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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 08:07 PM

Tonight I came home to 4" of perfect snow. Got the Sears SS12 running (didn't want to start at first) hopped on & started making progress. I was on my last driveway pass, the one next to the cut stone that border the drive, when all of a sudden WHACK, WHAM, CLANK, BANG, then silence.

Somehow ??? A rock the size of a baseball was in my driveway. Picked it up with the left side of the blower and it mangled the fins to the point it won't turn. The one was bent so bad it actually folded over in a Z and wedged up against the chain sprocket. (To dark & miserable for pictures)

Torch, channelocks, hammers, BF screwdriver, and a whole slew of adult words, later... it's at least able to turn. Summer time & good weather will be a good time to fix it right. I finished the drive, front yard and path around the house without further incident.

Don't forget to watch for objects in the path. An unexplained bump in the snow may be damage waiting to happen.
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Posted January 13, 2012 - 08:26 PM

Hate to hear of your evening. And to think you "were" excited to go blowing snow. Gives winter time meaning to "between a rock & a hard place".

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 08:29 PM

Man I hate it when that happens. Will you be able to get though the winter.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 08:31 PM

Thanks guys, yeah, I think I'll be able to get it thru till spring.

Just watch out for objects everyone, don't want anyone else having problems.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 08:45 PM

Alan, that stinks, need to avoid stuff like that, at least the rock didn't go out the chute and thru a window.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 09:10 PM

It can come from nowhere. I've got a problem where kids have been sledding across my drive. which wouldn't be a big deal other than it's packed down when they do that and won't come up - eventually turning into ice. Don't really want to be the neighborhood downer. Like sledding and all.

Anyway, you did good just to get it going. I feel a little better now about adding a spring trip (or whatever it's supposed to be called) to the plow on the panzer. If I hit a corner of a walk or something it should just flop down.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 01:35 AM

When my walk-behind blower was new, i hit a large rock and it made an exit,,,,,,,, where there weren't no exit. Straight threw the plastic shute, kept going and never did come down that i saw. Another time i was going strong and all the sudden the machine just locked up and died. After cleaning out the snow from the auger i found a large four way chuck key wedged between the housing and the fan. It wasnt mine so i dont know what it came from or why it was in my drive.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 02:18 AM

Good tip MH81 it is much appreciated.

I think it applies to dozer blades also as I found out today while clearing the snow, 3/4 throttle, third gear, float position, and the trip springs set a little too tight are no match for a good sized rock frozen in the driveway with about 2 inches sticking up. :booboo:

Needless to say a sudden stop and the steering wheel in the stomach doesn't make for good seat time. :mecry:

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 03:45 AM

Sorry to hear you had trouble out there last night.
At least you managed to get it up and running again.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 05:01 AM

Sorry about your bad luck ,Alan.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 05:05 AM

Sorry to hear about this, but glad you got it turning again. Hope that doesn't cause problems for the rest of the snow season.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 06:45 AM

I have told a dead frozen cat doesn't work with a thrower either. LOL

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 07:36 AM

I have told a dead frozen cat doesn't work with a thrower either. LOL

But that would be much better than a live cat.:smilewink:
Thanks for the heads up Alan, I think thats something we all need to watch for.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 01:14 PM

Sorry for your misfortune Alan, but a good tip for the rest of us.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 01:32 PM

i think i found what you need you just need to get it mounted on the front of your tractor .

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