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Art - thanks for your reply.
All Cub Cadets should have wheel weights!
Roy, I know that Art Aytay had the same issue I think he found a solution to it but I forget what it was. Hopefully he'll see your post and answer. If he doesn't I'll give him a gentle nudge.
Broken Lift Rod: I just got my 450 snow blower mounted onto the Model 2084 Super Cub Cadet. Soon the lift rod (Part 1 in posted diagram) bent because the lift link (part 14 in posted diagram) went over center and jammed it. I straightened the rod and then soon it broke. Maybe I was forcing the lift upwards too much. What advice do folks have for keeping this from happening?
I love the traction (and pattern) I get with the ags, but I hate them when I have the snow blower on... When I make a sharp right turn, the lugs wedge against the blower lift rod and I have to back up to free it up again. I'm afraid I'm going to bend something one of these times. (I have tri-ribs on the shelf in the garage, but haven't taken the time to have my spare set of rims sand blasted and painted so I can mount them.)
Never met a garden tractor I didn't like!
Ross or anyone else who may do this... Is there a benefit to mounting your front Ag tires in a different direction than I most people mount their rear Ag's? I was thinking about putting Ag tires on the front axle of my 1512 and was just wondering why these appear to be be on backwards in the picture below... SteveG
They did make a spring assist for this blower, but the ones I've seen were between $150 and $250, which encouraged me to just live with the lopsided lift.
Thank you all. I used the adjustable rod that came with the blower (the one I thought was too long) and my local dealer had the old extension bracket (that Ross pointed out) in stock. Everything's great now. Except for the lopsided lift. Has anyone used a different lift arm on the left side to enhance it's lift? Or maybe a lift assist spring like the Haban 48" used? Thanks for responding.
I cut the stock tab off of the blower, and welded a new tab on pointing the right direction so that it would pull to lift when I mounted a 451 blower on my 1450.
Thanks Raymond. The lift rod pictured is too long and doesn't clear the side panel of my 782d. I had a 5/8" rod made up to a length of 31 1/4"; it has a 90* bend at each end, 2" long. This is the length I calculated that I needed by measuring the distance from the hole in the rockershaft lever (in it's forward position) to the hole in the pivot assy. arm (with the blower raised to it's highest position). The problem now is that the rod doesn't hold the blower unit up; it settles to the ground. The hydraulics had previously held my snowblade and also a 48" Haban snowblower. There's no evidence of a leak. Also, it takes a 'push' action to lift the blower; I'm not sure if that is correct.
Heres a pic of the parts. Hope This helps.
The pulley issue has been sorted out. Can someone provide a photo of each end of the lift rod attachments for a 450 blower to a 782D? Thanks.
Could someone please provide a description and/or photo of the pulley arrangement for the above. I purchased a model 450 that was on a 2180 tractor; the blower has a 7" drive pulley and two 6" idler pulleys. My 782d has a 4.5" PTO pulley. Thanks; Tom
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