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Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:56 PM
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only problem I see is ( truck has a cab and windows and HEAT ) other then that go for it.
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I thought about that aspect too, but I think I have the answer for that. Gerbings heated motorcycle clothing. Shouldn't be that hard to wire in a power supply and plug myself in. Just have to make sure the electrical system can sustain it.

Here's a link to Gerbings: http://www.gerbing.com/
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Now, would it be possible to take a snowblower and then alter it to fit in front of your atv so you didn't have to buy a specialized snow blower?

Would you have any interest in that?
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Could you also use something like this enclosure?

http://www.overstock.com/Sports-....ct.html
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I have a good friend that is a mechanical genius. Designs things like design jet engine disassembly tools. Last winter he dissected his own snowblower in an effort to come up with something that can be attached to an ATV. He decided it was doable, but it involved way too much custom work to be worthwhile as a one off deal. The hardest, $$$, part was the wide enough auger & front section.

Thought it best to build one from scratch, and even that was not cheap, but would be better over the long haul.
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Are there any snow blower models you could pick in the area that would be as wide as an atv or no?
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I did a cursory search, but didn't find anything that caught my eye.
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Do you have an idea of how wide it would have to be in order to work? I will help you look as well.
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From what I've been able to gather, 44 inches seems to be about the right width. That way you clear enough that the ATV has a clear path to follow. But the wider you get, the more power you need, hence that 23 hp unit posted earlier.

At this juncture, building one is something I don't have the time or space for.

But I would still like to hear from everybody what their experiences are with using an ATV in their business.
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Have you checked Ebay too? I found this one



44" SNOW BLOWER ATTACHMENT for TRACTOR Nice Condition

Buy it now $375.

http://cgi.ebay.com/44-SNOW....hosting
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