How to Convert Your Tractor into a Snow Blower
Clearing snow with a shovel can be exhausting.
But clearing knee-high snow can be easy when you're cruising around on a riding lawn mower. With the right modifications, you can even be comfortable.
By converting your lawn tractor into a snow blower, you can clear that snow away without even standing up!
Snow Blower Attachment
If you already own a lawn or garden tractor, you can add a snow blower attachment to it, enabling you to cozy up on your lawn tractor and let its powerful engine do the work.
But the comfort and style doesn't have to end there!
Cozy Snow Cabs
So now you’re sitting down on the job, but that pesky cold, wind-driven snow is still stinging your skin and causing you to cringe. Well, we don’t want you to get frost bite, no matter how sadistic Jack Frost may be!
Fend off the chapped lips and hypothermia by adding a snow cab to your tractor! With a snow cab, you’ll be riding in style and staying dry while you sit down on the job.
In many cases, a snow thrower won’t get quite as close to the actual surface of your driveway. If you prefer to scrape the pavement clean, which will help ensure less ice formation and make the surface look much cleaner, you may opt to use a tractor-mounted plow blade instead of a snow thrower.
Plow blades get much closer to the pavement so that you’re left with little to no snow on your driveway. We carry a variety of different tractor-mountable plow blades to help you part that sea of snow into magnificent snow-walls.
Now, with great power comes great responsibility. If you’re operating a powerful, snow-clearing machine, you’ll undoubtedly be the envy of all of your neighbors! However, if you lose traction, slide downhill, and crash your powerful snow-clearing machine through their family-room wall, you may become the enemy of all your neighbors.
To maintain proper traction in that slippery sludge, make sure you have quality tire chains on your tires. Not only will it make things safer; it will make your efforts much more productive and fuel efficient. Spinning your tires does nothing but waste time and fuel. Tire chains help you get more done in less time without wasting gas.
So we touched on tire chains, but sometimes those just aren’t enough. Later in the season, as snow melts and freezes again and again, you may find that your tire chains just aren’t digging in enough to get you the traction you need.
Wheel weights, when applied to the rear wheels that power your lawn tractor, will help press the tire chains deeper into the snow and ice. This will help ensure you get appropriate traction and have a lot less trouble getting the job done.
So before you say it’s too hard to be worth doing, consider these options for making snow removal a “piece of cake.” You’ll be glad you did when you are able to walk to your mailbox without putting boots on and trudging through a sloppy tundra!