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#1 OldBuzzard OFFLINE  

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 07:50 PM

Well, the snow finally quit after leaving about 6" of fluffy stuff, so I went out and fired up CloudBurst III.

CB III started OK, especially with it being 19 Deg. Let it run for awhile to warm up the Hydro, and prepared to do battle :D

Was a bit difficult getting from the garage to the front...I need more weight on the rear.

Did a short piece of driveway, then started to do the front walk.

I mis-judged where it was, and was only doing about 1/2 the walk and 1/2 grass :blush2:

I guess moving "frozen sod" was a bit more than the Snowcaster could stand, and the shear bolt gave out. :mecry:

Here's a short vid...you can see some sod flying, and then shear bolt going when I reach the big tree.



Gotta say, it was throwing snow pretty good up to that point.

Edited by OldBuzzard, February 11, 2012 - 07:52 PM.


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Posted February 11, 2012 - 07:54 PM

Ah man, sorry about that, you got a good amount of that white stuff, i always figured better the shear bolts or the belts then anything else, did you get it fixed ?

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 08:05 PM

No...was pretty late.

I'll take a look at it tomorrow.

Shame too, as that fluffy snow was PERFECT for a single stage blower.

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 08:15 PM

thats not cool.. man i wish it woulsd snow here but i guess im not goin to be able to test out the GK:(

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 08:40 PM

Sorry you had problems, but should be an easy fix. Try to think on the positive......you improved traction on the edge of the road with the dirt! You may have saved someone's life! ;)

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 08:41 PM

The Bolens was sure doing a great job for awhile.Good thing the shear pins keep us from doing major damage to our equipment. Hope that you do have a quick fix and finish moving snow tomorrow. Thanks for posting the video.

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 08:46 PM

Thanks for the video,
I think you may be better off with wheel weights and chain on it, rather than having those ag tires .....

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 09:00 PM

I would have to agree with Brian about weights and chains. Even with my big posterior on the tractor seat, my Bolens do better with wheel weights. Even though you had a fluffy snow, if the ground was just warm enough when the snow started, the first layer may have created some ice and then you need the chains. These are just some of my thoughts.
I must say however that after our last storm, George did rather well getting around with his big Massey with ag tires.

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 09:07 PM

That is a great video. Thanks for posting that. Sorry she broke down on ya. If nothing ever broke, well, where's the fun in that? Gotta have something that is needin my attention.......

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 09:11 PM

Thanks for the video, it was doing a great job.

:ditto: on the weights and chains, be surprised what they'll do.

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 09:58 PM

Just in case you or anyone has thought of it, your tight on money, if you have a bucket of short round head screws and a set of old Ag tires screw the screws into the lugs of the Ag tires, poor man's studded tires, works fairly well on ice untill chains are found or made.
Tommorow is another day, you'll get it blown out, the snow won the battle but you will win the war,

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 10:22 PM

Should be easy fix and you may have to fill a couple 5gal buckets with sand and tie them on the rear for more weight.

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 10:42 PM

Well, the Ags are filled, so they aren't light. Of course, trying to push that blower through the grass wasn't helping either :blush2:

I think I'll take off the sleeve hitch, mount the Brinly Dump and toss in some 50# bags of kitty litter in it. It's good for 150# extra.

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 10:56 PM

i have ags on my 1050 with bolens wheel weights an it does great with the blower and plow. i have plowed 15inchs of snow in 2nd high with the ags. no problems. same with the blower. there 23 8.50x12s
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 10:27 PM

ags generally seem to clean out better then turfs and chains because well there v shaped and physics kicks into play.




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