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    Will this snowblower fit my x738?

    Found this blower and wondered if with a little manufacturing would it fit my x738
    Thanks in advance

    For Sale: 1990(?) Model JD 47 Snowblower for 420-430 L&G tractors (not sure the exact year; it came-in, mounted on a 1990 JD420...good-looking straight machine...good paint...appears to be perfectly operational...John Deere base code 2753M...(also available: rear weight bracket with six-42" suitcase weights, priced separately for $385)

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    With enough modifications/retrofits, probably. However, it is too narrow for the tractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gittyup View Post
    With enough modifications/retrofits, probably. However, it is too narrow for the tractor.
    Being a "Model 47" snowblower doesn't that mean it is 47" wide? The x7-series standard blower is 47", so why would this be too narrow? Or are you talking about the mounting parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlue View Post
    Being a "Model 47" snowblower doesn't that mean it is 47" wide? The x7-series standard blower is 47", so why would this be too narrow? Or are you talking about the mounting parts?

    Rob
    He's probably talking about how wide the blower is vs how wide the tractor is. If the blower or plow is to narrow the tractor's tires have to push through virgin snow. This is harder on the tractor. Depending on how deep the snow is this can also get you stuck. Plus your tires are packing the snow down making it harder to move with the next pass.

    For your tractor the 54" blower would be a better option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H-D dealer dude View Post
    He's probably talking about how wide the blower is vs how wide the tractor is. If the blower or plow is to narrow the tractor's tires have to push through virgin snow. This is harder on the tractor. Depending on how deep the snow is this can also get you stuck. Plus your tires are packing the snow down making it harder to move with the next pass.

    For your tractor the 54" blower would be a better option.
    And that's what I'm saying... The x7-series has two standard blower options, a 47" and 54". Both work fine and the 47" is as wide as the tires. I agree that having a blower a little wider is nice, but the 47" is the 'normal' blower that any dealer will spec with a x7 package if you don't specifically ask for the big 54". It's not like this is one is a 42" or something dramatically smaller than normal.

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    I believe the snowblower for the 430 is driven off a belt from the engine. The dive for the c738 should be a pto shaft off of the same spot as the mower deck. It would take a different gear box on the blower.
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    I guess I'm just saying that I think the 47", no matter model, is too narrow for that tractor. I know JD sells it, but I wouldn't buy one. I wonder why they make 2 so close together in size for the same tractors? I suspect because JD knows what I think. The 47" is an easy offering spun off from versions designed for smaller tractors (like 4x5 and 500 series, maybe?). And I haven't looked in a few years, but the last time I did, the 54 is much heavier duty too.

    I'm sure there are folks with 47s on X700's that like it just fine. Don't mean to offend. Just not my personal choice. But then I prefer a blade. But then I don't live where deep snows are common and many. But then..... each does things their own way and that's the way it should be. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cin769 View Post
    Found this blower and wondered if with a little manufacturing would it fit my x738
    Thanks in advance

    For Sale: 1990(?) Model JD 47 Snowblower for 420-430 L&G tractors (not sure the exact year; it came-in, mounted on a 1990 JD420...good-looking straight machine...good paint...appears to be perfectly operational...John Deere base code 2753M...(also available: rear weight bracket with six-42" suitcase weights, priced separately for $385)
    short answer is no. You would have to replace the hitch and drive system from belt to shaft. you would be better off looking for a blower for a 425/445/455, x4xx, x585/x595, x7xx, or 1series. then you will need the x7 4x4 front pto kit for your tractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gittyup View Post
    I guess I'm just saying that I think the 47", no matter model, is too narrow for that tractor. I know JD sells it, but I wouldn't buy one. I wonder why they make 2 so close together in size for the same tractors? I suspect because JD knows what I think. The 47" is an easy offering spun off from versions designed for smaller tractors (like 4x5 and 500 series, maybe?). And I haven't looked in a few years, but the last time I did, the 54 is much heavier duty too.

    I'm sure there are folks with 47s on X700's that like it just fine. Don't mean to offend. Just not my personal choice. But then I prefer a blade. But then I don't live where deep snows are common and many. But then..... each does things their own way and that's the way it should be. Good luck.
    The 47" seems to be just about perfect for the 48" city sidewalks where I lived. It also works well on my 1025R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gittyup View Post
    I'm sure there are folks with 47s on X700's that like it just fine. Don't mean to offend. Just not my personal choice. But then I prefer a blade. But then I don't live where deep snows are common and many. But then..... each does things their own way and that's the way it should be. Good luck.
    I am the same way. I don't think I haven't used the snowblower in 3 years now I think. I would rather go out mid storm and plow than use the blower. It works well on the wet heavy stuff which can be hard to plow but we seem to get more of the powdery snow that blows back into you. I stopped digging out the blower when out dog passed. I don't need to make paths for her in the back yard anymore.

    As far as what will fit. I agree it needs to be shaft driven. Make sure you have the hydraulic chute control so you can turn the discharge chute. IF looking at the X5xx series becareful. My X585 uses a shaft driven blower (X595 is diesel version of my X585 so it also shaft). However I am pretty sure the newer X5xx machines are belt driven. There is also a X575 which I think is just a smaller engine. They didn't make these very long. Mine is an 02 which was the first year and I think they stopped making them in 2004. In 2005 it became a X728 and they came out with new X5xx machines which are smaller and have belt driven blower. Because you are looking at a pretty limited production run (about 3 years) you may find one out there from one of those machines (X575, X585 or X595) but make sure it didn't come off of something like a X530 as it will be belt driven and not work.


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