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Has anyone seen ,or put a snowblade on a exmark,or any ztr.Would like to order one,but would like some input first.Thanks
 

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I've been kicking around doing that with my Dixie Chopper Silver Eagle. I'd like to add a snowblower, but I haven't found an aftermarket vendor with one to fit my ZTR. With regard to a plow, there seems to be two camps on this, either no way or works great, with no middle ground.

The no way group claims it's not good for your hydros (assuming commercial model ZTR) and poor performance handling a blade, yet most in this group have never done this.

The works great group tends to be made up of those who have done, and are continuing to do, it. It's my understanding that you have to be realistic in your expectations in that you're not going to move 18" of snow at one time. Some say additional weights and chains are a good idea for traction, while others say it's not necessary.

Dixie offers an OEM blade that fits my ZTR, but I've also found these aftermarket ones:
Country ZTR Equipment and attachments, snow plows, blades, spreaders and aerators for zero turn radius mowers
JRCO Snowplow
ZTR Snow plows, ZTR attachments, ZTR snow plow, zero turn radius mowers, zero turn plows

Of these three, I'm leaning toward the MiBar as it, like the Dixie, has power lift and down pressure, and can be mounted without removing the deck.
 

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I bought the one from Country mfg.Did not whant to spend 1200.for the hydro one.If it works well,i may consider it,but then again ,if it woks well ,why should i?I will let everyone know how it does.
 

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snow blade

Got it tuesday,looks well made .Going on a exmark lazer z,25 hp.Will post pics as soon as it gets on the mower.
 

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Blade installed,it is a extra,i bought off ebay ,300.00,The thing runs just as good as my other one.I bought it for parts for the future,if needed,but it runs to good to dismantle,so i decided to put the blade on it.Have the deck as well,but its rough.
 

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Nice. I see what you mean about the Z being a little rough, but for plowing snow, who cares? Are you gonna add chains and weights now, or wait and see how it does first?
 

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Push some stones or something heavy around. I had looked into a plow for my Z, identical to yours, a few years ago but was afraid of placing too much resistance on the Z. I bought a beat up used Cubby 1812 Hydro and plow separately, totally restored them and now just use the Cubby for plowing. Also, sometimes I'll use the Cubby for mulching leaves as I did this year. Pics look great. Curious as to how well it will handle with the snow load. Keep us posted.
 

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The exmark did a great job,bald tires and all.The blade had many issues of which i contacted the company,must have been the first to do so,since they have changed the manual.I did put new tires on it,but still needed a bit of help.My bros driveway is at least 1/4 mile long,and the backside is down hill,or up,depends where you have room to put snow.Since,i bought chains,now you can not stop this machine.
 

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Cool, that's nice info. I had a blade for my DC on my christmas list, but Santa didn't deliver. Might have to just get one anyways.
 

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After 5 inches of snow,the exmark did not skip a beat,fast ,I know from the web,those pushing snow with lawn tires on them is false.Has to be flat to do that.I have got a b model deere and a 9 n ford,both with blades,i will take the exmark.
 
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