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QA42A snow-thrower on narrow-frame tractor?

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cmiller

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Chris Miller
I've been staring at the QA42A snow thrower quite a bit, trying to understand how it would fit on a narrow-frame tractor (I have mine on a 782).

I can see how you could assemble the center plates with the bolts in the outer holes of the side brackets, but I don't see how the upper arms would make it to the pins on the side brackets (that would now each be in 1.125" inches closer to the centerline of the tractor than on the wide-frame set-up. )

Are there different upper arms that have a 1.125" jog? Or am I just missing something?

Ideally, does someone have a picture of one mounted to a narrow-frame tractor?

thanks,
Chris
 

cmiller

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Thanks, Roland.

The best illustration in that manual that touches on my question is 14A. It's difficult to see clearly, but I'm left to assume that the upper arms splay until they meet the blower housing. I had assumed the arms had to operate square to the pivot pins, but maybe there is sufficient clearance in the pivot holes to allow the splay (?).

Is anyone here running this configuration, and can confirm?

Thanks,
Chris
 

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Here's a photo from my archives of a narrow frame Cub Cadet with a QA42A snowthrower mounted. I believe there's enough play in the upper link's mounting points to allow for the differing widths.

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