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Hi all, new tractor, and thinking about this winter and getting a front mount snowblower. I have some questions that I bet you all can answer. Is there a snowblower that mounts on a loader? I'm thinking no because it would involve quite a variable;e shaft to drive it off the mid pto. How do the front mount ones usually mount? I ask because I'm thinking about getting a mount to bolt on in from to hold suitcase weights...will this interfere with how a front mount snowblower goes on a 2 series tractor (2025r)?
 

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Hi all, new tractor, and thinking about this winter and getting a front mount snowblower. I have some questions that I bet you all can answer. Is there a snowblower that mounts on a loader? I'm thinking no because it would involve quite a variable;e shaft to drive it off the mid pto.
There are loader mounted snow blowers but they are typically very large units for larger tractors. They are usually VERY expensive as they do not use a drive shaft at all but instead are hydraulically powered. And since most tractors do not have enough hydraulic flow to power them they use a hydraulic power pack that attaches to the 3PH and is ran from the rear PTO. The whole package usually runs around $10K and up.

How do the front mount ones usually mount? I ask because I'm thinking about getting a mount to bolt on in from to hold suitcase weights...will this interfere with how a front mount snowblower goes on a 2 series tractor (2025r)?
There is a Quick Tach mount that attaches to the front of the tractor. The bracket that goes on the tractor is similar to the one used for the mower deck. To mount a front blower you would need to remove any front suitcase weights and the associated bracket.
 

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Thank you all for the replies. That's enough to make me consider a rear mount blower. The rear mount seem to be more rugged,,,and cheaper too.
 

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The saddle receiver brackets that are bolted to the front crossbar do not need to be removed. In fact, the Quick Hitch drops into them. If you're not blowing snow around a lot of obstacles, a rear mount is OK. They're a PITA if you have a lot of obstacles to go around. I didn't think my front mount was that expensive. I believe the entire package was just over $3K. I'm probably going to get a rotary broom again and the Quick Hitch and front PTO are the same for both, also.
 

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Attaching a front mount blower is pretty easy. I do the change over every fall and spring.. Remove the auto connect parts, hang them on the wall, install the blower bracket and PTO shaft. I park my loader in the winter too. I'n the spring, take off the blower parts, add the auto connect parts and I'm ready to mow..

How to Install a Snow Blower onto your John Deere 1025R or 1023E Sub-Compact Utility Tractor - YouTube


Get a quote from your dealer and find out just how much it would cost to add a blower.

There's no way I'd want to drive in reverse and constantly turn my head around to look behind me as I blow out the driveways. I'm too old for that. If you do a good job with the blower, there's no need for the loader. The blower tosses the snow far enough..
The 54" blade than mounts exactly like the 47" or 54" snowblower, is ok if you have room to push the snow off the driveway. Plowing with just the FEL and bucket can be painfully slow..... Adding the 54" blade to the the FEL frame might cost some $$ but you can pile the snow pretty well with it! Then there's always a snow pusher....
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