Snowblower Attachment

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by heiert, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. heiert

    heiert LawnSite Member
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    Just wondering if anyone has purchased the snow blower attachment for the Fast Trac. Any problems or concerns? How does it handle in the snow? Just looking for any information that you may have regarding the performance of the snow blower.

    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    After 20 years of snowblowing, I wouldn't recommend a blower on anything you ride. They are just way too slow, cold and hard to manuever. Either use a plow, or the much better way to go is just a big self-propelled blower.
    A WB blower gives you great manueverability, and some exercise.
    If you have light snow MTD (cub cadet, yardman, white) has a 45" duel wheel self-propelled snowblower for about the same price as an add on blower for a tractor or the fast track (if they made something for it).
    For heavy snow, just about everyone makes a high-powered, small width blower.
    Pete
     
  3. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    The snowblower works excellent, this unit was in testing a long time before we ever released it.
    I used to have a video of the unit in action in about 18 inches of snow, but I lost the hard drive in this computer a few weeks ago, if I can get another copy of the video I will post here to let you know.
    Traction was not a issue with chains and wheel wieghts, and the unit really throws the snow a good distance.

    Pj
     
  4. rott_dobe

    rott_dobe LawnSite Member
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    I've never seen or heard of the snowblower attachment...are there any links I can see this at?
     
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    Nothing is listed on the Hustler site.
    Gene
     
  6. cklinger

    cklinger LawnSite Member
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    Just curious...is this snow blower also available for the mini fastrak or one for it available as well? If not a blower then a blade perhaps? I am really interested in the mini fastrak, and this would be a nice added plus, though wouldn't be a deal breaker if I end up going with one, and there wasn't anything available.
     
  7. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    There currently is not a snow blower attachment available for the Mini FasTrak, or snow blade.
    I know they are on our list of attachments to develop for that unit.

    Pj
     
  8. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    Here are a couple pics of the FasTrak snowblower in action after a recent snow fall in New England.

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  9. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    PJ, nice. Is there such an attachment for the full sizer z or super z? Thanks
     
  10. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    I believe plans are in the works to have snow blowers available for the Hustler Z's and Super Z's next fall.

    Pj
     

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