Operating the Meteor® Snowblower
This blower is on the back of the tractor facing toward the rear. While blowing snow
the tractor has to be backed into the snow.
Stay in the seat of the tractor all the time that the blower is running.
Make sure the area is clear of people while blowing snow.
Do not direct discharged snow toward people, cars or buildings as stones or
bits of ice can go a long distance.
When you get to the place that you want clear snow, lower the blower to the ground
and turn the chute to discharge the snow in the direction you want the snow to go.
Engage the PTO and slowly bring the blower up to operating speed. After the blower
is running use reverse gear and start backing up. The chute can be rotated from the
tractor seat while blowing snow.
If your drive is paved then you may need to lengthen the top 3PH link to tilt the
blower ahead so it will scrape the hard surface better.
If your drive is gravel then you may want to shorten the top 3PH link to tilt the
blower back so it will not dig into the loose gravel. In colder climates where the bare
ground is frozen during most of the winter the blower can be adjusted to scrape the
snow off the frozen drive after freeze-up.
In areas where the gravel is not frozen most of the time we have skid shoes available
to bolt on the end plates to raise the blower a few inches above the gravel.
This blower is designed to blow snow, but will blow loose gravel if care is
After the job is finished: Disengage the PTO to stop the blower before
driving away or getting off the tractor.
The auger is protected with a safety shear bolt that will shear off if the auger becomes
The fan is also protected with a shear bolt in the PTO shaft universal joint if the fan
When replacing the shear bolts STOP the engine before attempting to
There is a hydraulic hood turner available that couples into the tractor hydraulic
remotes if your tractor is so equipped. This will allow you to rotate the hood without
reaching back to the blower especially if you have a cab on your tractor.