Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:01 pm
Eugene wrote:Same here, PTO driven on the one I own.farmallcub49 wrote:The rotary brooms were run of the PTO, at least mine is.
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:18 am
ad356 wrote:is that snowblower in the video something that was produced by IH or was it something that someone custom built?
Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:17 am
Rudi wrote:As far as Danco manuals/brochures/spec sheets, I have been searching for at least 8 years. Those things are as scarce as hen's teeth. But if I find one I can guarantee that I am going to get it .. that's for sure
Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:33 am
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:54 am
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:28 am
ad356 wrote:why were they not more popular, you think that they would sell well.
I guess I am going to have to break this up into 3 or 4 posts as there is a fair amount of information here. This first pic is from my Father-in-law. This is the snowblower setup he build way back when.. and mounted it on the Putt-Putt. Pic was taken in February 1964.
This one is of the very same blower, but on wooden skids.. you will notice the rooster tail..
This one was taken in either 1959 or 1960.. a few years before the conversion.
Dad has been telling me about this conversion of his for almost 27 years now.. and it is one of the primary motivations behind my Cub SnowBlower project as well. Not being as mechanically adept as Dad (he built the Putt-Putt and it's brother Lil' Red from scratch using old car/truck parts etc.), it takes me a lot longer to figure things out.
It is because of the pics above that I believe that a Cub will be more than enough motive power for a self-powered snowblower mounted on the front, as you can clearly see that the Putt-Putt has a self-powered blower on the front of it as well. And the old Briggs & Stratton was only a 6hp model. I have always believed that Ellie could do the job, no matter what the ground speed is... as long as conditons determine the proper throttle.
Hope you like the pics. I wish the family still had that snowblower.. not sure where it got to...
Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:40 am
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Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:32 pm
Cub's = farm tractors. Iowa snow belt farm kid. Really didn't need a snow blower on the farm. Besides that, folks could not afford a non income producing machine that would only get used a few hours a year.ad356 wrote:why were they not more popular, you think that they would sell well.
Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:54 pm
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:15 pm
Eugene wrote:No need to remove all the snow from the farm house and barn lot. Only needed a path to the farm building and to get the car out to the road.
Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:04 pm
Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:23 pm
eHow The History of Snowblowers wrote:The First Push Snowblower
Lawn-care company Toro introduced the first domestic push-type snowblower in 1951, followed by Ariens in 1961 and Simplicity in 1962. The early machines were rather small, with an engine of only three to four horsepower.
Read more: The History of Snowblowers | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5364814_histo ... z2GgKs1tlQ
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