The argument between using a tractor mounted plow vs. blower vs. walk behind blower will continue. After using this setup in the Lake Effect snow belt of northern Ohio I have this input to the argument: Takes some effort to get it set up, but once it is...it sure is nice to set on my behind and watch the snow fly!! Once you have the pulley plate configured for your mower...your time to install this should be no more than an hour...including coffee.
I have the 42" 190-032 hooked to a Cub Cadet LT1050. It throws snow at least 25 ft. The drive system works just as smooth and reliable as the mower deck. I have wheel weights and chains and have had no traction issues. I even have a 60' grass covered incline to clear from shop to house...before I start to do the drive. No complaints on performance! Overal reliability is good. I have accidentaly ingested some good amounts of rocks early on. No damage. I did break one shear pin - but is to be expected with heavy use.
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Comes w hardware for several tractors and instructions are vague enough to cover all of them...and do not give you a clue how to set it up for YOUR tractor. With some detailed photos from kind hearts on a cub cadet forum, I was able to mount it properly for my application in an afternoon. If you have a gravel drive, You will need to weld a wider pad to the bottom of the skid shoes. This allows the skid shoes to "Float" on top of the gravel instead of digging into it like they do in narrow stock form.