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    Any setup to front quick hitch install on1023e, for snowblower?

    I'm contemplating a purchase of John Deere 47 inch snow blower for our relatively severe Minnesota snows. The dealer asked if he should quote a price including setup of hitch, blower, etc. I'm wondering what could the setup be ? Let's see, if the quick hitch mount is the right one, it should simply install with pins, I presume, Snap into place. Looks to me with the hitch installed on machine, I would drive into the snow blower and it would couple up. What am I missing about setup ? Couple of hydraulic hoses to route and plug in. In your opinion is this a service I should pay extra for. Maybe I would be paying to just have them simply put it on the first time.
    What do you good folks think ?
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    I'm kind've curious myself. I've been contemplating a front blower (missed one on Craigslist by about 2 days) and I've been wondering what all is involved. I want to get the broom someday, too. Most of that bracketry is needed for that as well.
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    Most likely its just installing the hoses onto the cylinders and maybe a few other simple task's. Do it yourself and save...and learn to!
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    Quick hitch support plates mounted in conjuction with the grill gaurd, mmm front mount, quick hitch support bracket with front pto kit, shaft, carrier bearings, gear box oil, hydraulic angling chute, and then just the hoses. The instructions should be ok, just get familiar with your shop floor.
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    When I bought my tractor this spring, I had the mower and front snowblower delivered "crated" and performed all the setup myself. I learned a ton about how the implements work and it helped me understand the physical connections between the attachment and the tractor.

    If you don't mind turning a wrench, I wholeheartedly follow Kennyd's recommendation to do the setup yourself. You will save a few bucks and the learning experience is priceless.
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    snowblower setup

    I think your dealer should show you how to do the first setup for free,as they should go over everything to make sure it works correctly.My dealer did & that was two months after JD pulled their dealership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NNYRandy View Post
    I think your dealer should show you how to do the first setup for free,as they should go over everything to make sure it works correctly.My dealer did & that was two months after JD pulled their dealership.
    Setup is normally only done once. In this case "Setup" is uncrating, bolting on necessary brackets, hooking up hydraulics, filling fluids, etc..

    That's not the same thing as "hooking up" (or attaching) an already setup attachment.
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    X2 on all of the previous comments. You'll just need common hand tools.

    If you don't have any, pick up a quart of hydraulic fluid as you will be filling the cylinders and hoses.

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    I am with the others...go for it on your own

    If nothing else, post the pics of what you get an I am sure you would get plenty of feedback from the members here for proper setup.

    Good luck with that snowblower!
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    My dealer installed the front bracket for the snowblower/blade mount but it really doesn't look like much to install yourself. The bracket bolts on at the front of the frame (see picture). This bracket is used to quick hitch the front snowblower PTO driveshaft mount to. This front PTO mount does need to be removed along with the snowblower driveshaft when using the mower or FEL. It is not very hard to install once you do it once or twice. Along with the front PTO mount, there is a proximity switch that sees the snowblower drive shaft. This proximity switch plugs into a wiring harness under the front of the tractor. This disables the RIO (Reverse Implement Option) so you can back up when the snowblower driveshaft is in place without having to be concerned with the engine shutting off.
    By the way, my dealer mounted the male end of this plug under the front of my tractor so I have a storage place for the wire on the tractor when the snowblower isn't mounted. This fake plug can be wired with a jumper wire to bypass the RIO all the time. FYI, my dealer didn't do the bypass wiring, I did.
    Just as an added thought. I would consider the 54" snowblower rather than the 47". The narrower snowblower will clear a path wide enough for the tractor when travelling straight but when making a turn, the back wheels will run on the snow. With the 54", you won't have this problem and the tractor has plenty of HP for the 54".
    Just my thoughts. I'm sure you will be happy with the snowblower and if my dealer would not have installed the brackets, I would have done it myself.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails JD1025R Front Mount Bracket.jpg   JD1025R Snow Blow RIO plug.jpg   JD1025R Front mount.jpg  
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