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Transforming your Riding Lawn Mower into the Ultimate Snow Mover.

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In 4 easy steps and 45 minutes, this instructable will show a non expert the ways to transform his/her riding lawn mower into the best snow removing machine.  This will save money as one can clear his/her own driveway and not have to pay anyone to do it for them! 

TIP:  This will display a John Deere X740 mower that is not all wheel steer and not 4wd.  The equipment used will work on all new X700 models and past X400 models.  There will be differences if mower is all wheel steer and 4wd. 
 
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Step 1: Materials For Each Step

Removing Mower Deck
• n/a
Installing Tire Chains
• 2 - appropriate sized tire chains
• 1 - floor jack
• 1 - tire block
Attaching Snow Blade
• 1 - snow blade assembly
     • Blade
     • Mower bracket
Attaching Weight Bracket
• 1 - Weight bracket
• 4 - Weights
• 4 - 5/8” bolts
• 8 - 5/8” washers
• 4 - 5/8” lock washers
• 4 - 5/8” nuts
• 1 - Tow strap
• 1 - 5/8” wrench
• 1 - 5/8” socket
• 1 - 1/2” ratchet
MomOf3Es2 years ago
I'm hoping that by looking at how you remove on I will be able to put ours on. I didn't see any that were for attaching the mower deck so I hope this will help!
rippa7002 years ago
This is a good user manual but not really an instructable. How about a general way to make a blade to fit on any tractor mower with or without hydraulics. This is fitting instructions for factory parts.
kdgraham (author)  rippa7002 years ago
Every garden tractor is different. The weight bracket is not a factory part.
note I have posted two replys on snow plough
chandshar2 years ago
When I made my blade I used a large propane bottle (empty and filled with water) before cutting it to length and just under half diameter.For the rubber strip Iused a piece of convayor belt cut to size with angle grinder held inplace with another strip from the gas bottle.
It was pivoted below the center so when pushing snow it held the right line. To the top 2 corners I attached springs back to the mounting frame theese are for when you hit burried objects the blade will filp down
as for wieghts use a 5gal drum filled with sand fitted to rear
hope this helps Rippa700. No hydraulics used
Thanks Chandshar - that's more like it. Enough to give me something to get started with - I hadn't thought of a gas bottle, but that should be prefect.
dewertsnc2 years ago
how much does the blade/scraper cost?
triumphman2 years ago
This is a joke, a toy! Tried this& could not plow didly squat! Goty money back, $10,000! Bought 3 snowshovels! JD is crap made in china! People are waking up! Do not waste your time & $ on this toy!
chandshar2 years ago
To fluid fill tyres remove wheels deflate and with valve facing upwards fill with normal antifreeze mix. Inflate to correct tyre pressure note that this will now be quicker than normal so best done with foot pump. Refit wheels
Jayefuu2 years ago
Nice first Instructable! Very clear instructions and pictures :)
JD is garbage now made in china!
randy82k2 years ago
Weights are 40 pounds each and sell for about a dollar a pound. MTD weights are the same shape and fit JD brackets, but are black and dont have a deere logo. You can also add wheel weights and or have the tires fluid filled.
blanchae2 years ago
How much do each of the weights weigh? Nice instructable - makes me want to buy a mower and convert it. Unfortunately, my driveway is only 3' long into an alley....
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