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Old 01-25-2017, 08:38 PM
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I don't think so because you need your right had to shift. You can unpin the controller and hold it in your left or right hand pretty easily if you want too.
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:06 PM
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ETWMAN, I have a 2014 x1100c with a Kubota v blade. My control is mounted on the shift lever, it works well there for me as I can use my thumb for working the controls and thumb and fore finger to let it down in the float position, while still changing gears. The only issue I had was the three position rocker switch on the side for the rotary brush would sometimes get accidentally moved from the center position, if the blade was installed it would move the right wing, but if there where no attachments installed it would energize a solenoid and dead head the pump over the pressure relief valve robbing a lot of power I ended up forming a thin piece of plastic over so it couldn't get bumped, I donít have a rotary brush, so I don't use that switch. That is a great looking set up you have, interested to see how much you use the brush, I almost purchased one of those instead of the blade.
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Old 02-08-2017, 07:52 AM
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That's slick. That's how I have my 1100 with my boss v plow.

The broom is really good for those annoying 1" ice storms, mud on the driveway, bad wind storms where you want to sweep debris offf the driveway, etc.

We are supposed to get 6-10" tonight which will put the blower to the first big test.
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:57 PM
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We received over a foot of snow today, and I ran that snowblower pretty hard. We had some sleet mixed in with it so the snow got heavy.

At the end of the day it worked really well. The down pressure is a huge plus for cleaning compacted surfaces. I mean its not a 90 hp, 84" machine, but for driveways, walkways, small lots, etc. its a win. It'll throw it 20-30 feet no problem.

My only complaint with it is at the end of the day I noticed some more lose bolts on it. I can't for the life of me figure out why someone would put all this engineering into this complex system and not put lock nuts or nylocs on bolts. Such a simple thing, but snow blowers vibrate like crazy so its one corner you don't cut.

After today, I'd buy one again. The visibility, tight turning, is great on this machine.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:08 PM
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We received over a foot of snow today, and I ran that snowblower pretty hard. We had some sleet mixed in with it so the snow got heavy.

At the end of the day it worked really well. The down pressure is a huge plus for cleaning compacted surfaces. I mean its not a 90 hp, 84" machine, but for driveways, walkways, small lots, etc. its a win. It'll throw it 20-30 feet no problem.

My only complaint with it is at the end of the day I noticed some more lose bolts on it. I can't for the life of me figure out why someone would put all this engineering into this complex system and not put lock nuts or nylocs on bolts. Such a simple thing, but snow blowers vibrate like crazy so its one corner you don't cut.

After today, I'd buy one again. The visibility, tight turning, is great on this machine.
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Thanks Etwman... I've been waiting to hear your review of the snowblower!!
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Etwman....appreciate the feedback...Thanks
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Etwman, I recently picked up some literature on the K Connect while at my dealers. The literature stated that the complete assembly could be removed in about an hour at the end of the season, but it wasn't very clear on how it worked. It looks like the hydraulics are on the front of this system. What I couldn't tell is where does the pto come from on the machine. Was wondering if this could be adapted to an older machine.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:10 PM
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The PTO comes from on the machine. It's a mid PTO. It's exclusive on the X1100. I have an older 1100 and it can't be put on there. From what I understand its quite the install just to put this system on the new X1100's. The dealer had a few days in it. You can take the system off the front in about 30 min and put the bumper back on but I didn't. It's really not in the way.

It is a very slick setup.
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:25 PM
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I would love to have a out front mower for my 1100!
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Iíve had this thing now for about 2 winters and itís great. As a matter of fact you can even clean the pond off with it so the kids can ice skate. The rotary broom is really slick.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:02 PM
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Hereís the video of it....
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Love it! I used to work at a skating club (back in the 1960's) and we had a rotary broom rigged up on the front of an old jeep.. Lots of fun and great ice. Good for you.
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That looks like a lot of fun!
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