NorTrac 3-Pt. Snow Blower - 60in.W Intake, Fits Tractors with 25 to 40 HP, Model# BE-SBS60G
60" snow blower
The 60" snow blower was is made using heavy gauge steel. Component seemed to be good quality and can be greased.
I bought the optional side wings which were heavy gauge. However they did not come with the needed bolts. They also do not go all the way down to the skids so they miss the first 4" of snow.
the chute does not clog even in very wet snow.
This is a heavy unit and may require front weights on your tractor.
February 5, 2014
Good, but needs some instructions.
The snow blower works good, but it needs some better directions and diagrams.
examples are below.
1. Putting the snow blower together took more time than it should of.
2. I broke 2 sheer pins using it and had to search the device for why it was not working. Should have a diagram or were they are located. Should add specification of what size replacement pins to get.
3. The chain can lose when I was using it.
All of these are easy fixes once you figure them out, but a diagram would make it easier.
Also in wet snow the 60inch unit did not move the snow as good as the dry stuff.
February 5, 2014
Ordering was easy and it was delivered in 7 days, had to pay $150 extra for tail gate and the driver would not come up my driveway but I was told this prior to ordering so I can’t complain. Packaging was more than adequate. Strong enough I could wrap a chain around it and with my tractor bucket I moved it to the house.
Assembly took 1.5 hours, and it wasn’t too hard. I did it by myself. Hardest part was locating the correct size socket. I was very pleased with the nylock nuts and sheer size of hardware this thing comes with.
The unit itself is Beefy! Thick steel, large welds completely greased and oil was in the gear box. The shear pins seem to be easy to get at and can be picked up at any hardware store. The chute handle for turning could be a little longer but it isn’t too bad. In short I looked at or called every tractor dealer with-in 80 miles of my house and the cost of this unit when all said and done was $700 to $1,500 cheaper!!!! Including delivery. If I bought off a dealer it would have come assembled……. I’ll take the $700 and assemble myself. And as far as robustness and operation, this unit is equal if not better. There are no bells and whistles to this unit as there might be on others but I really don’t need a fancy paint job, or a stick to unclog jams. So I am happy to save the money.
ONLY ISSUE: I have a bank gravel driveway and I clear another driveway which is loose gravel, both about 700’ long. The skids on the blower are too narrow and dug into my driveway causing a trench like row and kicked up a bunch of rocks. This was a pain, but most blowers have the same size skids. I fixed this by welding on ¼” thk by 7” wide formed plate on the bottom of the skids. Issue solved no more digging down and that’s even on soft ground/grass.
The real test came this weekend we received 24” of snow with drifting in the one driveway of 3’. The bottom base was slushy wet and the top 9” was powder I have this attached to a New Holland TC29D and with NO PROBLEMS I cleared each driveway in less than ½ hour each, my tractor was not taxed and the unit ran surprisingly quite. I am very happy with this purchase and would do it again without hesitation. Time is the true test of robustness and quality but with roughly 4 uses of 8” of snow and one of 24”+inches each use is roughly 1,400’ of drive way 12’ wide………… I am real happy
December 19, 2013
Well built and a great price
I was really surprised at how well made this blower was when I got it.very heavy gauge it compares easy to the brand name one's.It was shipped in a angle iron case so it was very safe.Even if i paid what the other big name blowers were asking for this one It would still be a good deal.I have a small farm and it works great.Buy with confidence!!
February 28, 2013
I purchased this for the 2011-2012 snow season in Central NY and the snow never came....the snowblower came frieght shipped to my house, it was packaged very well. This unit is installed on my Kubota BX2650 and althought the tractor lifts you need some counter weight on the front. I have a power angle plow and thats bairly enough weight. I did use the unit a few times and it is super quiet and well build. The rotaing chute was a stuggle to put together since the pictures in the manual are too dark for any details. After a couple false starts I got it put together and installed rather quickly.
May 7, 2012
VERY WELL BUILT SNOW BLOWER
This is a very heavy duty snow blower. I am using it on Kubota B2320 Tractor and it works great. I look at five different 3pt snow blowers and this one was the best of all. We just had the first snow storm 12 inches of snow and this unit moved the snow with no trouble.
January 22, 2012
Braber 60 inch PTO snow thrower
Just purchased this in November 2010, delivered in early December.
After it was delivered, I checked the gearbox for gear oil, it was fine. I lubed the chain drive and gave each zerk fitting an added shot of grease, and also greased the base of the revolving discharge chute. I also raised the skid shoes to the high position, this gives you about three inches of ground clearance. My tractor is a New Holland TC-30 which gives 30 HP at the motor and 24HP at the PTO. My drive is stone and 1,000 feet long.
Had our first snow of the season on December 26th, 12-14 inches, with drifting to 24 inches. The machine works perfectly.
The only negative comment would be that the literature is next to useless. As long as you are comfortable setting up and using a blower like this, you should have no problems. If you do, call Braber customer service and they should be able to walk you through it.
December 27, 2010
60" Agri-Ease Snow Blower
The unit seems very well built. The manual is not very thorough however. The gear box did not have any oil in it. This did not surprise me, but I would have thought this would have not only been posted on the machine, but would have been highlighted in some way in the manual. There were 2 bolts that were found on the pallet when it arrived. I assume they are the stops for the chute, but cannot find this in the manual nor is it obvious when looking at the base of the chute. There is no drain plug in the bottom of the gear box. I decided while it was new to figure out how to remove this when it comes time to drain and replace. This ended up being a major job, as the shaft would not slide through the side bearing. All of that being said, the unit is very solid. The drive shaft that came with it is very solid. I fired it up for the first time tonight and it looks like it will do a very good job. I can't wait for our first measurable snow to put it to the test.
November 30, 2010