I am seeing many snow blowers for the 420-318 with the belt drive system for sale,... very reasonable. I have a 4110 that uses a drive shaft for blower operation. I am wondering with a bit of magic if a person could remove the pulley , add a couple flex joints, a drive shaft length, and have it turn the proper speed. I think the blower would attach with existing mounts and lift cylinder. It is tempting because I am seeing these blowers complete for less than one thousand dollars. Limited usage makes the gear box and internals near bullet proof.
Any experience ? Love a good challenge.