So I got an x758 pretty much new with only 8 hours on it. I tried using the front quick hitch 47" snow blower, granted in the wettest heaviest snow I have ever seen, and it would'nt blow it. Just pushed it around. I didnt have much time to meddle as the snow/sleet was coming down hard at that point and I put it away.
The tractor is new, although I did find the head of a bolt which I assume is a shear pin snapped later on.
Now im wondering.....
Was it the snow? I have no history with this machine, my Honda 928 moves anything, maybe I am lucky with that, but will the John Deere Front Loader 47" snow thrower move wet wet heavy snow, or to those people that use this model have you found the JD snowblower to be pretty bullet proof in moving anything?
Back to the broken bolt, I will probably have to buy some JD shear pins/bolts for this model snow blower....anyone recommend a good site or source? Local shop is miles away.
I did notice a ridiculously larger gap between the rotating impeller on the side wall of the snow blower, probably 3/4 inch, and from what I read that can cause them to block up like it did, whereas on the Honda its about 1/4 to a 1/2 inch max. Some people add impeller mods to the impeller, with rubber modification parts, are these even needed with a strong x758 diesel??
Any help would be appreciated. obviously cant tell if it will throw snow until it snows again but I need to get ahead of that point