Designed in Buffalo New York (we know snow) the WoodMaxx SB and SS series snow blowers are the perfect combination of size, weight, and power. WoodMaxx SB-series snow blowers are manufactured using heavy formed Q-235 (American standard ASTM A-36) structural steel plate. Forming allows for additional strength and rigidity. The pieces are CNC laser cut so that they fit together perfectly and are then precisely welded. This combined with the structural steel design allows for one rugged snow removal machine. To further protect these PTO snow blowers from corrosion due to sloppy, wet, harsh salt environments, we installed marine grade stainless steel hardware. Offering features found nowhere else; these machines are built like a tank and made to last a lifetime.
The WoodMaxx SB-72 PTO snow blower features a cutting width of 72”. It’s general practice when choosing a PTO snow blower, to choose one that has a cutting width that is at least as wide of the rear tires of your tractor, as the distance from outside to outside. Please refer to tractordata.com if you’re unsure of the track width of your tractor.
The cutting height on our SB-72 PTO snow blower is 27” high.
The WoodMaxx SB-series PTO snow blowers are equipped with a heavy gauge 3/16″ (4.8mm) AR400 – equivalent tempered alloy steel 17.5inch serrated auger. This prevents damage to the auger blades when backing into those frozen snow piles. At the base of our auger design, you’ll notice we’ve strategically built a heavy wall 2-7/8″ (70mm) tube as well. This large diameter tube around the main auger is what ensures the auger continues to run true without deforming. It also allows the blower to quickly chop and pull frozen snow into the blower fan. Additionally, we have equipped the auger with a quick-change shear bolt to protect the drive train, if the auger was to experience a jam.
The WoodMaxx SB-72 PTO snow blower utilizes a 24” diameter, 4-blade, open center cupped fan. It features a 3,393 ft./min blade tip speed and 6.75” fan depth for heavy snow removal. These cup shaped blades force the snow outward to evacuate the housing. The fan is constructed of 5/16″(8mm) steel, weighing 74 lbs. It is inevitable that chunks of ice may pass through the fan, so it’s important to use heavy steel in the construction to prevent damage. These fans are heavy duty and act as a flywheel to keep going through heavy snow. All WoodMaxx SB-series fan are dynamically balanced to ensure smooth running without vibration while prolonging bearing life. This design allows the snow blowers to be extremely productive when scooping and discharging heavy snow.
The heart of the WoodMaxx SB-series snow blowers is the right-angle oil bath gear box. Built for heavy use, the sealed cast iron gear box houses precisely machined bevel gears that are bathed in oil during use for long life.
Power is transmitted from the gear box to the auger through a shaft and heavy #60 chain and sprocket design, which incorporates an easy to adjust chain tensioning mechanism. This solid-state design ensures proper auger to fan speed ratio, increases torque and is easy to maintain.
WoodMaxx SB-series PTO snow blowers are equipped with a heavy gauge 1/8″ (3mm) thick 9″ diameter steel discharge chute with high-density polyethylene liner. The chute liner keeps the snow moving and prevents plugging. The large 9″ chute diameter allows the snow to clearly and freely exit the fan housing. The chute is specially designed to form to an arch, further boasting its ability to throw snow as far as possible.
The WoodMaxx SB-series PTO snow blowers come standard with a unique mechanical crank positive gear and pinion crank design. Unlike worm gear designs common on competing machines that slip and require many cranks of the handle to rotate 180 degrees, the WoodMaxx design requires only 3 cranks of the handle to rotate the chute 180 degrees. Supported by 4 roller bearings, the chute rotates easily without slipping. The crank can mount to the ROPS of a tractor to reduce the backward reach required to access the crank.
As an upgrade, we offer a 12-volt electric chute rotator and deflector option that comes complete with wiring harness and controls. If your tractor is equipped with hydraulic remotes, we also offer a hydraulic chute rotator/ deflector option for an additional charge.
Either the electric or hydraulic options can be purchased and added on at a later date. (Please note that when you purchase either the electric or hydraulic chute rotation/ deflection options, then the mechanical crank system will not be included with your order). This part can be ordered separately for an additional charge.
The bolt-on replaceable hardened steel cutting edge allows for easy replacement when the time comes. Competing blowers use soft mild steel cutting edges that are welded in place.
The cutting edge is also capable of scraping snow clean down to the pavement but is also more forgiving on stone driveways than angled cutting edge designs.
Standard equipment includes bolt-on and replaceable 6” wide skid shoes. These robust skid shoes take little wear and are easily replaced when the time comes.
To illuminate the work area, we offer an optional high intensity (1140 lumen) LED work light. It features exterior grade Die-Cast Aluminum Housing, whose back also functions as a built-in ‘heat sink’ with 6 LED bulbs totaling 18 Watts, a polycarbonate lens, and stainless-steel mounting hardware. This high intensity LED work light is designed to illuminate in a 90-degree flood pattern and positioned on the snow blower in just the right spot for wide and bright operation area.
SB-series snow blowers will mount to any Category 1 or 2 three-point hitch attachment and is category 1 quick hitch ready.
NOTE: A shear bolt torque limited 32” Premium PTO shaft is included with the purchase of any WoodMaxx SB-series snow blower. Shear bolts are replaceable with a 5/16-18″x 1 1/4″ grade 5 Hex bolt that is readily available at any hardware store.
The WoodMaxx SB-72 Snow Blower comes with a 2-year warranty. At WoodMaxx our service department is staffed with professional certified technicians that inspect each machine before it is shipped. This ensures that you get a trouble-free machine from the get-go. When you need technical help or parts, our courteous staff can help you get what you need from our fully stocked warehouse.
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I purchased late last summer to go with my new Mahindra 1635… I had my concerns as I needed an SB72 and I’m about 2 PTO HP over its minimum PTO HP requirement….needless to say, I am very pleased…we’ve had copious (top 5 all time) amounts of snow, ice, rain, etc…you name it, we got it…and it performed flawlessly….as heavy and wet the snow was, I figured I’d be snapping shear bolts like toothpicks…(I still don’t know where they’re located)…the nylon lined chute is a great idea…never plugged…
2 things to note…
1) there is a shovel / shear bolts shrink wrapped together and attached to blower…either reinforce hold down or remove…I found mine once as I was driving over it….the second time??? All I know is it’s out there somewhere….
2) about a week after I purchased my blower, the website had a special of getting a free hydraulic chute rotator…I emailed explaining I had just purchased and was wondering if they’d honor the deal to me since I had just purchased….I was denied much to my dismay as I had also purchased a flail mower…and yet, I still see the same type of deal going on 6 months later as I write this review….not impressed with that…
I had some questions about the SB-72 before I ordered it so I gave WoodMaxx sales a call and I was super happy with them. Tony answered every question I had and made the purchase seamless. After receiving the snowblower I was again impressed with the quality of materials and packaging. The SB-72 with hydraulic rotator and deflector is the route I went and am happy I did. Assembly was pretty straight forward and everything fit together perfectly. This thing seems to be well built but simple also. The owner’s manual even has exploded views with all the parts listed for the blower incase something happens. The only thing I am adding to the blower, that didn’t come with it, is a glad hand tender spring to keep the deflector hoses from away from the quick hitch handles when the chute rotates. No snow yet but the machine is super quiet when testing it. Glad I made the purchase and would highly recommend this unit to anyone. Great Job WoodMaxx.
Top quality built snowblower. Works awesome throws snow a long way
Customer service is number one
Let it snow, I have the equipment to move it now. I have to say I was leery about the setup. But, it only took a little over an hour. Luckily my cousin the dairy farmer has an assortment of petroleum products. I was unaware the gear box would ship dry, should have known better. Make sure you 80-90 gear lube.Other than that it was relatively simple to put together. Once assembled we greased the bearings, added gear lube, & oiled the chain.
About a week later the snow came, wet & heavy. The SB72 was up for the task. Me not so much, I have shoveled alot of snow over the years. I have not ever used a snow blower. There is definitely a learning curve. Looking forward to more snow. Would really like a good dumping of dry fluffy snow, excited to see how far I can get blower to throw it.
My tractor is a 35 HP unit, didn’t seem to have any issues, other than I have since put chains on the rear of the tractor.
I ordered an SB-72 with hydraulic chute turn and deflector for my 40hp Massey. Got it assembled pretty easily. This is a very well built attachment. Very heavy duty for sure. I can’t wait to get to use it this winter although not having to use it would be ok too. Thank you Woodmaxx for allowing me to pick it up at your location and for building such a great quality attachment!