It simplifies the power transmission to the blower - front PTO is
complex, and hydraulic more expensive. Also with a BIG blower it is
harder to see past them on the road with them in front , and
positioning of the blower CAN be more precise with the rear wheel
Practical ones. The back end of a traditional tractor can hold more
weight than the front end. And having the blower on the back end
won't make steering harder.
Bale forks for the large round bales are also made for the rear end
three point lifts.
A rear mount blower is a total fail! Sure, you can handle
bales with a three-point but you are driving forward
to deliver the bale. A blower is on the ground when in
use and doesn't weigh that much to lift so weight is
not an issue. Try backing up with a blower in use and
you'll change your opinion FAST ! Rear mount sucks.
It's all about the power. On a large tractor all the power, other than
to move it back and forth, is at the PTO. You see the plume of snow in
the video, it doesn't get that way with an auxiliary 12hp motor driving
that two-stage blower.
It may look like a PITA to operate but having BTDT in my yute with a
rear mounted blower and a 1000' driveway and paved area near the houses
and outbuildings, I can tell you it beats the crap out of a blade
mounted in front of a 4x4 - especially in drifts.
Sometimes. Many a time I've taken 2 cuts with the blower. take it down
to a foot of snow on the first run, then scrape it down to bare on the
second run. A wind packed 4 foot drift over top of glare ice isn't a
lot of fun - even with chains on.
Yet the overwhelminh majority of snow blowers are 3 point hitch
mounted on the rear of tractors. Quite a few also have revered seats
and relocated steering for "dedicated snow removal" applications -
just like a fork lift.
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