Compatible with the John Deere compact track loaders, compact wheel loaders and skid steers, the company says the SB72D, SB78D and SB84D snowblowers incorporate features, such as hydraulically operated poly-lined chutes and deflectors, reinforced wrappers, adjustable skid shoes and two auger options for improved performance and durability.
“We continue to expand our lineup of attachments to include additional, versatile solutions that increase the value and capabilities of our compact machines,” says Jessica Hill, program manager, global attachments at John Deere. “The SB72D, SB78D and SB84D snowblower models are the ultimate snow-handling attachments, helping clear snow faster and more efficiently while enduring harsh winter conditions.”
The company says the two-stage hydraulic snowblowers are ideal for clearing snow from roadways, parking lots, driveways and sidewalks, and they move snow up to 45 feet from the machine.
In addition to the standard smooth auger, John Deere says the D-Series snowblowers are now also available with a serrated auger option that is designed to cut through the toughest of snow conditions.
The company says no case drain connection is required on standard and high-flow models, and the direct-drive motors at the auger and impeller provide reliable performance while requiring fewer parts than previous models. John Deere adds that the D-Series models feature a 36-inch high-volume intake shroud, maximizing snow-clearing productivity.
John Deere says the hydraulically activated, poly-lined chutes and deflectors enable easy snow placement from in-cab controls, and the chute rotates 270 degrees using a direct-drive hydraulic motor, rather than a chain and sprocket design or cables.
The company says the simple-to-adjust skid shoes set cutting edge height to accommodate different surge types on the job. Additionally, John Deere says the models can be equipped with replaceable bolt-on, wear-resistant, tapered steel edges and poly edges.