- 42-Inch Two Stage Snow blower
- Can be Raised and Lowered from the Tractor Seat
- After Initial Mounting Brackets and Pulley Frame Brackets are Attached the Snow blower can be
- Removed without Tools
- Two 12-Inch Diameter Serrated Input Augers Pull in Snow and Then the High-Speed Impeller Propels the Snow Through the Poly Chute
- Replaceable Wear Plate and Skid Shoes
Bought it in the summer to attach to my Husqvarna 2454 lawn tractor and it sat on the pallet at the garage before that weekend (December). Each the hardware was at the box and the directions were simple to follow. Assembly took about 4 hours, for example, eliminating the mower deck. On the weekend we have 6″ of snow and I have a 150′ paved driveway, a cul-de-sac and 300′ of unpaved road to clear. The 42″ snow thrower functioned smoothly! I believe that it will go faster next time after I get the tire chains (they’re a must have). Also, I have the 54″ 3 bin grass catcher so instead of purchasing wheel weights I set a bag of play sand in every grass catcher bag for additional weight (in the spring … the sand is recycled into the grandkids sand box). I would recommend it without hesitation!
I’m adding this note on January 5, and here in S.E. Michigan we are getting hit again with 8- 12″ of snow so I’ve had the chance to put my snow thrower to the test twice with heavy snow during the previous five days. I’ve been in a position to clear 6+” of snow from the area mentioned above in under one hour.
I have been operating this rig onto my garden tractor (I don’t recommend it for just a tiny yard tractor unless you’ve got a paved drive) for a few years in Maine. When I purchased it I spent about 2 hours installing it and thought it looked pretty flimsy; I was incorrect. I’ve been absolutely impressed with how well it works.
A few tips: Get wheel weights, chains and some type of weight for the back (I use a milk crate full of rocks). In case you’ve got a gravel driveway adjust the shoes up so you’re not constantly chucking rocks. Finally. I’m likely to purchase the plastic cab for my tractor due to the wind element. Finding a face full of snow actually stinks.
For the cost I do not see how you can overcome it. Amazon shipped it right to my door at no cost! I calculate it to receive my tractor set up with everything including blower, chains, weights, cab, etc.. The way I see it, this was a fantastic purchase.
That is a version of my first review, aimed at the operation of the snow blower if all was set right: The mechanism for raising the snow thrower is an issue since it lifts off the floor barely an inch that induces it to scratch grass off the modest high areas of the yard when going the tractor using all the thrower attached in and out of the drop. Additionally, the tractor needs to be backed into the shed to drag the thrower up over the 1.5″ step between the ramp and the shed floor. The surfaces of the snow thrower spread out somewhat during use. I was concerned about being stuck for costly repair since I bought the snow thrower last spring but did not use it until this winter.
I did contact Agri-Fab, the true manufacturer of the snow thrower. This doesn’t change my opinion of the snow thrower limitations, but I have to give credit where credit is due. Thus, a standing ovation to Agri-Fab for great customer support.
I will say that once repaired, this snow thrower moves even wet snow very well. I’ve had no issues with clogging, either, although I do pre-treat all surfaces coming in contact with snow with generous amounts of WD-40.
Once I obtained this attachment, a significant component (clutch assembly) was missing numerous pieces. Tried to get it resolved though Amazon by having a replacement part sent to us but they were not able to make this happen through the third party supplier. Supplier insisted that the serial numbers we were supplying them with from the Snow Thrower, were not valid and they refused to help in any fashion. Amazon offered to reimburse us for the price of the $500 clutch assembly if we could find it locally and cover the replacement up front ourselves. Their other alternative was for us to ship it up and have it returned for a complete refund, not substitute. We were not able to get the assembly locally and decided to get in touch with the fabrication (Agri-Fab) straight. They were quite nice and useful, and as soon as we provided them with a proof of purchase from Amazon and the serial number (which was valid) they immediately sent us a replacement assembly at no expense to us. We had it in our possession in three days. So YEA to Agri-Fab for seeing to customer satisfaction, but BOO to Amazon and the supplier, for not being able,or refusing) to resolve this issue themselves. The Snow Thrower is assembled and working, however, it’s making a clunking noise (metal to metal) like somethinge is hitting as the auger turns. Have been Not Able to Locate any points where the noise is originating from so we’ll see…