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#11 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 01:06 PM
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#12 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 02:05 PM
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oop, missed the pictures lower down, there's the drive shaft forward!
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My guess is that the blower is fed by the rear gearbox to allow more vertical movement of the blower. The below chassis pto support bearing is located near the center of the truck (at least it is on the 406's) which allows a long shaft to feed the blower.

The blower being as close to the front as it is would have to be fed by a very short shaft if fed off of a front gearbox (I think the pto input is near the bottom) and as such would allow for very little vertical movement.



Looking at the center console it looks like this truck may have a hydrostat set up. Can anybody who know these trucks confirm?

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You can not take this to the USA it is RHD. I will buy it and you can buy the snow blower from me.
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As bwswede said, the rear feed for the driveshaft on the blower is to get more vertical movement in the blower, and to avoid having to have a reversing gearbox built into the blower.

The truck does not have hydrostatic drive, the box on the shift plate is a speed control for a salter.

This truck is a U1750 and was for sale several times on e-bay last year. I think it is a good truck, but the owner was wanting somewhere in the $30K's for the package and it never sold to my knowledge. It is a well optioned unit, and late model for being in the United States, but with the terrible paint job and rhd I think that what they were asking before was a bit off the mark. I wonder if it will ACTUALLY sell absolute, or if there will be some back door by bidding.

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Yeah that paint is like faux John Deere. Looks really clean for a blower unit though.

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You can not take this to the USA it is RHD. I will buy it and you can buy the snow blower from me.
It's already in the states. MUD

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What is the law in the States regarding RHD vehicles?
Can you get it registered for open road use? Or do you need special operating licence?
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If I remember right it is an AG (Agricultural model) and that is the larger problem not RHD. Most states...... except for between farm fields... it cant be used on roads at all. Much discussion in here on how you can/can not convert an AG model to a highway usable model.

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I'm sure that there would be plenty of people willing to swap out the RHD kit for a LHD kit!
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