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Just arrived last week, MK Martin 68" Inverted blower, I ordered back in March, was supposed to have hydraulic chute rotator, they sent electric, have the correct one coming from the distributor, been looking at how these work on videos and they seem to do the job well even driving through the snow, have back and neck issues so a standard one wasn't an option for me, and front blower was out of the question since I like using a front plow and bucket during the winter, anyone else own one of these inverted blowers? I also would like to know if just using front chains would hurt the machine? I have loaded rears but would need to add spacers in order for rear chains, but would like to have some additional traction for getting up my steep driveway if it gets slippery, anyone using front chains only?



 

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From the videos I've seen online, they seem to work. I'm curious to see how it works for you!

As for the chains, I don't think it would hurt. I'm sure someone with more experience will chime in.
 

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The only issue I can think of would be if the snow is too deep to drive through with the tractor as the 3039 isn’t that big of a machine. I’ve seen huge 5 and 6 series tractors using the pull type driving through feet of snow.
 
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The only issue I can think of would be if the snow is too deep to drive through with the tractor as the 3039 isn’t that big of a machine. I’ve seen huge 5 and 6 series tractors using the pull type driving through feet of snow.
I normally try and keep up with heavy snowfall, usually go out when it gets to be 4-5", also have the angle snow blade for the front if needed to knock down any larger amounts, first time using this set up this year so I'm sure some learning curve will happen trying figure out what works the best.
 

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I normally try and keep up with heavy snowfall, usually go out when it gets to be 4-5", also have the angle snow blade for the front if needed to knock down any larger amounts, first time using this set up this year so I'm sure some learning curve will happen trying figure out what works the best.
Sounds like a good approach!
 

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Have you read through the tire grooving threads? I bought a set of chains for my tractor but after grooving the tire I have never put the chains back on.
 

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Nice be interesting see how it works for you. 👍
 
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I have not, that's interesting, can you provide a link for me?
One of many if you search some:

 

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These snow blowers make my head hurt. I can see the appeal, but I've never understood the concept of driving through the snow first, unless you only average a few inches per snowfall.
Not to rain on your parade, very nice addition you have there @Pappy1600
 

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These snow blowers make my head hurt. I can see the appeal, but I've never understood the concept of driving through the snow first, unless you only average a few inches per snowfall.
Not to rain on your parade, very nice addition you have there @Pappy1600
Change is inevitable , progress is not.
 

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I'm watching my chains rust! 🤣
Mine have never been used! I did take the time to fit them, had to cut some links and such, but they have remained in the boxes since.
 
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Pappy- congrats on your purchase, you are gonna love it. I have a Pronovost P-74-INV on a 3720 so similar to your set up. I tried just front chains and it kinda works, Depending on the snow or ice , road surface and temperature. The time it really doesn't is going uphill with the blower raised as that takes most of the weight off the front wheels. I need to try siping for the shoulder seasons but for winter anymore its front and rear euro style chains-just awesome.

As far as ability to clear deeper snow if you can drive through it you can blow it so for me up to about 24in its no big deal. You can deal with the occasional much deeper area by raising the blower and backing in then going forward. I tend to go out fairly often because that limits the packing from other vehicles and its so easy and quick.

Ignore the naysayers and enjoy your blower and report back please.
 

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