have struggled with the best way to handle leaf cleanups on my 2 acres in the fall. I have to either burn or bag it up for the garbage collection. With 97 trees bagging up is not an option! The first season I used my leaf sweeper, but this took hours every time and had to be done every other day at peak leaf dropping. The next year I bought a cyclone rake and while this was amazing on the collection side you could not really burn the leaves because they were chopped up too fine. After a few years of the CR I sold it and then used my EA pine straw rake to clear the bulk and then sweep behind. This work the best so far factoring in collection time and ease of burning. I have kept an eye on Craigslist for a Steiner hopper/sweeper, https://youtu.be/VnYhcr7AffY but those are rare, expensive, and sell fast when they do come up for sale. I have also thought about a 3 pt blower of some type.

    Back in December a B-40 came up on Craigslist. I exchanged emails with the guy, but it was 3 hours away and Between getting ready for winter and also being busy at work because of the holidays I never got around to meeting with the guy. I had a few days off so I decided to track down the email and call the guy to see if he still had it, and it turns out he did. he works at a golf course and they upgraded to turbine style blowers and were wanting to sell the old units To free up Room in the shop. I offered $300 and he countered with $250... sold couldn’t come out of my mouth fast enough!

    I get there this morning and he proceeds to tell me that he has an even better deal than what we talked about on the phone he tells me that they have 2 of these units and no one has been interested in them (not the best ad IMO), and he is willing to do a package deal of buy one get one free!! I figured trying to negotiate an even better price was not in my best interest so I just agreed to the buy one get one free offer LOL! Needless to say we loaded them into the Super Duty and I started my 3 hour trip back home with a killer deal on a new toy(s).

    In doing research on the Jacobsen B-40 there is not a lot of information on the Internet but everything I read seems to point to having a 40-50 horse power tractor run it. I figured with my 2032R having 27 pto hp and it just being a big fan it was worth a try. As long as I could engage it, It would probably be able to spin it at PTO speed. I will admit never seeing one in person I didn’t expect it to be as large as it was and I did have my doubts as to whether I would be able to power it (made me happy that Shane from Mutton politely pushed me into the 2032R over the 2025R when I was ordering). I got home unloaded both of them took off my weight box and hooked up to the better unit that I plan on keeping. Shot a bit of grease in the pillow bearings and the moment of truth came. The engine at idle I pulled out on the PTO knob and it had to lug down to 50-100 RPM I was for sure it was gonna stall for a Split second, but it came right back and powered the blower without issue! I then want to see what the RPMs drop to on engagement so I disengage the PTO let everything come to a stop and then pull the knob out about again and it stalls out this time... In thinking about it I raise the blower so the PTO shaft is in a straight line between the output and the unit so that you don’t have that extra resistance of the U joints flexing and try it again. this time it does the same as the first time and stays running. It’s been raining here all day so I couldn’t really test it. the few leaves that were there were wet but it definitely blew them around so I can only imagine when it’s dry! Now I can’t wait for fall!!! No video yet, but I’m sure it will be like this. https://youtu.be/JO3ymqfPrxA
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails F88CF508-2817-4F22-856D-5218AD65017C.jpg   98BBD6FC-262E-4C02-9BF8-E96E24F9735A.jpg   3D2F2D8A-E6CC-4240-A985-0996854E58A7.jpg   3ED5CDF2-3BBB-4C3A-B0C3-7AB4CBC9AAFD.jpg   5A592C63-D977-441E-9AC1-826B8050BD88.jpg  

    70AEF372-BDD5-4EDA-A00D-E23E6E633B1A.jpg  
    Last edited by Yamaguy; 04-03-2018 at 07:38 PM.
    fdmars, BigJim55, keane and 3 others like this.
    2014 2032R- Curtis hard side Cab, H130 loader, 62D deck, 46 backhoe, Artillian 42" forks and grapple, LandPride 2072 pulverizer, 72" rear blade, post hole digger, EA 72” Pine Straw Rake, Jacobsen B40 blower

    Gator 6x4 gas

    Cub Cadet 147

    Cub Cadet 882 Diesel cat 0 3point hitch (sold)

    Cub loboy 154 Cozy cab, creeper, turning brakes, cat 1 3point hitch, dual hydro, 54" plow, IH 3260 deck (sold)

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. Top | #2
    MadOx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 08:36 AM
    Location
    NKY
    Posts
    130
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 28 Times in 26 Posts
    Great buy! Was this originally listed in the Cincinnati Craigslist market? I'd been eyeing one there (not sure of the brand).
    BigJim55 likes this.
    -> 2017 John Deere 1025R TLB
    -> Piranha Tooth Bar
    -> 4' County Line Tiller
    -> John Deere Ballast Box
    -> 5" County Line Scraper Blade
    -> County Line Carry-All
    -> County Line Boom Pole
    -> 36" Titan Forks
    -> Ken's Hooks
    -> HF Quick Hitch

  4. Top | #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Last Online
    08-31-2019 @ 07:53 PM
    Location
    Southwestern Chicagoland
    Posts
    139
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
    Thanks. these were in Madison, Wi
    BigJim55 and MadOx like this.
    2014 2032R- Curtis hard side Cab, H130 loader, 62D deck, 46 backhoe, Artillian 42" forks and grapple, LandPride 2072 pulverizer, 72" rear blade, post hole digger, EA 72” Pine Straw Rake, Jacobsen B40 blower

    Gator 6x4 gas

    Cub Cadet 147

    Cub Cadet 882 Diesel cat 0 3point hitch (sold)

    Cub loboy 154 Cozy cab, creeper, turning brakes, cat 1 3point hitch, dual hydro, 54" plow, IH 3260 deck (sold)

  5. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. Top | #4
    AlKozak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Last Online
    06-03-2019 @ 07:21 PM
    Location
    Caroga Lake, NY
    Posts
    715
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 84 Times in 77 Posts
    To hell with leaf blowing. Make your own boost caboose.

    Al
    Yamaguy likes this.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to AlKozak For This Useful Post:

    Yamaguy (04-04-2018)

  8. Top | #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Last Online
    08-22-2019 @ 08:44 PM
    Location
    Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
    Posts
    346
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 50 Times in 30 Posts
    Good find! I was in the market for one of these beast but they're so hard to come by unless you buy new.
    Now that I have the MMM, I'm planning to pipe the outlet into my dump trailer with a debris sucker on it. No more blowing Fall leaves.
    Yamaguy likes this.
    2016 3039R 165FEL / Woods RM660 / Fimco 40gal 3pt / Frontier 1060 Aerator / Frontier subsoiler / 3 pt spreader / HLA pallet forks / 6ft blade / 6ft Lucknow 3pt snowblower / $50 boom pole that never gets used anymore

  9. Top | #6

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Last Online
    Today @ 09:21 AM
    Location
    Southwest Ohio
    Posts
    3,443
    Thanks
    1,167
    Thanked 814 Times in 593 Posts
    What a GREAT FIND!! You really lucked out!!

    I still have my 5hp walk behind leaf blower that I bought used when I was still in college back in the mid-80's. My parents house was surrounded by huge oak and hickory trees and taking care of the leaves was a pain!! And, I hate to rake. My blower cut what was a multi-day job just to rake the leaves one time into a 45 minute fun job. You're going to have a blast blowing the leaves.
    Yamaguy and ky_shawn like this.
    '05 JD 3520 Open Station w/ 300CX FEL
    Grandpa's '52 Farmall Cub
    A couple of old Gravelys
    Help a Vet and his dog

  10. Top | #7
    Oncebitten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 02:04 PM
    Location
    Webster, NY
    Posts
    107
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Wow, that's a big unit! My 4 acre's are all hills so I ended up buying a 10 HP Little Wonder leaf blower (walk behind) and doing a little fabrication so I can pick it up with my I-Match. I just connect to it, lift it 6" off the ground and drive around sipping coffee. I can do an enormous area in very little time. It's a huge time savers as I have lots of Oak and Maple trees on the property.

    Enjoy yours, you'll love it on flat ground.
    Yamaguy likes this.
    2016 1025R, FEL, 60" MMM, Artillian 42" forks, Artillian loader bucket, Frontier 48" box blade, Turftime 54E plug aerator, I-Match, everything Heavy Hitch makes, everything Ken's Bolt On makes...

  11. Top | #8
    johncanfield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 01:22 PM
    Location
    Texas Hill Country
    Posts
    560
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 78 Times in 52 Posts
    Wow, never heard of a 3 point blower before - that's a monster.
    Yamaguy likes this.
    2010 Model 4720 with cab and H180 loader, MX8, MX6, Frontier BB1172 box blade, forks, bale spear, rear blade, WR Long grapple and tooth bar, Fit Rite Hydraulics top and tilt. 2019 Bobcat E42 excavator with cab & several attachments. 2019 Deere Z945M EFI ZTrak 60" 7 Iron Pro deck.

  12. Top | #9

    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Last Online
    08-31-2019 @ 07:53 PM
    Location
    Southwestern Chicagoland
    Posts
    139
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
    I was able to try it out a bit more today since things dried out. I was using it to blow the accumulated leaves out of a ditch line so that the up coming rains do not clog the drain at the end of it. It does a fantastic job and has immense power, but I have to run the 2032R at Full throttle to keep it at PTO speed and even in low range coming up a slight incline the RPMs will start to dip just a bit. That is definitely not something I’m used to because this machine usually has quite a bit of power in reserve for anything I can think of throwing at it.
    2014 2032R- Curtis hard side Cab, H130 loader, 62D deck, 46 backhoe, Artillian 42" forks and grapple, LandPride 2072 pulverizer, 72" rear blade, post hole digger, EA 72” Pine Straw Rake, Jacobsen B40 blower

    Gator 6x4 gas

    Cub Cadet 147

    Cub Cadet 882 Diesel cat 0 3point hitch (sold)

    Cub loboy 154 Cozy cab, creeper, turning brakes, cat 1 3point hitch, dual hydro, 54" plow, IH 3260 deck (sold)

  13. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •