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This was in the Green Bay Craigslist, too good not to share.

This is an 8' Snowblower converted from a 3pt tractor PTO to a self contained 302, V8 Driven Blower.

The 302 is a 1995 Carbureted Roller Motor, with a governor to maintain the RPM you set.

The Blower Motor has its' own tach, oil and temp gage mounted on the back of the engine, in plain sight thru windshield.

The Blower Motor is controlled completely from the cab of the truck (Start/Stop/RPM)

The Blower Motor shares the truck battery however the fuel supply and cooling systems are independent.

The Hydraulics are 12V self contained pump/motor (under hood of truck) with Quick Disconnects to the (2) Cylinders.

The Blower is mounted to a '77 F-350 4x4, the truck is not for sale.

The brains/controls for the blower are hooked up with a 4-flat trailer hitch plug.

I built the complete blower a little conservatively with the small block 302, I must say even at 1800rpm (engine speed) this blower absolutely launches snow, even better than anticipated.

I don't think the application would be ideal in a city setting with houses and windows close by, however for the hunting land, when you are out of room to push snow with the plow, it's the ticket.

There's a lot of the logistics that could certainly be done differently to suit your needs including 12V power, fuel or hydraulics. The blower could probably be lifted with a regular plow pump as it only needs about 400psi to lift.

I would potentially include the Blower and Truck Side Wiring Harnesses (and solenoid), Control Panel (on counsel in my truck) the 12V Hydraulic Pump, Reservoir, the cylinders and sq tube with the UHMW poly slides. I plan to keep the Truck and the Bumper.

I'm asking $4900 for the package but I'm willing to work with you if you don't need everything.

(I left out contact info because I know you guys will swamp him with congrats.)

Serious buyer can visit the link. I am very impressed here.

HM
 

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That would be even cooler than Soylent Green scoop trucks during liberal riots!
 

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He did a good job on it

I wrote about a big snow blower in another thread, that sold as surplus at the DFW airport surplus sale it only had about 20-30 hours on it it fit the front of the big Euclid trucks they have it had a 500 hp Cat engine, it was a monster, I wanted to buy it but I was lucky my buddy talked me out of it

I was talking to one of the troops from the airport and he said the FAA required them to have it, the hours were from exercising the engine, and that it had never been used, but they have to get a new one every ten years, at least that is what he told me, and it sounds about right the giverment is all about wasting money
 

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Meh. Not powerful enough.

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Wedge style plow.

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Rotary plow.

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Rotary plow struggling in a very deep cut.

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Another rotary.

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And if you don't have a plow, just buck the snow and try, try, try again.
 

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Fantastic color footage of Southern Pacific steam locomotives and equipment fighting snow in the Sierras in 1950/51.

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View from the cab in a snowy pass.
 

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I liked the wedge plow the best

When I was a kid on the farm, there was kind of a contest to see who could make it to town first after a blizzard, one time I took one of my Dad's 4 wd tractors, at the time it was about the biggest made it was an 8640 John Deere, had duals all the way around, if the snow had frozen the front wheels wound climb up on the drift then fall through and repeat, and repeat, and repeat, it was kind of slow but I was always the first, and never got stuck
 
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