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Snowblower For-4-WD ATV
When a neighbor bought a new Polaris 4-WD ATV last year, he asked Mark Foldesi to rig up a snowblower for it.
The Greenbush, Minn., farmer obliged by finding a way to mount a blower on front.
"We used a 36-in. snowblower off an old lawnmower and expanded it to 42-in. wide to match the width of the ATV's wheel base," Foldesi says. "I made mounting brackets out of square tubing.
"To run the blower, we mounted an 8 hp Kohler engine on it so the unit's self-contained. It can be raised and lowered using the 1,500-lb. winch the ATV was equipped with. The angle of the spout adjusts from the operator's seat using a crank that comes up over the handle bars.
"We built the unit last November and my neighbor and I were both impressed with how well it worked. In fact, we're thinking of building another one this year."
Out-of-pocket expense was about $650, including $400 for the Kohler engine the men bought new.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mark Foldesi, Rt. 1, Box 369, Greenbush, Minn. 56726 (ph 218 782-2619).

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1997 - Volume #21, Issue #6