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Snowblower build

Snowblower build

Snowblower build

I’m thinking about building a snow blower for a utv. The cost to buy one is insane and there’s nothing like building one.
I have 2 ways I was going to do this build. The first one was hydraulic and having the motor, pump and tank mounted on the hitch and then having a pump mounted on the blower ran by belt/chain. I have to achieve 1200-3600rpm to the blower.
The second way which is cheaper is mounting the engine straight to the blower which is going to add more weight to the front of the utv.
I did the research on the size motor it would take to run my blower but I’m not sure what pumps to use. Can anyone point me in the right direction for pumps?

Engine I was thinking of using:
440cc Bore: 92, Stroke: 66.
Max Output:
18.0 HP / 3600 RPM.
Max Torque:
21.0 ft/lb.
Shaft Size:
1" Diameter, 2 ¾” Long, ¼” Keyway,
Shaft End:
3/8” Size 24 UNF - Drilled and Tapped
Measurement from Center of Shaft to Base: 5"

RE: Snowblower build

18 HP engine should be more than enough although you may have to play about with number of belts and tension if you go down that route rather than chain drive.
As for hydraulics, you might find the size of tank required for those speeds and the associated weight of the oil not to mention the weight of the pumps and motors etc would be difficult to accommodate
What UTV is it?
I have done a lot of designs for machines to attach to ATV/UTV and always found an engine on the machine to be the best option

RE: Snowblower build

You mean something like this? http://www.idahoimplement.com/66-inches-bercomac-v...

Unless you already have a source of hydraulic power of sufficient pressure and flow then it's a no brainer just to mount the engine on the unit.

Or just mount a generator and run it on electric motors.

Hydraulics for this just don't make sense

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