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I've looked at dozens of compatibility charts on the 'Net but can't get a definitive answer on this.

There is a snowthrower for sale locally, serial number M03251X.... I assume this is a model 3251 blower. Guy says its 42". My LX-188 calls for a 3252 blower. I can't find any useful information on a 3251 blower at all. It's complete, a little beat up, but only $150. I'm tempted to snag it just because it's cheap.
 

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The 42" thrower would fit,I'm not sure of the numbering but there were two different frames.One was a straight frame the other was a curved.The curved was the newer of the two.
The only you would have to get is the attaching parts kit to fit your mower unless it's off the same or similar model.
 

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The 42" thrower would fit,I'm not sure of the numbering but there were two different frames.One was a straight frame the other was a curved.The curved was the newer of the two.
The only you would have to get is the attaching parts kit to fit your mower unless it's off the same or similar model.
Thanks. It's sold anyway. I knew that would go fast at that price. There are a couple more in the general area that are the right 3252 part number. They're considerably more money, but my existing walk-behind snowthrower is in need of some repairs before next winter. I'd rather invest in a thrower for the tractor - it has a much bigger cut and I can sit down. I'll keep looking!
 

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Just in case you run into another 3251, the Deere manuals say it will fit the following machines:

240, 245, 260, 285, 320, 325, 335, 345, 355D, LX & GT Series (Manual Lever Lift)
 

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Thanks. It's sold anyway. I knew that would go fast at that price. There are a couple more in the general area that are the right 3252 part number. They're considerably more money, but my existing walk-behind snowthrower is in need of some repairs before next winter. I'd rather invest in a thrower for the tractor - it has a much bigger cut and I can sit down. I'll keep looking!

You got that right. Was happy as could be when I bought a 46" plow for the old L108. Put my MYD 8/26 into semi retirement.
You might want to shop around for a plow. It would be cheaper than a snow blower.

Either way (plow or blower) you are going to need chains and some kind of rear ballast for it to work correctly. Otherwise it will be stuck city. Especially without a diff lock.
 

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You got that right. Was happy as could be when I bought a 46" plow for the old L108. Put my MYD 8/26 into semi retirement.
You might want to shop around for a plow. It would be cheaper than a snow blower.

Either way (plow or blower) you are going to need chains and some kind of rear ballast for it to work correctly. Otherwise it will be stuck city. Especially without a diff lock.
I was looking at plows but I think the tractor is too small to handle anything more than a few inches of snow. 3 months after we moved in, we had that Nor'easter that dumped 2 feet of snow. We get about one of those a year. I was able to do it with my 28" walk behind blower but it was rough. The driveway is long and narrow, and for about half of it I can only put snow on one side of it. Not that it can't be plowed, but I like the thrower's ability to put the snow where I want it. There's one on Craigslist now off of an LX-2xx tractor. It has weights and chains, too, but I'm not sure they're compatible with the LX-188 (though the blower itself is the right model). It's $500, which seems like a lot but also seems to be the going rate. When compared to the cost of a new blower, though, it doesn't seem that bad (though it's not new....). Decisions decisions.
 

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I was looking at plows but I think the tractor is too small to handle anything more than a few inches of snow. 3 months after we moved in, we had that Nor'easter that dumped 2 feet of snow. We get about one of those a year. I was able to do it with my 28" walk behind blower but it was rough. The driveway is long and narrow, and for about half of it I can only put snow on one side of it. Not that it can't be plowed, but I like the thrower's ability to put the snow where I want it. There's one on Craigslist now off of an LX-2xx tractor. It has weights and chains, too, but I'm not sure they're compatible with the LX-188 (though the blower itself is the right model). It's $500, which seems like a lot but also seems to be the going rate. When compared to the cost of a new blower, though, it doesn't seem that bad (though it's not new....). Decisions decisions.
Plows do shine with smaller snowfalls. With larger ones you have to plow with the storm. Like every 3"-5" you have to go out and do a push. Having places to push the snow can be another issue. Sounds like you are on the right track looking for a blower. $500 is not a bad price if it includes everything like ballast and chains.

Just remember that a single stage blower won't chew through the deep snow like a 2 stage. Once it gets deeper then the top of your blower it will have a hard time moving it. So you might still have to go out before the storm is finished.
 
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