The chute is already hydraulic. A cylinder moves sheeves which in turn pulls on the cable. It’s a silly design but they’ve been using it on all the front blowers for years.Thank you Busman. I went and picked it up and everything seems to be in pretty good shape. The directional discharge chute looks like it needs a little love, I noticed a cable wrapped around it. I'm assuming there is a hydraulic provision to rotate the chute.....I need to take a closer look. I'll take some pics later today.
I will certainly doublecheck. Based on the link provided above it looks like it is mostly a bolt-on affair with the exception of a couple spacers and selling 2 new holes on the blower frame.The chute is already hydraulic. A cylinder moves sheeves which in turn pulls on the cable. It’s a silly design but they’ve been using it on all the front blowers for years.
You will want to verify the rotation direction of the PTO to see if it matches your tractor.
I could be mistaken but it appears the impeller on that blower turns the opposite direction of the 47/54-inch blowers currently used on the 1-series. In other words, all new blowers have the chute on the right side of the impeller housing and the impeller rotates CCW. Your chute is on the left side of the impeller housing which would require the impeller to turn CW.Just got the bucket off of the tractor and I’m starting to look at this again. I guess I was motivated by the 6 inches of snow we got today. Here are a few pictures of what I am up against.
That sounds encouraging. I didn't realize that blower had a gearbox that reversed the PTO direction. As I'm sure you know, if you stand in front of a PTO shaft and it rotates CCW, that makes it rotate CW when standing behind it.Looking at the PTO shaft underneath the tractor it rotates counterclockwise. If I stand behind the snowblower and turn the shaft counter clockwise the impeller does indeed rotate in the correct direction. I would say that the gearbox changes the rotation ultimately. Hope that make sense.