87D Meteor® Snowblower
This Blower is ideal for tractors 60 HP Cat #2 3PH.
Attaching the Meteor® Blower for the first time.
Set the blower on a level surface and back the tractor up to it. Place the lower 3PH arms
of the tractor between the lower hitch plates on the blower and insert the hitch pins that
came with the blower, secure these with the Lynch Pins. Next swing the top link into
place and adjust the length so the top link pin can be inserted. You will have to supply the
top link pin. With the top link set at this length the blower will be flat or parallel to the
Do not fasten the PTO shaft to the tractor.
1. Slowly lift the blower until the gearbox shaft is at the same height as the PTO
output on the tractor.
2. Push (or collapse the telescopic part of the PTO completely). If you cannot
collapse it far enough to slide get it on the tractor then it has to be shortened.
3. Measure the amount that the shaft is too long. Remove it from the blower and pull
4. Take a hacksaw and cut ½ of the measurement from each end, cut both the plastic
tube and the metal core.
5. Use a file to remove the burrs from the cut parts, wipe any filings from the
surfaces and slide the shaft together to be sure that it slides freely.
6. Make sure the plastic shield is free to rotate on the shaft before installing on the
7. Reinstall the PTO on the blower and fasten it to the tractor pushing the spring-
loaded pin in and sliding the yoke onto the tractor spline until the pin snaps into
8. Next lift the 3PH arms to the highest point, determine the overlap on the PTO
shaft. It should be at least 3” if it is too short then the PTO will jam rather then
collapse. This will put severe strain on the shaft and gearbox.
It may come apart and this will allow a spinning PTO to become an
uncontrolled weapon and could severely injure or kill someone!
10. After it has been determined that the PTO is OK and will not jam or come apart,
make sure any bystanders are well away from the machine.
11. Lower the blower to ground level, engage the PTO and slowly start the blower.
Make sure that everything is turning freely.
12. Slowly increase the speed until you have reached 540 RPM on the PTO. This is
the speed that this blower was designed for. If it turns faster the fan could be
going dangerously fast. If it turns slower it will not perform very well as the snow
will not get blown very far.
Snowblower performance will vary greatly due to ambient temperature and type