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    54 inch Snowblower, A good deal - going bad

    After searching for a year for a "good deal" on a snowblower, I found both a used 4 foot Box Blade and a "new in the crate"
    54 inch Snow blower. I had to make 2 trips, 80+ miles (ONE WAY) to a distant JD Dealer over in Wisconsin.
    Originally, I was going to buy just the box blade and had just enough room in my Suburban to haul it home.
    When the salesman started talking about snowblowers and his price was $950 less than my local dealer, I dragged out the check book and made what I thought was a good deal.
    The second day I brought along my trailer to pick everything up at once. It's the first week of August and the wind is howling 30 MPH and it's raining with temps in the 50's. It's Wisconsin!
    Anxious to get things loaded and get home with my new attachments, I believed the salesman when he said "you're all set to blow snow, when it comes".
    When I got home, I tore what was left of the cardboard away from the soaking wet pallet to find a bare snowblower.
    After a few calls to the dealership, I got someone to realized that I'm missing things.
    One week later, the salesman delivers 5 more boxes of parts to my house. THANK YOU.
    After opening and inventorying all the parts & bags, I realized there are NO instructions and NO Operator Manual.
    More phone calls to the dealership, a week later a Operators Manual shows up in the mail.
    I'm slowly assembling components but
    Not happy with the following
    1. M12, 10.9 ALL THREAD bolts to fasten various parts to the frame that has 1/2 inch holes where I think they should be correct sized and shouldered bolts.
    2. I got what appears to be "a grab bag" of random 12 M bolts, some 3 inches long for something that needs an 1 1/2inch bolt. All in original sealed JD bags.
    3. I haven't been able to find any info on where the various wires & a stinger that I got, should go?
    Anyone have thoughts and information/diagrams on wiring a 54 inch blower to a 1026R I'd sure appreciate it.
    Thanks

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    I picked up my snowblower the other day and yep, a half dozen or so other boxes. I haven't turn into it yet.

    However, this is the online manual for mine and it has assembly instructions. I assume they're very similar if not the same.

    I hope it helps!


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    I'm sorry, I missed the line about receiving the manual, so my post doesn't help. I apologize.

    This thread might have some information.


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    Parts diagrams

    One can waste time and accumulate frustration by trying to assemble something with the wrong parts or if there are parts missing.

    I would start by looking at the "Assembly" section of the manual. If it has a parts list, I would lay out all the parts and take note of what is missing. Basically build three groups:
    1. What I have that matches what the manual lists
    2. What I have that isn't listed in the manual
    3. A list of what is missing.


    Then I'd cross check that with the appropriate diagrams on JD Parts. I'd send that detailed list of missing items back to the dealer.

    Once I was sure I have all the parts, I'd start following the steps in the manual on assembly procedures. Yes, sometimes they are unclear. I've had some luck comparing them to the parts diagrams.

    I've also had some luck finding pictures or videos online.
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    If the manual has an assembly section, thats a great place to start, as mentioned. Sometimes they do, and sometimes they dont. Sometimes the are just as confusing as a box of bolts and parts and dont help much at all.

    Generally, my first course of action is to find the diagram on JDParts.com
    It will show you what parts go where, and what part numbers, and by extension what size bolts, are supposed to go where.
    Then I print off the diagram and the parts list.
    Then I compare what I am supposed to have with what I actually have.
    Ive done this several times with used equipment Ive acquired.
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    Maybe this was the reason the snow blower was $950 less than at other dealers?
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    Below is the thread I used to assemble my blower:

    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...lp-needed.html
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    Snow Blower Installation Manuals

    Here are the installation manuals:
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    The wiring components are the front PTO shaft rotation detection circuit. When it senses rotation, it defeats the RIO so the blower PTO remains engaged when reversing. The sensor mounts in the front Quick Hitch, between the carrier bearings. The spacing between the end of the sensor and the hex portion of the driveshaft is critical. See the manuals I attached in my previous post as how to adjust it.

    The sensor wiring connects to the tractor main harness at a plug located behind the alternator.
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    You may have more longer bolts than the installation requires. The length of the bolts for the "Front Attachment Support" brackets will vary depending on whether you have the mid mount mower (MMM) and the grill guard (supplied with a FEL). I had all three and none of the supplied bolts were long enough for all three. So you may want to keep that in mind for trip to the hardware store, if you have all three. They are metric.

    I checked a past post I made for the tie down brackets I fabricated. I utilized M12 x 60 bolts for that. So the next size shorter is likely what you would require if you have all three.
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