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I installed my 47 inch snow blower on my X590 and it tilts slightly downward on one side when I raise the blower. Sitting on the tractor seat and looking at it from that perspective it tilts about two inches downward on the right hand side when I raise the blower fully. I know and suspect that I need to make an adjustment on the link arms but when I do I'm not seeing a change.

I may just not be making enough adjustment but I wanted to make certain if anyone knows if I'm missing something somewhere. I need or at least would like the blower to be level as I raise it. There are times I have to raise is up a little to keep it off a gravel covered driveway at my neighbors house. It needs to be level for that especially. I will attach a picture later if necessary later.

Lastly, am I wrong to think it should be level or is it normal for it to tilt some.
 

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Yes, a photo would be very helpful.
 

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I installed my 47 inch snow blower on my X590 and it tilts slightly downward on one side when I raise the blower. Sitting on the tractor seat and looking at it from that perspective it tilts about two inches downward on the right hand side when I raise the blower fully. I know and suspect that I need to make an adjustment on the link arms but when I do I'm not seeing a change.

I may just not be making enough adjustment but I wanted to make certain if anyone knows if I'm missing something somewhere. I need or at least would like the blower to be level as I raise it. There are times I have to raise is up a little to keep it off a gravel covered driveway at my neighbors house. It needs to be level for that especially. I will attach a picture later if necessary later.

Lastly, am I wrong to think it should be level or is it normal for it to tilt some.
The blower is not perfectly balanced from side to side. It's not going to sit perfectly level when raised off the ground. A slight tilt I would think is normal.

As long as all the connections are tight and the mount is attached properly. The blower should also sit flat when placed on the ground.
 

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I had the same concern on both my plow blade when lowered and SB..found the cause..
The rear tires are are different heights..3/4 -1" different...from new.
Swapped the rear tires side to side... blade drop moves to the side with the swapped shorter rear tire..
This happens on the blade and the 54" blower.
 
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The blower is not perfectly balanced from side to side. It's not going to sit perfectly level when raised off the ground.
No not actually, I have seen videos of my tractor and blower and it lifts upward in a level to the ground manner.
 

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My 47" did that on my X585 and so does my 54" on my 1025R. The blower is much heavier on one side. Can't remember which way.

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My 47" did that on my X585 and so does my 54" on my 1025R. The blower is much heavier on one side. Can't remember which way.

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Two things can contribute to the snow blowers lifting crooked with the standard front quick hitch. One, the lift cylinder is off to one side. Second, the pivot point rod typically has a lot of slop. The two combined can allow the blower to be a bit crooked when lifted. It should be slightly higher on the right side as viewed from the drivers seat. The 54-inch blower on my 2720 exhibits the same characteristic.

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My 47" did that on my X585 and so does my 54" on my 1025R. The blower is much heavier on one side. Can't remember which way.

rob
Same on my X585. I posted the same question as the OP over on MTF and the general response was that the tilt was normal.

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Here is how mine looks from the seat. Right side a little lower.
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The 44 inch 2 stage has the same issues because the
impeller housing is not centered.
It was a real pain in the ^&*) when the lower side catches
a high piece of pavement as it would push up the entire
blower and lock it on my LA115.
 

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Thanks everyone, so it seems it may be normal for a tilt. Or, there might be some minor adjustments to make. I have not had a chance to ask my dealer about this, just to get their input.
 
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