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    2 stage snowblower?

    Has anyone ever hooked up a 2 stage snow blower to a 448 or do they even offer a 2 stage snowblower for them? The single stage blower (snowcaster) seems a little under powered for me... or maybe there is just some adjusting I need to do with it. Any ideas would be great!

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    Re: 2 stage snowblower?

    What model snowcaster do you have? There are some basic tricks in setup of the chain adjustment and auger on some models.

    Most owners report fine performance up through 12-18" of snowfall ... wet or fluffy ...

    Brian

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    Re: 2 stage snowblower?

    I will gety with you on that. Thanks!

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    Re: 2 stage snowblower?

    I don't understand the reference to under powered. Your tractor should be operating at wide open throttle while blowing.

    As Brian stated, there are a few tricks to setting up a caster to run at maximum efficiency. Issues that may affect performance include but not limited to:
    worn out/slipping belt, out of adjustment clutch, rusted auger housing, worn out/rusted chain, bad bearings in auger or drive shaft.

    Several members including myself own Berco 2 stage snowblowers. A specific mule drive is required to run the Berco 2 stage on a 3 digit or 4 digit tractor. I'm sure Brian could either set you up with one or get you in touch with someone who would. I love my Berco (currently set up on a 4020) but the single stage Case/Ingersoll blowers work great as well.

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    Re: 2 stage snowblower?

    Two stages are over rated. Biggest improvement on a well functioning blower is the rubber on the paddle

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    Re: 2 stage snowblower?

    The feeling I get is that the single stages will outlast the 2 stage because of their ruggedness and simplicity of design. But I have not lived long enough/used Case equipment long enough to test this theory.

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    Re: 2 stage snowblower?

    I think the advantage I prefer of the single stage is that it's light weight and heavy wet snow seams to pass through them better. Just my experience.

    I don't recall Case ever making a 2 stage. The old Colts and Case's had 2 stage blowers available, but I'm not sure that Case made them. I think it was Lambert Mfg. that made them.

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    Re: 2 stage snowblower?

    ^ IIRC they were made by Haban (?)

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    Re: 2 stage snowblower?

    Here is a 2 stage on a Case 130:



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    Re: 2 stage snowblower?

    ^ Now that`s a MANLY unit !

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