Hello to everyone, here's one for you to check out:smile1:
Here are a couple of pictures of my current snow removal package in action taken last winter courtesy of my Brother while I was doing his drive.
My 1974 Simplicity System 7016H, electric lift, winter cab, loaded rear turfs with 2 link chains and a normal looking 42 Inch, single stage snow-blower. Ah but not so fast, you can’t see it in this picture but that innocent looking snow blower is my secret weapon when the Michigan Lake Effect snows try to get the best of us:smilewink:.
I got the 42 in snow blower in with a trade along with some other goodies a few years ago. It worked OK the first winter and got the drive done quicker than the 36 inch blower that I had before but the 42 in blower was in rough shape looks wise and there was what I thought an excessive amount of space between the auger and the sides of the housing. A rebuild was in order, so I figured if I took it apart and replaced the bearings, replaced the drive chain, add some new grease, then repainted everything, then I would be set for a long time. I was considering trying to add welds to the edge of the auger to reduce the space between it and the housing. Not being very adept at welding I kept my mind busy thinking of another alternative:confuse:. Then I stumbled upon an opportunity to get a piece of Stainless Steel that was rolled to almost the same diameter as the housing and I was able to have a lip folded over on the bottom. So this is what I started with.
Took some cutting, fitting and cussing:wallbanging:, but I was able to get the SS liner in place and fastened down then completed the reassembly of the blower.
Now I have a no-stick easy slide blower, worked pretty darn well all throughout last year. Would like to try a piece on the chute but have not gotten around to it yet.
It's not near as pretty now, had an issue with gravel last year.
I have since added an electric spout rotator, and have that all set to go, just need to get the cab back on and then I guess we need some snow:smilewink:.
Thanks to all, Greg:wave: