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So I'm finalizing my 2025R purchase and told the dealer to leave the snowblower off the quote because I was trying to keep the price down and was going to by used or 3rd party.

The quote came back lower than I expected (oh darn) so now I'm thinking about adding in the snowblower.

OK enough background... I'm looking for suggestions on what the best snowblower options are for a 2025R? Brand suggestions? Size suggestions?

I'd love a power chute but don't want to fork out the money for the hydraulics for it. Does any one have an electric power chute? How big can I go?

You guys nailed in on my pallet fork post so I figured I'd give this one a try too.

I'm attaching the quote for anyone that is curious. It doesn't break anything down unfortunately. Keep in mind the price is in CAD.



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There is the Deere 54" front mounted blower which is kinda the "ultimate" deal. Lots of people really like it. If you are looking at a (cheaper!) 3pt blower, IMO, there isn't a whole lot of difference between the brand name products.

You're in Canada so you also have an option not available to those of us in the States.

New 1025r with S1SB-54 front mount snow blower

It's essentially a 3pt blower mounted to the front of your tractor.
 

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There is the Deere 54" front mounted blower which is kinda the "ultimate" deal. Lots of people really like it. If you are looking at a (cheaper!) 3pt blower, IMO, there isn't a whole lot of difference between the brand name products.

You're in Canada so you also have an option not available to those of us in the States.

New 1025r with S1SB-54 front mount snow blower

It's essentially a 3pt blower mounted to the front of your tractor.
I have to read through that post still, but when I looked into the front mount blower it was over $5k by the time you bought everything you needed to run it. Vs the $3k for the 3pt hitch blower.

I get that the front mount and what not can be used for other stuff as well, but that is still a very large upfront cost.

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Not sure what your market conditions are like, but here in the Midwest, used rear 3pt can be found IF you are willing to wait. I picked up a 2YO rear SB1154 for less than 1/3 of new. It all depends on your patience and comfort with used.
 

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Not sure what your market conditions are like, but here in the Midwest, used rear 3pt can be found IF you are willing to wait. I picked up a 2YO rear SB1154 for less than 1/3 of new. It all depends on your patience and comfort with used.
I've kind of been watching the market for a few months the big boy blowers can be had for $700-$1,000 if you are willing to go old enough. But 54"-60", the best I've seen is about $2k. So 2/3 the price of new.

I'd just really like a powered chute but to add that feature to a deal blower and the hydraulic add ons to make it function is a ton of money! I've seen used blowers with electric chutes but they don't really go into detail about them. So I don't really know anything about them.

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I have to read through that post still, but when I looked into the front mount blower it was over $5k by the time you bought everything you needed to run it. Vs the $3k for the 3pt hitch blower.

I get that the front mount and what not can be used for other stuff as well, but that is still a very large upfront cost.

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Settling with less than you want just to save cost hurts every time you use it.
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Cost only hurts once.
Settling with less than you want just to save cost hurts every time you use it.
Man was built to look forward, not backwards.
Absolutely agree! But I also like the idea of keeping the FEL on with the blower for dealing with slushy snow. And I found a cool idea on here to repurpose a box blade as a snow pusher!


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I have too many obstacles to navigate around for a rear mounted blower. The $5K for a front mounted blower seems awfully high--even with the exchange rate difference. I paid just over $3k for my 47 Blower with all the attaching hardware. I went with the 47 rather than the 54 as it fits between things in my application. JD was running a promo if you purchased two attachments/implements with a new tractor that I was very attractive and I did take advantage of it. I believe they are running that same promo now.

As to a power chute, the 47 and the 54 both have power chute rotation (hydraulic) as a standard feature. The top chute deflector is manual as standard. JD offers two optional chute deflectors, one is a cable operated and the others is an electric linear actuator.

Most of us source a linear actuator from ebay and add the wiring/switch ourselves. Typically, less than $100.00. Some guys, who have the third SCV, go a bit overboard and weld up a mount and install a hydraulic cylinder to control the chute deflector. There are a number of threads on both, here on GTT and MTF.

I don't utilize the chute deflector very often and probably wouldn't miss it much if i didn't have it.

I really like the look and design of that S1SB-54. My question was the front Quick Hitch. Is it compatible with JD attachments or not. I never received an answer.
 

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Snowblowers have their place no question. Do you get enough snow from average snowfall events to make it worthwhile in purchasing a snowblower? Here in Manitoba, we don't really get huge dumps of snow in one go, (excluding one off storms/blizzards).

I have a 1025R and use the Deere 60" quick attach hydraulic angle blade, and for me it's the bees knees. I've had blowers in the past, but because we have 800 feet of gravel driveway, it seemed every spring that half my driveway was spread out over my lawn.
Not trying to talk you out of a blower, but as you previously mentioned, if you want to keep your loader on then you have only the rear pto blowers to choose from.

I had a snow push as well ( on a much bigger tractor, 4066R)...meh..they're not all they're cracked up to be either. Seems like you're working the snow twice with the pushers.

So much to consider, amount and type of snow, type of roadway and length. It will be fun deciding. Good luck.
 

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Snowblowers have their place no question. Do you get enough snow from average snowfall events to make it worthwhile in purchasing a snowblower? Here in Manitoba, we don't really get huge dumps of snow in one go, (excluding one off storms/blizzards).

I have a 1025R and use the Deere 60" quick attach hydraulic angle blade, and for me it's the bees knees. I've had blowers in the past, but because we have 800 feet of gravel driveway, it seemed every spring that half my driveway was spread out over my lawn.
Not trying to talk you out of a blower, but as you previously mentioned, if you want to keep your loader on then you have only the rear pto blowers to choose from.

I had a snow push as well ( on a much bigger tractor, 4066R)...meh..they're not all they're cracked up to be either. Seems like you're working the snow twice with the pushers.

So much to consider, amount and type of snow, type of roadway and length. It will be fun deciding. Good luck.
My drive way is a prime candidate for drifting, that's my main reason for a blower.

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I've kind of been watching the market for a few months the big boy blowers can be had for $700-$1,000 if you are willing to go old enough. But 54"-60", the best I've seen is about $2k. So 2/3 the price of new.

I'd just really like a powered chute but to add that feature to a deal blower and the hydraulic add ons to make it function is a ton of money! I've seen used blowers with electric chutes but they don't really go into detail about them. So I don't really know anything about them.

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I know exactly what you're talking about. I was ready to pull the trigger on a new purchase, then one last search pulled it up. It came with hydraulic rotate, I added a linear actuator to the deflector, and it works well.
 

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Cost only hurts once.
Settling with less than you want just to save cost hurts every time you use it.
Man was built to look forward, not backwards.
So true. Mine, a Frontier, is ordered and it will sit on the front of the tractor.

At age 70 looking backwards for long periods of time is no fun.
 

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I'm really surprised no one mentioned the Canadian made Bercomac. With your tractor, the 56" would probably be good. They have both hydraulic and electric options for spout and distance control. They are front mounted so your neck won't get all bent out of shape after awhile.

Take your tractor and pretend you are blowing snow with a rear mounted blower. That will give you an idea of what they are like.

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