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Ferris Snowblower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by mysteryman, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. mysteryman

    mysteryman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    Anybody have a Ferris Comfort Control DD with the snowblower attachment? Any photos??
     
  2. COLLINSVILLE

    COLLINSVILLE LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 35

    Heres a couple pictures

    SHOWROOM 001.jpg

    SHOWROOM 002.jpg
     
  3. Triple L

    Triple L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 524

    Who makes the blower? That's genius!!! Can you get one for a hustler?
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  4. mysteryman

    mysteryman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    Thanks so much, COLLINSVILLE, this is exactly what I was looking-for...do you know, by chance, is the switch from mower to snowblower 'fairly easy' ?(I am not talking about a Ventrac one-minute hook-up, but rather, a few tools, jack and little bit of time for one man maybe??) I tried to find an online manual for the attachment but was unsuccessful...thanks again for your post !

    TRIPLE L, the one I was asking-about is offered by Ferris as an attachment option. I am guessing that these photos are illustrating a Ferris/Ferris combo as it appears to be t a dealer.
     
  5. COLLINSVILLE

    COLLINSVILLE LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 35

    It will take you 1/2 hour to 45 min to change over. The hardest part
    is just removing the deck assy.
     
  6. mysteryman

    mysteryman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    doesn't seem too bad for twice a year, I imagine after a couple of times you pick up a few things and get better at it...thanks again, Collinsville.
     
  7. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    I think its actually made for Ferris by a company called RAD from Canada. They used to make them for other brands of walkbehinds and ZTR's. I just think there wasnt a big enough market for an expensive attachment like this so they stopped. They still make blowers for skidsteers and tractors.
     
  8. mysteryman

    mysteryman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    Thanks for the information, PUGS, I was away from this site for a couple of days.
     
  9. mysteryman

    mysteryman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    COLLINSVILLE, a couple more questions, if I may, is the snowblower attachment hydraulically operated or does it use the mower deck belt? (is that a hydraulic reservoir that I see on the snow blower attachment in front of the gasoline tank?) Regarding the mechanical attachment to the power unit frame, does the 'red-painted' portion have weld nuts to which the 'black-painted' portion gets attached with bolts? If not, how does one access the nuts behind the red panel to complete the installation? Lastly how is the traction when snowblowing? I know what the traction is like on a slippery surface with my Toro Grandstand (twin hydraulic motors, 20x10-8 turf tires), the wheels spin very easily (spring conditions, soft (rain-soaked) lawn with the slightest gravitational disadvantage) I would not attempt to use a snow blade to push snow (that seems to be asking too much)...since the snowblower does the work, is there enough traction to get the auger to the snow constantly ? Thank you for your time.
     
  10. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Male
    Messages: 10,670

    Dude ive used ferris on and off for ever...never knew that existed??

    Do they market that? or is it older and they no longer make it?
     

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