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.