Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Detrailered Toro pro force blower

Nearing the end of winter maintenance .
Toro pro force blower in for a cleaning and service. Last season I seen a post on Twitter of one mounted to a tx gator . 

With some tight tee areas and hills it can be difficult to blow towing the trailer .So After discussing the idea with the senior staff it was a go . 

Step one I'm recycling a couple of hydraulic jugs .

After removing lids and cleaning them cut the bottoms out. Then cut from top to bottom .

Test fitting . Then bolted it to the shut . The second one was cut and wrapped around this one too filling in the gap .

Reason for extension is that on the dump bed there is around 22" difference . Now there is about 2"

Next ...remove wheels...fenders ...and hitch . 

Using 4 jack stands made quick work of it . 

I'll be using some hardware bolts to bolt new hardware on using original holes .

Using the beam mounted lift for a test to figure out center .

Ended up crossing chains and made mounts using axle bolts.Test fitting on gator. Boards are for spacers . I'm going to make metal ones that will bolt or weld on . 

Shut spins around no problem . 

There will have to be something built out from machine here to keep engine away from dump bed . 

Chain hardware .All bolted on so it can easily be put back to OEM if needed.

Made a couple of these using bolts from fenders .

Prime and painted . They will keep it level and off the hitch mounting hardware . 

going to cross strap it in place on both sides . 

Had to weld this bump out on but won't affect with hitch if its turned back . Going to use these holes for cross strapping onto TX gator . 

Waiting for paint to dry .

Made this gauge to let them now when the shut is straight down . 

Picked up more straps today and paint should be dry tomorrow . It can be remove easily and rolled around on a movers dolly in the shops . I'll post more....later

And done had it out and works great . so much easier to use .

zip tie any loose straps and chain so it doesn't get sucked into turbin

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