My question is in regards mostly to gear reduction and torque. I have 6ft snowblowert hat I want to mount on the front of my tractor(I'm too cheap not buy one). Easiest way I can think of is to mount it on the loader arms and drive it with a stand alone engine. So how big of a motor do I need and how much does gearing play into it?
For example if I have a motor that is rated a 15hp at 3600rpm, I'll need to gear it down to 540rpm for the snowblower input. I know that when you gear something down you increase its torque output. So what would the power output of a 15hp/3600rpm motor geared down to 540rpm be? Could it then run a 6ft blower? I know a 15hp tractor is way too small for a 6ft blower.