John Deere has added three new single-motor, high-flow snow blowers to its attachment lineup.
The SB72D, SB78D and SB84D snow blowers incorporate features, such as hydraulically operated poly-lined chutes and deflectors, reinforced wrappers, adjustable skid shoes and two auger options for improved performance and durability.
The new snow blowers are compatible with John Deere compact track loaders, compact wheel loaders and skid steers.
“We continue to expand our lineup of attachments to include additional, versatile solutions that increase the value and capabilities of our compact machines,” said Jessica Hill, program manager of global attachments at John Deere.
“The SB72D, SB78D and SB84D snow blower models are the ultimate snow-handling attachments, helping clear snow faster and more efficiently, while enduring harsh winter conditions.”
The two-stage hydraulic snow blowers are ideal for clearing snow from roadways, parking lots, driveways and sidewalks, and they move snow up to 14 metres from the machine.
Alongside the standard smooth auger, the D-Series snow blowers are also available with a serrated auger option that is designed to cut through tough snow conditions. A case drain connection is not required on standard and high-flow models, and the direct-drive motors at the auger and impeller provide reliable performance, while requiring fewer parts than previous models.
The D-Series models feature a 91-cm high-volume intake shroud, maximizing snow-clearing productivity.
The hydraulically activated, poly-lined chutes and deflectors enable easy snow placement from in-cab controls, making it stress-free for the operator to manoeuvrer and remove snow. The chute rotates 270 degrees using a simple, direct-drive hydraulic motor, rather than a chain and sprocket design or cables.
As well, the simple-to-adjust skid shoes set cutting edge height to accommodate different surge types on the job.
Additionally, the models can be equipped with replaceable bolt-on, wear-resistant, tapered steel edges and poly edges.